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<p>I'm in a lab (class) where we never actually know what we're doing. There are two ways I'm trying to fix it:
<ol><li>Started a <b><a href="http://piazza.com/" class="external text" rel="nofollow">Piazza</a> Q&A site</b>
for the class. Now students can ask questions before we get there.
Students/professors/TA's all collaborate to answer each other's
questions wiki-style until one perfect answer is attained.
<ul><li>Sooo many classes would benefit from this; professors just don't know it exists. Let them know ^_~
</li><li>Biochem lecture uses it and everyone loves it!
</li><li><a href="http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Severus_Snape%27s_copy_of_Advanced_Potion-Making" class="external text" rel="nofollow">Half-Blood Prince's Annotated Lab Manual</a>. That is, collaborative commenting on the lab manual. I put the lab manual onto <b>GoogleDocs</b>
and shared it with the class, restricting everyone to "comments only".
This way we can comment to ask/answer questions in the context of the
manual. Also, we can all update our paper copies with all the secret
tricks before we get to lab! Alsoalso, the professor would love to have
this for revising the notes for next semester.
<p>If you'd like to <b>soup-up</b> your lab experience and you want
help, there some tricky details I didn't write out in full here - if you
ask me (<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>) I'll dish them out. In particular,
GoogleDocs can be soo tricky :P <br></p><p><br></p><p>Casey!<br></p>