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ERIC Number: ED562246
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
Don't Waste Student Work: Using Classroom Assignments to Contribute to Online Resources
Davies, Jim
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA) (Fort Worth, TX, Oct 22-24, 2013)
Millions of hours are spent on assignments in university education every year. This exploratory paper describes ways in which instructors can create assignments that not only educate students, but also create lasting online contributions for use by scholars and future students. I describe case studies of assignment types I have used effectively: Paper Summaries, Contributions to Wikibooks, Creation of Mnemonics for a Wiki, Online Flash Cards, and Actual Research. Although formal study has yet to be conducted on these methods, in addition to making external contributions these assignments appear to have the benefits of higher motivation and greater exposure to scholarly research. [For the full proceedings, see ED562107.]
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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