Part 7: Lessons Learned

1. Combining wiki writing and bibliographic citations - harder concept to grasp than we anticipated.

2. Too many assignments - not enough time to complete the work
  • Wiki Pages: building, person, organization, tradition/artifact
  • Oral History Interview
  • Blog Entries

3. Students were more technologically savvy than we anticipated

4. Oral history assignment didn't include enough background on the specifics of 'how to do it'

5. Migration to the public version of the wiki took longer than expected due to some "clean up" issues

6. We inaccurately 'assumed' all student work would be at an acceptable level to post

7. Three students were so interested in Drake history they became Student Ambassadors - giving campus tours Grace_photo.JPG Erica_photo.jpg

8. Made valuable connections with alums when they submitted their campus photos

The Varsity Theatre in the late 1950s - photo by Clifford Rea, AS'60

Photos by Clifford Rea, AS'60

9. Both instructors graded all assignments and then the scores were averaged together for each assignments.

10. Even instructors learned some new historic information while on a field trip


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