2012/11/2 Juliana Bastos Marques <domusaurea(a)gmail.com>om>:
Hi all! Too bad to see this list being so quiet, as
I'd love to hear from
other professors and find out what you're doing in your classes. Many
discussions take place on the WP talk pages, but it's hard to keep track of
At the end of the month I'l be starting an undergraduate course in which
I'll use both Wikipedia and Moodle. For Wikipedia, the usual: articles,
userpages, talk, sandboxes etc. I'll use Moodle for forum discussions,
assignments and extra reading/media material. This is part of an
experimental initiative in Brazilian public universities to create working
models for the merging of traditional and distance learning classes, and
I'll be the first one to do this together with our well-known Wikipedia
My point is, I'd like to know whether any of you here or someone you know
has used Moodle to support a course with Wikipedia assignments. I'll be
happy to hear about such experiences. And I'll share mine when I have them,
Hi Juliana, and everyone in this list,
I have been using moodle to support 2 short courses on Wikipedia
editing, courses offered from university to community, in specific
topics (gender topics) or for specific people (teachers).
In both experiences, moodle has resulted a great tool for following
the activities during the course and specially after the course, while
people was doing the final assignment, using forum for questions and
reporting experiences and problems (deleting contributions is a big
issue with new users nowadays).
Also, of course a useful repository for reference materials used
during the course (edition guide, our booklet "Wikipedia en el aula",
studies on gender gap, and so on).
Unfortunately, moodle campus of my university doesn't allow guests,
but if someone is interested on visiting the virtual course, I can
send a user/pass by private email.