Rick Hunter

Collaboration is tough in face to face classroom collaboration

How does wikipedia collaboration work? How can we bring that active authorship into our classrooms?

- Students take an author/editor role Kasumi
- Ss produce better work b/c they could see eachothers work Shi Hae
- widening audience creates better work in class - increased time and effort
- role of public vs. class as audience
- wikipedia creation article - can you find articles that haven't been written - or should students add on to existinig entries
- single author vs. group?
- writing in the real world is the goal for Rick's class
- assessment of wikipedia article - goal in this case was not assessing written work, but instead exploring how knowledge is built - real goal to dive deep into how knowledge works online
- helping Ss understand disagreement about knowledge -
- is there a way to find disagreements - John says look at contentious articles
- wikis that come up as a response to wikipedia to change views of authorship models due to perceived left leaning slant of wikipedia
- class groups use division of labor - how to get students get past that
- jigsaw should be added to authorship models form
- writing process gets messy
- Defining the initial problem
- Brainstorming is difficult in distance format. How to set up brainstorming phase on a wiki ....
- Kasumi says that in her classes - somebody makes an outline - other students fill the gaps -
- how to incorporate "warm ideas"
- what are people's decision making styles
- building in roles to authorship
- self sponsored agents - in wikipedia - the tyranny of the most persistent -
- instructors - who partipates and who doesn't?
- do wikis reinforce survival of the fittest?
- instructors can watch process
- how do deal with inadequate participation in groups - wikis help see the process -
- is it helpful to have an invisible audience on wikipedia?
- six ways of thinking by "Bono" - analytic, pessimistic, optimistic, creative, ... Ss play different roles in collaborative groups to get used to different communication styles.