I alerted the students in my Western Civ course to the decision by the folks at Middlebury College to ban Wikipedia from being cited in essays. Here’s what some of my students had to say in response.
Professor Kelly, I think it’s great that you’re using Wikipedia as your Western Civ “textbook”. And for whatever it’s worth, from the perspective of a PhD student at one of those many other university who don’t focus on teaching except as an extra-curricular activity, I absolutely agree with your take on the “bad habits” about which CC leaders complain.
I promised some time ago to let you know how my own Wikipedia assignments went:
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If you can't do better than this against Mason, you've got no business discussing the NCAA tourney. Sorry GWU. (And I'm an alum).
One thing is clear from this game. GWU is not even in the vicinity of the NCAA bubble.
The creases on @DocNix12's Mason yellow pants are so sharp they could cut you. @GeorgeMasonU #gomason
"How to Close a College": a new post on Edwired.org. edwired.org/2015/03/04/how… #highered #sweetbriar
@sherah1918 I'm less cynical. For some it will be a proof of concept exercise. For some.
Hammering away at experiential learning in history (by a recent Mason PhD): historians.org/publications-a… #dh #making #highered #twitterstorians
@FrostDavis @sppitt The campus is beautiful and I'm sure it's in very good shape. I wonder what will happen to it?
Has the news about colleges closing unsettled you? Made you curious? Here's a database of closed colleges: collegehistorygarden.blogspot.com/2014/11/index-… #highered
Change or die? @Sweetbriaredu chooses to die on its own terms: insidehighered.com/news/2015/03/0… #highered
Was fortunate to be part of a convo yesterday on collective impact led by @benhecht of @Living_Cities. So many great insights.
NYC in the snow: pic.twitter.com/ThGHhHAd9J
A good argument for downsizing PhD programs: npr.org/blogs/ed/2015/…
Getting incentives, requirements right to speed degree completion. #highered @CabreraAngel wapo.st/1avCCnM
@CabreraAngel Be sure and show them the PowerPoint version: norvig.com/Gettysburg/
@GoogleForEdu That picture just makes me sad. Those kids at the playground should be PLAYING, not on a device.
Listening to @GeorgeMasonU students present their proposal for a university #makerspace. So much better than our ideas. #dh
@samplereality Isn't that the definition of Twitter?
A new business? Selling historical photos from the LOC on Ebay: ebay.com/itm/Abandoned-… @ShenandoahNPS @tjowens