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e-Assessments via Wiki and Blog Tools: Students’ Perspective

  • Tomayess IssaEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter examines students’ attitudes toward the use of wiki and blog tools for e-assessments in postgraduate units at an Australian university. e-assessments are being introduced in the higher education sector as it has become increasingly apparent that students are lacking the personal and professional skills required for their studies and for future employment. Given the needs of businesses, students should acquire and enhance these skills for both their studies and the workforce since organizations worldwide require their employees to have certain skills. Wiki and blog tools have become a vital part of teaching and learning, especially in higher education, as they develop students’ skills, enable students to engage in independent learning, and give students access to new, innovative, and advanced information as it becomes available nationally and internationally. This chapter provides empirical evidence collected via formal and informal feedback as well as students’ reflections. Data was obtained from 194 students who have been exposed to e-assessments via wiki and blog tools. It was anticipated that this study would determine whether such e-assessments assist students to develop their independent learning skills in higher education. Findings indicated that e-assessment tools enhanced students’ skills and their acquisition of new cutting-edge knowledge, cultural awareness, and independent learning strategies by means of group and individual activities.

Keywords

Wiki Blog e-assessments Higher education Postgraduate students Skills Australia 

Acronyms

AI

Artificial intelligence

HCI

Human-computer interaction

GITS

Green Information Technology and Sustainability

KCM

Knowledge continuity management

KM

Knowledge management

KMIS

Knowledge Management and Intelligence Systems

SNEM

Social Networking and Education Model

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  1. 1.School of Management, Curtin UniversityPerthUSA

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