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Course name
International Studies 319 TuesThurs
California State University Long Beach
Barbara Grossman-Thompson
Wikipedia Expert
Shalor (Wiki Ed)
International Development
Course dates
2018-08-28 00:00:00 UTC – 2018-12-30 23:59:59 UTC
Approximate number of student editors

This course discusses "International Development" as an historical concept, an active process, and a set of ideas.
Throughout the class students look at how the idea of development has changed and who the key stakeholders are. Students also look at particular case studies of development projects in action. This course uses a critical lens to understand how the project of development - as an endeavor meant to address human suffering - has historically failed and succeeded.
For their project I would like students to pick a country listed as a "less" or "least" developed country according to the United Nations. I would then like students to contribute to this countries page by adding a section on development initiatives in any area covered by one of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sustainable_Development_Goals
For example: "Education in Eritrea" or "Water in Nepal" or "Gender Equality in Yemen" etc...
Bwiffen1234AfghanistanQuality Education
Dsingh1018Democratic Republic of the CongoPeace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Stephan KellerPakistan
Leann0923JamaicaLife Below Water
RowenlochnichtMorrocoGender Equality
Fall319Sierra Leone
Emily KyLaosEnvironmental Quality
XAmberAKyrgyzstanClimate Action
BraelynnwilsonMoroccoHealth in Morocco
ChristianLo183El Salvador
PauljsjrSyriaTerrorism threat in Syria
FioreclaudiaYemenHealth in Yemen
Hey Its JBhutan
BriaalexmSolomon Islands, Human rights in Solomon IslandsHuman rights in Solomon Islands
VincenttizianiSudanClean Water and Sanitation
Mollie louiseeeEthiopiaMarginality, Poverty
LenapdSouth Africa
KrysmoranMaliHealthcare, Water Quality / Sanitation
BradycxSomaliaGender equality
DsinghsubhostDemocratic Republic of the CongoPeace, Justice and Strong Institutions
AlanSi91ZimbabweGender Equality
Tnorman27BoliviaClimate change
SarahojukwuIvory Coast
Edwardv96MauritaniaEconomic growth, Decent Work
Ahernandez2020GuatemalaWomen's health
Cnlegaspi02YemenInfant Mortality Rate
AlexisbradySomaliaGender Equality
Nw510510EritreaGender Equality
Week 3
Course meetings
Tuesday, 11 September 2018   |   Thursday, 13 September 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.
Week 4
Course meetings
Tuesday, 18 September 2018   |   Thursday, 20 September 2018
Assignment - Evaluate Wikipedia
Evaluate an article
In class - Discussion
Thinking about sources and plagiarism
Week 5
Course meetings
Tuesday, 25 September 2018   |   Thursday, 27 September 2018
Assignment - Choose possible topics
Choose a topic
When selecting a topic, I'd like for you to pick a country listed as a "less" or "least" developed according to the United Nations. See a list here of countries listed as medium or low development by the Human Development Index. 
Once you have a country selected, review the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and pick ONE goal to write about for the country you selected. If possible, select a goal that is missing from the country's page. Examples of what your final selections might look like:
*"Education in Eritrea"
*"Water in Nepal"
*"Gender Equality in Yemen
Resource: Editing Wikipedia, page 6
Guide(s) for writing articles in your topic area
Cultural Anthropology
Women's Studies
Week 6
Course meetings
Tuesday, 2 October 2018   |   Thursday, 4 October 2018
Assignment - Finalize your topic and add to your article
Finalize your topic / Find your sources
Add a citation
Week 7
Course meetings
Tuesday, 9 October 2018   |   Thursday, 11 October 2018
Assignment - Start drafting your contributions
Reach out to your Wikipedia Expert if you have questions using the Get Help button at the top of this page.
Resource: Editing Wikipedia, pages 7–9
Everyone has begun writing their article drafts.
Week 8
Course meetings
Tuesday, 16 October 2018   |   Thursday, 18 October 2018
Assignment - Peer review an article
Guiding framework
In class - Discussion
Thinking about Wikipedia
Every student has finished reviewing their assigned articles, making sure that every article has been reviewed.
Week 9
Course meetings
Tuesday, 23 October 2018   |   Thursday, 25 October 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 10
Course meetings
Tuesday, 30 October 2018   |   Thursday, 1 November 2018
Assignment - Begin moving your work to Wikipedia
Now that you've improved your draft based on others' feedback, it's time to move your work live - to the "mainspace."
Resource: Editing Wikipedia, page 13
Week 11
Course meetings
Tuesday, 6 November 2018   |   Thursday, 8 November 2018
Assignment - Continue improving your article
Add links to your article
Now's the time to revisit your text and refine your work. You may do more research and find missing information; rewrite the lead section to represent all major points; reorganize the text to communicate the information better; or add images and other media.
Week 12
Course meetings
Tuesday, 13 November 2018   |   Thursday, 15 November 2018
Assignment - Polish your work
Continue to expand and improve your work, and format your article to match Wikipedia's tone and standards. Remember to contact your Wikipedia Expert at any time if you need further help!
Week 13
Course meetings
Tuesday, 27 November 2018   |   Thursday, 29 November 2018
Assignment - Final article
It's the final week to develop your article.
  • Read Editing Wikipedia page 15 to review a final check-list before completing your assignment.
  • Don't forget that you can ask for help from your Wikipedia Expert at any time!
Week 14
Course meetings
Tuesday, 4 December 2018   |   Thursday, 6 December 2018
Week 15
Course meetings
Tuesday, 11 December 2018   |   Thursday, 13 December 2018
Everyone should have finished all of the work they'll do on Wikipedia, and be ready for grading.
In class - In-class presentation
Guiding questions
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