yeah, just that vandalised information could be more harmful, e.g. medical information which someone with no medical background wouldn't no better and take the vandalised information as being the authority/ right information. Could actually be fatal.
I'm worried that what may have been put out as quality could be tampered with without the knowledge of the author. I'm also worried that some people reading the information for educational purposes could be misled in the time space between the original message and the vandalised message.
Also, are there any monitoring mechanisms? How can educational resources be safeguarded from being vandalised?
There should be a monitoring mechanism in place to monitor vandalism, which i suggest wikieducator should definately look into. In relation to this, one would have to question the reliability and accuracy of the information made available as there would off-course be disagreements.
Yes, vandalism is a concern, and it would off-course have a huge impact on educational resources made available through open authoring.
In spite of vandalism by evil intenders, the quality of materials will still be the best from people who are genuinely concerned about their own contribution which will be accessed by many, hence the need to be accountable for accuracy. Many heads are better than one, and the multiplicity in experience and circumstances will fill in the gaps where knowledge is concerned. Knowledge is free and ownership is temporary, the 'high' being in many forms.
Yes, vandalism is the main concern in this open authoring concept. We rely on the goodwill of those who want to contribute something worthwhile to the learning process of others. Vandalism can be time consuming especially when people delete others' work and it takes time to add these back on.
The fun though of being able to freely contribute is exciting.
Somewhere there must be someone or something that edits the accuracy of information put in from many parts of the world and surely this something will place a moratorium on false information especially where universal truths are concerned. such as the sun always rises in the east and if you stop breathing, you die. I am sure, from this course and after we have prepared resources for submission to wikieducator, someone will edit the final product for accuracy, and presentation.