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Wikis are enabled by an instructor and can be read by all course members, but a user must be a
member of the group to edit a page or make a comment on a Group Wiki page. The Instructor can
change the default setting to allow only group members to view a Group Wiki. Comments can be
added to any page (The website of CourseSites by Blackboard).
As the effectiveness of e-textbooks was introduced above, using an interactive eBook for such
MESI courses as Regional (American) Studies and Introduction to American Government is another effective
online learning technology tool. The easy-to-follow eBook gives students access to the same content
and page layout of the traditional printed book, but in a flexible electronic format. It offers links to
multimedia content including audio, video, articles, reference materials, and data that allow students
to delve deeper and explore an important concept or idea where it matters most – on the page where
a topic is discussed.
Featuring helpful study tools such as highlighting, bookmarking, rollover in-text glossary terms, and
in-text searching, the interactive eBook can be easily downloaded to a computer so student can
access the content online from any device, anywhere (Barbour 2014).
As for student associations and social responsibility, for example, the UAF, an American mediumsized university, has over 140 active student organi