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

Name

Aaron Shaw

Institution

Northwestern University

Course title and description

Course title: Online Communities & Crowds (Communication Studies 378)

'Subjects:' This course introduces students to the history, dynamics, and challenges of collaboration in online communities & crowds. It is an upper-level undergraduate course with approximately 40-45 students. Wikipedia constitutes a major part of the syllabus and the six editing assignments will make up a major piece of the experiential component of the course. The plan for these assignments will follow the very similar approach to that used by Joseph Reagle in his Online Communities course at Northeastern University.
I would still like to identify an experienced editor to work with on this project (I am not a completely inexperienced editor, but it would be great to get some help/advice) and would welcome suggestions (especially if there happens to be an ambassador or other experienced editor based in the Chicagoland area who might be willing to come visit the class at some point!). I taught a very similar course last year, but the Wikipedia editing assignments were much less structured and did not utilize any of the awesome resources available through the Education Program.


Number of students

40-45 (enrollment will be finalized within two weeks).

Start and end dates

September 24-December 5 (however, the Wikipedia assignments will all occur during October and November).

@OhanaUnited, Neelix, Ktr101, Pharos, Pongr: @Sleuthwood, Etlib, Biosthmors, Kayz911: @Jami (Wiki Ed), Rjensen, Bluerasberry, Kevin Gorman: --Aaronshaw (talk) 03:25, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

@Aaronshaw: Hey, Aaron! Glad you're participating more formally this time around. I granted you the user right and created your course page from your draft (here: Education Program:Northwestern University/Online Communities and Crowds (Fall 2014) ). I will help you look for someone in the Chicago area—email me at jami@wikiedu.org! Jami (Wiki Ed) (talk) 04:10, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
@Jami (Wiki Ed): Thanks so much, Jami! I'll be updating my course website and such in the next couple of days and will link to everything from the course page as I do. Also, I dug into the list of online ambassadors and discovered that there's one person there who is a Chicagoan, so I've left them a talk page message to see if they're interested in participating in any way. In the meantime, please let me know if you have any leads (I'm at aaronshaw@northwestern.edu) and I'll follow up soon too. Aaronshaw (talk) 04:20, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Campus Ambassador application:ManivannanMcet[edit]

ManivannanMcet (talk · contribs)

  1. Why do you want to be a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    YOUR ANSWER To enhance my Passion to learn, share, lead and grow. To join and work with the community of people who are passionate about taking up responsibilities and to work on mutual benefits. To inspire my peers by sharing and promoting Wikipedia’s extra-ordinary contributions by constantly playing a role of an evangelist in the community.
  2. Where are you based, and which educational institution(s) do you plan to work with as a Campus Ambassador?
    YOUR ANSWER I Belong to India and I plan to work for Dr.Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology
  3. What is your academic and/or professional background?
    YOUR ANSWER Bachelor of Engineering(Computer Science)
  4. In three sentences or less, summarize your prior experience with Wikimedia projects.
    YOUR ANSWER (OPTIONAL)
  5. What else should we know about you that is relevant to being a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    YOUR ANSWER (OPTIONAL) I am closely associated with various WikiPedia like platforms namely Mozilla(Student Ambassador and Contributor)and various other technical forums.

@OhanaUnited, Neelix, Ktr101, Pharos, Pongr: @Sleuthwood, Etlib, Daniel Simanek, Biosthmors, Kayz911: @DStrassmann, Rjensen, Bluerasberry, Kevin Gorman: --ManivannanMcet (talk) 09:51, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

Discussion
  • X mark.svg Not done no other edits beside this page. --Guerillero | My Talk 18:49, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Request for Course Instructor Right[edit]

Request for course instructor right: SarahEMC2 (talk) 17:47, 25 September 2014 (UTC)[edit]

Name

Sarah Einstein

Institution

Ohio University

Course title and description

ENG 3950: Creative Writing Workshop (Nonfiction) Fall 2014 This is an advanced creative writing workshop focusing on nonfiction writing. Our goals for engaging with Wikipedia are to create or update author pages for writers doing significant work in creative nonfiction. Students have each been assigned a specific writer to read and research. We're working with Campus Volunteer user:Matthewvetter who will be assisting with editing tutorials, workshops, and Q&A.


Number of students

10

Start and end dates

9/25/14 to 12/12/14

@SarahEMC2: I granted you the user right, since you're working closely with Matthew. If you send me an email at jami@wikiedu.org, I can help you get your course page started, students enrolled, and make sure they have the student training and other printed materials to prepare them for their assignment. Looking forward to hearing from you! Jami (Wiki Ed) (talk) 17:54, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

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

Name

Monica J Kelley

Institution

Millsaps College

Course title and description

ARTS 2570 - Contemporary Art History (advanced undergraduates) IDST 2400.03 - Modernity in 19th Century Art (undergraduates) Both courses will be adding information drawn from their research papers to Wikipedia - either through a new entry or adding to an existing page. We're all very excited about this and I'll be presenting a "Lessons Learned" talk to the faculty on how well this process went.

Number of students

8 in ARTS 2570 and 19 in IDST 2400.04

Start and end dates

Started August 27 and ends December 10

@OhanaUnited, Neelix, Ktr101, Pharos, Pongr: @Sleuthwood, Etlib, Biosthmors, Kayz911: @Jami (Wiki Ed), Rjensen, Bluerasberry, Kevin Gorman: --Jovanme (talk) 23:04, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

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

Name

Randall Livingstone

Institution

Endicott College

Course title and description

The course is CMM115 Intro to Social Media, which covers theories, concepts, and practices of various social media. Students in the course are generally in their first or second year of college. As my previous academic research (dissertation work and publications, etc.) has been about Wikipedia, I've made learning about and working with Wikipedia a major project for this class. Our project will take place over three months of the term and include numerous stages of research, writing, revision, and feedback from the community. I have spoken on-wiki and on the phone with User:Sage Ross (WFM) about this project.

Number of students

47

Start and end dates

Fall 2014 (Sept 3 - Dec 19)

@OhanaUnited, Neelix, Ktr101, Pharos, Pongr: @Sleuthwood, Etlib, Biosthmors, Kayz911: @Jami (Wiki Ed), Rjensen, Bluerasberry, Kevin Gorman: --UOJComm (talk) 14:18, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

Comments[edit]

  • @UOJComm: 47 students is rather large. How are you going to mitigate any plagiarism problems with a class of this size? --Guerillero | My Talk 18:42, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
@UOJComm: I went ahead and granted you the user right, and I moved your draft to your course page (here: Education Program:Endicott College/Intro to Social Media (Fall 2014) ). User:Guerillero, Randall spoke to Sage on the phone late last week, and the plan is to get a very basic edit to Wikipedia. They will work in big groups, and I believe they talked about the concerns with larger classes (and how to avoid them). Jami (Wiki Ed) (talk) 19:05, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
That is better than some of the alternatives; sounds good. Best of luck. --Guerillero | My Talk 19:08, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
Thank you both for the review and comments. Yes, we are taking a slow and organized approach, and I look forward to feedback from the community and Wiki Ed staff and volunteers. UOJComm (talk) 19:30, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Campus Ambassador application: ongmianli[edit]

Ongmianli (talk · contribs)

  1. Why do you want to be a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    I am excited about helping disseminate evidence-based assessments in mood disorders, and this is the best way for me to help students who are interested in doing so.
  2. Where are you based, and which educational institution(s) do you plan to work with as a Campus Ambassador?
    I am based at UNC-Chapel Hill, and I plan to work with UNC as a Campus Ambassador.
  3. What is your academic and/or professional background?
    I am a clinical psychology doctoral candidate at UNC. My research interests include accurate assessment in pediatric bipolar disorder and dissemination of evidence-based asessments.
  4. In three sentences or less, summarize your prior experience with Wikimedia projects.
    I have submitted evidence-based assessment pages for pediatric bipolar disorder on Wikipedia.
  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: @Frankcjones: --Ongmianli (talk) 01:19, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

Discussion

I met with Ongmianli on 9/22 at UNC. He completed the online training and made his request to be a campus ambassador on 9/28. I've made the change to his user rights. Frankcjones (talk) 16:20, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

Campus Ambassador application: justshubh[edit]

Justshubh (talk · contribs)

  1. Why do you want to be a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    I have great Passion for Wikipedia projects and i would like this extraordinary team to:
  • To enhance my Passion to learn, share, lead and grow.
  • To join and work with the community of people who are passionate about taking up responsibilities and to work on mutual benefits.
  • To inspire my peers by sharing and promoting Wikipedia’s extra-ordinary contributions by constantly playing a role of an evangelist in the communit
  1. Where are you based, and which educational institution(s) do you plan to work with as a Campus Ambassador?
    I live In New Delhi, India. I would love to work for Jamia Hamdard.
  2. What is your academic and/or professional background?
    Bachelor of Technology(Computer Science).
  3. In three sentences or less, summarize your prior experience with Wikimedia projects.
    I currently have no experience regarding Wikimedia Projects but I would start it soon.
  4. What else should we know about you that is relevant to being a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    I had worked as a Campus Ambassador for Mozilla and Twenty19.Besides that I have good communication and editorial skills and have a command over Queen's English.

@OhanaUnited, Neelix, Ktr101, Pharos, Pongr: @Sleuthwood, Etlib, Daniel Simanek, Biosthmors, Kayz911: @DStrassmann, Rjensen, Bluerasberry, Kevin Gorman: --Justshubh (talk) 07:22, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

Discussion

I had submitted a campus ambassador application after taking the time to do the training, but I haven't been granted the appropriate rights and I'm not able to create a course page for the faculty member I'm working with. I might be missing something about this process, but if anyone can give me some tips on completing the process and being officially deemed a campus ambassador, please let me know. It looks like the application was archived with any action taken on it. Thanks in advance. JustShubh (talk) 1.00 pm, 28 September 2014 (IST)

  • X mark.svg Not done I need some editing history to make sure you have a working understanding of wikipedia. The fact that you hand wrote your signature does not make me think you have enough clue, yet, to have this role. --Guerillero | My Talk 18:46, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Campus Ambassador application: Swatantrasingh[edit]

Swatantrasingh (talk · contribs)

  1. Why do you want to be a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    I have leadership quality and i want to apply my leadership quality and improve my communication skill,Presentation skill and leadership quality.
  2. Where are you based, and which educational institution(s) do you plan to work with as a Campus Ambassador?
    Bhopal,(Madhya Pradesh) , i plan to work with Radharaman Institute Of Technology & Science.
  3. What is your academic and/or professional background?
    Presently i am pursuing Bachelor of Engineering in Computer science from Radharaman Institute Of Technology & Science , Bhopal(Madhya Pradesh)
  4. In three sentences or less, summarize your prior experience with Wikimedia projects.
    i have added some educational institutions and edited many of pages.
  5. What else should we know about you that is relevant to being a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    I have good communication and editorial skills.

@OhanaUnited, Neelix, Ktr101, Pharos, Pongr: @Sleuthwood, Etlib, Daniel Simanek, Biosthmors, Kayz911: @DStrassmann, Rjensen, Bluerasberry, Kevin Gorman: --Swatantra Singh 04:19, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Discussion

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

Name

Tom Van Daele

Institution

Thomas More University College, Antwerp, Belgium

Course title and description

As technology becomes more prominent in every aspect of our lives, psychology needs to answer the question to what extent psychology can serve as a guideline to shape technology and to what extent technology is shaping our behavior and psychological functioning. This is the focus of Applied Psychology & Technology, being taught to Belgian bachelor students in applied psychology.

Number of students

On average, 40 bachelor students follow this course on a yearly basis.

Start and end dates

The Wikipedia course will only probably start in the academic year 2015-2016, but the preparation for the successful start would be undertaken in the forthcoming year.

@OhanaUnited, Neelix, Ktr101, Pharos, Pongr: @Sleuthwood, Etlib, Biosthmors, Kayz911: @Jami (Wiki Ed), Rjensen, Bluerasberry, Kevin Gorman: --ToegepastePsychologieThomasMore (talk) 16:20, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

@ToegepastePsychologieThomasMore: Hi, Tom! Though I think you should be able to use this tool for your class, I haven't yet granted you the user right. It looks like you have at least a few months to finalize your course plans, and I think Floor Koudijs plans to speak to you first about your work in Belgium. One recommendation I'd like to make is that your students (whose first language is presumably French or Dutch) edit the language Wikipedia of their native tongue. We have found over the years that students excel when editing in the language in which they are most fluent. I'm sure Floor will talk to you about the assignment you'd like to set up in Belgium! Jami (Wiki Ed) (talk) 21:51, 1 October 2014 (UTC)