Author(s): Andreas Brockhaus (University of Washington Bothell) and Martha Groom (University of Washington Bothell)
Topics: Collaboration, EDUCAUSE2007, Electronic Resources, Students, Teaching, Teaching and Learning, Virtual Community, Wiki, Wikipedia
Origin: Presented at EDUCAUSE Annual Conferences (10/23/2007)
Abstract: The structure of the traditional term paper can limit its educational value. To make the assignment more meaningful, students published their papers in Wikipedia. This session will examine how publishing for a large online community motivated students to do better work and deal with issues of voice, knowledge, and community.
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