Using a class wiki to facilitate community and linguistic inclusivity

Authors

  • Christina Bjorndahl

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3765/plsa.v6i2.5089

Keywords:

pedagogy, collaborative learning, wiki, JEDI

Abstract

I describe the implementation of a class wiki in an introductory linguistics class. There were two pedagogical goals: (1) facilitate asynchronous student engagement and collaborative learning; (2) provide opportunities for students to engage with various linguistic issues having to do with justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. Assessment for the wiki was done using a version of specifications grading (Nilson 2015), so that students could choose their level of engagement with the wiki. A full description of the wiki is available at https://cbjorndahl.github.io/CMUNoLWiki/, which includes detailed descriptions, learning objectives, and prompts given to students for each wiki category. The present paper focusses primarily on the pedagogical motivations, design of the pedagogical intervention, and a reflection of its effectiveness.

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Published

2021-10-12

How to Cite

Bjorndahl, Christina. 2021. “Using a Class Wiki to Facilitate Community and Linguistic Inclusivity”. Proceedings of the Linguistic Society of America 6 (2): 5089. https://doi.org/10.3765/plsa.v6i2.5089.