Here’s another example of how a wiki can generate some class goodness. Everybody posts a summary of a chapter in the text and voila, you have instant study guide. Statistics anyone? Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach organized it and writes:
The most exciting part is that we created a web resource that could be used as a teaching tool for those who are interested in learning more about quantitative and qualitative research.
I’ve put it on my summer reading list…
Randy Meredith says
I wish I had come across this idea earlier. This would be a great way to collabroatively prepare for comprehensive exams in my doctoral program. Since our program is totally online, and we are all scattered around the globe, this would be a great way to set up virtual study groups.
Joseph Papaleo says
It is refreshing to learn that other people have also done this. I have used this with my Year 12 class in preparation for their major external exams. I have a very small class and they are now sharing the workload, meaning they can free up their time for more preparation.
My class is also using it to answer the summary questions. They each get a set number of questions one night and then another set another night. The weaker students benfit as they can see the depth the better students go into. The better students can read other people’s interpretation of a question and add more if required, but doing revision at the same time. We have moved through the questions in “record-speed” and they are motivated to do more. It’s great!
This matches just about exactly what I’m about to start; a year 11 collaborative site responding to Margaret Atwood’s novel ‘Cat’s Eye’