Wikipedia:Wiki Ed/California State University Long Beach/International Studies 319 TuesThurs (Fall 2018)
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International Studies 319 TuesThurs
California State University Long Beach
2018-08-28 00:00:00 UTC – 2018-12-30 23:59:59 UTC
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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...
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.
Tuesday, 18 September 2018 | Thursday, 20 September 2018
Assignment - Evaluate Wikipedia
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 | Thursday, 27 September 2018
Assignment - Choose possible topics
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:
*"Gender Equality in Yemen
Guide(s) for writing articles in your topic area
Tuesday, 2 October 2018 | Thursday, 4 October 2018
Assignment - Finalize your topic and add to your article
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.
Everyone has begun writing their article drafts.
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 | Thursday, 18 October 2018
Assignment - Peer review an article
Every student has finished reviewing their assigned articles, making sure that every article has been reviewed.
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.
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."
Tuesday, 6 November 2018 | Thursday, 8 November 2018
Assignment - Continue improving 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.
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!
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!
Tuesday, 4 December 2018 | Thursday, 6 December 2018
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
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