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Taking Constructivism One Step Further: Post Hoc Analysis of a Student-Created Wiki

Overview of attention for article published in JMIR Medical Education, June 2018
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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37 tweeters
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2 Wikipedia pages
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Title
Taking Constructivism One Step Further: Post Hoc Analysis of a Student-Created Wiki
Published in
JMIR Medical Education, June 2018
DOI 10.2196/mededu.9197
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Authors

Michael Pascoe, Forrest Monroe, Helen Macfarlane

Abstract

Wiki platform use has potential to improve student learning by improving engagement with course material. A student-created wiki was established to serve as a repository of study tools for students in a medical school curriculum. There is a scarcity of information describing student-led creation of wikis in medical education. The aim is to characterize website traffic of a student-created wiki and evaluate student perceptions of usage via a short anonymous online survey. Website analytics were used to track visitation statistics to the wiki and a survey was distributed to assess ease of use, interest in contributing to the wiki, and suggestions for improvement. Site traffic data indicated high usage, with a mean of 315 (SD 241) pageviews per day from July 2011 to March 2013 and 74,317 total user sessions. The mean session duration was 1.94 (SD 1.39) minutes. Comparing Fall 2011 to Fall 2012 sessions revealed a large increase in returning visitors (from 12,397 to 20,544, 65.7%) and sessions via mobile devices (831 to 1560, 87.7%). The survey received 164 responses; 88.0% (162/184) were aware of the wiki at the time of the survey. On average, respondents felt that the wiki was more useful in the preclinical years (mean 2.73, SD 1.25) than in the clinical years (mean 1.88, SD 1.12; P<.001). Perceived usefulness correlated with the percent of studying for which the respondent used electronic resources (Spearman ρ=.414, P<.001). Overall, the wiki was a highly utilized, although informal, part of the curriculum with much room for improvement and future exploration.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 18 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 5 28%
Student > Bachelor 3 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 17%
Other 1 6%
Lecturer 1 6%
Other 1 6%
Unknown 4 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 3 17%
Computer Science 2 11%
Arts and Humanities 2 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 11%
Psychology 2 11%
Other 2 11%
Unknown 5 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 31. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 24 October 2019.
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#869,386
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Outputs from JMIR Medical Education
#7
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#23,308
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