Assignment 2

Wiki - Usability Analysis Glossary (25%)

Final date for edits: Dec 8th


Assignment two entails students creating and maintaining a course Wiki. The actual assignment requires three things:

Content (10%)

Students should create pages on concepts related to the course and fill them with relevant content (in the context of the course). In particular, each student must contribute 500-700 words of work, focused on one or two pages (no spreading it thin over 10 – 20 pages). Anything above this is extra and hopefully entails extra credit.

Please also contribute to other pages that you didn't explicitly create. If a page on your topic of choice exists already, add to it, don't make a new page on the same topic. This is an integral part of collective learning that is at the heart of wiki.

Itemize and hyperlink all your significant contributions in your analysis and reflection page. Smaller contributions (ie. fixing typos, adding small edits) can be noted but not necessary to link.

Example

Community (10%)

Students are expected to build and maintain the Wiki--everything from beautifying pages to met a - pages (table of contents, navigation bar, etc.) Small, continuous actions create big changes.

Analysis and Reflection (5%)

Students should outline their contributions to the wiki and share their reflections, concerns, and suggestions for future Wiki-makers. This will include at least 3 separate entries of 1-2 paragraphs each throughout the term :

1. When first encountering wiki at the beginning of the course.
  • What do you think/feel about this collaborative learning environment?
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* What are your expectations for yourself ?
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  • If you have previously used wiki in another course, then describe what you have previously learned and how you want expand your understanding.
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* What can you contribute as an experienced participant?

2. Think about the following and answer to the best of your ability:
  • How do you choose which postings to contribute or change?
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* What are your thoughts on adding, editing or re-arranging other people's work?
  • Do you regularly check your own postings for alterations? Has anyone changed your work and how have you felt about it?

Please post your response your response by Nov.14

3. As a final reflection on your experience with the CCT333 wiki, look back and read your first entry.
  • Have your views changed in regards to collaborative learning while participating in this wiki?
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* Are there any ideas, suggestions or comments you could share for possible improvements?
  • Things you thought were most productive or helpful about using wiki?

Please post your response your response by Dec. 8

Also....

It may be beneficial to create a page with your name on it now, and add your major contributions to it over the course of the term--as opposed to trying to remember everything last-minute in December. You can also star your page (by clicking the star next to Edit Page--it should turn gold) and access it quickly by clicking on your login (top-right) and clicking on the link.

Start the Wiki assignment now--don't wait till it's too late! Too many students learn the hard way that this is one assignment you cannot blitz last-minute.