This is a great series about using Wikipedia in the classroom. Many educators and students are wary of the tool. However, Robert highlights its role in a class that he taught this Fall. Check it out!
Originally posted on Archaeology, Museums & Outreach:
I posted last week about the class I led this semester, Wikipedia as a Research Tool with freshman in the Honors Program at the University of Memphis. That post provided background on how I constructed the class and shifts in student thinking about Wikipedia over the course of the semester.
For a portion of the student’s final exam, they responded to two questions aimed at evaluating the course experience. First, I asked about the most important insight they gained from the class. Second, I asked the students to recommend changes for the next time the course is offered.
Below I present a representative sample of student responses to the first question and my commentary. Next week, I will follow the same format on the student suggestions about changes for the next time I teach the course.
What was the most important insight you gained from this class?
Perhaps the most…
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