An Attempt to Improve Student Engagement with Class Content via a Student-produced Wiki

Cobb, Bethany E. (2014) An Attempt to Improve Student Engagement with Class Content via a Student-produced Wiki. In: Ensuring STEM Literacy: a National Conference on STEM Education and Public Outreach. Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series, pp. 349-352.

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Abstract

In a freshman-level honors astronomy class, an attempt was made to use a student-produced wiki to improve student engagement and connection with the class material. This attempt was not entirely successful due to unforeseen challenges such as the assignment being too open-ended and too time consuming to grade. Despite these challenges, the wiki was successful in encouraging the students to reflect more on the class material, and to connect that material to the “real world.” While the wiki assignment that was originally attempted will not be repeated in future classes, certain portions will continue to be used to enhance student engagement.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2017 11:38
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:26
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/1357

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