This extended abstract describes the design of a study that was recently conducted to learn more about how to use one specific type of collaboration technology – wiki technology – to support virtual teams of students in an educational setting. The specific research question that was investigated was: For a wiki exercise, what is the impact of instructor online leadership style on student participation, performance and perceptions? Results from a study involving 58 virtual teams of students are discussed.
Tyran, Craig K.; Raja, V.T.; and Tyran, Kristi L., "Using Wikis To Support Virtual Teams In Education: The Effect Of Instructor Leadership Style" (2009). 2009 Proceedings. 28.