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Course name
EEB 3804W Ecology
Institution
University of Minnesota
Instructor
Rachel King
Content Expert
Ian (Wiki Ed)
Subject
Ecology
Course dates
2017-01-17 00:00:00 UTC – 2017-05-13 23:59:59 UTC
Approximate number of student editors
150

Welcome

Welcome to our Wikipedia project timeline. This page will guide you through the Wikipedia project for our course.

Our course has also been assigned a Wikipedia Content Expert. Check your Talk page for notes from them. You can also reach them through the "Get Help" button on this page.

Student Assigned Reviewing
Dwyer191
Shrlnguyen
Justi105
Armou028
Whitl079
Hippomonstrosity
Andrews850
Cdaigle22
Sonja.buraglio
Gracebarcelow
NotMatthewRapcan
Jens1586
SeryJ
Nguy2330
Carl4633
Jmce1201
Pfief08
Quietforest
Schm3618
Wjreed2
Eugenebng
Golda027
JMillerEco
Zwitter8
Samanthalee29
Tamarafew
Eg.newman96
Pete9707
MargaretNewberger
Joh12697
Rahnx072
Kapla262
Jakebryanttaylor
Amykkworkman
Matti225
Grabx007
Seder043
M3moogle
Audreymccarthy1997
Breeta3
And03271
TrevScott
Noonx005
Hanxx703
Jsherman322
Madelineschwartz
Obrie905genos
Sarahboneske
Swan2229
APauleon
Rquaday
Krish162
Joh12883
DisM!ss
SomeOfTheSame
Joh11786
Sarcasticlancer
Ga66yG
Sfletch7397
Skeldog
Malco060
Olniaduel
Chri3201
Fklaf
Jabhold94
Andry018
Mpekker
Wolfx659
Lars0164
Kristenmoua
Leung101 Old field (ecology), Chemical defense Climate change and agriculture, Effects of climate change on plant biodiversity
KimberlyKillsTime Deforestation and climate change
Bonil009
Kigel003
Vorishka
Tranx722
Dostoyevsky Exiled
Nhunhukutekute
Dsidky1
MaskOff11 Effects of climate change on plant biodiversity, Climate change and agriculture Climate change and agriculture, Chemical defense
Sjherath
Huber447
Brow4397
Rudie014
Girar080
Eco22
Etzel027
Lnteigen
Ebelx032
Kelsigeorge
Vicfw1986
Nancy hassan
Glash005
Smallinger
Wagn0788
Zachx010
Lucas138
Johnjyoung3
Leyonce Lemonade
Armst461
Hossa036
Fatze002
Westm118
Jesse.t.barnes
Holmx378
Delan270
Merri450
Connowen
Ramin010
Heldx126
NRMbirds
Yugeshi
Dalba044
C windhorst
Dzied009
Murra651
Kateminke
Nathaniel Payne 9876
Avenmaven
Pgc2223
Canozawa
Ayeleekue
Kimx3566
TomKlein96
Burrx037
Erden006 Effects of climate change on plant biodiversity Effects of climate change on plant biodiversity
Kimx4073
Esotericdreams
Farre105
Bbonillo
Soshin92
Mekon009
L.Arish
Vaghani
Emers158
Davi2427

Timeline

Week 1

Course meetings
Tuesday, 25 April 2017   |   Thursday, 27 April 2017
Assignment - Get set up on Wikipedia

Before lab next week you must complete the following:

Week 2

Course meetings
Tuesday, 2 May 2017   |   Thursday, 4 May 2017
Assignment - First assignment
evaluate Wikipedia

 It's time to think critically about Wikipedia articles. You can work with a partner during this phase of the assignment, but you both need to take notes in your sandboxes about your learnings. 

  • Reflect back to what you learned in the "Evaluating Articles and Sources" training (linked below in case you need to re-take it). 
  • Read the Wikipedia article about Climate Change and two of the following Wikipedia articles: 
  • While you read, consider some questions (but 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?
    • Climate Change is a [article] on Wikipedia. Why do you think this is? Is it a good or a bad thing?  
    • Check the "talk" page of the articles - what is the Wikipedia community discussing when it comes to representing these issues? How is the article ranked on Wikipedia's quality scale?
    • If you picked the article about Ecology to evaluate - did you see mention of climate change? Why or why not? If you were going to create a new article about climate change and it's relationship to Ecology, what information would you add? 
  • In your sandbox, take notes from your evaluation.  
  • Optional: Choose at least 1 questions relevant to one of the articles you're evaluating (not the Climate Change article). Leave your evaluation on the article's Talk page. Be sure to sign your feedback with four tildes — Davi2427 (talk) 14:48, 13 May 2017 (UTC). 
Assignment - Second assignment
Copyedit an article

This part of the project should be completed individually in order to get everyone familiar with what it's like to edit "LIVE"

Choose an article from the Category:Ecology stubs list or the Category:Environment stubs list. Read through it, thinking about ways to improve the language, such as fixing grammatical mistakes. Then, make the appropriate changes. You don’t need to contribute new information to the article yet.

(Hint: if the article is locked or semi-protected, you will not be able to edit it. Try to pick a short, underdeveloped article topic.)

Resource: Editing Wikipedia page 6

Assignment - Third assignment
improve an article

Familiarize yourself with editing Wikipedia by adding a citation and making a small improvement with new information to an article.

Work with a partner to add 1-2 new sentences, backed up with a citation to a reliable source, to one or both of the articles you copyedited. You can draft your work in your sandbox first before moving it live.

Resources:

Assignment - Optional assignment
Illustrate an article

You'll want to find or create an appropriate photo, illustration, or piece of video/audio to add to an article.

  • Before you start, review the Illustrating Wikipedia handbook, or see Editing Wikipedia pages 10–11. 
  • When you've reviewed those pages, take the training linked below.
  • When you're ready to start finding images, remember: Never grab images you find through an image search, or those found on Instagram, Tumblr, Reddit, Imgur, or even so-called "Free image" or "free stock photo" websites. Instead, you'll want to find images with clear proof that the creator has given permission to use their work. Many of these images can be found on search.creativecommons.org
  • If you want to upload your own image: Don't just upload an image to Wikipedia. Instead, upload it to Wikipedia's sister site for images, Wikimedia Commons. For instructions, read through the Illustrating Wikipedia handbook.