User talk:Sperrycogpsych

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Again, welcome!  Nikkimaria (talk) 21:51, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

Callous and unemotional traits[edit]

Responded on my talk, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 03:26, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

Feedback on your class's article[edit]

Hi, SandyGeorgia recently told me that you and your class worked on an article this term. We really appreciate your contribution! Although I'm not a specialist in this area like Sandy (and so not well-equipped to evaluate quality of sources, etc.) I wanted to let you know of some resources here on Wikipedia for instructors for your future reference. Wikipedia:School and university projects provides an overview of courses using Wikipedia and some advice for instructors. If you're located in certain nations such as the US, Canada, or Brazil, the Wikipedia Education Program provides resources that may help your class to be more successful, including volunteer assistance.

The most immediate feedback I'd give you is that it's important for each student to create their own account when editing, both for legal reasons (to ensure that their contribution is released under a free license), and so that we know who to talk to when a specific piece of text has an issue. Even if each student has an account, you can still collaborate on a single document in your sandbox together, and you have the opportunity to revise the final version. It's also important to review student contributions to make sure they're not copying text from sources, since this is a copyright violation and such text will be removed.

I would also like to learn more about your course - where is it based, what topic does it teach, and so on? Thank you! Dcoetzee 20:59, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for your response! I appreciate learning more about the course. Another small piece of feedback for the future: if you do another Wikipedia assignment, please describe yourself and the assignment a little on your user page or a user subpage, and make sure your students' user accounts link to that page. This will help the rest of us understand why they're here.
Also, if you still have access to your students, it's important for us to ensure their work is released under the a suitable license. If they had their own accounts, they would automatically release their content under this license when they click "Save Page", but because you submitted on their behalf this did not occur. I suggest creating a form reading like this:
I release all my contributions to the Wikipedia article "Callous and unemotional traits" under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 3.0 Unported license and the GNU Free Documentation License 1.3.
Then have every student who contributed to the article sign it, scan it, and e-mail it to me at dc@moonflare.com. I'll forward it on to our permissions department with an explanation. If you don't do this, the article may have to be deleted due to copyright issues. Thank you! Dcoetzee 20:50, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
Hi, I noticed you had students start sending these - I've received five so far. This is good, but I don't have a full list of students who contributed it, so I have no idea whether I have them all or not. Can you send me a list of students or at least a number of students I should have received e-mails from? Thank you! Dcoetzee 03:00, 7 May 2012 (UTC)