Session 2A:
Promoting Collaborative Learning Using Wikis

Speakers: Derrick Higginbotham, Leila May-Landy, Dan Beeby
10:10 AM - 11:10 AM

A wiki captures the "ideal" of the Web as a collaborative space where information is easily created, openly edited, and widely shared. Over the past year, Columbia Wikispaces has provided a secure Web-based environment for every course offered at Columbia University. This session will focus on using wikis to enhance collaboration in the classroom. Leila May-Landy will discuss how she used a wiki to facilitate a collaborative group project and Derrick Higginbotham will show how he used a wiki as a presentation space and as a tool for text analysis. Both instructors will discuss lessons learned and provide suggestions about how wikis can be used effectively in teaching the humanities.