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Using wikis to investigate communication, collaboration and engagement in Capstone engineering design projects

Using wikis to investigate communication, collaboration and engagement in Capstone engineering design projects

“Wikis were set up for teams of engineering students from different disciplinary backgrounds and years...Wikis were considered a potentially useful tool to track engagement for Capstone design projects in engineering subjects.” (p.247) “Overall, the first cohort of students perceived the wiki to be a useful tool, with 62% of the cohort agreeing or strongly agreeing that it enhanced collaboration...This connection between activity and perceived usefulness implies either those who use a wiki regularly are more likely to perceive it as useful for collaboration, or that those who perceive it as useful are more likely to regularly contribute.” (p.258)

Berthoud, L., & Gliddon, J. (2017). Using wikis to investigate communication, collaboration and engagement in Capstone engineering design projects. European Journal of Engineering Education, 43(2), 247-263. doi:10.1080/03043797.2017.1332574

Resource Theme(s): Factors of a successful team in a capstone course, Understanding working relations through collaborative work

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