[Foundation-l] Idea for New Wikimedia Project, possible adjunct to Wikiversity

Anthony wikilegal at inbox.org
Tue Aug 29 01:20:44 UTC 2006

On 8/28/06, Ray Saintonge <saintonge at telus.net> wrote:
> No Spam wrote:
> ><Virgil Ierubino Wrote:>
> >
> >
> >>I already have a live version of this in use, at Cambridge University, so
> >>I've already very thoroughly thought about the problems it could face, and
> >>worked out (I believe) viable ways around them. For now I'd like to just
> >>discuss the basic idea. The idea is clearer with a university example:
> >>
> >>
> >Virgil,
> >In your current implementation, at Cambridge, are you witnessing any change
> >in behavior from note takers?
> >I envision a moral hazard, or a kind-of prisoner's dilemma, manifested in
> >lazy students waiting for others to post notes.
> >Then, eventually, note-takers catch on and stop posting...
> >How's that playing out in your prototype setting?
> >
> It also needs to be remembered that in many instances the act of
> note-taking is a part of the learning process.  Reading notes does not
> have the same effect on the mind as actually writing them down where
> students will benefit from the notes even if they never review them
> again in the future.
> Ec
You're not one of those people who thinks that everyone learns the
same way, are you?

C'mon, once you've made it to Cambridge I think you deserve the right
to choose for yourself whether you learn better by writing things down
during class or by paying closer attention to your professor.  I know
from first hand experience, and as someone who graduated summa cum
laude, that there are some people in this world who can't effectively
do both at the same time.


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