Name of Assignment/Activity

Wikistorming Novel Exercise

Type of Assignment

Assignment

Course Type

Literature Courses

Specific Courses used In

Intro to Lit

Date

Fall 2017

Abstract

Wikipedia provides an excellent repository for students in class to collaborate together on creating a living, scholarly, document on the web. Not only does this reinforce standards of public, professional writing, as outlined by the Wikipedia editing protocols, but more importantly it teaches younger students that the Internet is not just something that they can consume, but something that they can control and talk back to. Therefore, the purpose of this assignment was to adjust student attitudes towards writing on the Internet while making them proud that their work could be seen by others.

Keywords

Authorship, Classroom, Collaboration, Curation, Labor, Makerspaces

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