Research:The Transformative Potential of Wikipedia in Higher Education

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This page documents a planned research project.
Information may be incomplete and change before the project starts.


Key Personnel[edit]

  • Christine Trala

Project Summary[edit]

Creation of a organizational framework depicting how Wikipedia can be used to support, enhance and transform learning and teaching in higher education

Methods[edit]

Methods include direct non-participant observation of Wikipedia use in higher education classrooms, questionnaires for students and professors/lecturers, focus groups with students.

Dissemination[edit]

The work will be published as a PhD and I expect to publish articles along the way.

Wikimedia Policies, Ethics, and Human Subjects Protection[edit]

Not Applicable

Benefits for the Wikimedia community[edit]

The project will support Wikimedia Outreach Education and the research group.

Timeline[edit]

November 2011- November 2012: Literature review and trialing methods in Applied and Interactive Theatre at the University of Hull, Scarborough with Dr. Toni Sant.

Spring 2013 Co-author article of the use of Wikipedia in HE with Dr. Toni Sant

Funding[edit]

Institutional Funding from the Faculty of Education at the University of Hull

References[edit]

To be added as the PhD is written.

External links[edit]

Contacts[edit]

Christine Trala c.trala@hull.ac.uk