Discussion thread: Thoughts about wikis

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--MizJ 00:05, 10 February 2010 (UTC)--MizJ 00:05, 10 February 2010 (UTC)Perhaps a content review committe could be set up to monitor the aspects of content that would be posted..after all one must be careful about what is posted, teh depth of the information and of course its authenticity.--MizJ 00:02, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

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?

My one concern is that the content may not be viable or credible. Specifically, who monitors the content added and checks the facts to do a final edit. If this concern has already been addressed, then this open authoring approach will create a 'big picture' source of information because many parts will join to present a cohesive, complete whole.--Maramarci 21:34, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

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

A combination of both should be employed because the information should not be rigidly controlled but gently guided to ensure effectiveness and to prevent the original purpose of any course development from being lost.--Maramarci 21:38, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

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

Qualified individuals linked to the Wiki developer must monitor all content shared and modify them if needed. This may be a large undertaking but it will protect the integrity of the wiki and its creators.--Maramarci 21:45, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

It is the duty of us all to help monitor the contents that are directly linked to us professionally. If you find something wrong, you contact other Wikieducators  so that it can be checked and maybe corrected. Any material to be used in class or accessed by students should be vetted and if necessary edited to. It is duty we all have to carry out.--Ibrahim Oyekanmi