Using wiki in an online record documentation systems course

Perspect Health Inf Manag. 2008 Jan 30;5:1.


We report a case study using a wiki tool, Confluence, including a brief history, current status, and motivations for using Confluence. We describe how we created two spaces on Confluence for two consecutive classes, 2006 and 2007, in a health information management baccalaureate online course, Record Documentation Systems. The 2006 class contained 12 groups consisting of 52 students. The 2007 class contained six groups consisting of 30 students. We describe how two collaborative pages for each of the groups are created and used by the groups for the group project. Survey results illustrated that 44 percent of the students in 2006 and 50 percent in 2007 agree Confluence is a tool for facilitating learning; 58 percent in 2006 and 50 percent in 2007 agree it is a tool for student activities; 52 percent in 2006 and 36 percent in 2007 agree it is a medium for reflective group interaction; and 38 percent in 2006 and 36 percent in 2007 want to see its application in other courses.

MeSH terms

  • Consumer Behavior
  • Cooperative Behavior
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Information Management / education*
  • Male
  • Medical Records Systems, Computerized*
  • North Carolina
  • Online Systems*
  • Software
  • Teaching / methods