Rebecca Wilson Lundin wrote "Teaching with Wikis: Toward a Networked Pedagogy" in 2008. Wilson begins with her definition of a wiki: "user-editable web sites." In the article, Lundin discusses the value of how wikis can be used in educational interactions and how they can affect and change the educational process. She breaks this analysis into four components: new media composition, collaborative writing, critical interaction, and online authority.

New Media Composition - Wikis have the ability to introduce multimedia components to the educational writing model, therefore expanding its definition of writing. It also adapts the structure of written works to be easier, more interactive, and manipulative by the reader and author.

Collaborative Writing - They also allow the creative work to be a product of authors' and readers' collaborations. By allowing readers to both consume and modify the original text, the wiki becomes an interactive, unstatic piece of work that reflects the changing status of the understood information.

Critical Interaction - This form of collaborative writing then also encourages the necessary interaction that sparks deeper learning.

Online authority - The anonymity of using wikis allows both positive and negative interactions within the educational space. Users are encouraged to voice their opinions and critiques more openly than in person, but are also more prone to share offensive and negative content when they feel free of responsibility.


Lundin, Rebecca Wilson. "Teaching with Wikis: Toward a Networked Pedagogy." Computers and Composition 25.4 (2008): 432-48. Web. 2 Sept. 2014.