Students assessed with Wikipedia

Via Linda‘s Furl…

BBC NEWS | Education | Students assessed with Wikipedia

Postgraduates at the University of East Anglia are being assessed as they edit existing Wikipedia articles and research and write their own pieces.

Students have to edit eight articles on the online encyclopedia and then write their own article for the site.

When this year’s pilot scheme is completed, Dr Pratt will assess its success and hopes to be able to widen the scheme to undergraduate teaching as well.

“New technology opens up new ways of assessing students and we have to explore those.”

I just wonder if the assessment tail won’t find some way of wagging the learning dog as with Jill/txt’s blogging students

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