Discussion thread: Thoughts about wikis

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Discussion Thread: Thoughts about wikis

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  • Do you have any concerns about the quality of educational resources developed using an open authoring approach? If so, what are your concerns? If not, how does an open authoring approach contribute to high quality learning materials?
  • In your opinion, should course development for education use closed or open authoring approaches? Give reasons for your view?
  • What mechanisms can be adopted to assure quality of educational content developed in Wiki environments?

Theo Remedios

Yes, The quality of educational resources depends on the accurate investigation of facts and the reliability of inferences made by the author. This can be verified by peer verification.

Open authoring approaches may be useful for guidance purposes, especially if editing facilities are built in.

Quality can be assured through cross referencing and peer evaluation. --[[User:theor4@gmail.com|Theo Remedios--Theo Remedios 09:46, 22 April 2010 (UTC)]] 05:13, 20 April 2010 (UTC) developed.

Connie M. Albiter

1. Not really. Educational resources require a certain level of quality, accuracy and reliability that are more to do with the developer or educator.

2. I don't think it matters. There's room for both. This is why having a choice is so important. At the moment we're experimenting, learning from both approaches.

3. Team work, and as Theo rightly pointed, cross-referencing and peer reviewing.

--Anilom 02:02, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

Panagiotis Stasinakis

1. No i don't. Because the community of educators, will approve or disapprove all these content in very short time. Moreover, always we can make improvements.

2. I am fan of open processes and i think that more opinions are better than one. For this purpose, all these technologies offer editing facilities as Theo mentioned above.

3. Collaboration, evaluation, suggestion, dialogue, improvement. Anyone make a significant role in all these processes.

--Panagiotis Stasinakis 09:09, 25 April 2010 (UTC)

Tero Toivanen

  1. I don't have special concerns about the quality of open authoring resources, because there are always many collaborators and learners evaluating the material. I think it is important always be critical about any kind of learning material.
  2. I thinks it should be open, because teaching is sharing. 
  3. Collaboration

--Teromakotero 19:06, 28 April 2010 (UTC)