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Online Ambassador application: myispguy[edit]

Myispguy[edit]

Myispguy (talk · contribs)

  1. Why do you want to be a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    To help first time users better understand how wikipedia works.
  2. In three sentences or less, summarize your involvement with Wikimedia projects.
    Research Information, correct old outdated info and to provide new and updated iu
  3. Please indicate a few articles to which you have made significant content contributions. (e.g. DYK, GA, FA, major revisions/expansions/copyedits).
    ga, major revisions/expansions/copyedits
  4. How have you been involved with welcoming and helping new users on Wikipedia?
    USUALLY CLIENTS AND CUSTOMERS OF MY BUSINESS WILL AKS ME TO SHOW THEM HOW WIKIPEDIA AND MEDIA WOIRKS.
  5. What do you see as the most important ways we could welcome newcomers or help new users become active contributors?
    A VERY SIMPLE 20 STEP INTERACTIVE TUTORIAL IN THE BEGGINING.
  6. Have you had major conflicts with other editors? Blocks or bans? Involvement in arbitration? Feel free to offer context, if necessary.
    NO
  7. How often do you edit Wikipedia and check in on ongoing discussions? Will you be available regularly for at least two hours per week, in your role as a mentor?
    1 EVERY FEW MONTHS
  8. How would you make sure your students were not violating copyright laws?
    AUTOMATIC COPYSCAPE SCAN
  9. If one of your students had an issue with copyright violation how would you resolve it?
    REMOVE LISTING, APOLOGISE TO COPYRIGHT OWNER AND CORRECT THE WRITING.
  10. In your _own_ words describe what copyright violation is.
    MODIFIYING ANY CONTENT THAT IS NOT DONE ORIGINALLY BY MYSELF.
  11. What else should we know about you that is relevant to being a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    I LOVE HELPING PEOPLE AND I WANT TO BE MORE INVOLVED IN HELPING PEOPLE BETTER UNDERSTAND THE AWESOME USES OF TECHNOLOGY.

Myispguy (talk) 21:03, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

Endorsements[edit]

(Two endorsements are needed for online ambassador approval.)

Online Ambassador application: Denver20[edit]

Denver20[edit]

Denver20 (talk · contribs)

  1. Why do you want to be a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    I am Capable of Handling then Responsibility of a Ambassador and Promise to Devout my full Sevice to Wikipedia. I also wish to Help Wikipedia and its Projects in Whatever way I can.
  2. In three sentences or less, summarize your involvement with Wikimedia projects.
    I have Continuously given my Full Support to Wikipedia. I have Spend an Adequate amount of Time Fighting Vandalism. I am in Full Time Support to Finish my Tasks given or to Moderate Pages.
  3. Please indicate a few articles to which you have made significant content contributions. (e.g. DYK, GA, FA, major revisions/expansions/copyedits).
    I have currently made a Lot of Moderating and Suggesting for the Proper Welfare of Many of Wikipedia's Pages and have spent a Lot of Time in giving new suggestions for a Page and the Readers Benefit.
  4. How have you been involved with welcoming and helping new users on Wikipedia?
    Yes I have Helped many users with their Quires and Have Seldom awarded Barn Stars to Unnoticed Members of Wikipedia, especially new Members.
  5. What do you see as the most important ways we could welcome newcomers or help new users become active contributors?
    Motivation is the Key to Success , If a Motivated user is Being Recognized for His Contributions small or Big , then He has set a Higher Standard to Complete every time he is Rewarded a barn star or Anything else, with this Technique new Members especially have a Higher Chance of Actively Participating
  6. Have you had major conflicts with other editors? Blocks or bans? Involvement in arbitration? Feel free to offer context, if necessary.
    No, Till date I Make sure whatever edit I make Small or Big may be made with only after fully Understanding that the Step will Benefit Wikipedia or Not.
  7. How often do you edit Wikipedia and check in on ongoing discussions? Will you be available regularly for at least two hours per week, in your role as a mentor?
    I am Available every day for at least one hour and an Extended amount of Time on weekends and Vacations.
  8. How would you make sure your students were not violating copyright laws?
    A Student would not Cheat Himself but he can cheat others, I would run to a Full Study in the answer he has given and Try to Understand or Google on Whether the Same Answer the student has answered or given a slight markup to make it different. If I find the Student cheating using copyright I would tell the student about his Mistake and That he is Cheating himself, and not the Institution.
  9. If one of your students had an issue with copyright violation how would you resolve it?
    I would clearly make him/her understand that the Way Technology has risen from the Ancient Ear till today's Day is for the Betterment of Mankind and not that with Unfair Means we can Excel in our Education and Studies. If Technology has risen to a level we also should try to raise our level of Education so that Standards may be set.
  10. In your _own_ words describe what copyright violation is.
    Copying a Item that may include a Picture, Text etc. and stating that to be your own without asking the Owner's Permission is called copyright violation.
  11. What else should we know about you that is relevant to being a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    I am Highly Knowledge about many of The General Things of Life. I have Received the "Indian Award for Further Science " and have completed my SAT and ILETS Exams with Higher Distinction. I am willing to share knowledge with anyone because Knowledge is the Power to Understanding. Thanks

Denver F. 15:33, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

Endorsements[edit]

(Two endorsements are needed for online ambassador approval.)

  • Not now. You are too fresh. Most of your mainspace edits are tool-assisted. Furthermore, a number of your tool-assisted edits appeared to be erroneous[1] or tag-bombing [2][3]. OhanaUnitedTalk page 01:52, 9 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose- concur with OhanaUnited. L235 (t / c / ping in reply) 21:14, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

Campus Ambassador application: Elee[edit]

Elee (talk · contribs)

  1. Why do you want to be a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    It'd be interesting to work with some of the CMS (comparative media studies) professors here to leverage Wikipedia as a tool in the classroom, and if we can do it with Reddit, why not Wikipedia?
  2. Where are you based, and which educational institution(s) do you plan to work with as a Campus Ambassador?
    MIT
  3. What is your academic and/or professional background?
    Undergraduate student, with research experience (in mathematics primarily).
  4. In three sentences or less, summarize your prior experience with Wikimedia projects.
    I work with WP:AfC and countervandalism.
  5. What else should we know about you that is relevant to being a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    I've been successful in creating new curricula at the high school level, and can imagine those same experiences will be useful here.
Discussion

Online Ambassador application: Josve05a[edit]

Josve05a[edit]

Josve05a (talk · contribs)

  1. Why do you want to be a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    I am currently a campus ambassador at Nacka Gymnasium, Sweden for the SvWP-education projects, I believe I can help out online forthe English EDU-program as well.
  2. In three sentences or less, summarize your involvement with Wikimedia projects.
    I am currently an editor on multiple of Wikimedia's different wikis. I am a hardworking wikignome, article reviewer, anti-vandal-fighter, co-dev of Huggle 3 and an helper on IRC.
  3. Please indicate a few articles to which you have made significant content contributions. (e.g. DYK, GA, FA, major revisions/expansions/copyedits).
    Oh this one is hard, I've done so much during my time here. I have reviewed hundreds, if not thousands of AfC's, including scanning for copyright infringements etc. However content wise I have created over a hundred articles on SvWP, but one of my last articles I wrote on enWP was Ingela Agardh. I have in the past reviewed some DYKS and submitted a few, I've also translated articles from English to Swedish, but as I said most of my time goes to help others write articles and assisting them with help.
  4. How have you been involved with welcoming and helping new users on Wikipedia?
    Yes I have. Both in real life as a campus ambasadour and in the IRC help channel #wikipedia-en-help connect (just press connect).
  5. What do you see as the most important ways we could welcome newcomers or help new users become active contributors?
    Make them feel welcome. If they not not feel welcome upon first contact users most likely turn the other way. Instead of telling users off, we should explain how to do things better.
  6. Have you had major conflicts with other editors? Blocks or bans? Involvement in arbitration? Feel free to offer context, if necessary.
    I have not had any major conlicts with any editors. I've had one or two altrications regarding if it is okay or not to revert a banned users edits, but nothing major or specifically related to me. I've also been blocked on SvWP two times. The first time for editing to fast (a rule to maximum edit 1 edit/30 secs) and the second time after an involved admin blocked me for using the words "copyright infringement", which was lifted almost immediately.
  7. How often do you edit Wikipedia and check in on ongoing discussions? Will you be available regularly for at least two hours per week, in your role as a mentor?
    I edit Wikipedia almost 24/7. I am avalible during most of the day and way over two hours per week.
  8. How would you make sure your students were not violating copyright laws?
    I am knowledgeble withing most of the relevent copyright laws and rules which may factor in while writing an article, as I said I am an AfC-reviewer. I would be able to offer consultation with users regarding with what is, and isn't a copyvio and what is allowed on WIkipedia. I would also be able to explain in detail for the teachers if wanted how to identify violations. I have multiple copyvio-check tools to my disposal and a few users to consult when here are discrepencies which requies a second pair of eyes and opinion of the laws.
  9. If one of your students had an issue with copyright violation how would you resolve it?
    I would first talk with the student and expain that their might be a problem with their article. I would also notify the teacher/course leader. I would describe exacly what was rong and how it could be fixed without it being to much work for the student. After the problem had been cleared up would as for an RD1.
  10. In your _own_ words describe what copyright violation is.
    A copyright violation is a violation of a copyright law or local rule on Wikipedia. It is were a user have copied content and pasted it in the article. If it is a quotation it is alright if within quotation marks an not to much. There is also the problem of images, which is a different aspect where it comes to copyirght violations. If you uploaded an image which you do not own it is a violation, unless it is under fair use or properly attributed.
  11. What else should we know about you that is relevant to being a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    I already am an ambassador. Not here on ENwp, however I have compleated all relevant training, and have, in my opinion, enough knowledge to be one here too.

(tJosve05a (c) 21:31, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

Endorsements[edit]

(Two endorsements are needed for online ambassador approval.)

Online Ambassador application: Elee[edit]

Elee[edit]

Elee (talk · contribs)

  1. Why do you want to be a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    Please see my Campus Ambassador application.
  2. In three sentences or less, summarize your involvement with Wikimedia projects.
    Please see my Campus Ambassador application.
  3. Please indicate a few articles to which you have made significant content contributions. (e.g. DYK, GA, FA, major revisions/expansions/copyedits).
    A difficult question! I'm not engaged in pure content creation, but I do gnome here and there. What I really do is expand and copyedit AfCs.
  4. How have you been involved with welcoming and helping new users on Wikipedia?
    I've gone from editing a typical "here are cookies!" template to handholding editors on AfCs to helping on -en-help.
  5. What do you see as the most important ways we could welcome newcomers or help new users become active contributors?
    Being able to provide real-time support in a multi-editor system on article drafts from start to finish. The easiest part is the ride - the hard part is getting up to speed.
  6. Have you had major conflicts with other editors? Blocks or bans? Involvement in arbitration? Feel free to offer context, if necessary.
    No, thankfully. I hate confrontation and do my best to maintain a civil (talk page) environment :^). No blocks or bans, and no RfArbs.
  7. How often do you edit Wikipedia and check in on ongoing discussions? Will you be available regularly for at least two hours per week, in your role as a mentor?
    I am able to provide 1 to 2 hours a day for the foreseeable future.
  8. How would you make sure your students were not violating copyright laws?
    I'd do my best to teach them how to write good articles without running into cv, as well as show them how to use tools such as copyvios.
  9. If one of your students had an issue with copyright violation how would you resolve it?
    Unsure what you mean by violation, but if you mean my student has an article with cv, then I'd blank the page, and hand hold them in rewriting the article.
  10. In your _own_ words describe what copyright violation is.
    Use of works without permission.
  11. What else should we know about you that is relevant to being a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    Please see my Campus Ambassador application.

Respectfully, E. Lee (talk) 21:43, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

Endorsements[edit]

(Two endorsements are needed for online ambassador approval.)

  • Endorse- although new, this MIT student is smart, clueful, and would make a good online ambassador. L235 (t / c / ping in reply) 23:02, 16 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Question When you say "Please see my Campus Ambassador application" is this self-referential to this application, or is there something more elsewhere? Blue Rasberry (talk) 17:55, 24 June 2015 (UTC)
    • Sure thing, I also applied for Campus Ambassador approximately a section or two above on this noticeboard. I was thinking of volunteering over the summer to gain a better grasp of what the Education Program does, and thereby have more knowledge to work off of when proposing that MIT have coursework involving Wikipedia. Cheers, E. Lee (talk) 17:58, 24 June 2015 (UTC)
Ah - I see. Yes you meet all of the expected standards. If you have questions about the education program then ask. I am granting the tools. Blue Rasberry (talk) 18:01, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

New course announcement: Conservation Biology (instructor: SpringKalmia)[edit]

I'm pleased to announce a new course I've created with the Assignment Design Wizard, and I am requesting course instructor rights to get started. If you'd like to see more details about my course, check out my course draft linked in the section heading above.

@Helaine (Wiki Ed) and Ryan (Wiki Ed): --SpringKalmia (talk) 20:07, 18 June 2015 (UTC)

@SpringKalmia: I've looked over your assignment, and I think it will work for the time frame you have. As I mentioned to you, be sure to have your students go through the training and stick to the tasks you've assigned. Thanks for going through the training for educators and looking through all of our materials! I'll go ahead and grant you course instructor rights. Helaine (Wiki Ed) (talk) 21:14, 18 June 2015 (UTC)
Direct link : Education Program:Murray State University/Conservation Biology (Summer 2015) Mdann52 (talk) 19:24, 19 June 2015 (UTC)

New course announcement: CCO History 140 - The World Since 1945 (instructor: Shuksan210)[edit]

I'm pleased to announce a new course I've created with the Assignment Design Wizard, and I am requesting course instructor rights to get started. If you'd like to see more details about my course, check out my course draft linked in the section heading above.

@Helaine (Wiki Ed) and Ryan (Wiki Ed): --Shuksan210 (talk) 14:20, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

@Shuksan210: Thanks for posting your assignment here. I think your course design looks good, but since you only have four weeks for your course, I suggest that you have students focus on one or two sections to add rather than all of the ones you listed. If they can achieve this in the time allowed, great, but I'm concerned it's too much for the timeframe of your course. We'd much rather they focus on quality over quantity. In the meantime though, I'll go ahead and grant you course instructor rights and create your course page. Helaine (Wiki Ed) (talk) 16:19, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

Wiki Ed's Monthly Report for May is now available[edit]

The Wiki Education Foundation's Monthly Report for May 2015 is now available as a PDF, on-wiki, or on our blog. Cheers! Eryk (Wiki Ed) (talk) 20:53, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

Testing out the new course page system[edit]

This week we'll be starting to test out the new Wiki Ed course page system. Instead of new course pages in the Education_Program namespace, instructors will be setting up their course pages in Wikipedia space, as subpages of Wikipedia:Wiki Ed. Once the rough edges are worked out during the testing period, this should be a nice change for anyone who has been frustrated with the various problems of the EducationProgram extension.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 18:44, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

Sage (Wiki Ed) What has changed? How can anyone see this? Blue Rasberry (talk) 17:53, 24 June 2015 (UTC)
User:Bluerasberry: it's up and live now at http://dashboard.wikiedu.org, and if you want to play around and test it, you can use http://dashboard-testing.wikiedu.org.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 20:05, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
Sage (Wiki Ed) I submitted a class. I am hoping that I can transfer the syllabus at Education_Program:Consumer_Reports/Choosing_Wisely_Canada_(summer_2015) to this course page but I will see how it works. I am waiting for approval. Thanks for this - I want to test this live before the school year starts. Blue Rasberry (talk) 18:45, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
Bluerasberry The wikiedu.org system is only available for courses that meet the Wiki Ed requirements that we are supporting. If you just want to test the system to see what it will be like, please do it on dashboard-testing.wikiedu.org, and I can approve that.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 16:23, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

New resources for students editing ecology or women's studies[edit]

The Wiki Education Foundation has published two new brochures to help students editing ecology or women's studies articles. You can read more about them on our website. And a hearty thanks to the volunteers who reviewed and offered feedback on these brochures! Eryk (Wiki Ed) (talk) 17:26, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

New course announcement: LIBR 2100: Introduction to Research in the Information Age (instructor: Librarydenyse)[edit]

I'm pleased to announce a new course I've created with the Assignment Design Wizard, and I am requesting course instructor rights to get started. If you'd like to see more details about my course, check out my course draft linked in the section heading above. I'm still making changes to the timeline but that information will be available soon.

@Helaine (Wiki Ed) and Ryan (Wiki Ed): --Librarydenyse (talk) 08:24, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

@Librarydenyse: Thanks for announcing your course here. I like how you have the students working in sandboxes and making use of talk pages to explain their edits (even if only minor). A few concerns I have though are 1. you have removed many of the links to Wiki Ed's handouts, including the training for students. 2. It looks like a lot of your work is happening off Wikipedia. I'd encourage you to have whatever your students do off Wikipedia included on Wikipedia as well. 3. I see you have some type of peer review, and Wikipedia is a great place for this to happen. 4. Finally, you mention that your students may work on medical topics. I strongly discourage this since these articles have very strict sourcing requirements. Thanks so much, and I will be following up with you shortly. Helaine (Wiki Ed) (talk) 18:24, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

@Helaine (Wiki Ed) and Ryan (Wiki Ed): Thank you so much for your feedback Helen. 1. I have restored the links to the Wiki Ed's handouts. I had hidden the Timeline section while working on some of the course details. There are still many details to be added, but the flow of the assignment is now available for your feedback. 2. The collection of information sources for the citation is happening off Moodle in conjunction with another assignment regarding APA citation. All other work for the addition of new content will be done on Moodle. I will review the assignments to see if more work can be done on Wikipedia. 3. Yes, I'm very excited by the opportunity for meaningful peer review that Wikipedia offers. 4. You are quite right. Including medical topics as a 'maybe' was a mistake on my part. It has been removed. Librarydenyse (talk) 19:53, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

Librarydenyse Thanks for making these changes. Everything looks good. I'll go ahead and create your course page and grant you the course instructor right. Helaine (Wiki Ed) (talk) 16:55, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

User experience surveys[edit]

Are there any surveys that are conducted with instructors or students about their WP experiences? If there are, are they available online and if there are not, would this be a good idea to develop such surveys? I'm asking after reading this thread on Jimbo's talk page.
 — Berean Hunter (talk) 14:20, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

At Wiki Ed we conduct an instructor survey to evaluate our resources and support, but I don't think this is what you're looking for; we don't conduct student surveys. Helaine (Wiki Ed) (talk) 16:03, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

New course announcement: Growing Up Girl: Coming of Age in Women's Literature & Film (instructor: T-will2015)[edit]

I'm pleased to announce a new course I've created with the Assignment Design Wizard, and I am requesting course instructor rights to get started. If you'd like to see more details about my course, check out my course draft linked in the section heading above.

@Helaine (Wiki Ed) and Ryan (Wiki Ed): --T-will2015 (talk) 19:30, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

@T-will2015: Thanks for using the wizard to create your course. I've gone ahead and granted you course instructor rights. Your syllabus looks good. I've also created your course page. I'll be following up with some more information. Helaine (Wiki Ed) (talk) 02:53, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Campus Ambassador application: abhi2252[edit]

Abhi2252 (talk · contribs)

  1. Why do you want to be a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    Being a Student Ambassador is a deeply rewarding opportunity both on a personal level and also in terms of my career prospects after leaving my college.As a Student Ambassador I will have the opportunity to get involved with many different types of work allowing me to develop skills I already have as well as gain new ones. Such skills may include;

Public Speaking Communication and interpersonal skills Presentation skills Team work Office experience

  1. Where are you based, and which educational institution(s) do you plan to work with as a Campus Ambassador?
    I am from bhubaneshwar,orissa,India.I plan to work asa a campus ambassador with INSTITUTE OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH.
  2. What is your academic and/or professional background?
    I am a 2nd year B.tech student from ITER(SOA University).

Cgpa-8.05(till 2nd semister) 12 percentage-73% 10 percentage-89.3

  1. In three sentences or less, summarize your prior experience with Wikimedia projects.
    YOUR ANSWER (OPTIONAL)
  2. What else should we know about you that is relevant to being a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    YOUR ANSWER (OPTIONAL)
Discussion

Oppose Almost no experience. OhanaUnitedTalk page 03:03, 1 July 2015 (UTC)