[pmwiki-users] "Wikis at school": Measuring authors' activity/amount of contribution?
sandy at onebit.ca
Wed Jan 30 10:32:48 CST 2008
Tobias Thelen wrote:
> Hans schrieb:
>> Tuesday, January 22, 2008, 11:20:54 PM, Tobias Thelen wrote:
>>> "How can I see (in some kind of overview) who did what and
>>> how much?"
> First of all: Thanks for sharing your thoughts and ideas! You gave us
> some good points for further discussion on the topic. Being able to cite
> an external point of views is always helpful. The assessment idea is now
> less strong but the teachers still like to have some kind of significant
Verging towards off-topic, but still dealing with wiki-culture in a
vague sort of way...
Another point, speaking as a parent. This method will give credit only
to the kid who was logged in when the entry was typed.
Kids are notorious for sharing passwords and letting others use their
accounts. They won't admit to doing it, but hanging around after school,
ostensibly watching your own kid, can be informative.
It gives no credit to the kid who had the idea or helped with the
wording or supported another's idea or bothered to get a book from the
library. Some kids are more comfortable at the keyboard. Some are too
shy to commit to something more permanent, especially something shared.
(Requiring each person to enter a certain amount may get past the
shyness, or they might enter only stuff they feel safe with.)
Still, the person who did the typing should get credit for doing the
typing (and any deleting or editing). Also, if one of them decides to
deface it, you will know which one (although you might not catch the
kids who put him up to it.)
Ah, the joys of grading. All data is useful, but more, of as many types
as possible, is always needed.
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