"Build It and They Will Come?" A Case Study of the Use of a Wiki in a Higher Education Research Unit

Ting Yuan, Jeannie Crowley, Stephen Asunka, Hui Soo Chae, Gary Natriello
2010 International Journal of Advanced Corporate Learning  
With collaborative web technologies such as wikis becoming increasingly popular in the workplace, this case study examined how workers at an education research unit within a graduate school of education perceive the wiki as a platform for communication and collaboration, and the extent to which they actually use a workplace wiki for that purpose. Twenty staff members, for whom a wiki was built, were surveyed, while records of their activities on the wiki over a 6month period were retrieved and
more » ... nalyzed. Findings reveal that though most of these staff members have positive views towards the wiki as a space that can effectively promote information sharing and collaboration, they are not quite as enthusiastic about engaging the wiki as a medium for their daily collaborative work activities. The possible reasons for this discrepancy are discussed together with recommendations on the strategies similar organizations can adopt to help encourage and maximize wiki usage in the workplace.
doi:10.3991/ijac.v3i3.1384 fatcat:vz5eqa5eqnef5h5d4wbqukk3ha