Gurus of the 21st Century

In the Era of Learning 2.0, we want our students to be knowledge diggers and sharers, independent and evaluative learners, highly motivated to achieve, more supportive and yet more constructively critical of each others’ work. Don’t we?

What if there was a webby platform that supported these fine aspirations? Would we encourage its use?
Gradeguru.com (an offshoot of publishing group McGraw Hill) offers a way forward. Does this help?

Many academics I’ve talked to are largely unconvinced that taking part will be little more than a diversion and might be harmless to learning!

Grade guru just signed a contract with Turnitin so plagiarism is partly taken care of…. Motivation is incentived with vouchers for the most popular posts, judged by the users.

Gilly Salmon

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