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- 1 Welcome to WIKISOO
- 2 Books & Bytes, Issue 4
- 3 Second WIKISOO class starts soon!
- 4 Hi back at you
- 5 WIKISOO Week 3
- 6 Week 4 of Writing Wikipedia Articles: Final Projects Ahoy!
- 7 WIKISOO check-in
- 8 Week 6 of WIKISOO
- 9 Your WIKISOO Signator Badge
- 10 Books & Bytes - Issue 5
- 11 OER inquiry
- 12 Outline of Open Ed!
- 13 Books & Bytes, Issue 6
- 14 The Wikipedia Library: New Account Coordinators Needed
- 15 Books and Bytes - Issue 7
- 16 Books and Bytes - Issue 8
- 17 New Wikipedia Library Accounts Now Available (November 2014)
- 18 New Wikipedia Library Accounts Now Available (December 2014)
- 19 Books and Bytes - Issue 9
- 20 Books and Bytes - Issue 10
- 21 A new reference tool
- 22 Books and Bytes - Issue 11
- 23 The Wikipedia Library needs you!
- 24 Books and Bytes - Issue 12
Welcome to WIKISOO
Hello and welcome to the Writing Wikipedia Articles course (#WIKISOO)! We look forward to meeting you in the first class on 25 February (Americas)/26 Feb (Asia/Australia). By now you should have received an introductory email with some details about the course. If you can't find it, there's an archived copy of the email at this link.
To attend the live session, please check our course home page for instructions and the link. We recommend logging into Blackboard Collaborate (the live class software we use) before the day of class, to be sure it's working. (More tips on the home page.)
If taking the course in self-paced mode, please come say hello on the course talk page so we know who you are! Thanks for signing up, and we'll see you Tuesday! - Pete (talk) 06:16, 24 February 2014 (UTC)
- Hey! Welcome back! - Sara FB (talk) 02:55, 25 February 2014 (UTC)
Books & Bytes, Issue 4
Second WIKISOO class starts soon!
Hi! Just a quick reminder that the second WIKISOO class starts in about 3 hours. Even if you missed Week 1, please join us at this link for the live webinar - ideally about 15 minutes early to test your mic/speakers. If you haven’t finished up your Week 1 homework, there’s still time; post any questions on the class talk page! You can also watch a video of last week’s class on YouTube (earlier audio problems have been corrected). Feel free to contact me on my talk page with questions anytime! - WIKISOO co-instructor Sara FB (talk) 22:08, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
Hi back at you
Hi Litjade, I am returning your hi you left on my talk page. I could not attend the first week of the WIKISOO lecture, but I am on board now. I hope you enjoy your learning trip and let me know how we can collaborate. Best of luck AboluayTalk2me 18:10, 8 March 2014 (UTC)
- Thanks for the reply! I think in the next week or so of class we'll have a chance to team up on articles, so let's team up. By the way, how do you pronounce your name? —Litjade (talk) 20:15, 8 March 2014 (UTC)
- Sure we can team up. About my name: in my culture, I am called after my son. His name is Luay (Loo Eye, which is Louis in English). Abo means "father", so you pronounce my name as abo-lu-eye (which means the father of Luay). My real name is Annas... I hope this helps.. Talk to you soon. AboluayTalk2me 20:56, 8 March 2014 (UTC)
WIKISOO Week 3
PLEASE NOTE: If you're not in the USA, please double-check the class time. We have gone on Daylight Savings Time (also known as Summer Time) in the USA, so for some of you the class time will be an hour earlier. (If your country goes on Summer Time in the coming weeks, you will want to check again!)
This week we are going to start off with some basic review of all we've covered. So if you've been feeling behind or confused by all the details, we'll make sure we've got your questions answered before forging ahead! See you soon, -Pete (talk) 16:31, 11 March 2014 (UTC)
Week 4 of Writing Wikipedia Articles: Final Projects Ahoy!
Hey Litjade - hope all is going well with you as we segue into Week 4 of WIKISOO! Just a reminder, in case you need it, that depending on your time zone, class time may have shifted - check out this link to make sure you know when to join us. Looking forward to chatting more with you this week about the Final Project - if you already know which article you're working on, you'll find instructions there for sharing this information easily with your classmates. Post any questions to the class Talk page, please! See you in class tomorrow! Sara FB (talk) 01:47, 18 March 2014 (UTC)
How's it going, Litjade? Just touching base as we start the fifth (!) week of the WIKISOO course. We're excited to see students working on such a diverse range of articles! If you haven't already, log in, scroll down to the bottom of the main course page to list your chosen final project article next to your own name; brag a little about your work (or just ask questions!) on the course talk page; and join the live lecture tomorrow as we move towards completion of the course! This is when things get exciting. :) Looking forward to seeing you in class! - Sara FB (talk) 23:44, 24 March 2014 (UTC)
Week 6 of WIKISOO
Hi Litjade! Just checking in as we head into the final week of the Writing Wikipedia Articles class. You can look through last week's ether pad notes, check out your homework assignments from Week 5, and watch last week's lecture on YouTube - all right here. Check out my note from last week (above) if you're still diving into your Final Project... or head over to the course talk page to see if anyone else is having the same issues you are! Looking forward to seeing you in the last live webinar of the session tomorrow. Big WikiLove. -Sara FB (talk) 23:25, 31 March 2014 (UTC)
- Hey there, @Sara FB. I've gotten P2PU messages inviting me to give feedback on fellow students' projects toward the WIKISOO Burba Badge. Is that the same thing as reviewing? What do you suggest? I've also posted to Pete, asking for advice. —Litjade (talk) 23:51, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
Your WIKISOO Signator Badge
|WIKISOO Signator Badge|
|You have earned the WIKISOO Signator Badge through your (extensive!) participation in the online course Writing Wikipedia Articles.|
Jade, thank you for taking our class -- multiple times! -- and for your efforts to help newer students! You may want to place the badge above on your user page. Also, as a badgeholder, you are now able to award the badge to others who earn it. Happy editing, and we'll see you around the wiki! -Pete (talk) 23:11, 4 April 2014 (UTC)
Books & Bytes - Issue 5
Hi Litjade, I'm sending you this message because you're one of about 300 users who have recently edited an article in the umbrella category of open educational resources (OER) (or open education). In evaluating several projects we've been working on (e.g. the WIKISOO course and WikiProject Open), my colleague Pete Forsyth and I have wondered who chooses to edit OER-related articles and why. Regardless of whether you've taken the WIKISOO course yourself - and/or never even heard the term OER before - we'd be extremely grateful for your participation in this brief, anonymous survey before 27 April. No personal data is being collected. If you have any ideas or questions, please get in touch. My talk page awaits. Thanks for your support! - Sara FB (talk) 20:44, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
Outline of Open Ed!
Hey Litjade, really sorry I still haven't commented on your Open Ed outline - it's a topic really near to my heart. Finally wrapped up some really intensive work and travel (phew) and getting caught up. Do you want to set up some time to go over the concepts by Skype? My schedule is flexible - I'm in central time... - Sara FB (talk) 14:07, 15 May 2014 (UTC)
Books & Bytes, Issue 6
The Wikipedia Library: New Account Coordinators Needed
Hi Books & Bytes recipients: The Wikipedia Library has been expanding rapidly and we need some help! We currently have 10 signups for free account access open and several more in the works... In order to help with those signups, distribute access codes, and manage accounts we'll need 2-3 more Account Coordinators.
It takes about an hour to get up and running and then only takes a couple hours per week, flexible depending upon your schedule and routine. If you're interested in helping out, please drop a note in the next week at my talk page or shoot me an email at: jorlowitzgmail.com. Thanks and cheers, Jake Ocaasi via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 23:41, 20 June 2014 (UTC)
Books and Bytes - Issue 7
Books and Bytes - Issue 8
New Wikipedia Library Accounts Now Available (November 2014)
- DeGruyter: 1000 new accounts for English and German-language research. Sign up on one of two language Wikipedias:
- Fold3: 100 new accounts for American history and military archives
- Scotland's People: 100 new accounts for Scottish genealogy database
- British Newspaper Archive: expanded by 100+ accounts for British newspapers
- Highbeam: 100+ remaining accounts for newspaper and magazine archives
- Questia: 100+ remaining accounts for journal and social science articles
- JSTOR: 100+ remaining accounts for journal archives
Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 23:25, 5 November 2014 (UTC)
New Wikipedia Library Accounts Now Available (December 2014)
- Elsevier - science and medicine journals and books
- Royal Society of Chemistry - chemistry journals
- Pelican Books - ebook monographs
- Public Catalogue Foundation- art books
Other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page. Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team.00:25, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
Books and Bytes - Issue 9
Books and Bytes - Issue 10
A new reference tool
Hello Books & Bytes subscribers. There is a new Visual Editor reference feature in development called Citoid. It is designed to "auto-fill" references using a URL or DOI. We would really appreciate you testing whether TWL partners' references work in Citoid. Sharing your results will help the developers fix bugs and improve the system. If you have a few minutes, please visit the testing page for simple instructions on how to try this new tool. Regards, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:47, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
Books and Bytes - Issue 11
The Wikipedia Library needs you!
Books and Bytes - Issue 12
The Interior 15:23, 16 July 2015 (UTC)