Writing and Publishing in Digital Environments, Spring 2020/Requirements/Project
|CRN 26149||nmac 5108.01||online||Spring 2020|
TL;DR: For this project, students will write or edit an entry or entries on Wikipedia.
Before beginning, see “Writing on a Wiki” and be sure to go through the appropriate WikiEdu training .
Wikipedia contributions will be well-researched, supported, and written—adding an overall significant contribution to the wiki.
The aim is to write an original article or make major contributions to an existing article or articles. Contributions could be made in several areas:
- the student's area of expertise—having to do with your major, job, or hobby;
- an entry dealing with a local (Macon, GA—or your home town) person, place, or thing;
- another student-proposed project.
Wikipedia work will be detailed and supported by Wikipedia Education. Students will complete training, discussions, and other activities via WikiEdu.org each week as an integral component of this assignment. First, you must enroll using your Wikipedia login. Just follow the directions on the first lesson.
While assignments dealing with the wiki will be on WikiEdu, I will attempt to link and detail everything from this site on each individual lesson.
- Consider the amount of research and writing that would go into a graduate-level research paper. I’m not interested in length or the word count, but I am interested in consistent and contentious work. Also, work on this project should be on-going throughout the semester—not a last-minute sprint to meet the deadline.