User talk:D guz
- 1 Introductions
- 2 Wikipedia Ambassador Program Newsletter: 28 January 2011
- 3 Hi David, looking for an MSU photo for a wiki article
- 4 Wikipedia Ambassador Program Newsletter: 13 February 2011
- 5 Media and Telecommunication Policy project
- 6 Dr. Obar's class
- 7 Wikipedia Ambassador Program Newsletter: 21 March 2011
- 8 Lab signups!
- 9 Wikipedia Ambassador Program Newsletter: 22 April 2011
- 10 Please take the Wikipedia Ambassador Program survey
- 11 Region 5 announcement
- 12 Continuing?
- 13 Ambassador Program: assessment drive
- 14 Wikipedia Ambassadors update
Hey David, I'm Andrew Wardell. I'm excited for this project because Wikipedia is one of the greatest sources of information on the internet. It gives links to sources and keeps it's information up to date. My page is Genorok Genorok (talk) 20:00, 3 February 2011 (UTC)
Hey David. This is Kyle Snage in the TC 210 course. I'm excited for this project because I have never done editing on Wikipedia until this class. user:kylesnage Kylesnage (talk) 14:00, 27 January 2011 (UTC)
Hello David! I'm Anna P. Chlopecki and I am really psyched to help out with this assignment. It'll definitely be a good semester! My page is user:Chlopeck. Chlopeck (talk) 14:01, 27 January 2011 (UTC)
Hey David! I'm really excited to start working more with our Wikipedia project. Thanks so much for taking the time to come in and lecture our class on how to edit/use the Wikipedia sites! User:Laurnicole17 Laurnicole17 (talk) 15:20, 27 January 2011 (UTC)
Hey David, this is Peter, this project sounds pretty cool. Being able to contribute back to a resource that I've been using for years definitely sounds pretty rewarding! Rifelpet (talk) 20:22, 27 January 2011 (UTC)
David, My name is Edward Olsen. You did not kill my father. I like this project because Wikipedia is a tool that everyone should have access to. Knowledge is best set free. Olsenedw (talk) 02:43, 28 January 2011 (UTC)
Hi David - I'm Devan Sayles. I think our Wikipedia project is going to be great - I'd much rather contribute to Wikipedia than write a regular paper! My user page is User:Dsayles08 Dsayles08 (talk) 19:27, 28 January 2011 (UTC)
Hey David, My name is Nick Pingtella, and working on this project is going to be splendid since I can contribute to such an imperative and monumental task. Pingtell (talk) 00:10, 29 January 2011 (UTC)
Hey, my name's Chris Thomas. I'm looking forward to this project because it's a good way to integrate multimedia we can utilize after the class. User:Cthomas1264 Cthomas1264 (talk) 21:08, 29 January 2011 (UTC)
Hi, my name is Jesse Lupinski, and I'm excited about the project because I've never edited Wikipedia before. I'm also interested in social computing applications. Jassu86 (talk) 17:08, 31 January 2011 (UTC)
Hi, my name is David Gill, This should be more interesting than your run of the mill projects you get in most classes as we will truly be contributing to general knowledge dissemination. Gilldav2 (talk) 17:50, 31 January 2011 (UTC)
Hey David. My name is Blair Ellison. I am excited to learn about the ins and outs of Wikipedia and the process that I have to go through to make a Wikipedia page. Elliso56 (talk) 00:11, 3 February 2011 (UTC)
Hey David. My name is Alexandra Brito. I am excited to learn about Wikipedia, and to later explain everything about it to friends. Alexandra Brito (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 06:11, 3 February 2011 (UTC).
Ello David. My name is Ashley McClellan. I am excited about this assignment because I will be learning more about the other side of the Wikipedia world a.k.a editing. User:Mcclel71 Mcclel71 (talk) 07:37, 3 February 2011 (UTC)
Wikipedia Ambassador Program Newsletter: 28 January 2011
Hi David, looking for an MSU photo for a wiki article
David, have already communicated with the other two Ambassadors. Am requesting help getting a photo taken and uploaded to Wiki so that I can use it in an article. Hope I am not spamming. Just looking for an assist from someone close by. Details are here: TCO (talk) 00:36, 29 January 2011 (UTC)
Wikipedia Ambassador Program Newsletter: 13 February 2011
Media and Telecommunication Policy project
Hey David, hope all is well. Just wanted to drop a note letting you know that I am the Coordinating Online Ambassador for the Media and Telecommunication Policy project/class, as of yesterday. I have added my username and information on the second row of "The TC 210 Team" section (look for the goofy South Park character), so the students can find me quickly. I have some experience with radio and television stations, along with their companies, so I can be of more assistance than just showing people where to go for information. My talk page is open 24/7 and I try to answer posts immediately when I am online and as soon as I see them when I have been offline. Please let me know if I can be off assistance. Take Care....Neutralhomer • Talk • 07:39, 18 February 2011 (UTC)
Dr. Obar's class
I'm sending the same message to D guz and Alliecat47, as the two MSU Ambassadors for Dr. Obar's public policy course. I'm mentoring two different groups, who will have 2 very different challenges. My first group, Media Access Project will be creating a new article from scratch, and are probably going to need to worry most about establishing the notability of the group through reliable sources (it seems to probably meet our guidelines, but not certainly). The other group, National Broadband Plan (United States) will be working on an article that is already quite extensive with a lot of sources, if not in the best condition. I'm concerned that it may be difficult for the second group to show their performance in as clear a way as the first group. Do you know how the assignments will take these differences into account? Qwyrxian (talk) 01:46, 4 March 2011 (UTC)
Wikipedia Ambassador Program Newsletter: 21 March 2011
If you want personal help, please email me and post a signed entry under this post, with the time and location you would like to meet. (remember to indent your post with a colon ":" so I know you are responding to this post.) I am available:
|10:30-2, 5:15-8||5:15-10||2:30-6||11:30-3:30, 5:30 - late|
- Sign up here
Wikipedia Ambassador Program Newsletter: 22 April 2011
Please take the Wikipedia Ambassador Program survey
We are at a pivotal point in the development of the Wikipedia Ambassador Program. Your feedback will help shape the program and role of Ambassadors in the future. Please take this 10 minute survey to help inform and improve the Wikipedia Ambassadors.
Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments, Thank You!
Amy Roth (Research Analyst, Public Policy Initiative) (talk) 20:37, 24 May 2011 (UTC)
Region 5 announcement
Hey there; you'll want to add our region's noticeboard to your watchlist: Wikipedia:Ambassadors/Great Lakes. Anything that needs to be handled at a regional level will be posted there. Bob the WikipediaN (talk • contribs) 18:21, 11 July 2011 (UTC)
Ambassador Program: assessment drive
Even though it's been quiet on-wiki, the Wikipedia Ambassador Program has been busy over the last few months getting ready for the next term. We're heading toward over 80 classes in the US, across all disciplines. You'll see courses start popping up here, and this time we want to match one or more Online Ambassadors to each class based on interest or expertise in the subject matter. If you see a class that you're interested, please contact the professor and/or me; the sooner the Ambassadors and professors get in communication, the better things go. Look for more in the coming weeks about next term.
In the meantime, with a little help I've identified all the articles students did significant work on in the last term. Many of the articles have never been assessed, or have ratings that are out of date from before the students improved them. Please help assess them! Pick a class, or just a few articles, and give them a rating (and add a relevant WikiProject banner if there isn't one), and then update the list of articles.
Once we have updated assessments for all these articles, we can get a better idea of how quality varied from course to course, and which approaches to running Wikipedia assignments and managing courses are most effective.
--Sage Ross - Online Facilitator, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 17:22, 27 July 2011 (UTC)
Wikipedia Ambassadors update
Hi! You're getting this message because you are or have been a Wikipedia Ambassador. A new term is beginning for the United States and Canada Education Programs, and I wanted to give you an update on some important new information if you're interested in continuing your work this term as a Wikipedia Ambassador.
You may have heard a reference to a transition the education program is going through. This is the last term that the Wikimedia Foundation will directly run the U.S. and Canada programs; beginning in June, a proposed thematic organization is likely to take over organizing the program. You can read more about the proposal here.
Another major change in the program will take effect immediately. Beginning this term, a new MediaWiki education extension will replace all course pages and Ambassador lists. (See Wikipedia:Course pages and Help:Education Program extension for more details.) Included in the extension are online volunteer and campus volunteer user rights, which let you create and edit course pages and sign up as an ambassador for a particular course.
If you would like to continue serving as a Wikipedia Ambassador — even if you do not support a class this term — you must create an ambassador profile. If you're no longer interested in being a Wikipedia Ambassador, you don't need to do anything.
- Please do these steps as soon as possible
First, you need the relevant user rights for Online and/or Campus Ambassadors. (If you are an admin, you can grant the rights yourself, for you as well as other ambassadors.) Just post your rights request here, and we'll get you set up as quickly as possible.
Once you've got the ambassador rights, please set up at a Campus and/or Online Ambassador profile. You can do so at:
Going forward, the lists of Ambassadors at Special:CampusAmbassadors and Special:OnlineAmbassadors will be the official roster of who is an active Ambassador. If you would like to be an Ambassador but not ready to serve this term, you can un-check the option in your profile to publicly list it (which will remove your profile from the list).
After that, you can sign on to support courses. The list of courses will be at Special:Courses. (By default, this lists "Current" courses, but you can change the Status filter to "Planned" to see courses for this term that haven't reached their listed start date yet.)
As this is the first term we have used the extension, we know there will be some bugs, and we know the feature set is not as rich as it could be. (A big wave of improvements is already in the pipeline. And if you know MediaWiki and could help with code review, we'd love to have your help!) Please reach out to me (Sage Ross) with any complaints, bug reports, and feature suggestions. The basic features of the extension are documented at Wikipedia:Course pages, and you can see a tutorial for setting up and using them here.
- Communication and keeping up to date
In the past, the Education Program has had a pretty fragmented set of communication channels. We're trying to fix that. These are the recommended places to discuss and stay up-to-date on the education program:
- The education noticeboard has become the main on-wiki location for discussion of the Education Program. You can post there about broad education program issues as well as issues with individual courses.
- The Ambassadors Announce email list is a very low-traffic announcements list of important information all Ambassadors need to be aware of. We encourage all Ambassadors (and other interested Wikipedians) to subscribe to the list; follow the instructions on the link to add your email address.
- If you use IRC regularly, or need to try to reach someone immediately, the #wikipedia-en-ambassadors connect IRC channel is the place to find me and fellow Ambassadors.
- Ambassador training and resources
We now have an online training for Ambassadors, which is intended to be both an orientation about the Wikipedia Ambassador role for newcomers and the manual for how to do the role. (There are parallel trainings for students and for educators as well.)
Please go through the training if you feel like you need a refresher on how a typical class is supposed to go and where the Ambassadors fit in, or if you want to review and help improve it. If there's something you'd like to see added, or other suggestions you have for it, feel free to edit the training and/or leave feedback. A primer on setting up and using course pages is included in the educators' training.
The Resources page of the training is the main place for Ambassador-related resources. If there's something you think is important as a resource that's not on there, please add it.
Finally, whether or not you work with any classes this term, I encourage you to post entries to the Trophy Case whenever you see excellent work from students or if you have great examples from past semesters. And, as always, let students (and other editors!) know when they do things well; a little WikiLove goes a long way!