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Request for course instructor right: Antlady (talk) (course page draft)[edit]

Name

Joan M. Herbers.

Institution

The Ohio State University.

Course title and description

EEOB3310: Evolution is a course required for majors that assumes one full year of introductory biology.

Number of students

<Maximum enrollment is 250

Start and end dates

Autumn Semester, 2014

@OhanaUnited, Neelix, Ktr101, Pharos, Pongr: @Sleuthwood, Etlib, Biosthmors, Kayz911: @Jami (Wiki Ed), Rjensen, Bluerasberry, Kevin Gorman: --Antlady (talk) 16:13, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

(non-coordinator or an administrator comment)I've cleaned up the above so the answers are not in the comments anymore. Cheers and Thanks, L235-Talk Ping when replying 16:30, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Trouble adding institution[edit]

The following message was left on my talk page: Hello! I am a professor at Ohio State, which does not yet have a presence on the Special: Institutions page. I wish to use Wikipedia this autumn for an evolution class and am having trouble getting started. I have my own sandbox (Antlady), and have taken the training, and used the Course Wizard. The training indicates that after using Course Wizard there is a way to add my institution. HOWEVER, when I got to the end, it dumped me into the Education noticeboard, which does not seem to have a way out. I do not know how to get my institution listed, which is the first step. Can you help, please?!

Joan Herbers Ohio State University aka Antlady Antlady (talk) 14:27, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Could someone with familiarity with adding institutions help Joan? Thanks. Biosthmors (talk) pls notify me (i.e. {{U}}) while signing a reply, thx 15:07, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

I got a similar message. I've added the institution, but Prof. Herbers will still have to get the instructor flag to create the course. Cheers, Thanks, L235-Talk Ping when replying 15:25, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Resolved[edit]

I talked with this instructor by phone. She has a colleague who participated in the Wikipedia education program. I was impressed that she already was sensitive to the stress that classes can put on the Wikipedia community, and liked that she already had a plan for the students to submit "final" work to Wikipedia and follow up on community comments for five weeks after that. I wish all professors would account for that much time or longer in the follow up.

I know of no one in Ohio who might be available to present at this class in person, and I will not be their class ambassador, but I did offer to give the professor and teaching assistants a tour of Wikipedia in a virtual conference space next week. I expect to meet them then.

I gave this person course instructor userrights. I apologize for not getting a second opinion on this case, but as it happened this time, a lot of users have been informed of this class and there has not so far been a comment on it. I expect this was because it was a difficult decision due to lack of information. Blue Rasberry (talk) 15:06, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, Lane! @Antlady: I work at the Wiki Education Foundation, and I would also like to speak to you on the phone—I think it would be a good idea to talk about strategies for avoiding issues that may arise with your students. I would like to talk about how you'll ensure that so many groups will come up with notable topics and articles to edit, how you plan to review and evaluate their work, and if you can assign your teaching assistants our Ambassador training and then maybe even a Google Hangout with me. I don't want to suggest you definitely will have a lot of problems, but larger classes have traditionally been the ones that struggle, since any issue that comes up with the assignment affects so many more articles. Can you please email me at jami@wikiedu.org so we can set up a time? Jami (Wiki Ed) (talk) 16:35, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Campus Ambassador application: Jesibender[edit]

Jesibender (t · c · del · cross-wiki · SUL · wikichecker · count · pages created · auto edits · logs (block • rights) · google · lu  · rfar · arb · rfc · rfcu · ssp · spi) (assign permissions)(r · rv · p · f · t)

  1. Why do you want to be a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    I want to be a Wikipedia Ambassador because Wikipedia projects provide contextual basis for projects and illustrates the interconnected nature of information. The public-facing nature of the scholarship being created also introduces students to a community of scholars and helps them see their work as augmenting scholarly knowledge.
  2. Where are you based, and which educational institution(s) do you plan to work with as a Campus Ambassador?
    Hamilton, NY at Colgate University's Case Library
  3. What is your academic and/or professional background?
    I hold a B.A. from Cornell University and a M.L.I.S. from Pratt Institute. For the past year and a half, I have been employed as an Instructional Design and Web Librarian at Colgate University.
  4. In three sentences or less, summarize your prior experience with Wikimedia projects.
    Professionally, I have observed two classes utilize Wikipedia for project involving Muhammad and Women in Islam. I also have been involved in promoting Wikipedia as a pedagogical technology. Personally, I use Wikipedia every day.
  5. What else should we know about you that is relevant to being a Wikipedia Ambassador?

@OhanaUnited, Neelix, Ktr101, Pharos, Pongr: @Sleuthwood, Etlib, Daniel Simanek, Biosthmors, Kayz911: @DStrassmann, Rjensen, Bluerasberry, Kevin Gorman: --Jesibender (talk) 19:03, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Discussion

Hello Jesibender, I see you've had an account with Wikipedia for years but haven't really used it. Do you currently participate with any other accounts? — xaosflux Talk 01:45, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi Xaosflux, You are right - I used this account briefly a few years ago. Most of my teaching has been co-teaching with my colleagues, Debbie Krahmer and Sarah Kunze, both ambassadors at Colgate University. — Jesibender (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 14:54, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Campus Ambassador application: Swatantrasingh[edit]

Swatantrasingh (t · c · del · cross-wiki · SUL · wikichecker · count · pages created · auto edits · logs (block • rights) · google · lu  · rfar · arb · rfc · rfcu · ssp · spi) (assign permissions)(r · rv · p · f · t)


  1. Why do you want to be a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    I would like to all students and professors of our institution know everything about wikipedia.
  2. Where are you based, and which educational institution(s) do you plan to work with as a Campus Ambassador?
    I am from Bhopal, and i want to work with Radharaman Institute Of Technology & Science.
  3. What is your academic and/or professional background?
    Presently I am in 3rd Year ,pursuing Bachelor Of Engineering in Computer Science From Radharaman Institute Of Technology & Science,Bhopal.
  4. In three sentences or less, summarize your prior experience with Wikimedia projects.
    one day,i saw my college was not add on wikipedia,than i joined wikimedia and study about wikimedia.
  5. What else should we know about you that is relevant to being a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    YOUR ANSWER (OPTIONAL)

@OhanaUnited, Neelix, Ktr101, Pharos, Pongr: @Sleuthwood, Etlib, Daniel Simanek, Biosthmors, Kayz911: @DStrassmann, Rjensen, Bluerasberry, Kevin Gorman: --Swatantrasingh (talk) 13:51, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

Discussion

You have a very sparse contributions history on the English Wikipedia, have you contributed to any of the other language projects? — xaosflux Talk 14:00, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

Ans : - No,sir — Preceding unsigned comment added by Swatantrasingh (talkcontribs) 04:00, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Campus Ambassador application: Swatantrasingh[edit]

Swatantrasingh (talk · contribs)

  1. Why do you want to be a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    I would like to all students and professors of our institution know everything about wikipedia.
  2. Where are you based, and which educational institution(s) do you plan to work with as a Campus Ambassador?
    I am from Bhopal, and i want to work with Radharaman Institute Of Technology & Science
  3. What is your academic and/or professional background?
    Presently I am in 3rd Year ,pursuing Bachelor Of Engineering in Computer Science From Radharaman Institute Of Technology & Science,Bhopal
  4. In three sentences or less, summarize your prior experience with Wikimedia projects.
    one day,i saw my college was not add on wikipedia,than i joined wikimedia and study about wikimedia.)


@OhanaUnited, Neelix, Ktr101, Pharos, Pongr: @Sleuthwood, Etlib, Daniel Simanek, Biosthmors, Kayz911: @DStrassmann, Rjensen, Bluerasberry, Kevin Gorman: --Swatantra Singh 12:22, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Discussion

Request for course instructor right: MMHobbs (talk) (course page draft)[edit]

Name

<Margo Hobbs>

Institution

<Muhlenberg College>

Course title and description

<ARH225 Women and Art. This is an introductory art history course for undergraduates. We will investigate the role of women artists in the major movements in Western art from the Middle Ages to Postmodernism. We will consider the ways women artists are written into—and out of—history: many artists who are little-known today had considerable renown in their own time! This class will contribute to an ongoing effort to improve the coverage of women artists in Wikipedia by asking you to critique, edit, and expand relevant entries. Wikipedia assignments are woven into the course structure, with weekly workshops that introduce students to Wikipedia, writing for an encyclopedia, evaluating secondary sources, etc. The students will each edit an article on a woman artist.>

Number of students

<15>

Start and end dates

<August 25 to December 3>


@OhanaUnited, Neelix, Ktr101, Pharos, Pongr: @Sleuthwood, Etlib, Biosthmors, Kayz911: @Jami (Wiki Ed), Rjensen, Bluerasberry, Kevin Gorman: --MMHobbs (talk) 20:18, 18 August 2014 (UTC)MMHobbs

Request for course instructor right: ProfAAKlein (talk) (course page draft)[edit]

Name

Amanda Ann Klein

Institution

East Carolina University

Course title and description

FILM3900: American and International Film History Part I: History of Film from 1895 to World War II Students are undergraduates who have taken FILM2900: Introduction to Film Studies

This course is a broad survey of the major films, genres, regulatory bodies and economic structures that defined cinema, both American and international, from its inception in the mid- 1890s through the onset of World War II. The course will address the social, industrial, and aesthetic history of these films, studying how they were made, sold, and exhibited in theaters. Students will begin the course by focusing on the technological and social changes that led to the development of the cinema and how later developments, such as the coming of sound and the development of various international studio systems, impacted the medium. While the major concern of this course is to understand these films in terms of their historical context, studies will also examine specific formal, narrative and rhetorical choices made by the individual films and filmmakers.

I am using Wikipedia in this course for 2 reasons: 1. teach students how to do proper historical research 2. teach lesson in understanding how knowledge is aggregated, vetted and shared online.


Number of students

Approximately 25

Start and end dates

August-December 2014

@OhanaUnited, Neelix, Ktr101, Pharos, Pongr: @Sleuthwood, Etlib, Biosthmors, Kayz911: @Jami (Wiki Ed), Rjensen, Bluerasberry, Kevin Gorman: --ProfAAKlein (talk) 17:52, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Will the students be required do editing on Wikipedia for credit? Rjensen (talk) 20:36, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
@ProfAAKlein: I went ahead and granted you the user right. Your assignment looks well thought-out on your draft course page, and I know you were connected to the assignment through Adeline, who has learned a lot about teaching with Wikipedia. Look for an email from me shortly to set up some time to talk about any concerns you have and so I can make sure you and your students have the most updated and best materials. Looking forward to seeing the work they do! Jami (Wiki Ed) (talk) 21:06, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
@ProfAAKlein: I went ahead and moved your draft to this course page. It may not show up in the list of courses until tomorrow, as it sometimes takes several hours, but you can at least access it through that direct link! Jami (Wiki Ed) (talk) 21:13, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

@The ed17: Care to help out in person this next year, as you are both in the same neighborhood. Kevin Rutherford (talk) 22:30, 20 August 2014 (UTC)