Interview with Peter Dunajcsik – Maxigas

Entrevista a Peter Dunajcsik – Maxigas, membre d’OSI, en el blog de notícies de la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. Text complet en anglès aquí.

 

 

 

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Advantages of doing Wikipedia assignments rather than traditional term papers

The Wiki Education Foundation has just published a list of Five reasons a Wikipedia assignment is better than a term paper. The five reasons are:

 

  1. People read it
  2. Students have to think twice
  3. A term paper is rarely a force for good in the world
  4. Wikipedia has real and fascinating flaws
  5. The technology is just about the same

 

The text confirms some of the points we made in our Best Practice Guide to Use Wikipedia in University Education, by Maura Lerga and Eduard Aibar You can also read the Guide in Spanish and Catalan.

Thesis on Open Hardware in Hackerspaces successfully defended by Peter Dunajcsik (Maxigas)

Peter Dunajcsik (Maxigas), member of our research group, successfully defended his doctoral dissertation “Peer Production of Open Hardware: Unfinished Artefacts and Architectures in the Hackerspaces” at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3 – UOC) on Wednesday 16 September 2015 with the best possible mark, summa cum laude. He gave an outstanding presentation and impressed the jury with his in-depth knowledge of the topic.

Dunajcsik’s supervisor for his PhD thesis was Eduard Aibar. The member of the examining committee were Johan Söderberg (University of Gothenburg), Nelly Oudshoorn (University of Twente) and Ramon Ribera (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya).

Maxigas Thesis Presentation