Day1- Views related to Wiki
Basically, I am not more concered about the quality of educational resource developing I just edited the few chapters of Mathematics Book for National Open School I had taken the classes of Mathematics paper for the students of B.C.A of Indira Gandhi Open University. I was the online teacher/ instructor of ITT Technical University USA. There, we gave answer of their queries and solved their problems through E-mails.</br>
But for the high quality learning material, the work must be started with basic definations and examples with a clear views so that a learner who even though would be seated far away, could understandthe workwithout attending the class, Theneach and every propoition or theorem must be illustrated with application. I had seen the CD,s of Japan University, they had given the examplesof permutation with the 3 Dimentional effect like I had seen some of the group theory examples on Wikipedia which were non-impresive and non attractive. These examples would be effective if they would have developed in the similar manner. </br>
You cnnot close this. Can any body stop flowingh water? They can just change the direction. New Concept and new theories are coming which are essential for us. All the theories and the formulas we can not teach them asa regular students. At each and every moment, we as well as the student has to learnnew theory. From where we can update ourselves? or the new generations can update themselves. Some times we write or dvelop new work and that left unpublished. If we have a platform, then our work will reach to the world easily. But we have to make certain restrictions and copywrite so that the work would related to the original author. Nobody could copy or take away the work.</br>
For the quality of Educational content- You can appoint an instructor of higher level whose work is to guide other developers for writting a material on certain topic. He may choose the content of one particular developer or he may make a complied content by using the material of different developers. There should be a query box or a Dialog box where the readers can ask their questions? </br>
I am not able to open this website http//moodle.wikieducator.org/course/view.php?id=11 please help</br>sarita
What are your concerns about the quality of educational resources?
After reading the article on the research that has been done on Wikipedia I am confident that the quality of the educational resources will be high. I didn't know that a person can subscribe to a page and can get an email when changes are made, so can undo something if its crap or vandalism. And as every version of a page is saved that is even better than saving on your home pc, the number of times I've lost stuff!
At the moment, my concerns about quality would be in regard to pages I've never visited or subscribed to and students are using them as resources and they happen to be crap. Students (myself included) are still learning to think critically and to evaluate resources, so harder to identify when a resource is off base.
What are your concerns when they are developed using an open authoring approach?
As above, that some resources may be crap and until others who can recognise this visit and edit, if they are not edited over themselves, well, there is crap out there that students are accessing and using.
How can an open authoring approach lead to / or contribute to the development of quality learning materials?
It's so organic, true science~ knowledge building on knowledge. The collaboration of people with different points of view on a topic coupled with their life experiences and skills re-presneting materials in different ways, my mind is exploding with the excitement of how a piece of knowledge can grow and become so much more than the seed it was when first uploaded. As the Cape document stated, information becomes a living idea. And tut stating that knowledge grows with reuse.
In your opinion, should course development for education use closed or open authoring approaches?
I love the concept of open authoring to provide free access to education. However, for those of us not affiliated with an institution, who create our own programs to bring income into the home, how do we make an income if we offer it all for free? Already some of us provide services at minimal fees to students of particular life circumstances, to be completely free...how do I pay rent, internet, food~ let alone get a haircut or go to a movie...?
What are the advantages and disadvantages? Advantages Collaborative learning Integrated exchange between students and teachers More access to education by those in developing nations "improved learning opportunities" an enhanced society because we are all able to access education on an equal footing
Disadvantages Poor quality content Constant upkeep of added poor content Income for those not affiliated with an institution
From your perspective (identify your role / interest), what mechanisms can be adopted to assure quality of educational content development? o in general o in Wiki environments I am an online tutor:mentor, I can critically evaluate and make modifications to pages that I subscribe to. I can actively encourage other teachers to update their materials and to consider providing open source materials. Both in wiki environments and in physical classrooms.