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Getting students to write Wikipedia entries for assessed coursework

Getting students to write Wikipedia entries for assessed coursework

See it in action:

School
Environment, Education and Development
Course
GEOG70901 Theories of Environmental Governance
Theme
Student Generated Content
This is the second year in which I am assessing my Masters level course purely through students writing Wikipedia entries. In the talk I will discuss the pedagogic, practical and technical aspects of using Wikipedia for assessed assignments, and present feedback from students about their experiences with this mode of assessment.

Benefits:

This assessment method saw students producing higher quality work and added a "buzz" to the course discussion boards. Whilst it was time-consuming and risky it was interesting work and rewarding to have student contributions in the real world.