I second you bisakha.. I don't know what went wrong, whether extreme pressure caused the students to take those shortcuts & just copy paste or there was some kind of misscommunication. We OAs tried our best to edit the copyvios as far as possible. But things were even worse & the CAs who had higher experience of handling them had to interven.
Regards, Deepon On 11/13/11, Bishakha Datta <bishakhada...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Sun, Nov 13, 2011 at 5:58 AM, Shiju Alex > <shijualexonl...@gmail.com>wrote: > >> Another strategy that we can adopt while doing this program in India is, >> about the selection of articles for editing. We can ask students to >> contribute to articles that they are interested in, rather than of all of >> them editing the articles on the same topic. >> >> This is related to something I've been thinking about. > > As conceived, the IEP and its parent the PPP (pardon the acronyms), were > about contributing to wikipedia, about learning how to contribute, and > about having fun while learning. > > In practice, did it remain like that? Going by what I read, it sounded like > many of the students were under high stress to turn in these wikipedia > assignments to their teachers - and used every possible shortcut in the > book. (Exactly what I would have done in my student days). > > I may be totally off-base on this, but am curious, so would appreciate some > info. > > My question is: if this becomes a high stress exam type situ, is the > student likely to a)either see it as fun b)go back to it later for fun? In > which case, is this student likely to become a prospective wikipedia > editor, or is this student going to treat this as a one-time thing and > never want to do this ever again? (Given relationship with stress, exams, > teachers, marks)? > > Also - larger related qs: is the aim of the India Ed program to increase > article content on wp (which can be done short-term) or to increase the > number of editors? Or both? > > Cheers, > Bishakha > -- Sent from my mobile device _______________________________________________ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindiafirstname.lastname@example.org To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l