13. Teaching the Principles of Web 2.0 to Computer Science Students [Pérez-Quiñones, Virginia Tech]


In his essay, Professor Pérez-Quiñones describes how he uses Web 2.0 applications with his computer science students who are learning to develop such applications. In particular, the students and the professor found the use of Twitter to be very helpful during the course.


12. Wikis to Promote Active Inquiry in Calculus [Louis Rossi, Delaware]


Professor Rossi had groups of students use a wiki to develop and share original word problems based on images. He found that students learned concepts better when they applied them to original problems of their own design.

09. Encouraging Active Scholarship [Ron Balthazor, Sara Steger, & Robin Wharton, Georgia]


In this essay, the authors share their strategies for collaborating with writing and research experts on campus to model a scholarly community within an upper-level literature class. The <emma> learning management system was used to facilitate communication and peer review.

03. Vision and Revision: Using Wikis [Christopher Penna, Delaware]


Professor Penna developed a wiki with the goal of increasing engagement in a course on British Literature. Students conduct research, interpret materials, and then create multimedia pages. Besides learning factual information, they gain collaborative writing experience, navigate copyright issues, and participate in an editorial process. The work is published online and read around the world, becoming a source of great pride for students.