Asia Pacific Media Educator


This commentary reports on the results of a pedagogical experiment in which second year feature writing students at RMIT University were asked to create Wikis of their favourite Australian feature writers. The implementation of the Wikis moved the teaching away from being centred on the lecturer to the students, thus allowing them greater flexibility in their collaborative work regardless of their physical location or their ability to be available at a particular time. This commentary recognises some of the challenges in setting such an activity and suggests ways the Wikis could be used in other universities.