Professor Ruppel also realizes it’s important to get her students editing Wikipedia right away so they become familiar with the MediaWiki markup language. She knows there are several options: teaching this material herself, having a trusted and trained Wikipedia volunteer teach it, or contacting the teaching and technology center on campus to ask for their assistance. She knows a volunteer in the area who has visited other classes, so she opts to utilize the skills of a campus volunteer.
The volunteer gives an introduction to:
The anatomy of a Wikipedia article, and what makes a good article
Tips on how to find the best articles to work on for the assignment
Who the Online Ambassadors are who will also be helping the students on-wiki.