Course: WGST007 – Gender and Genius
Overview: During the course students are required to complete two wiki assignments. The first assignment is intended as a “scaffolding” assignment and isn’t graded, the second assignment is a group-based activity completed towards the end of the term. The following provides an overview of the assignments.
- Syllabus Wiki – Instructor provided students with a pdf of the course syllabus draft sprinkled with some slightly obscure vocabulary (eg “generative”) in the assignments. As a group the students were required to transform the text into a format appropriate for the online environment: use appropriate images, motion, sound, hyperlinks, color and text, within a design that fosters generative processing. The class will used the wiki throughout the term – discussing areas of improvement, how as a class it should be evaluated (in terms of content, coherence, creativity, design and group process).
- Workshop Wiki – Towards the end of the term students were divided into wikigroups based on research interests for individual final projects. Each group built a Workshop wiki that communicates the central questions and ideas of its members’ research projects in a way that fosters generative processing.
Tools: Blackboard, Learning Objects Wiki Tool, Word, Snagit
Faculty: Renee Bergland
Instructional Designer: JoAnn Gonzalez-Major