Talk:Practice Makes Stupid

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I heard this anecdote from a colleague at an institution that currently uses a sytem other than Moodle. However, I'm sure it translates and I thought this story had a neat twist in the tail, as well as a mysterious 'hook' that seems to draw people in when I tell it in Moodle workshops and several important themes/messages/morals (which I just refrained from explicitly listing after it on the main page) e.g. :

  • the use of quizes for teaching and learning, rather than just assessment
  • the importance of good quiz feedback
  • the surprisingly positive student response to quizzes and online learning in general
  • fear, distrust of new technology (from some staff)/ embrace of, and 'playing' with, tech (by some students)

I'm not sure if I've done the story justice. I think of it in the same way you tell a joke, as long as the basic structure is there you can tailor it to your audience, adding characters and other colour (e.g. if there's a strong feeling of 'kids today are so dumb' or 'stupid technology going wrong again' in your audience you can play up to that before revealing the twist) and it's got the potential to be a good shaggy dog story but I thought it best to stick to the essentials and keep it brief for this format. On the other hand, changes/improvements are welcome in traditional wiki style. --David Scotson 21:19, 6 April 2006 (WST)

I'm really not sure about the title, I wanted a question mark at the end but mediawiki does strange things to such characters in URLs. Alternative suggestions welcome. --David Scotson 21:24, 6 April 2006 (WST)