Link: Wikis in the classroom

Wikis in the classroom (Via elearnspace.) I often hear teachers talk about wanting to delete their blog or wiki (or whatever) so that the next year’s students can’t benefit from the previous year. I usually try to temper my “what!? Why would you do that!?” reaction a bit and try to convince them to leave the existing resources online… and to give assignments where the work of others would benefit not undermine the assignment. In any case, here George Siemens linked to Clarence Fisher saying that the most valuable thing about wikis is that “they allow students to see what their peers have done over the past years as part of the mandated curriculum. Students make connections with students from the past and also build on their knowledge, seeing each other as legitimate sources of information and learning.” I like that approach.