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- ItemOpen AccessWeathering wikis: net-based learning meets political science in a South African university(Elsevier Ltd., 2007) Tony Carr; Morrison, Andrew; Cox, Glenda; Deacon, AndrewWikis represent flexible tools functioning as open-ended environments for collaboration while also offering process and group writing support. Here we focus on a project to innovate the use of wikis for collaborative writing within student groups in a final-year undergraduate political science course. The primary questions guiding our research were in what ways could wikis assist collaborative learning in an undergraduate course in political science and how we could support educators' in the effective use of wikis? Curiously, wikis may serve as a mediating artifact for collaborative writing even among students who are reluctant to post online drafts. The paper raises questions concerning the nature and limits of lecturer and tutor power to deliver transformative educational innovations in relation to the capacity of students to embrace, comply with, or resist such innovation. In analysing the negotiation of the use of wikis in the course by and among the lecturer, tutors, and students, we draw on two principles in activity theory, which Yrjo Engestrom argued are central to his model of expansive learning: multi-voicedness and contradictions [Engestrom, Yrjo. (1987). Learning by expanding: An activity-theoretical approach to developmental research. Helsinki: Orienta-Konsultit; Engestrom, Yrjo. (2001). Expansive learning at work: Toward an activity theoretical reconceptualization. Journal of Education and Work 14(1), 133–156.]. We add a third principle, transparency, to more fully capture what we observed.
- ItemOpen AccessWriting Your World Week 3 Video 8 - Coherence and cohesion(2019-06-01) Nomdo, Gideon; Hunma, AditiThis video focuses on the importance of ensuring that there is coherence and cohesion in the written work. The video explains the role of coherence within an essay. It also explains how coherence can be achieved at a sentence level and a paragraph level. The video then discusses the role of cohesion in an essay. Examples of cohesion are then provided. It also discusses how coherence and cohesion are essential for an argument to hold. The video then provides examples of coherence and cohesion being used in paragraphs. This is video 8/12 in week 3 of the Writing your World course.