Reducing Procrastination while Improving Performance: A Wiki-powered Experiment with Students

Alessio Malizia, Antonio Balderas, Manuel Palomo-Duarte, Juan Manuel Dodero, Andrea Cappiluppi

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Abstract

Students in higher education are traditionally requested to produce various pieces of written work during the courses they undertake. When students' work is submitted online as a whole, both the ethically questionable act of procrastinating and late submissions afect performance. The objective of this paper is to assess the performance of students from a control group, with that of students from an experimental group. The control group produced work as a unique deliverable to be submitted at the end of the course. On the other hand, the experimental group worked on each part for a week, and their work was managed by a wiki environment and monitored by a speciically developed software. Positive efects were noticed in the experimental group, as both students' time management skills and performance increased. Replications of this experiment can and should be performed, in order to compare results in coursework submission.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Open Collaboration, OpenSym 2019
PublisherACM Press
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781450363198
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Aug 2019
EventOpenSym 2019, the 15th International Symposium on Open Collaboration - Skövde, Sweden
Duration: 20 Aug 201922 Aug 2019
https://opensym.org/os2019/program/

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Open Collaboration, OpenSym 2019

Conference

ConferenceOpenSym 2019, the 15th International Symposium on Open Collaboration
Country/TerritorySweden
CitySkövde
Period20/08/1922/08/19
Internet address

Keywords

  • Monitoring
  • Procrastination
  • Students' performance
  • Time management
  • Wikis

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