Wikipedia:United States Education Program/Courses/Introduction to Digital Literacies (Webster Newbold)

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Course description[edit]

Introduction to Digital Literacies teaches students ways of reading, analyzing, researching, and composing in emerging media. This course presents a rhetorical approach to digital literacies. It aims to help students identify and practice the roles of user, critic, and designer in the emerging world of digital communications. The course will also study larger issues of cultural change that affect how and why we communicate.



Instructor and Ambassadors[edit]

Instructor
Webster Newbold (talk) 18:51, 8 February 2012 (UTC)
Campus Ambassadors

A Large Trout (Talk)

Online Ambassadors

Section 1 2:00 The Interior (Talk)

Section 2 9:30 Steven Zhang (Talk)

Timeline[edit]

Week 5 (1): Feb 9[edit]

  • Introduce concept of collaborative research and Wikipedia environment
  • Article quality
  • Browsing articles, history, and talk pages
  • Rhetorical interactions, community discussions
  • Wikipedia essentials for participation
  • Resources: The "Rules"; Notability
  • Assignment: Read this week’s resources

Week 6 (2): Feb 16[edit]

  • Setting up of individual user accounts and sandboxes
  • Editing practice
  • Set up groups
  • Topic research and development: Portals, Stubs, and Projects
  • Identify Online Ambassador
  • Resources: Editing; Sandboxes; Portals; Stubs; Projects; The Missing Manual
  • Assignment: Generate 3 potential topics, post in Pathfinder’s Talk page for review

Week 7 (3): Feb 23[edit]

  • Develop topic, explore content
  • Review of prior class articles
  • Select topic proposal for review by Online Ambassador
  • Assignment: Coordinate topic revision with OA; divide responsibilities

Week 8 (4): Mar 1[edit]

  • Finalize topic and group responsibilities
  • Ongoing work on research and article development
  • Assignment: Begin to draft articles in sandboxes (each group will decide details)

Week 9 (5): Mar 13[edit]

  • Post overview of article intentions in Talk pages (where applicable)
  • Request additional comments from OA
  • Drafting articles in pathfinder's sandbox or talk area; have ready for review by March 18

Week 10 (6): Mar 22[edit]

  • Review of draft articles by OA
  • Checking and verification of references and proper use of source language (plagiarism avoidance)
  • Move article to Wikipedia if ready (with help from OA if needed)
  • Reflective memo due to instructor by end of class time Mar 22

Week 11 (7): Mar 27[edit]

  • All articles moved to Wikipedia by Mar 27
  • All groups monitor status of articles--answer questions, explain articles on talk pages if necessary

Weeks 12-15[edit]

  • Follow up article status; apply to “Featured article” or “Did you know?” if appropriate; help may be requested from OAs


Articles[edit]

This table will list each article that a student is working on, and which other students will be peer reviewers for the article.

P=Pathfinder, or group coordinator

User Article 1st reviewer 2nd reviewer
Section 2 @ 9:30
Jennifer—P Stouffer's open open
—Tressie Stouffer's open open
—Danielle Stouffer's open open
—Olivia Stouffer's open open
Rebekah—P Candy open open
—Kristyn Candy open open
—Jessi Candy open open
—Chaylee Candy open open
Sarah–P Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive open open
—Natalie Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive open open
—Stephanie Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive open open
Mitch–P A&W Cream Soda open open
—Casey A&W Cream Soda open open
—Tiffany A&W Cream Soda open open
—Sami A&W Cream Soda open open
Section 1 @ 2:00
Brittany—P Year-Round School open open
—Danielle Year-Round School open open
—Chase Year-Round School open open
Ryan—P Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library open open
—Megan Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library open open
—Scott Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library open open
—Alicia Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library open open
Malorie—P Beggin' Strips open open
—Matthew Beggin' Strips open open
—Sadie Beggin' Strips open open
Kate—P Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment open open
—Marisa Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment open open
—Austin Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment open open
—Bailey Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment open open



Article banners

To mark each article the subject of a student project, add the following code at the top of the talk page for each article: {{ WAP assignment | course = Wikipedia:United States Education Program/Courses/Introduction to Digital Literacies (Webster Newbold) | university = Ball State University | term = 2012 Q2 | project = }} That will result in the following banner (and make the articles easy to track):


Grading[edit]

Wikipedia Project will be graded as follows:

  • 250 points for the whole project
    • 75 points for the article itself, taken as a whole project; based on Wikipedia standards
    • 75 points from peer evaluation
    • 100 points for a reflective essay at the end
  • Details will appear in project assignment file (213S12 Collaborative Research Project.doc in BlackBoard, Main Assignments)


Students[edit]

Add your username to the list here using the format for Example User below: