The Effect of Wiki Usage on the Feelings of Engagement of High School Students
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Type of Work23 p.
action research papers
ProgramMasters of Education
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SubjectsEducation -- Research papers (Graduate)
Classroom environment -- Research
Educational technology -- Research
High school students -- Curricula -- Computer-assisted instruction
This action research paper tests the impact of a class wiki on students’ perception of engagement in the classroom. The null hypothesis for this study is that a teacher who uses a classroom wiki does not foster more feelings of engagement in students in class than a teacher who does not use a classroom wiki. Seniors taking an Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition course served as the subjects of this study, which took place during the second and third quarters of the school year. This study utilized a quasi-experimental design of a pre-measure, treatment, and post-measure with a control group that did not receive treatment. Both groups were evaluated using questionnaires written to assess feelings of engagement, which the participants completed at the beginning and end of the test. The survey results support the null hypothesis that a teacher who uses a classroom wiki does not foster more feelings of engagement in students in class than a teacher who does not use a classroom wiki.