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Developmental Psychopathology--PSYC 500
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Eric Youngstrom, Ph.D.
Ian (Wiki Ed)
2015-08-24 – 2015-12-19
Approximate number of student editors
Mashing up Developmental Psychology and Abnormal Psychology!
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 | Thursday, 27 August 2015
In class - Wikipedia essentials
Overview of the course
Introduction to how Wikipedia will be used in the course
Understanding Wikipedia as a community, we'll discuss its expectations and etiquette.
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.
Online Training for Students
Tuesday, 1 September 2015 | Thursday, 3 September 2015
Assignment - Wikipedia Adventure
Objective: Have a working knowledge on how to use Wikipedia
Complete Wikipedia Adventure
Create Wikipedia username (part of Wikipedia Adventure)
Assignment - Critique an article
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.
Evaluate an existing Wikipedia article related to the class, and leave suggestions for improving it on the article's talk page.
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 over-represented, or under-represented?
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Is any information out of date?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?
Evaluating Wikipedia, Using Talk Pages
Tuesday, 8 September 2015 | Thursday, 10 September 2015
Assignment - Add to an article
Add 1–2 sentences of new information, backed up with a citation to an appropriate source, to a Wikipedia article related to the class.
Tuesday, 15 September 2015 | Thursday, 17 September 2015
Assignment - Copyedit an article
Choose one article, identify ways in which you can improve and correct its language and grammar, and make the appropriate changes. (You do not need to alter the article's content.)
Tuesday, 22 September 2015 | Thursday, 24 September 2015