I am using a wiki this semester without a spell-checker and I’m not the best proofreader on earth.
In addition to that issue, I often forget to READ MY WORK ALOUD before I submit it. Thus I find small errors cropping up. How do I keep myself honest and students engaged? I give them extra credit on work if they spot an error in my own online posts and assignments. If I violate one of my own Pet Peeves, they get more credit still.
One of my class mentors said the wiki (and the work in Second Life) provide a great example of “immersive learning” for students. I suppose they have at least learned that all writers must take care and be mindful of an audience’s watchful eyes.
Score so far: 3 errors by me, no Pet-Peeve violations. Stay tuned.