International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1308-9501

Original article | International Journal of Educational Researchers 2018, Vol. 9(1) 12-17

Using Wikis to Increase Writing Skills in Writing Classes

Sezgin Ballidag

pp. 12 - 17   |  Manu. Number: MANU-1801-22-0002

Published online: March 31, 2018  |   Number of Views: 118  |  Number of Download: 704


It’s an undeniable fact that the majority of the teenagers today are keen on technology, and they tend to use it for various purposes. This research attempted to see how using a wiki page in a writing lesson could affect students’ success. The research lasted for two months. Each week, students handed in an assignment, either as a hard copy or online. Data was collected using two different instruments. First of all, Pre and post questionnaires were applied in order to see the student’s attitudes towards the use of internet for educational purposes specifically for writing lesson and peer edit. Besides this, the midterm results of the students, which served as a determiner for success, were analyzed by dependent samples t-test. Results showed that there was not a significant difference in the results of the two groups in terms of their grades, besides this, the percentage of the students who thought wiki was a valuable source for a writing class in the pre-questionnaire decreased in the post-questionnaire. That’s to say, integrating a wiki into the writing classroom was of no help to increase students’ writing skills.

Keywords: collaborative learning, using Wikis for writing classes, peer-editing, constructivism

How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Ballidag, S. (2018). Using Wikis to Increase Writing Skills in Writing Classes. International Journal of Educational Researchers, 9(1), 12-17.

Ballidag, S. (2018). Using Wikis to Increase Writing Skills in Writing Classes. International Journal of Educational Researchers, 9(1), pp. 12-17.

Chicago 16th edition
Ballidag, Sezgin (2018). "Using Wikis to Increase Writing Skills in Writing Classes". International Journal of Educational Researchers 9 (1):12-17.


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