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Online Ambassador application: Zppix[edit]

X mark.svg Not done You did not gain the standard endorsements or reply to questions below. — xaosflux Talk 13:27, 7 July 2016 (UTC)

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Zppix[edit]

Zppix (talk · contribs)

  1. Why do you want to be a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    To help people and to assist others with education
  2. In three sentences or less, summarize your involvement with Wikimedia projects.
    I edit Wikipedia with anti vandal tools have pending changes and reviewer permissions. I've been using wikipedia for 3 years been editing on this account for 1
  3. Please indicate a few articles to which you have made significant content contributions. (e.g. DYK, GA, FA, major revisions/expansions/copyedits).
    Please read my contributions page as I cannot list off the top of my head.
  4. How have you been involved with welcoming and helping new users on Wikipedia?
    Yes
  5. What do you see as the most important ways we could welcome newcomers or help new users become active contributors?
    YOUR ANSWER (OPTIONAL)
  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?
    Yes
  8. How would you make sure your students were not violating copyright laws?
    Google the sentences if I find the exact or very similar sentences I will take action
  9. If one of your students had an issue with copyright violation how would you resolve it?
    Remove the copyvio issues and tell them how to fix it for later reference.
  10. In your _own_ words describe what copyright violation is.
    Plagarism or copy pasting copyrighted content
  11. What else should we know about you that is relevant to being a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    YOUR ANSWER (OPTIONAL)

Ⓩⓟⓟⓘⓧ (talk) 14:24, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

Endorsements[edit]

(Two endorsements are needed for online ambassador approval.)

  • As of now, I'm neutral because of 2 main reasons. One, most of your contributions are using automated tools to make changes and don't demonstrate actual editing or understanding of policies. Two, you disclosed that you had other accounts in question 2. This raised a red flag because we had an issue which used multiple accounts and engaged in deep-deception scheme in this program. Would you mind telling us more about your other account or disclose the account name? OhanaUnitedTalk page 19:33, 14 June 2016 (UTC)

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Online Ambassador application: FiendYT[edit]

Yes check.svg Donexaosflux Talk 03:42, 11 July 2016 (UTC)

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FiendYT[edit]

FiendYT (talk · contribs)

  1. Why do you want to be a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    I would like to be a Wikipedia Ambassador to help educators and students achieve their goals and ensure that they are following Wikipedia's standard guidelines.
  2. In three sentences or less, summarize your involvement with Wikimedia projects.
    I have been around at Wikipedia for 6 months and mainly focus on content creation, vandalism-fighting, and other minor work. I have edited a few times on WikiVoyage and Wiktionary and understand some of their policies.
  3. Please indicate a few articles to which you have made significant content contributions. (e.g. DYK, GA, FA, major revisions/expansions/copyedits).
    A few articles I have contributed to have been two DYKs, ACE Air Cargo Flight 51 and Carson Air Flight 66, and 1 DYK nominee, Conair Aviation Flight 448.
  4. How have you been involved with welcoming and helping new users on Wikipedia?
    I have been heavily involved with welcoming and helping new users. I mainly focus my attention on the #wikipedia-en-help chat on IRC and occasionally welcome editors with one of my custom-made Welcome templates.
  5. What do you see as the most important ways we could welcome newcomers or help new users become active contributors?
    Some important ways we could welcome newcomers is to be polite and non-technical. Editors are often scared of Wikipedia every time a warning notice or even a caution notice appears on their talk page, and many leave Wikipedia due to complicated policies and standards.
  6. Have you had major conflicts with other editors? Blocks or bans? Involvement in arbitration? Feel free to offer context, if necessary.
    At the time of submitting this application, I have not had any major conflicts, blocks or bans, and involvement in arbitration.
  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 on Wikipedia for about 3-5 hours daily. Yes, I will available for at least two hours per week.
  8. How would you make sure your students were not violating copyright laws?
    To make sure my students were not violating copyright laws, I will first ask my students if they have copy and pasted any text or submitted any pictures. I will then check the copy and pasted text and see if they have paraphrased it or not. For pictures, I would make sure the picture was their own work or used in fair use. This will go for all other copyright areas.
  9. If one of your students had an issue with copyright violation how would you resolve it?
    If one of my students had an issue with copyright violation, I would resolve it by giving he or she a lesson and tips about copyright. I will also guide them on how to avoid future copyright violations.
  10. In your _own_ words describe what copyright violation is.
    A copyright violation is an occurrence, in which a person is using intellectual property and other material that isn't approved to be made for free use or the standard free use guidelines.
  11. What else should we know about you that is relevant to being a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    YOUR ANSWER (OPTIONAL)
FiendYT  02:52, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

Endorsements[edit]

(Two endorsements are needed for online ambassador approval.)

  • Looks good. I don't see any issues. OhanaUnitedTalk page 19:36, 14 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Endorse. I agree, seems like a capable editor who is reasonably experienced in editing the encyclopedia. Omni Flames (talk) 13:32, 7 July 2016 (UTC)

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Online Ambassador application: Bivek bhattarai[edit]

X mark.svg Not done You failed to gain the necessary endorsements. — xaosflux Talk 13:20, 7 July 2016 (UTC)

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Bivek bhattarai[edit]

Bivek bhattarai (talk · contribs)

  1. Why do you want to be a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    To help wikipedia grown better.
  2. In three sentences or less, summarize your involvement with Wikimedia projects.
    YOUR ANSWER (OPTIONAL)
  3. Please indicate a few articles to which you have made significant content contributions. (e.g. DYK, GA, FA, major revisions/expansions/copyedits).
    YOUR ANSWER
  4. How have you been involved with welcoming and helping new users on Wikipedia?
    Yes i have been welcoming and helping new users
  5. What do you see as the most important ways we could welcome newcomers or help new users become active contributors?
    YOUR ANSWER (OPTIONAL)
  6. Have you had major conflicts with other editors? Blocks or bans? Involvement in arbitration? Feel free to offer context, if necessary.
    No,I don't have conflicts with other editors. Neither Blocks and bans.Not involve in arbitration
  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?
    Yea I will be available regularly for more than two hours per week.
  8. How would you make sure your students were not violating copyright laws?
    At first I will warn them.and again if they do then i will charge them to donate to wikipedia as a result wilipedia will be develop.
  9. If one of your students had an issue with copyright violation how would you resolve it?
    Same as above.
  10. In your _own_ words describe what copyright violation is.
    Copyright voilation is the process of voilating rules made by mentors or higher level.
  11. What else should we know about you that is relevant to being a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    YOUR ANSWER (OPTIONAL)

Bivek bhattarai (talk) 16:25, 6 May 2016 (UTC)

Endorsements[edit]

(Two endorsements are needed for online ambassador approval.)

  • You seem to be more interested in reporting usernames to admins (and not doing a good job anyway) rather than actually writing content. That's a no from me. OhanaUnitedTalk page 08:05, 13 June 2016 (UTC)

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Online Ambassador application: Omni Flames[edit]

Yes check.svg Donexaosflux Talk 13:21, 7 July 2016 (UTC)

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Omni Flames[edit]

Omni Flames (talk · contribs)

  1. Why do you want to be a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    I'd like to be an ambassador because I've found that helping new users is something which I generally enjoy doing on Wikipedia. I would like to encourage and assist educators and students in working to improve Wikimedia projects.
  2. In three sentences or less, summarize your involvement with Wikimedia projects.
    I'm most active here, on the English Wikipedia. However, I've also had some experience with Commons, and working with images there. I'm semi-active on the Simple English Wikipedia, mostly reverting vandalism and patrolling new pages. In addition, I'm a member of the small-wiki monitoring team, and often hang out on #cvn-sw on IRC. However, I'm relatively new to cross-wiki countervandalism, and so haven't participated in it much as of yet.
  3. Please indicate a few articles to which you have made significant content contributions. (e.g. DYK, GA, FA, major revisions/expansions/copyedits).
    I worked heavily on fried chicken, and recently got it to GA status. I have seven DYK credits: Munin (video game), Banton, Romblon, Rokh (video game), Snail Mail (video game), Mayday! Deep Space, Give It Up! (video game) and Sneaky Sneaky, six of which were created by myself. I also created three articles which are currently good article nominees: Space Marshals, Sneaky Sneaky and Mayday! Deep Space.
  4. How have you been involved with welcoming and helping new users on Wikipedia?
    I'm a trainer at the CVUA and am currently training 5 users. You can see my work here. I'm active on the #wikipedia-en-help IRC channel, and have helped numerous new users there. I also occasionally welcome new users and IPs with Twinkle.
  5. What do you see as the most important ways we could welcome newcomers or help new users become active contributors?
    We have a lot of policies and guidelines, and many of them are very complicated for new users. I feel that there should be simpler versions of policies to make it easier for inexperienced users to understand. I think that processes such as adoption are very useful for new contributors who are eager to help build an encyclopedia, but many new users never even find this page, so maybe these kinds of links should be easier for new users to find.
  6. Have you had major conflicts with other editors? Blocks or bans? Involvement in arbitration? Feel free to offer context, if necessary.
    None that I can think of off the top of my head. I occasionally close and comment on discussions at ANI and I've done a lot of work in contentious areas such as AFD, but I haven't been involved in any large-scale conflicts as of yet.
  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 generally edit Wikipedia for a few hours a day, although longer on weekends as I have more time for it.
  8. How would you make sure your students were not violating copyright laws?
    If I had any concerns that there could possibly be any copied and pasted text in the work of one of my students, I would try asking them if they took anything in their work from anywhere else. If they said no, the duplication detector and Earwig's copyvio detector are two very useful tools for finding copyright violations that I use occasionally, and would check if I still believed that there was a copyright violation.
  9. If one of your students had an issue with copyright violation how would you resolve it?
    I would try explaining to them what a copyright violation is, and how to avoid it. I would also inform them of why it's important not to use copyrighted material on Wikipedia (except in some situations listed under fair use, although this requires attribution). I would then link them to some other helpful pages which explain copyrights, most likely WP:COPYVIO, and (if applicable) WP:CLOP.
  10. In your own words describe what copyright violation is.
    A copyright violation is the illegal use of any material (including text, images, or other media) which is protected by copyright law.
  11. What else should we know about you that is relevant to being a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    YOUR ANSWER (OPTIONAL)

Omni Flames let's talk about it 11:08, 23 May 2016 (UTC)

Endorsements[edit]

  • Yup - Looks good to me -- samtar talk or stalk 15:15, 23 May 2016 (UTC)
  • Account is a little bit new (about 4 months old) but the user seems to know his/her way around and adhered to policies in his/her edits. So a yes from me. OhanaUnitedTalk page 19:41, 14 June 2016 (UTC)

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Online Ambassador application: Chongkian[edit]

Chongkian[edit]

Chongkian (talk · contribs)

  1. Why do you want to be a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    I wish to contribute more of the free knowledge spreading outside the web, and also to make more and more people (especially in the education sector) to be more aware of the existence of Wikipedia and its useful offline purposes.
  2. In three sentences or less, summarize your involvement with Wikimedia projects.
    I've been editing Wikimedia since 2009. I've written more than 1,400 articles & made more than 48,000 edits in Wikipedia, uploaded more than 800 photos (from 12 countries/regions) to Wikimedia Commons, arranged 3 Wikipedia Meetups (1 in Singapore and 2 in Malaysia).
  3. Please indicate a few articles to which you have made significant content contributions. (e.g. DYK, GA, FA, major revisions/expansions/copyedits).
    Islam in Taiwan, Agriculture in Taiwan, 2014 Kaohsiung gas explosions, Electricity sector in Taiwan, Electricity sector in Macau, Wang Yu-chi, Wang Jin-pyng, New Taipei City, Kinmen, Matsu Islands, Jiang Yi-huah, 2014 Wang–Zhang meetings, Taiwanese local elections, 2014, Islam in Hong Kong, 2014 in Taiwan, 2015 in Taiwan, Malacca, List of power stations in Taiwan, Taipei Grand Mosque, Eric Chu, Hung Hsiu-chu
  4. How have you been involved with welcoming and helping new users on Wikipedia?
    Particularly no, because I've never encounter anyone declaring themselves as new comers. Of course I keep doing improvement to any existing articles in the case of wrong format/style of writing.
  5. What do you see as the most important ways we could welcome newcomers or help new users become active contributors?
    A set of guideline for editing/creating/uploading contents to Wikipedia, general overview information on other projects within Wikimedia Foundation (Wikimedia Commons, Wikiquote, Wikivoyage, Wiktionary etc), maybe a list of users for them to communicate in the case of misunderstanding or unknowing how to contribute properly.
  6. Have you had major conflicts with other editors? Blocks or bans? Involvement in arbitration? Feel free to offer context, if necessary.
    Quite often. In the case of continuing conflicts, it's better to stay away first (instead of being involved in edit war). Then what I did was to bring the matter into the talk/discussion page of that article, and sometimes involve 2 or 3 other users (in which we know each other already). When there are two parties involved in a dispute, it's better to bring both of them together into a discussion board to find a common consensus. If dispute persisted, then I shall refer to any existing guideline.
  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?
    At least around 3-4 hours per day and almost everyday. Ongoing discussion it depends on the number of contributors, but in average at least every 2 or 3 days. I'm more than happy to spend more than two hours per week as a mentor.
  8. How would you make sure your students were not violating copyright laws?
    Have a proper mentoring first at the beginning prior to their first time editing, followed by monitor them from time to time for any new development they have made (including making comments, corrections, improvements), and of course lastly is to emphasize to them what copyright laws violation is and to keep monitoring on that.
  9. If one of your students had an issue with copyright violation how would you resolve it?
    Check the basic writing style, probably he/she forgets to include the reference. If there is a further dispute, then I'll bring it to the discussion board related to any copyright violation/dispute to ask for suggestions/help.
  10. In your _own_ words describe what copyright violation is.
    When someone doesn't give due full credit to the writer of the original research/article written.
  11. What else should we know about you that is relevant to being a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    The important thing to do is to make Wikipedia contribution as part of our daily life activity (to have a continuous and sustainable support from the volunteers), not just active during university time, but "retired" after university graduation. Maintaining that spirit and momentum of keep sharing knowledge to everyone everyday is the most important part. Keep spreading the Wikipedia words and noble cause, as well as keep recruiting new/young editors to continue the work.

Chongkian (talk) 08:59, 26 May 2016 (UTC)

Endorsements[edit]

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Online Ambassador application: REEMA KUMARI[edit]

X mark.svg You failed to gain the necessary endorsements. — xaosflux Talk 11:34, 21 July 2016 (UTC)

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Reema Kumari (25)[edit]

Reema Kumari (25) (talk · contribs)

  1. Why do you want to be a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    To gather more knowledge and contribute to Wikipedia.
  2. In three sentences or less, summarize your involvement with Wikimedia projects.
    I am not involved in any Wikipedia projects.
  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 made contributions in article "proto industrialisation".
  4. How have you been involved with welcoming and helping new users on Wikipedia?
    YOUR ANSWER (OPTIONAL)
  5. What do you see as the most important ways we could welcome newcomers or help new users become active contributors?
    YOUR ANSWER (OPTIONAL)
  6. Have you had major conflicts with other editors? Blocks or bans? Involvement in arbitration? Feel free to offer context, if necessary.
    Yes,once I was blocked because i tried to add autobiography. But, thereafter, I promised to contribute Wikipedia positively.
  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 will
  8. How would you make sure your students were not violating copyright laws?
    YOUR ANSWER
  9. If one of your students had an issue with copyright violation how would you resolve it?
    YOUR ANSWER
  10. In your _own_ words describe what copyright violation is.
    YOUR ANSWER
  11. What else should we know about you that is relevant to being a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    YOUR ANSWER (OPTIONAL)

From Reema Kumari 13:47, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

Endorsements[edit]

(Two endorsements are needed for online ambassador approval.)

  • A no from me. Account is very new and user does not seem to understand COI. OhanaUnitedTalk page 00:24, 8 July 2016 (UTC)

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Online Ambassador application: Music1201[edit]

Music1201[edit]

Music1201 (talk · contribs)

  1. Why do you want to be a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    Simply to help newcomers and encourage them to contribute. The number of new editors (or at least active ones) is exponentially decreasing.
  2. In three sentences or less, summarize your involvement with Wikimedia projects.
    I've currently edited on a total of 13 Wikimedia projects. I consistently assist new editors with questions and concerns as a member of the Wikimedia OTRS team. Here on English Wikipedia, I contribute to articles, templates, and also the internal working of Wikipedia.
  3. Please indicate a few articles to which you have made significant content contributions. (e.g. DYK, GA, FA, major revisions/expansions/copyedits).
    Because I focus a lot of my time on the internal working of Wikipedia, I copyedit many articles in which I only have 1 edit on, and have edited more than 3,000 unique pages, so there is not a lone article or set articles in which I have made significant content contributions.
  4. How have you been involved with welcoming and helping new users on Wikipedia?
    I am part of the welcoming committee on Wikipedia, and again, I help out new users via the OTRS system. I also am a trainer at the counter vandalism unit academy, where I am currently training 4 users.
  5. What do you see as the most important ways we could welcome newcomers or help new users become active contributors?
    By showing users how easy it is to edit, and that anyone can do it. I am very surprised that with the introduction of VisualEditor, new users aren't coming to the site.
  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?
    I make up to several hundred edits daily, and spend countless hours weekly contributing.
  8. How would you make sure your students were not violating copyright laws?
    I use the copyvios detector tool on WMF tool labs to scan for copyrighted material.
  9. If one of your students had an issue with copyright violation how would you resolve it?
    I would point to and explain relevant copyright policies and guidelines to the users.
  10. In your _own_ words describe what copyright violation is.
    The unauthorized use of content or images under which copyright laws protect the material.
  11. What else should we know about you that is relevant to being a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    I was originally opposed to applying for online ambassador, because I didn't see many courses. Although I now see numerous active courses.

Music1201 talk 04:59, 13 July 2016 (UTC)

Endorsements[edit]

(Two endorsements are needed for online ambassador approval.)

Proposal to stop granting ambassador rights[edit]

I just tagged the Wikipedia:Education program/Ambassadors as historical, but now I think that I was hasty because people are still requesting these userrights.

The ambassador documentation has not been updated since May 2013. In December 2014 a big change happened in that the staff support that was originally a necessary part of the design of the English Wikipedia Education Program ambassador program was discontinued as described at Wikipedia:Education_noticeboard/Archive_8#First_update.2C_18_December:_Change_in_volunteer_role. There was some discussion on the future of the ambassador program at Wikipedia:Education_noticeboard/Archive_8#Future_of_education_extension_userrights. In Feburary 2015 at Wikipedia:Education_noticeboard/Archive_9#Editnotice_for_this_page there was some talk of stopping future Education program ambassador applications.

Here are some aspects of the ambassador program which no longer exist:

  1. staff support for community ambassadors
  2. access to the tools of the mw:Extension:Education_Program, which is obsolete now and replaced with https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/
  3. a foreseeable future in which the Wikimedia Foundation does anything to encourage the English Wikipedia Education Program
  4. a community of participants in semi-regular communication with itself
  5. up-to-date training and documentation (perhaps nothing since 2013, and most of that no longer applies)
  6. alignment with practices of Wikipedias other than English
  7. a usable discussion forum - this one is an unreadable frenzy of automated announcements unlike any place on Wikipedia with an expectation of human engagement

@OhanaUnited, Xaosflux, Omni Flames, and Samtar: God bless all of you, you seem to still be granting education extension userrights to people. Are you in agreement that the only technical abilities granted by this userright are related to the education extension? Do you have any reason to believe that any of the people to whom you are granting these userrights are using the education extension?

I am still in favor of having an ambassador program, but I would like to have one that matches the reality of what people actually do and what support coordinators can actually provide.

If any of you would talk to me by phone or video chat, or if there is interest in a group talk, then please email me and let's try to coordinate something. Alternatively, if any of you are able to go, WikiConference North America will be held in San Diego Friday to Monday 7-10 October. I intend to talk to others there about whatever might be done to continue an ambassador program in some form. I am not aware of a reason to continue to draw attention to the education extension or its technical functions. Thoughts? Blue Rasberry (talk) 20:45, 10 August 2016 (UTC)

TLDR: Propose to stop granting ambassador userrights on English Wikipedia

The only use of these groups is related to the education program extensions (courses, institutions, students, etc) - as far as I can tell - this entire system is deprecated and can probably be completely shutdown. I think the WEP people packed up their bags and went home a long time ago? — xaosflux Talk 21:56, 10 August 2016 (UTC)
I'm inclined to support this, reluctantly. The ambassadors program hasn't been active for a considerable period of time and I doubt that many of those listed at Special:OnlineAmbassadors and Special:CampusAmbassadors are still active in the program. Omni Flames (talk) 22:19, 10 August 2016 (UTC)
Omni Flames I want to save people the trouble and disappointment of requesting userrights that are of no use and trying to learn tools which are deprecated. At the same time, I think that it would be useful to have a legacy iteration of an ambassador program and want to sustain whatever community interest and collaboration still exists and revive the older enthusiasm that has gone down a bit in all the reforms. I think lots of people have ideas for what an ambassador program should be and how it could work, and I wish there could be a community reflection on where we are and what should happen next. I am not certain what should happen. Blue Rasberry (talk) 23:49, 10 August 2016 (UTC)
  • I supposed technically we don't grant "ambassador permissions" it is either:
  • course coordinator
  • course online volunteer
  • course campus volunteer
If courses are still being used, these may still have use. — xaosflux Talk 22:21, 10 August 2016 (UTC)
Xaosflux These are the userrights associated with the ambassador program, and I called them ambassador rights, but you use the actual terms in your description. So far as I know, there are no courses using these terms, and so far as I know, there have not been since early 2015. I do not know a technical way to check that but it seems likely considering how complicated it is to set up a course and how no one has sought support. Blue Rasberry (talk) 23:45, 10 August 2016 (UTC)
Bluerasberry There is a lot of information in the logs, for example here is the courses log - which suggests people still are actually using courses hosted on the English Wikipedia. — xaosflux Talk 00:42, 11 August 2016 (UTC)
Xaosflux Thanks, I was not aware of that, and this does change things. I still am not sure that new people need these userrights, because documentation about the rights still makes a range of claims about an education program which I think are not valid. However, the log you linked does show that 1-2 classes are posted every month and some of those are live uses of this software. This was more than I imagined. I am unsure if these pages are somehow being autogenerated by the newer tool, because the newer tool used to generate course pages in two places but no longer does. If that is the case, someone might be generating courses here but using the instance of the course on the other tool.
You mentioned above removing the extension, and I see no reason to do that anytime in the next few years in case anyone wants to use this one. Still - I wonder why this tool is being used? One recent class includes Korean language articles, and this tool only monitors English Wikipedia. The newer tool provides a monitor face that is probably equivalent but which covers all languages and Wikimedia projects simultaneously, so I think that would be better for a multi-language course. This user and perhaps other users may be familiar with the old software and not ready to switch. For newer users, I recommend trying the newer software, but obviously I am out of touch with who uses the older software and why.
This situation would benefit from more discussion. Blue Rasberry (talk) 13:55, 11 August 2016 (UTC)
Agree - while the "ambassador" program may be defunct, I don't really know what our roadmap is with the "courses" extension - if it really isn't supposed to be used anymore, we can simply remove all the ep-related groups (instructors/coordinators/volunteers/etc) from all users and they won't be able to make any more courses. I'm not sure if anyone from WikiEd reads this page anymore? — xaosflux Talk 14:02, 11 August 2016 (UTC)
FWIW, we read the page! :) We just aren't using ambassadors in our programs anymore. Any decision reached by community consensus regarding the future of the role is fine with us. Pinging TFlanagan-WMF to see if any of the other English language education programs are still using the extension; Wiki Ed is not. --LiAnna (Wiki Ed) (talk) 22:05, 11 August 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for the ping, LiAnna. We'd defer to community consensus as well. I'm sure there are still some users of the extension, but we do not recommend it for any people we work with, nor do we grant any related user rights (on this wiki or any other languages, projects). We hope that the Programs and Events Dashboard (documentation and discussion here) will fill this void, and hope to be able to recommend widespread adoption soon (it's still beta for the time being, use with caution and please report any bugs). Hope this helps. TFlanagan-WMF (talk) 15:54, 16 August 2016 (UTC)
Will the Programs and Events Dashboard cater for training outside of educational institutions? Reading the documentation link, it appears to only support the Education Program? Kerry (talk) 03:43, 17 August 2016 (UTC)
Kerry Raymond The dashboard is useful for any sort of meetup, online or offline, in any context. It provides a signup mechanism and the best available outcomes report. However, as you note, most people who have been involved in its development have at some time said that it is only for use in education programs. The same was said for the education extension, but I myself used that for all sorts of group projects. I just wrote some user documentation at meta:Programs & Events Dashboard as a way of advocating that the tool be used for any event or meetup. Blue Rasberry (talk) 14:40, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

Hello, everyone ping'd above has "course coordinator" userrights, which means that this is the group which is supposed to grant and manage access to "campus ambassador" and "online ambassador" userrights.

The situation is that few people are active in managing these userrights. Other, newer tools have overtaken the functions formerly only available with campus ambassador tools. Still, every month some users are reading about the program and requesting userrights. I would like to market the old campus ambassador program as deprecated. I hope for the following to be outcomes of this -

  • New users cease requesting these tools with the expectation that this is an active program
  • Anyone who already has the tools keeps them indefinitely
  • Anyone who wants the tools, and who reads past the notices that they are deprecated, can still request them
  • The documentation for these tools, which has mostly been sitting without edits since 2013, gets marked as historical
  • Anyone can regroup to propose new projects, if there is any interest left. Current participation is low in any old systems.

Thoughts? Is there anyone who would raise any concerns in opposition to this? Thanks. Blue Rasberry (talk) 19:48, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

Agree that the system, such as it was, has withered. I have migrated to the Dashboard, which seems to be working, more or less, although it is updating a little slow. The concept of ambassador, as far as I can tell, does not work in Mexico and a number of other places, so no real reason to grant "ambassador rights" either.Thelmadatter (talk) 22:24, 16 August 2016 (UTC)
Whatever is decided, people who run Wikipedia training sessions and edit-a-thons etc need the account creator right in order to be able to create user accounts beyond the "6 in 24 hour from the same IP" rule. I vaguely recollect that my course coordinator right was somehow linked to my account creator right (or they came as a package). As I have previously had "enthusiastic" people remove my account creator right without any consultation because I hadn't used it for a few months (a bizarre idea for something that is essentially a solution to a crisis), how will I be able to recover this account creator right without some way to demonstrate that I run courses? Has anyone thought through how this is managed with the proposed changes? Kerry (talk) 03:28, 17 August 2016 (UTC)
There is a workaround the need to create accounts. If there are more than six who need to have new accounts, I tell them to connect to the internet via the data services on their cellphones. Voila! new IP addressThelmadatter (talk) 15:10, 20 August 2016 (UTC)
I don't actually use my course instructor rights to create course pages as I do my outreach outside of formal education settings so am not welcome at the Education program :-( I've asked quite a number of people what framework (support network, community of practice, whatever) exists for those of us doing training outside of the Education program and the answer seems to be "go ask [insert someone else's names]". So if it is the ambassador program that is supposed to be the go-to place for people like me, I'd like to see it continue to exist in some form or other. Kerry (talk) 03:40, 17 August 2016 (UTC)
Kerry Raymond Note: "account creator" is standalone, and is not required to be used with this system. — xaosflux Talk 04:05, 17 August 2016 (UTC)
Xaosflux You yourself only let me keep my account creator right in the face of opposition because of my standing in the education program. The rules still say that people with these userrights get special approval that is not available to people without these userrights. I hope that I can depend on you to support a revision of that rule to grant account creator rights on equivalent terms to the education program's expectations, or something mutually agreeable. Blue Rasberry (talk) 13:20, 17 August 2016 (UTC)
That was mostly to end the conversation that there was already an exception reason. I am in support of an update to the ACC guidelines to allow experienced editors that are active in outreach to maintain the ACC flag so long as they are otherwise active. — xaosflux Talk 13:29, 17 August 2016 (UTC)
Xaosflux Granting the right to experienced editors has never been among the requirements for receiving account creator rights. Most people involved in educational outreach had almost no wiki experience, and the account creator userright review process served that demographic by granting the right based on need. We talked about this at the account creator page. I want to balance increased security with encouragement for people to do outreach programs. I am ready to discuss changes to the status quo but I hope that the precedent over previous years remains in place even while everyone remains flexible to change. Blue Rasberry (talk) 14:54, 22 August 2016 (UTC)
Bluerasberry If the English Wikipedia is no longer going to be hosting "institutions" "courses" "instructors" and/or "students" we should just remove these from everyone and shut the system down - because that is all these user groups "do". Do you have a proposal for how to use this extension for something else? — xaosflux Talk 04:08, 17 August 2016 (UTC)
Note: If we are still hosting these functions, these groups give access to permissions that may still be helpful. — xaosflux Talk 10:56, 17 August 2016 (UTC)
Xaosflux People are still using the functions granted by the tools. I am not ready to propose taking away tools that people are using. I am content to wait indefinitely, leaving the tools in place for as long as people find them useful. At the same time, I believe that most users who have not already learned a system would benefit from going to another system first. If they do not find that system sufficient then they might check out the older system. Anyone who already learned the older system and wants to keep using it might continue to use it. Tentatively, if no one is using the system in 2018 then perhaps it could be shut off at the end of 2019. Blue Rasberry (talk) 13:25, 17 August 2016 (UTC)
Since my (Korean) class was mentioned, and since I am one of the "dinosaurs" using the old extension as well as relying on the help of one or two Korean wikipedians whom we still call ambassador here, and since I've been with the program since before it existed (good old WP:SUP) days, here are my few cents:
  • I use the Education Program framework because a) I was never officially or unofficially told it is deprecated, if there was some blog somewhere, I missed it - didn't get any email or talk page message b) similarly, I am not aware of any replacement or guide to such except one mentioned at [1] and I learned of this only recently. C, note that this new replacement (?) seems focused on the US, and I have to say I never appreciated how US-centric this program has became. It is good that there is the version for non-US, but I have to say that with all the WMF-speak about developing countries/non-English outreach, this seems to be totally NOT what is happening with the education program from my perspective. But I digress.
  • Regarding any ambassador or instructor user-rights or statuses, they never seemed much useful to me. All it was and IMHO is is an example of an unnecessary complication and bureaucracy. Nobody needs any special rights to use that namespace or pages. But before the userspace is retired, we need a) to make sure we archive it and b) to make sure there is a replacement that users going to the old namespace are redirect to (informed about).
  • However, I am sad to hear that the Ambassador Program is going away (gone?). What has replaced it, in particular, outside US? How can professors and teachers receive help from the WMF and the community these days? I have not been following the developments, granted, but frankly from where I stand I cannot see ANY improvements (again, maybe they are visible to someone in the US system...).
  • Finally, we really need to prune old pages. Is Wikipedia:Global Education Program and Wikipedia:Education program still valid or not? I still give those links to people interested in the program when I can an occasional inquiry... I wonder if I missed any. I suggested many times we need to merge all such pages into one that would be kept up to date, but.... Meh. Oh, I note that the Wikipedia:Education Program extension is still linked from the top here. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 13:40, 17 August 2016 (UTC)
@Piotrus: Piotr, for what it's worth, I created that WP:Education Program page back before we had officially spun off to Wiki Ed. We no longer use those pages whatsoever, though I'm not sure if others do. I'd imagine the information there is far outdated (compared, for example, to the Outreach:Education page. We've always created a problem with too many pages, and that tends to confuse people attempting to get involved on Wikipedia. My "vote" would be to make those pages historical, but if anyone still finds them useful, of course they should continue to use them. Jami (Wiki Ed) (talk) 15:33, 18 August 2016 (UTC)
Ever since it moved over to the new system (dashboard), I can't sort by country to find out if any Canadian university is still participating. I simply can't click on 200 course titles and find out which course belongs to a Canadian university. The Dashboard is great for at-a-glance, but only if you could associate which course is to which university. I would have been more active but I can't do my job when my ability is limited by the information given. OhanaUnitedTalk page 05:53, 19 August 2016 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── On a related note, there are many people applying for online ambassador position throughout the year. While most are new accounts and don't even merit the time to type a "no" response, we do get some high quality applications. To me, it demonstrates interest but unfortunately they don't really get matched with courses as far as I know. There is a disconnect between the supply (ambassador) and demand (courses) that should be fixed rather than posing the question "is the ambassador right obsolete?" OhanaUnitedTalk page 06:06, 19 August 2016 (UTC)

OhanaUnited My perspective is that there are multiple demographics which have a stake in this. The old education extension userrights are technical rights to make an event page for a class. I just documented at meta:Programs & Events Dashboard how the functions of those userrights can be gained with an alternate tool. There is also the social custom that you describe, of ambassadors also being social support for users of an event page. I am not aware of any plan in place to provide a forum for people in a similar role. As you say, if it is not easy to search for off-wiki events, then it is not easy for anyone who would volunteer to provide social support to such events to find them.
I am ready to support some kind of legacy of the ambassador program in which people volunteer to support classes or any other kind of off-wiki event, but right now, it is difficult to find any list of these events. Obvious listings would be by geography as you mentioned - "all classes in Canada" or even "all meetups in Canada", or any other region. I expect that eventually the new dashboard will make events possible to search by either location or theme, and when that happens, a new "ambassador" concept will be easier to develop. In the meantime, if someone wants to be an ambassador, I do not know where to send them to volunteer. The best advice I could give is for them to contact their regional Wikimedia user group or chapter, or check with a campaign like Art + Feminism, or maybe go through the tedious and unlikely task of browsing course lists here. I definitely liked the ambassador program and want it to continue; I just propose to pause on-boarding new people and regroup until there is something to offer. Blue Rasberry (talk) 17:01, 19 August 2016 (UTC)

@Bluerasberry: Some of the UK courses supported by Wikimedia UK still use the course extension. Special:Courses lists planned courses and you can see that there are at least three universities involved. On top of that, there are likely to be other courses which are scheduled to take place but do not yet have a new course page set up. To take an example the University of Portsmouth and Queen Mary University London both use the course extension and both run their courses in the second semester so don't have pages set up for the forthcoming courses yet. What this means is that we don't have a complete idea of how many people are intending to use the course extension.

As long as the courses are active, it should be possible to hand out new user rights. Say that one of the course leaders finds the teaching assistant they've been relying on to help run the course moves on to a new job. They would then need to be able to replace that person with the same permissions.

outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org is a very good tool, but for some of our course leaders the course extension does what they need so there isn't any incentive to learn a new piece of software.

My feeling is that the documentation around the various tools to run courses could do with some attention. For instance Wikipedia:Course pages mentions that "Current course pages are managed through dashboard.wikiedu.org" but doesn't explain what the difference is. Richard Nevell (WMUK) (talk) 14:40, 26 August 2016 (UTC)

A sandbox that was erroneously submitted to AFC[edit]

The content of User:TALett/sandbox refers to a college course. It was submitted to AFC where I found it and removed the submission template with the explanation that this is clearly not a draft article. I hope someone here can assist the user to get the sandbox content moved to the apropriate place. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 10:07, 17 August 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for letting us know! I'll follow up now! - Samantha (Wiki Ed) (talk) 21:57, 17 August 2016 (UTC)
Hi Samantha (Wiki Ed), the main user page, User:TALett, contains some more information. I'm afraid your post to the sandbox talk page has probably not been noticed as you did not ping the username, only posts to the user talk page are notiified without a ping. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 21:45, 20 August 2016 (UTC)
Hi Roger (Dodger67) , I went ahead and emailed the instructor off-wikipedia. I've also gone ahead and left a new note on User:TALett's talk page as you suggested. Thanks for the help! - Samantha (Wiki Ed) (talk) 20:43, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

New course announcement: Wikipedia:Wiki_Ed/Colorado_State_University/SOC_205_Contemporary_Race_Ethnic_Relations_(Fall_2016) (instructor: User:Loripeek)[edit]

I have created a new course — SOC 205 Contemporary Race Ethnic Relations — at dashboard.wikiedu.org/courses/Colorado_State_University/SOC_205_Contemporary_Race_Ethnic_Relations_(Fall_2016). If you'd like to see more details about my course, check out my course page.--Loripeek (talk) 16:28, 21 August 2016 (UTC)

New course announcement: Wikipedia:Wiki_Ed/Southern_Maine_Community_College/Biology_124_BK_(Fall_2016) (instructor: User:Njclum)[edit]

I have created a new course — Biology 124 BK — at dashboard.wikiedu.org/courses/Southern_Maine_Community_College/Biology_124_BK_(Fall_2016). If you'd like to see more details about my course, check out my course page.--Njclum (talk) 22:21, 21 August 2016 (UTC)

New course announcement: Wikipedia:Wiki_Ed/Colgate_University/CORE_151_P_Legacies_of_the_Ancient_World_(Fall_2016) (instructor: User:Draymusa)[edit]

I have created a new course — CORE 151 P Legacies of the Ancient World — at dashboard.wikiedu.org/courses/Colgate_University/CORE_151_P_Legacies_of_the_Ancient_World_(Fall_2016). If you'd like to see more details about my course, check out my course page.--Draymusa (talk) 23:32, 21 August 2016 (UTC)

New course announcement: Wikipedia:Wiki_Ed/Carnegie_Mellon_University/Communication_in_Groups_and_Organizations__(Fall) (instructor: User:Robertekraut)[edit]

I have created a new course — Communication in Groups and Organizations — at dashboard.wikiedu.org/courses/Carnegie_Mellon_University/Communication_in_Groups_and_Organizations__(Fall). If you'd like to see more details about my course, check out my course page.--Robertekraut (talk) 00:03, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

New course announcement: Wikipedia:Wiki_Ed/San_Francisco_State_University/Historical_Methods_GWAR_-_History_300_Section_3_(Fall_2016) (instructor: User:Pommette1789)[edit]

I have created a new course — Historical Methods GWAR - History 300 Section 3 — at dashboard.wikiedu.org/courses/San_Francisco_State_University/Historical_Methods_GWAR_-_History_300_Section_3_(Fall_2016). If you'd like to see more details about my course, check out my course page.--Pommette1789 (talk) 02:14, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

New course announcement: Wikipedia:Wiki_Ed/USM_Lewiston_Auburn_College/Biology_105_(Fall_2016) (instructor: User:Njclum)[edit]

I have created a new course — Biology 105 — at dashboard.wikiedu.org/courses/USM_Lewiston_Auburn_College/Biology_105_(Fall_2016). If you'd like to see more details about my course, check out my course page.--Njclum (talk) 13:42, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

New course announcement: Wikipedia:Wiki_Ed/RIT/American_Women's_and_Gender_History_(Fall_2016) (instructor: User:Tamar Carroll)[edit]

I have created a new course — American Women's and Gender History — at dashboard.wikiedu.org/courses/RIT/American_Women's_and_Gender_History_(Fall_2016). If you'd like to see more details about my course, check out my course page.--Tamar Carroll (talk) 15:50, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

New course announcement: Wikipedia:Wiki_Ed/University_of_Illinois_at_Chicago/Intro_to_Asian_American_Studies_(Fall) (instructor: User:DrPerillo)[edit]

I have created a new course — Intro to Asian American Studies — at dashboard.wikiedu.org/courses/University_of_Illinois_at_Chicago/Intro_to_Asian_American_Studies_(Fall). If you'd like to see more details about my course, check out my course page.--DrPerillo (talk) 17:54, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

New course announcement: Wikipedia:Wiki_Ed/Western_Carolina_University/Gender_in_Politics_(Fall_2016) (instructor: User:Ingrid.bego)[edit]

I have created a new course — Gender in Politics — at dashboard.wikiedu.org/courses/Western_Carolina_University/Gender_in_Politics_(Fall_2016). If you'd like to see more details about my course, check out my course page.--Ingrid.bego (talk) 18:12, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

New course announcement: Wikipedia:Wiki_Ed/Western_University/Biology_3224F_Education_in_Life_Science_(Fall_2016) (instructor: User:TomHaffie)[edit]

I have created a new course — Biology 3224F Education in Life Science — at dashboard.wikiedu.org/courses/Western_University/Biology_3224F_Education_in_Life_Science_(Fall_2016). If you'd like to see more details about my course, check out my course page.--TomHaffie (talk) 18:39, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

New course announcement: Wikipedia:Wiki_Ed/American_University/Understanding_Media_(Fall) (instructor: User:Erickaakcire)[edit]

I have created a new course — Understanding Media — at dashboard.wikiedu.org/courses/American_University/Understanding_Media_(Fall). If you'd like to see more details about my course, check out my course page.--Erickaakcire (talk) 20:05, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

New course announcement: Wikipedia:Wiki_Ed/Denison_University/Issues_in_Feminism_(Fall) (instructor: User:Doc Chester)[edit]

I have created a new course — Issues in Feminism — at dashboard.wikiedu.org/courses/Denison_University/Issues_in_Feminism_(Fall). If you'd like to see more details about my course, check out my course page.--Doc Chester (talk) 22:14, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

New course announcement: Wikipedia:Wiki_Ed/Grinnell_College/Advanced_Linguistic_Analysis_(Fall_2016) (instructor: User:Hansency)[edit]

I have created a new course — Advanced Linguistic Analysis — at dashboard.wikiedu.org/courses/Grinnell_College/Advanced_Linguistic_Analysis_(Fall_2016). If you'd like to see more details about my course, check out my course page.--Hansency (talk) 15:40, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

New course announcement: Wikipedia:Wiki_Ed/Brigham_Young_University/BYU_Biophysics_(Fall_2016) (instructor: User:DJW56)[edit]

I have created a new course — BYU Biophysics — at dashboard.wikiedu.org/courses/Brigham_Young_University/BYU_Biophysics_(Fall_2016). If you'd like to see more details about my course, check out my course page.--DJW56 (talk) 16:40, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

New course announcement: Wikipedia:Wiki_Ed/Georgetown_University/Communication_Theory_and_Frameworks_(Fall_2016) (instructor: User:Turnj)[edit]

I have created a new course — Communication Theory and Frameworks — at dashboard.wikiedu.org/courses/Georgetown_University/Communication_Theory_and_Frameworks_(Fall_2016). If you'd like to see more details about my course, check out my course page.--Turnj (talk) 17:46, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

New course announcement: Wikipedia:Wiki_Ed/Universidad_Americana_UAM,_Nicaragua/Organizaciones_Internacionales_I_(Semestre) (instructor: User:MiguelGomez)[edit]

I have created a new course — Organizaciones Internacionales I — at dashboard.wikiedu.org/courses/Universidad_Americana_UAM,_Nicaragua/Organizaciones_Internacionales_I_(Semestre). If you'd like to see more details about my course, check out my course page.--MiguelGomez (talk) 18:21, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

New course announcement: Wikipedia:Wiki_Ed/University_of_Oklahoma/Science,_Nature_and_Society_(Fall_2016) (instructor: User:Voxcanis)[edit]

I have created a new course — Science, Nature and Society — at dashboard.wikiedu.org/courses/University_of_Oklahoma/Science,_Nature_and_Society_(Fall_2016). If you'd like to see more details about my course, check out my course page.--Voxcanis (talk) 19:49, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

New course announcement: Wikipedia:Wiki_Ed/Delta_College/Recent_American_History_(Fall_2016) (instructor: User:Amyfrench)[edit]

I have created a new course — Recent American History — at dashboard.wikiedu.org/courses/Delta_College/Recent_American_History_(Fall_2016). If you'd like to see more details about my course, check out my course page.--Amyfrench (talk) 21:18, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

New course announcement: Wikipedia:Wiki_Ed/University_of_Alaska_Anchorage/LING_A101,_fully_online_(Fall_2016) (instructor: User:DBowie)[edit]

I have created a new course — LING A101, fully online — at dashboard.wikiedu.org/courses/University_of_Alaska_Anchorage/LING_A101,_fully_online_(Fall_2016). If you'd like to see more details about my course, check out my course page.--DBowie (talk) 22:16, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

New course announcement: Wikipedia:Wiki_Ed/University_of_Massachusetts_Lowell/Sociology_of_Mass_Media_(Fall) (instructor: User:Locnamehn)[edit]

I have created a new course — Sociology of Mass Media — at dashboard.wikiedu.org/courses/University_of_Massachusetts_Lowell/Sociology_of_Mass_Media_(Fall). If you'd like to see more details about my course, check out my course page.--Locnamehn (talk) 23:49, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

New course announcement: Wikipedia:Wiki_Ed/Environmental_Economics/Econ_310_(Fall_2016) (instructor: User:Cubfan29)[edit]

I have created a new course — Econ 310 — at dashboard.wikiedu.org/courses/Environmental_Economics/Econ_310_(Fall_2016). If you'd like to see more details about my course, check out my course page.--Cubfan29 (talk) 13:16, 24 August 2016 (UTC)

Application for Campus Ambassador[edit]

X mark.svg Not done Only registered users can be granted additional account permissions. — xaosflux Talk 13:51, 24 August 2016 (UTC)

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  1. Why do you want to be a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    It may be called an inherent desire to work at an esteemed and dutiful position at your organisation as the foremost arena where the legal brains resort to discover any term is Wikipedia.
  2. Where are you based, and which educational institution(s) do you plan to work with as a Campus Ambassador?
    National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi, Jharkhand.
  3. What is your academic and/or professional background?
    I am a Student pursuing law in Semester V.
  4. In three sentences or less, summarize your prior experience with Wikimedia projects.
    Excellent
  5. What else should we know about you that is relevant to being a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    My determination towards my duties and the drive to fulfil all responsibilities I am endowed with gives me an edge over the rest of the lot.
Discussion

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New course announcement: Wikipedia:Wiki_Ed/University_of_Alaska_Anchorage/LING_A101,_face-to-face_(Fall_2016) (instructor: User:DBowie)[edit]

I have created a new course — LING A101, face-to-face — at dashboard.wikiedu.org/courses/University_of_Alaska_Anchorage/LING_A101,_face-to-face_(Fall_2016). If you'd like to see more details about my course, check out my course page.--DBowie (talk) 16:58, 24 August 2016 (UTC)

New course announcement: Wikipedia:Wiki_Ed/University_of_Alaska_Anchorage/ENGL_A474_Sociolinguistics_(Fall_2016) (instructor: User:DBowie)[edit]

I have created a new course — ENGL A474 Sociolinguistics — at dashboard.wikiedu.org/courses/University_of_Alaska_Anchorage/ENGL_A474_Sociolinguistics_(Fall_2016). If you'd like to see more details about my course, check out my course page.--DBowie (talk) 18:55, 24 August 2016 (UTC)

New course announcement: Wikipedia:Wiki_Ed/Rutgers/Sex_in_the_Tree_of_Life-_the_Evolution_and_persistence_of_sexual_reproduction_(Fall_2016) (instructor: User:Jblakemahmud)[edit]

I have created a new course — Sex in the Tree of Life- the Evolution and persistence of sexual reproduction — at dashboard.wikiedu.org/courses/Rutgers/Sex_in_the_Tree_of_Life-_the_Evolution_and_persistence_of_sexual_reproduction_(Fall_2016). If you'd like to see more details about my course, check out my course page.--Jblakemahmud (talk) 21:40, 24 August 2016 (UTC)

Request for course instructor right: Piercelondon (talk) (course page draft)[edit]

Name

Mary Pierce

Institution

Pima Community College

Course title and description

The course if Intro to History of Western Civilization. This is an undergraduate survey of the history of Western Civilization to 1714, with particular focus on how specific political, social, cultural developments, beginning with Sumerian civilization, helped to shape ancient Greece, Roman Empire, medieval Europe and the British Isles. To encourage my students to participate in and contribute to global scholarly knowledge dissemination, I have included a Final Wikipedia Project in my syllabus. The goal is to enhance students' critical and intellectual thinking as well as writing, and to deepen their understanding of social media and the responsibilities when participating in it.

Number of students

There will be about 25 students participating in my course's Wikipedia editing/writing article project.

Start and end dates

The course begins on 09/13/2016 and ends 12/18/2016.

@Helaine (Wiki Ed) and Pharos: @Bluerasberry and Kevin Gorman: --Piercelondon (talk) 00:11, 25 August 2016 (UTC)

New course announcement: Wikipedia:Wiki_Ed/Pima_Community_College,_Downtown_Campus/Western_Civilization_101_(Fall_2016) (instructor: User:Piercelondon)[edit]

I have created a new course — Western Civilization 101 — at dashboard.wikiedu.org/courses/Pima_Community_College,_Downtown_Campus/Western_Civilization_101_(Fall_2016). If you'd like to see more details about my course, check out my course page.--Piercelondon (talk) 03:33, 25 August 2016 (UTC)

New course announcement: Wikipedia:Wiki_Ed/University_of_Iowa/The_Israel-Palestine_Conflict_(Fall_2016) (instructor: User:Aa2093)[edit]

I have created a new course — The Israel-Palestine Conflict — at dashboard.wikiedu.org/courses/University_of_Iowa/The_Israel-Palestine_Conflict_(Fall_2016). If you'd like to see more details about my course, check out my course page.--Aa2093 (talk) 17:56, 25 August 2016 (UTC)

New course announcement: Wikipedia:Wiki_Ed/North_Dakota_State_University/PSYC_480_History_and_Systems_of_Psychology_(Fall_2017) (instructor: User:James Council)[edit]

I have created a new course — PSYC 480 History and Systems of Psychology — at dashboard.wikiedu.org/courses/North_Dakota_State_University/PSYC_480_History_and_Systems_of_Psychology_(Fall_2017). If you'd like to see more details about my course, check out my course page.--J.R. Council (talk) 18:42, 25 August 2016 (UTC)

New course announcement: Wikipedia:Wiki_Ed/Andrew_College/American_history_since_1865_HR_(Fall) (instructor: User:AndrewCollegeHistory)[edit]

I have created a new course — American history since 1865 HR — at dashboard.wikiedu.org/courses/Andrew_College/American_history_since_1865_HR_(Fall). If you'd like to see more details about my course, check out my course page.--AndrewCollegeHistory (talk) 19:06, 25 August 2016 (UTC)

New course announcement: Wikipedia:Wiki_Ed/University_of_Maryland,_College_Park/Child_Language_(Fall_2016) (instructor: User:JeffLidz)[edit]

I have created a new course — Child Language — at dashboard.wikiedu.org/courses/University_of_Maryland,_College_Park/Child_Language_(Fall_2016). If you'd like to see more details about my course, check out my course page.--JeffLidz (talk) 21:35, 25 August 2016 (UTC)

New course announcement: Wikipedia:Wiki_Ed/University_of_San_Francisco/Oral_and_Written_Communication_Section_17_(Fall_2016) (instructor: User:Ltaylormere)[edit]

I have created a new course — Oral and Written Communication Section 17 — at dashboard.wikiedu.org/courses/University_of_San_Francisco/Oral_and_Written_Communication_Section_17_(Fall_2016). If you'd like to see more details about my course, check out my course page.--Ltaylormere (talk) 04:45, 26 August 2016 (UTC)

New course announcement: Wikipedia:Wiki_Ed/Hunter_College/ArtH300_Research_Methods_(Fall_2016) (instructor: User:Naby101)[edit]

I have created a new course — ArtH300 Research Methods — at dashboard.wikiedu.org/courses/Hunter_College/ArtH300_Research_Methods_(Fall_2016). If you'd like to see more details about my course, check out my course page.--Naby101 (talk) 16:29, 26 August 2016 (UTC)

New course announcement: Wikipedia:Wiki_Ed/Hunter_College/ArtH602_Research_Methods_(Fall_2016) (instructor: User:Naby101)[edit]

I have created a new course — ArtH602 Research Methods — at dashboard.wikiedu.org/courses/Hunter_College/ArtH602_Research_Methods_(Fall_2016). If you'd like to see more details about my course, check out my course page.--Naby101 (talk) 16:40, 26 August 2016 (UTC)

New course announcement: Wikipedia:Wiki_Ed/UCLA/Chem_153A_Honors_(Fall_2016) (instructor: User:Htienson)[edit]

I have created a new course — Chem 153A Honors — at dashboard.wikiedu.org/courses/UCLA/Chem_153A_Honors_(Fall_2016). If you'd like to see more details about my course, check out my course page.--Htienson (talk) 18:17, 26 August 2016 (UTC)

New course announcement: Wikipedia:Wiki_Ed/Brooklyn_College,_CUNY/THEA_7214X_Global_Theater_History_and_Theory_I_(Fall_2016) (instructor: User:Amyehughes)[edit]

I have created a new course — THEA 7214X Global Theater History and Theory I — at dashboard.wikiedu.org/courses/Brooklyn_College,_CUNY/THEA_7214X_Global_Theater_History_and_Theory_I_(Fall_2016). If you'd like to see more details about my course, check out my course page.--Amy E Hughes (talk) 19:21, 26 August 2016 (UTC)

New course announcement: Wikipedia:Wiki_Ed/Marshall_University/Principles_of_Cell_Biology_(Fall_2016) (instructor: User:Marciaharrison)[edit]

I have created a new course — Principles of Cell Biology — at dashboard.wikiedu.org/courses/Marshall_University/Principles_of_Cell_Biology_(Fall_2016). If you'd like to see more details about my course, check out my course page.--Marciaharrison (talk) 19:54, 26 August 2016 (UTC)

New course announcement: Wikipedia:Wiki_Ed/Montgomery_College/Principles_of_Biology_II_(Fall_2016) (instructor: User:Rhirshorn)[edit]

I have created a new course — Principles of Biology II — at dashboard.wikiedu.org/courses/Montgomery_College/Principles_of_Biology_II_(Fall_2016). If you'd like to see more details about my course, check out my course page.--Rhirshorn (talk) 01:01, 27 August 2016 (UTC)

New course announcement: Wikipedia:Wiki_Ed/Hunter_College/MFA_Seminar (instructor: User:Rvfking)[edit]

I have created a new course — MFA Seminar — at dashboard.wikiedu.org/courses/Hunter_College/MFA_Seminar. If you'd like to see more details about my course, check out my course page.--Rvfking (talk) 18:48, 27 August 2016 (UTC)

New course announcement: Wikipedia:Wiki_Ed/University_of_Washington/Building_Successful_Online_Communities_(Fall_2016) (instructor: User:Benjamin Mako Hill)[edit]

I have created a new course — Building Successful Online Communities — at dashboard.wikiedu.org/courses/University_of_Washington/Building_Successful_Online_Communities_(Fall_2016). If you'd like to see more details about my course, check out my course page.--—mako 20:06, 28 August 2016 (UTC)