Learning patterns/Reimagining traditional classroom assignments

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A learning pattern foreducation
Reimagining traditional classroom assignments
problemIn India, the university students are expected to submit a report as part of their classroom assignments as paper work. However, the reports, post evaluation, never get published anywhere.
solutionThe idea behind this education program was to educate students about encyclopedic writing, helping them to learn basics of Wikipedia editing and contribute to Wikipedia as part of the assignment. The faculty was trained to evaluate the assignments and wikify them with the help of senior students.
created on11:30, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

What problem does this solve?[edit]

Helps in gradually educating students about research, encyclopedic writing and bibliographic citation.

What is the solution?[edit]

Students are encouraged to create and gradually improve Wikipedia articles as their assignment on their user sandbox pages. The faculty is trained to evaluate the assignments and wikify them with the help of senior students.

Things to consider[edit]

  • Creating tutorials and learning manuals for step-by-step learning.
  • Creating a group of student-campus ambassadors from a batch that has already been through an education program for effective coordination.
  • Providing adequate training to the faculty so that they could evaluate by align the "assignment articles" to Wikipedia's quality standards.

When to use[edit]

  • Wikipedia Education Program for university students


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