Wikipedia:Wiki Ed/University of California, San Francisco/Expanding WikiProject Medicine (Fall 2016)

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Course name
Expanding WikiProject Medicine
Institution
University of California, San Francisco
Instructor
Amin Azzam, MD, MA
Content Expert
Ian (Wiki Ed)
Subject
IDS 140.60
Course dates
2016-11-21 00:00:00 UTC – 2016-12-17 23:59:59 UTC
Approximate number of student editors
0

Admit it! You use Wikipedia extensively. Who doesn't? But do you use it for medical information? Your patients do! So if Wikipedia is the most widely used medical reference in the world, and the third most visited medical reference in the US, why not be a part of increasing the quality of reliable information there by becoming a WikiProject Medicine editor? This course will teach you how.

Student Assigned Reviewing
DHCopeland Adenomyosis Thyroid disease
Pedsintraining African tick bite fever Thyroid disease
Anitaver Thyroid disease Bacteremia
OnurYenigun Airway management African tick bite fever
Yoursfrankly Airway management Tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy
Margotalbert Vaginal discharge African tick bite fever
Jhandcox Anterior cruciate ligament injury Airway management
Norvertrinidad Airway management Obgyn anesthesia
Benfromdc Multi-drug resistant tuberculosis Adenomyosis
Anoopmuniyappa Tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy Defibrillation
Randhillon Airway management Anterior cruciate ligament injury
Octodocto Bacteremia Vaginal discharge
Jfeeney11 Bacteremia Multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis
CoolGuy555 Bacteremia Cholecystitis
Jjanssen275 African tick bite fever Tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy
NeilSZhang Tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy Nevus
Kinisem Obstetric anesthesia (medical specialty) Airway management
Matthewdizon-89 Nevus Bacteremia
Rjin1 Defibrillation Vaginal discharge
AVinson11 Cholecystitis Bacteremia
Amlunatesan Thyroid disease Airway management
VeeBabzel Vaginal discharge Airway management

Timeline

Week 1

Course meetings
Monday, 21 November 2016   |   Tuesday, 22 November 2016
In class - Wikipedia essentials
Mon 11/21 & Tues 11/22, 10 - 4ish

Monday 11/21: Mission Hall, room 1406

  • Overview of the course
  • Understanding Wikipedia as a community, we'll discuss its expectations and etiquette.
  • Guest presentation by Marcus Banks about critical evaluation of sources
  • Guest presentation by James Heilman about Wikiproject Medicine
  • Presentation by Evans "Whit" Whitaker about information retrieval strategies and resources available to you at UCSF
  • Fieldtrip for tour of the Wikimedia Foundation headquarters (off-site: 149 New Montgomery St near Montgomery BART/Muni station)

Tues 11/22: Mission Hall, room 2103

  • Guest presentation by Val Swisher about Translators Without Borders, Acrolinx reports
  • Guest presentation by Shiv Gaglani about Osmosis
  • Guest presentation by TJ Bliss about Hewlett Foundation and Open Educational Pedagogy
  • Peer-review, expectations of productivity, WP-WIP's, etc.

Handout: Editing Wikipedia
Link to Evans Whitaker's library handout: https://ucsf.box.com/s/gp30spz58fhdp8xkbvv4h26kpnuv8xt5 

Assignment - Create your account and learn the basics
  • Create an account and then complete the online training for students. During this training, you will make edits in a sandbox and learn the basic rules of Wikipedia.
Assignment - Wikipedia as a Medical Student

This is where we think specifically about how editing Wikipedia as a medical student might differ from editing as a "lay person."

Assignment - Workplan

By 10am on Mon 11/28 (e.g. by the end of your Thanksgiving holiday), post your final Workplan. So that you can engage with the Wikipedian community members who are interested & actively following your article, post your Workplan on the talk page of your selected Wikipedia article.  If you are working on a teamlet, I want you to be explicit about what section(s) you will individually be responsible for.  Consider explicitly declaring any/all of the following:


  • Review pages 4-7 of the Evaluating Wikipedia brochure. This will give you a good, brief overview of what to look for in other articles, and what other people will look for in your own.
  • A few questions to consider (don't feel limited to these):
    • Is each fact referenced with an appropriate, reliable reference?
    • Is everything in the article relevant to the article topic? Is there anything that distracted you?
    • Is the article neutral? Are there any claims, or frames, that appear heavily biased toward a particular position?
    • Where does the information come from? Are these neutral sources? If biased, is that bias noted?
    • Are there viewpoints that are overrepresented, or underrepresented?
    • Check a few citations. Do the links work? Is there any close paraphrasing or plagiarism in the article?
    • Is any information out of date? Is anything missing that could be added?
    •  Which sections will I prioritize?
    •  What resources do I intend to look up, and when?
    •  How will I utilize the Acrolinx report that I will get for my article?
    •  How will I decide what things (signs, symptoms, side-effects, etc.) to explicitly include? To explicitly exclude?
    •  Will I also embed additional links to other Wiki pages?
    • How will I ensure I avoid "doctor-speak" and not use jargon? 

Week 2

Course meetings
Monday, 28 November 2016   |   Friday, 2 December 2016
Milestones

This is to remind you that adding images to WP articles can be just as important as adding text.  Here's the general information about doing that scope of work as part of your efforts:

  • Identify an article that would benefit from illustration, create or find an appropriate photo, illustration, or audio/video, and add it to the article.
  • All media uploaded to Wikipedia must fall under a "free license," which means they can be used or shared by anyone. Examples of media you can use are photos that you take yourself, images and text in the public domain, and works created by someone else who has given permission for their work to be used by others. For more information about which types of media can be uploaded to Wikipedia, see Commons:Help desk.
  • To add a media file to an article, you must first upload it to Wikimedia Commons. For instructions on how to upload files to Commons, refer to Illustrating Wikipedia. This brochure will also provide you with detailed information about which files are acceptable to upload to Wikipedia and the value of contributing media to Wikipedia articles.
In class - WP-WIP
Mon 11/28 @ 10 - 11:30am

These activities will occur in Mission Hall 1407 with remote participation capacity
On Mon 11/28 from 10am - 11:30am you will informally present your work-in-progress to Amin and/or Whit.  We will help troubleshoot or discuss your evolving thoughts on your work.

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Milestones

Based on our discussions on the first two days of class, it is my expectation that by Week 2 you will be editing your selected article(s) "live" on Wiki and not merely in your sandboxes!

In class - WP-WIP
Fri 12/2 @ 2 - 3:30pm

These activities will occur in Mission Hall 1407 with remote participation capacity
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Week 3

Course meetings
Wednesday, 7 December 2016
In class - WP-WIP
Wed 12/7 @ 3 - 4:30pm

These activities will occur in Mission Hall 1401 with remote participation capacity
On Wed 12/7 from 3 - 4:30pm you will informally present your work-in-progress to Amin and/or Whit.  We will help troubleshoot or discuss your evolving thoughts on your work.

Also we will have a guest-faculty presentation as follows:
Zachary J. McDowell, PhD

Research Fellow

Wiki Education Foundation


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Assignment - Peer-review

Please perform peer reviews beginning on Thurs 12/8

  • Post your Review to the talk page of the article you are reviewing.
  • Aim for finishing your peer review BEFORE Tues 12/13!
  • What should a peer-review look like? During our discussion in class on 11/22, we will define specific attributes we will itemize here.


How to conduct peer review? Themes/questions that emerged:

  • Give feedback by Day A and then follow-up to see if that feedback has been acted on/responded to.
  • Look at the students author's stated objectives/workplan.  Be sure to put your intended goals at the top of your workplan.
  • Consider declaring "sub-domains" of the task of editing (e.g. readability, "lead section," content, references, etc.)
  • Peer reviews are DUE by end of week 3. Post the peer-review on the TALK page of the article itself.
  • Length of peer-review is at your discretion.
  • Don't be afraid to use the phone or email as well as the talk page.
  • Consider reviewing prior students’ declaration of intended work, as well as prior students’ peer reviews.  All can be found on the talk pages of the articles they edited and peer-reviewed. Wide range in quality, but you can find all prior cycles of the elective here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Medicine/UCSF

How to respond to the peer-reviewer's comments?

  • Do the best you can to respond but don't expect to do it all



Week 4

Course meetings
Tuesday, 13 December 2016   |   Friday, 16 December 2016
In class - WP-WIP
Tues 12/13 @ 12 - 1:30pm

These activities will occur in Mission Hall 1400 with remote participation capacity
On Tues 12/13 from 12 - 1:30pm you will informally present your work-in-progress to Amin and/or Whit.  We will help troubleshoot or discuss your evolving thoughts on your work.

Also we'll have a guest-faculty presentation as follows:

Amanda Menking
Ph.D. Candidate | iSchool, University of Washington
https://ischool.uw.edu/people/phd/amenking
Women & Wikipedia: Toward An Understanding of Non-Majority Participation In Social Computing Systems


Wikipedia is one of the most powerful, accessible, and ubiquitous information sources in our world today. It is also one of the greatest examples of large-scale collaborations in history. Although it purports to be “the encyclopedia anyone can edit,” effective contribution often proves difficult, especially for non-majority participants. In the past five years, the English language Wikipedia’s “gender gap” has drawn both public and scholarly attention, serving as a compelling case of how women editors as non-majority participants experience Wikipedia. Using an inductive approach, I will ask how women as non-majority participants experience and manage their participation, how the governance of Wikipedia accounts for non-majority participants, and how non-majority participation impacts Wikipedia’s content. To investigate these questions, I will employ a variety of mixed methods, including participant observation, semi-structured interviews, content analysis, descriptive statistics, and object biography. Because the phenomenon of non-majority participation is understudied and undertheorized, I will use grounded theory to iteratively analyze, interpret, and interrogate data as I collect it. Findings from my work will make both practical and theoretical contributions. A successful project will result in implications for the design of governance of peer production systems such as Wikipedia, and in generative theory about non-majority participation in social computing systems. I undertake this research project with the goal of challenging the reification of systemic biases and of acknowledging and improving the experiences of non-majority participants who contribute their knowledge and labor.




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Milestones

Use the final week of the course to respond to your peer-reviewer's suggestions. Additionally:

  • Leverage the Wikipedian community members who are interested in your article
  • Consider replying to the peer review directly on the talk page of your article
  • If you disagree with your peer reviewer, explain your rationale
In class - Wrap-up
Fri 12/16 @ 3 - 4:30pm

These activities will occur in Mission Hall 1401
On Fri 12/16 from 3 - 4:30pm we will convene for a 1.5 hour meeting to share accomplishments and discuss lessons learned. Final presentations will be structured as follows: round robin "reports" (maximum of 10 minutes each) from each of you as follows:

  • What did I accomplish this month (broad overview)?
  • What did I learn?
  • What will I take forward with me into the future?
  • Now in hindsight, is there anything I would have done differently?

We will conclude our meeting with a focus group about the elective overall. This will include:

  • Feedback about the guest consultants
  • Strategies for improvement for future cycles of the elective

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