In order to test whether or not these Wikis were likely to provide a useful forum for students, I engaged the assistance of one student (who had taken the History of Archaeology class) and one staff member (with a good understanding of Web 2.0 in tertiary education). There reports are attached here: Reviewer 1 2
Both reviewers were very positive about this initiative, suggesting that this would be a useful addition to the course. There are a few important points raised:
1) How can we make sure students engage? (R1&2)
2) What about free-rider effect? (R1)
3) The purpose & use of Wiki needs to be made clear (R1&2)
These will be examined further in the next post.