Talk:2011 Lab 2 - Group Project

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Group Assessment Criteria

  1. The key points relating to the topic that your group allocated are clearly described.
  2. The choice of content, headings and sub-headings, diagrams, tables, graphs show a good understanding of the topic area.
  3. Content is correctly cited and referenced.
  4. The wiki has an element of teaching at a peer level using the student's own innovative diagrams, tables or figures and/or using interesting examples or explanations.
  5. Evidence of significant research relating to basic and applied sciences that goes beyond the formal teaching activities.
  6. Relates the topic and content of the Wiki entry to learning aims of embryology.
  7. Clearly reflects on editing/feedback from group peers and articulates how the Wiki could be improved (or not) based on peer comments/feedback. Demonstrates an ability to review own work when criticised in an open edited wiki format. Reflects on what was learned from the process of editing a peer's wiki.
  8. Evaluates own performance and that of group peers to give a rounded summary of this wiki process in terms of group effort and achievement.
  9. The content of the wiki should demonstrate to the reader that your group has researched adequately on this topic and covered the key areas necessary to inform your peers in their learning.
  10. Develops and edits the wiki entries in accordance with the above guidelines.


  • Divide the project into sections, that each member will work on.
    • Later you can all work together on the entree project.
  • Collect references, on your discussion page and prepare summaries.
    • This will help others in the group understand what the paper is about.
  • Collect images, on your discussion page that are correctly cited.
    • plaigarism and copyright issues will affect your final group mark.
  • Balance text and images, do not have too muck of one or the other.
    • Remember this is an online project and not an essay, hold the readers attention.
  • Avoid Editing your project page simultaneously with other group members, this may crash the project page and make loading slow.
    • Make small edits save regularly, do not leave the page open in edit mode for long periods.
    • Organise times when you alone will be editing the project.
  • Avoid Wikipedia sourced content, you are permitted a maximum of 1 image from that source and no derived text.

Editing Basics

Editing Basics | Images | Tables | Referencing | Copyright | Font Colours | My Preferences | One Page Wiki Card

Journal Sources

First Read the help page Copyright Tutorial

Open Access

A confusing term, generally used by commercial publishers, this allows research publications to be accessed and read online. The term may not (or may) mean that the material can be downloaded, saved or reused. You will often have to search around the publisher website for clarification, usually a link on the page to "Permissions" will mean that you will need to go through an application process before you know whether content can be reused.


BioMed Central

Public Library of Science

  • There are several cell biology relevant journals published by PLoS.
  • PLoS ONE
  • PLoS Biology
  • PLoS Medicine
  • Note: "Everything PLoS publish is freely available online for you to read, download, copy, distribute, and use (with attribution) any way you wish."

Proceedings National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)

"Our guiding principle is that, while PNAS retains copyright, anyone can make noncommercial use of work in PNAS without asking our permission, provided that the original source is cited." PNAS Author Rights and Permission FAQs



First Read the help page Images

  • All images added by 2011 students must contain the following template and category in the image description. Simply copy and paste the text exactly as it appears in Read mode on the next 2 lines.
{{Template:Student Image}}


First Read the help page Referencing

  • All references used in making your project page should be cited where they appear in the text or images.

Known Referencing Error

  • Occasionally some very recent references (July-August 2011) may not yet be linkable.
  • When you try to save one of these references a blank page will load with the following error message:
"Fault: Could not open file tmp\pubmedcache/d4/ for writing, at Persistant::save"
  • Do not panic, you have not lost all your work. The reference is simply not available to be loaded on the Wiki. You will not be able to continue editing the page until you have fixed the reference causing this error.
  • Use the browser back button to return to the project page.
  • Edit the reference entry to just the reference PMID number <ref>[ PMID:12345]</ref>
  • You will be able to enter the complete reference manually later.