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Peer editor[edit]

Hello Global Youth Studies students, I am the fall 2015 peer editor. Last fall I took this class and worked on the article about Outcome-based education. In the end I worked heavily on the sections that fit with our goals for the course. The first section I worked on was focused on OBE programs around the world and the second was providing a neutral point of view (NPOV) to the benefits and drawbacks sections. I also rewrote the leading paragraph which previously appeared as a comparison to traditional education and had no citations. Throughout the article I added citations where there were none and added/removed links as needed.

If you need to contact me please use my contact information provided in the syllabus. Please contact me 24 hours in advance of when you would like to meet. I'm willing to find a time that works for both of us if my stated availability does not work for you. Remember I am here to help you with everything Wikipedia, large and small.

Below I've left my proposal from last fall and added a discussion about my proposal so that you can see how I went about starting the process of editing an article. In my sandbox you can see the entirety of what I published and compare it to the OBE article now. I did not work on the section titled What is OBE? and it has been removed from the main article due to lack of citations.


For the Wikipedia project I want to work with the Outcome-based education (OBE) page to help the article meet some of Wikipedia standards for a good article. One section I would like to work on extensively is the section comparing OBE to traditional education. I would like to give the section a NPOV by removing some of the bias in the current article favoring OBE and including information that includes comparison to systems of traditional education in the global south. I would also like to extend this section or divide it into subsections (if there are enough resources) that talk about this program at different academic levels, some of my research has shown OBE has been tested in tertiary education, but the article currently only focuses on its implementation at the secondary education level. If there are resources available I would also like to create a section on primary education.

A second section I would like to focus my efforts on is the OBE programs section, many of the sections need to be expanded or added. The South Africa section is one sentence that states that South Africa tried OBE, but gives no further details. Also there is not section on Asia, where I know there is some research available. If South or Central America has any resources I would like to add sections for that as well. The Europe section also needs expanding, as it only briefly mentions the EU’s attempt to shift to programs like OBE.

Other smaller things that I would like to work on for the entire article would include adding citations throughout the article, cleaning up some of the existing links, and adding new useful ones. As well as doing my best to ensure that the article maintains a NPOV throughout. A final goal would be to clear out unnecessary information that would belong in other articles or is simply more information than necessary on the topic.


This proposal was quite a large amount of work. In the end I did not end up working on each of these sections as it became too much work. Essentially I proposed to fix/rewrite the entire article. In fitting with the class goal of providing information from a global perspective I spent most of my energy on the Adoption and removal section, which focuses on OBE programs around the world, as well as the Benefits and Drawbacks sections to give them a NPOV. When making a proposal keep in mind the resources available and the amount of work that goes into each section. While my proposal seemed manageable at the time once I started working on each section I found that I was looking to do too much and in some cases I did not have enough information to improve some sections.














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