Discussion thread: Thoughts about wikis

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Discussion Thread: Thoughts about wikis

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Do you have any concerns about the quality of educational resources developed using an open authoring approach? If so, what are your concerns? If not, how does an open authoring approach contribute to high quality learning materials?

In my everyday life, I use a lot of open source content. Obviously, I don't trust everything I read. It is important to know who wrote the information and (although not always possible) the author's acknowledgments, and relevant conflicts of interest. My concern is less accurate, or even wrong information.
Ana Pinto Ferreira 11:58, 21 January 2010 (UTC)

In your opinion, should course development for education use closed or open authoring approaches? Give reasons for your view

Course development should use open source content whenever possible, so it can be available to more people. But it is not realistic to believe that we can make all the information open authoring. In my line of work, for example, I understand that research efforts have to be rewarded, otherwise there wouldn't be any new clinical trials or new drugs.
Ana Pinto Ferreira 11:58, 21 January 2010 (UTC)

What mechanisms can be adopted to assure quality of educational content developed in Wiki environments?

The wiki environment is a new world for me! I don't think I am ready to answer that question, yet.
Ana Pinto Ferreira 11:58, 21 January 2010 (UTC)