Thursday, March 12, 2009

This is a great idea - helping student improve their writing skills through Wikipedia

This article from today's Inside Higher Ed. suggests that teachers can make very effective use of Wikipedia to help improve their students' writing by encouraging them to create their own Wiki entries.  It's an idea that seems to embrace many principles of good pedagogy - it's a medium that students already know and are comfortable with, it's relevant and hence interesting to them, and it involves a "real world" experience not some artificial classroom exercise and thus has credibility with students.

Read the full article here.

The scholarship dude likey!

(jbl)

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/2009/03/now-heres-an-in.html

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