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Undeclared class making good-faith but often unhelpful edits in US history subjects[edit]

Please see User talk:Webuckpstcc#Your assignments for my message to the presumed instructor. Any further advice or monitoring of the students' contributions would be appreciated. Graham87 06:44, 26 September 2021 (UTC)

Thanks! We'll try to reach out to the instructor. --LiAnna (Wiki Ed) (talk) 19:08, 27 September 2021 (UTC)
Thanks LiAnna. I just declined an unblock request from one of these lost sheep. --Deepfriedokra (talk) 02:22, 28 September 2021 (UTC)

Heads up: unaffiliated instructor giving poorly-designed assignment to create articles[edit]

(Please feel free to suggest or directly change to a clearer section heading.) Hi! Just wanted to let you know to please look out for classmates of LokayaWC. An involved admin has asked for the identity of the instructor, who may have set students loose on Wikipedia without explaining copyright or WP:V. (The instructor seems to have failed to tell their students that Wikipedia articles cannot be based on private email correspondence with the article subject, nor can they contain copyrighted text.)

Just for the record: I do not want to cast blame on anyone. I just want to notify interested parties. Hopefully, efforts to find the instructor yield results soon, so the involved admin or someone here may speak with them (and save the poor students some stress). Rotideypoc41352 (talk · contribs) 15:46, 7 October 2021 (UTC)

Thanks! I just reached out to them. --LiAnna (Wiki Ed) (talk) 18:48, 7 October 2021 (UTC)

U of MD articles misspelled in course listing[edit]

Can someone fix the name of Timeline of medicine and medical technology article in the course listing for this U of MD course, which is currently redlink-listed as Timeline of Medicine and Medicinal Technology? Ditto for History of tattooing. Thanks, Mathglot (talk) 04:07, 13 October 2021 (UTC)

Mathglot: I fixed the first one; leaving the tattooing one alone because the student has already added some draft work in a sandbox that matches the incorrect name which I don't want to confuse them about, but they appear to be working in a group with others on the tattooing article, so I expect they'll sort it out when it comes to moving content to mainspace.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 18:14, 13 October 2021 (UTC)
That makes sense; thanks! Mathglot (talk) 18:17, 13 October 2021 (UTC)

Project #KMUOS[edit]

There is a potentially excellent educational project being run by the Department of Foreign Languages at the University of Sharjah. It was run previously in February. See this link. It's run with goodwill, but is exposing its students to the many challenges of editing Wikipedia without truly understanding that it is not a kind place.

My talk page shows a dialogue with one of the participants, a dialogue which has gone nowhere. The WP:AFC Talk Page shows more background information.

This note is to ask those with an interest in helping that project to grab hold of it and bring it into a 'safer' place for the students to edit. They are being graded on successful publication.

I have emailed Prof. Sane Yagi from the February project with, so far, no reply. I'd very much like someone with education expertise to pick uo this baton, please. FiddleTimtrent FaddleTalk to me 20:01, 10 November 2021 (UTC)

@SPatnaik (WMF), @NSaad (WMF), @MGuadalupe (WMF), @VHargyono (WMF), can one of you help? --LiAnna (Wiki Ed) (talk) 17:14, 12 November 2021 (UTC)