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.


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

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