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The Wikimedia Foundation has created a series of helpful brochures and an online orientation for instructors, all of which cover important facets of assignment design based on the experiences of hundreds of educators worldwide.
This brochure covers key Wikipedia policies and structures you'll need to understand, best practices on article selection and working with the community, and sample grading rubrics.
Fifteen professors from six countries are featured in this brochure, as each explains how he or she used Wikipedia in the classroom or how he or she graded the assignment. The web version of the brochure includes links to syllabi and assignment handouts.
This document provides a week-by-week breakdown of how you can incorporate a "write a Wikipedia article" assignment into your classes. It includes some key milestones that have proven effective at ensuring that students derive the greatest educational benefits from editing Wikipedia.
All instructors are highly encouraged to complete the online orientation for educators before planning a syllabus and assignment. It will introduce you to the culture and rules of Wikipedia, demonstrate the basics of editing, and walk you through a typical Wikipedia assignment.