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The MSU Course Wiki: Possibly the best idea since peanut butter and nutella sandwiches

FullSizeRender (1)Have you always wanted an easy, go-to spot to find out helpful information on courses offered at McMaster? Kind of like a Wiki? Like a COURSE WIKI?

If the answer is yes, then the MSU has got you covered. As one of the MSU’s newest services, the MSU Course Wiki acts as an editable database of courses offered at McMaster University. It provides a breakdown of courses, with information on course content, teaching pedagogy, student comments, and more.

With access to more information about courses, students will hopefully be able to better plan and decide which courses are best suited for them ahead of time.

Another bonus of the service – it is entirely student-run! All courses and content are from students, and approved by student editors. While accuracy on the information provided is not 100% guaranteed, the students editors are in place to ensure that content is suitable and factual.

I know what you’re thinking, “this is possibly the best idea since peanut butter and nutella sandwiches became a thing” – agreed. To get things going though, the MSU needs your help! Those behind the project are aiming to have a 60-70% completion before the official launch in September and are looking for people to fill out information on courses. If you’re interested in helping out, just visit the Wiki page off of the MSU website and sign in with your Mac ID.

Ingie Metwally sat down with VP Education, Spencer Nestico, to chat about the service and how it works. If you’re interested in learning more, check out the first seven minutes of the sound clip below. Check out the rest if you want an update on the VP Ed life – very cool stuff.


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