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Course name
Epidemiology ENPH 450
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Mel Kantor
Content Expert
Elysia (Wiki Ed)
Public Health / Epidemiology
Course dates
2018-09-06 00:00:00 UTC – 2018-12-13 23:59:59 UTC
Approximate number of student editors

Epidemiology is often described as the “basic science” of public health. The course introduces the fundamentals of epidemiology including measures of morbidity and mortality, descriptive epidemiology, study designs used in analytic epidemiology, diagnostic and screening tests, and selected applications of epidemiology. Students will apply what they learn to edit and expand course-related Wikipedia articles.

Student Assigned Reviewing
Nicole Lipase
Zeena Lead
Larsa Frans
Apollo Hikkenin
Francis Beaverhausen
Rose Vanserra
Burt Macklan
Jane Sawyer
Bella Pickman
Hector DeLion
Avanas R.
Emmy Docket
Martin Lawson


Week 6

Course meetings
Thursday, 11 October 2018
In class - Introduction to the Wikipedia assignment

Welcome to your Wikipedia assignment's course timeline. This page guides you through the steps you'll need to complete for your Wikipedia assignment, with links to training modules and your classmates' work spaces.

Your course has been assigned a Wikipedia Expert. You can reach them through the Get Help button at the top of this page.


Assignment - Get started on Wikipedia

Create an account and join this course page, using the enrollment link your instructor sent you. (Because of Wikipedia's technical restraints, you may receive a message that you cannot create an account. To resolve this, please try again off campus or the next day.)


This week, everyone should have a Wikipedia account.

It is essential that you log into the "Epidemiology ENPH 450" course with your username everytime you work on or complete an assignment. You will not get credit for completeling the work if you are not logged in.

Week 7

Course meetings
Tuesday, 16 October 2018   |   Thursday, 18 October 2018
Assignment - Evaluating and navigating Wikipedia


Evaluate an article

Week 8

Course meetings
Tuesday, 23 October 2018   |   Thursday, 25 October 2018
Assignment - Form your group and identify an article

Form your group (1-5 students per group). Individually complete the training module below.

Identify a course-related article that has an epidemiology section or paragraph(s) suitable for improvement, or perhaps, is missing altogether.

Submit your group membership and article URL per the instructions you received in class. Be sure to indicate which team member's sandbox your team will used for drafting edits. The course instructors will review the article that you selected to be sure that it is suitable for the assignment.

Assignment -


Choose a topic

Resource: Editing Wikipedia, page 6

Week 9

Course meetings
Tuesday, 30 October 2018   |   Thursday, 1 November 2018
Assignment - Part A
Add to an article --- getting your feet wet

Familiarize your self with Wikipedia by adding a citation or two to an existing article. It doesn't have to be the article that you ultimately use for the assignment. This exercise is just to get you familiar with editing in Wikipedia.

Assignment -


Add a citation

Assignment - Part B
Start drafting your contributions

Resource: Editing Wikipedia, pages 7–9

Depending on whether you are working alone (N = 1) or in a group (N = 2-5), take the appropriate training on using the Sandbox (see above).

First draft of article needs to be ready for peer review by Thursday, 15 November 2018, 11:59 pm.


Guide(s) for writing articles in your topic area


Week 10

Course meetings
Tuesday, 6 November 2018   |   Thursday, 8 November 2018
Assignment - Peer review training

Take the peer review training module indicated below.

Depending on the size of your group, the instructors will assign one or two articles for your group to review.

Remember, other Wikepedia editors may also be reviewing the article. Be respectful of others' opinions

Peer review training must be complete by Thursday, 15 November 2018, 11:59 pm



Assignment -

Guiding framework

Assignment - Continue working on your article

First drafts must be ready for peer review by Thursday, 15 November 2018, 11:59 pm

Week 11

Course meetings
Tuesday, 13 November 2018   |   Thursday, 15 November 2018
In class - Continue working on your article

First drafts must be ready for peer review by Thursday, 15 November 2018, 11:59 pm

Week 12

Course meetings
Tuesday, 20 November 2018
Assignment - Conduct peer review

Peer reviews are due by Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 11:59 pm.

Week 13

Course meetings
Tuesday, 27 November 2018   |   Thursday, 29 November 2018
Assignment - Respond to your peer review

You probably have some feedback from other students and possibly other Wikipedians. Consider their suggestions, decide whether it makes your work more accurate and complete, and edit your draft to make those changes.


  • Editing Wikipedia, pages 12 and 14
  • Reach out to your Wikipedia Expert if you have any questions.

Week 14

Course meetings
Tuesday, 4 December 2018   |   Thursday, 6 December 2018
Assignment - Move your work to Wikipedia

It's time to move your work live - to the "mainspace." This is due no later than Thursday, 6 December 2018, 11:59 pm. This is the version that will be evaluated. Any additional chances will not be considered for the purpose of this Wikipedia assignment.

Depending on whether you are working alone (N = 1) or in a group (N = 2-5), take the appropriate training on using the Moving to the Mainpage (see above).

Resource: Editing Wikipedia, page 13

Week 15

Course meetings
Tuesday, 11 December 2018   |   Thursday, 13 December 2018
Assignment - Reflection paper

Submit your reflection paper to the D2L dropbox by Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 11:59 pm. Follow the instruction received in class on 11 October 2018.

You are a Wikipedian -- go forth and make the world a better place.