Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Beyond essays

Overheard in a student final project group discussion forum

mw: There is only one introduction and one conclusion for the whole thing. It's like one gigantic essay...

cd: LOL That indeed is a gigantic essay. One heck of a body, lol.

Arg... No getting away from essays. For the Final group project "presentations" I have been encouraging students to use the web media features so they can go beyond the traditional essay. We've done web pages. We've done slide presentations. We've used the Moodle wiki.

Now we are going public and presenting in WikiEducator. All that power for collaborative writing, linking, media and students STILL think it's a gigantic essay.

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