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Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum, and Open Access Wikipedia Challenge
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum
The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum has initiated a cooperation project with the Wikimedia Commons. Material relating to Gerald R. Ford's presidency and life will be uploaded under a free license.
The project was initiated by User:Bdcousineau.
Open Access Wikipedia Challenge
The Open Access Wikipedia Challenge is an online challenge in the MOOC realm, where accepting users attempt are asked to place Open Access content from Wikimedia Commons into Wikipedia. It’s built as a social lesson in Wikipedia editing requiring no previous experience. The challenge is filleted into 6 phases each with an accompanying YouTube screencast tutorial and mini-challenge totaling 2 hours of instruction. The challenge, hosted on Peer to Peer University, gave users the guided tasks of rating journals for openness, calculating how quickly it took Gangnam Style to get onto Wikipedia, writing Wikitext, categorizing on Commons with Hot Cat, and embedding media into Wikipedia.
Found a new home at en:Transponder: a bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) worker with a transponder attached to its back.
Found a new home at ta:டாக்சோட்டைடீ: Archer fish shooting at prey.
Found a new home in the taxobox at en:Dendrelaphis caudolineatus.
The barnstar awarded after successful completion of the Open Access Week Challenge.
P2PU’s online platform allows users to track progress, to discuss the challenges, and to offer peer support, which probably makes the OAWC the first MOOC-ified Wikipedia tutorial. A special edition barnstar has been created for those who complete the challenge. Originally, the course was a celebratory measure, part of Wikipedia Loves Libraries and Open Access Week. After 21 netizens joined the course, it was decided to extend the challenge indefinitely. New and expert users are invited to sign up.
The project was initiated by OCLC Wikipedian Residence User:Maximilianklein