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Wiki Use in the 21st Century Literacy Classroom: A Framework for Evaluation

, Washington State University, United States ; , Whitworth University, United States

CITE Journal Volume 11, Number 1, ISSN 1528-5804 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA


In today’s Web 2.0 world, teachers are perpetually struggling with how to incorporate technology into the classroom effectively in order to meet the diverse literacy needs of 21st-century learners. Utilizing the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE, 2008) Position Statement addressing these needs, the theoretical framework of Lankshear and Knobel (2006), and work by Cummins, Brown, and Sayers (2007) emphasizing the possibilities of technology in achieving literacy goals, a framework by which to assess the incorporation of technologies in classrooms as a means to build students’ new literacies was created. Finally, as a specific example, the framework was applied to the use of wikis to illustrate the literacy learning potential of both wikis and other new technologies.


Sanden, S. & Darragh, J. (2011). Wiki Use in the 21st Century Literacy Classroom: A Framework for Evaluation. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 11(1), 6-20. Waynesville, NC USA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education. Retrieved March 19, 2019 from .


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