Talk:Education/Archive/Education Program Short Guide

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Section Foreword:

  • The purpose of creating this overlap goal is the development of its participants, also: Development of understanding how Wikipedia works and how information is created

Preparations

  • Create a project page (example) for the course to make clear to the local community that there is not an alien invasion going on, but a class of students that is teached by an experienced Wikipedian and that the articles will be reviewed. (Not providing this basic information has resulted in large criticism on the Dutch Wikipedia, as they demand to be informed what is going on.)

Discussion topics:

  • What is missing: students usually know Wikipedia, but have no clue what the background is. Therefore I start always with explaining what Wikipedia is, including the ecosphere and how things work. So:
    1. What is Wikipedia
    2. What is the perspective of Wikipedia and its background (so they know in what kind of environment students end up in)
    3. Wikipedia and its norms
    4. How to write a good article

Content creation

  • It should be better described how a sandbox article gets published.
  • Half way I usually review the articles, to be able to point them in the right direction and answering questions, this halfway review is needed to guarantee to the local community an article is written well and as students usually forget some things of how a good article is written as they are new to Wikipedia. The final feedback can be variously organised.

In general, the Dashboard needs to improve much so we can real-time follow edits of participants. Romaine (talk) 13:25, 19 April 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]