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Anthropology Wiki Favorites 2010

Our semester is wrapping up here – it’s all over but the final exams.
Once again, I was very pleased with how things went using the Course Wiki for SC2218:Anthropology and the Human Condition.
The following page lists some of the favorites selected by me and my teaching assistant Dina:

http://sc2218.wetpaint.com/page/Favorites+%282010%29

Although it is hard to pick out a single favorite from all of these, I would have to say it is the following video, which absolutely nails the concept of “Commodity Fetish”:

I had a bit of a scare mid-term as the host Wetpaint had some serious technical difficulties. But fortunately, they sorted it out. I’m still a bit concerned about using Wetpaint going forward, as it isn’t clear how stable their business is? If anyone has thoughts on Wetpaint or alternatives, I’d love to hear them in the comments (or email). Overall, the integrated Wiki and social networking functions on Wetpaint work very well, though the interface for editing could do with some fixes (for example, it must be possible to maintain formatting of paragraphs and such if cut-and-pasting from MSWord, no?).

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November 20, 2010 - Posted by | Teaching | , ,

2 Comments »

  1. Hi Prof Thompson, one of the MA students here from the department. Why don’t you consider using the NUS wiki platform instead?

    Comment by Alvin | December 5, 2010 | Reply

    • Hi Alvin,
      The short answer is that it doesn’t have as much functionality as the Wetpaint platform.

      Comment by Socect | January 9, 2011 | Reply


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