8th IEEE International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing

Research Article

Incentivizing Collaborative Learning through Visual Feedback about Conflict in Wiki

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2012.250416,
        author={Kewen Wu and Julita Vassileva and Qinghua Zhu},
        title={Incentivizing Collaborative Learning through Visual Feedback about Conflict in Wiki},
        proceedings={8th IEEE International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={COLLABORATECOM},
        year={2012},
        month={12},
        keywords={collaborative learning wiki conflict design virtual collaboration},
        doi={10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2012.250416}
    }
    
  • Kewen Wu
    Julita Vassileva
    Qinghua Zhu
    Year: 2012
    Incentivizing Collaborative Learning through Visual Feedback about Conflict in Wiki
    COLLABORATECOM
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2012.250416
Kewen Wu1, Julita Vassileva2, Qinghua Zhu1,*
  • 1: Nanjing university
  • 2: University of Saskatchewan
*Contact email: qhzhu@nju.edu.cn

Abstract

Conflict emerging from collaboration in wiki can be helpful to achieve a better quality of collaborative learning. However, few studies have utilized conflict to support collaborative learning and wiki systems themselves have limitations. This paper proposes to provide visual feedback about conflict in wiki based on the “page history” to create a sense of audience, psychological ownership and support information seeking. Theoretical model is built upon literature, and the Partial Least Squares (PLS) results from a survey study (208 responses) indicate that conflict awareness can motivate students to participate, achieve better conflict resolution and improve the quality of learning. The results also show that the new design is well accepted by students and can significantly enhance the influence of conflict awareness on participation and conflict resolution.