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CCNMTL Staff Essays Featured in Anthology on Wikis in Education

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January 23, 2009. Digital Culture Books, a joint imprint of the University of Michigan Press and the University of Michigan Library, has just released Wiki Writing: Collaborative Learning in the College Classroom, an anthology of peer-reviewed essays on teaching and learning with wikis. The first two chapters in the book are written by CCNMTL staff members. Mark Phillipson contributed "Wikis in the Classroom: A Taxonomy," and Jonah Bossewitch and John Frankfurt teamed up with strategic consultant Alexander Gail Shermansong and Columbia University professor Robin Kelley to write "Wiki Justice, Social Ergonomics, and Ethical Collaborations.”

The volume provides a number of practical and theoretical considerations of using wikis for educational purposes. Jim Kalmbach, Illinois State University professor and an early reviewer, predicts that the book "will quickly become the standard resource for using wikis in the classrooms." The book will soon be available to explore free of charge at the Digital Culture Books website. A hard copy of the book is available for purchase from the University of Michigan Press and at Amazon.