Edit WYSIWYGattachfile Attach PDF Raw View►More Actions▼More Actions

Restore topic to revision: You will be able to review the topic before saving it to a new revision

Copy text and form data to a new topic (no attachments will be copied though).
Name of copy:
You will be able to review the copied topic before saving

Rename/move topic... scans links in all public webs (recommended)
Rename/move topic... scans links in TeachingWithWikis web only
Delete topic... scans links in all public webs (recommended)
Delete topic... scans links in TeachingWithWikis web only

Revision Date Username Comment
523 Feb 2006 - 12:03KurtisScaletta 
424 Jan 2006 - 13:16KurtisScaletta 
324 Jan 2006 - 11:44KurtisScaletta 
224 Jan 2006 - 10:23KurtisScaletta 
104 Jan 2006 - 13:50KurtisScaletta 

Render style:     Context:

 History: r5 < r4 < r3 < r2 < r1
[X] Hide this message.
Notice: On June 30, 2016, UMWiki service will be decommissioned. If you have information in UMWIki that needs to be preserved, you should make plans to move it before that date. Google Sites is anticipated to be the most popular and appropriate alternative for users because it offers a more modern and user-friendly interface and unlimited capacity. To learn more about the features of Google Sites and other alternatives, and to identify which one best fits your needs, see the University’s Website Solution Selection Guide. If you have concerns or would like help regarding this change and your options, please contact Technology Help at help@umn.edu
You are here: UMWiki>TeachingWithWikis Web>AssessingWikis (23 Feb 2006, KurtisScaletta)

+Assessing Wikis

Some instructors may choose to grade wiki assignments on participation only, while others may want a more detailed process: setting criteria, creating rubrics, and assessing each student's work and participation.

Assessing collaborative work is historically difficult to assess, since it is impossible to know which student contributed what material. It is possible to break down the group assignent into parts, of course, but that makes for a process that is not truly collaborative.

Wikis help solve this problem by making iterative development of the document visible to instructors. While this might make take more time, the instructor can review the history of each page to determine both individual contributions and to supervise the writing and revision process.

Moreover, wikis also provide a way for students to document the writing process and make this visible to instructors. Outlines, timelines, task lists, and group deliberations can all be kept parallel to the content pages of the wiki. This makes it possible for instructors to assess the process of writing as well as the product. Indeed, a wiki may be used only to support the teamwork process.

The assessment process may also include rounds of peer- and self-assessment that require students to reflect on both the products and the process of their collaborative work.

++++Sample Rubrics

Assessment rubrics are most effective when created with specific learning goals in mind. These examples should be used as guidelines for creating rubrics, and not as actual scoring rubrics.

++++More Resources

  • Rubric Examples (from the University of Wisconsin-Stout)
  • Rubrics.com includes basic information on designing rubrics and software to help generate rubrics.
  • Rubistar is free software for creating assessment rubrics.

Next Page

Topic revision: r5 - 23 Feb 2006 - 12:03:07 - KurtisScaletta
UMWiki UMWiki
This site is powered by FoswikiCopyright © by the contributing authors. All material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
Ideas, requests, problems regarding UMWiki? Send feedback