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"Safe wiki": Teaching responsible use of Wikipedia
- ACEC abstract
- paper (PDF) -CC-BY-3.0
- slides (PDF) - CC-BY-SA-3.0
- slidecast (Flash slides + synchronised audio) - CC-BY-SA-3.0
- audio (mp3, 52 min, 48MB) (note: audio is not from ACEC) - CC-BY-SA-3.0
Analysing article histories
- Floriade (Canberra)
- Wikipedia Page History Statistics are linked on every article's history page. This tool gives overall statistics (totals, averages), edits per year/month and edits per user, for a particular article. for Floriade
- WikiBlame - find out in which revision some particular text was added. WikiBlame lists the revisions and whether or not they have the offending text. e.g. find "After some controversy" for Floriade.
- Wiki Trust e.g. Jenny Macklin - Jenny Macklin history. diff where last paragraph was added (nb: Wiki Trust runs on an old copy of Wikipedia, now out of date)
- WikiChanges - plot number of edits of an article over time on a chart. Can also plot two articles on a single chart for comparison. WikiChanges for Sydney vs Melbourne
Resources for educators on Wikipedia itself
- Wikipedia:School and university projects
- A good article from Wikipedia's internal newspaper, the Wikipedia Signpost: Wikipedia classroom assignments on the rise (Dec 2006).
- Wikipedia:WikiProject Classroom coordination - a meeting place for Wikipedians who want to help teachers and educators with Wikipedia-related projects.
This used to be Wikipedia, anyway:
- http://schools-wikipedia.org/ - 2007 Wikipedia Selection for Schools - 4,600+ hand-selected and quality checked articles with images. also available for download.
What types of projects?
- Evaluating articles
- Improving/creating articles
- Analysing collaborative authoring
Potentially useful pages for investigating the "Global Village":