Meaningful & engaging writing projects

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  • 1. Meaningful & Engaging Writing Projects Empowering students to write for a global audience and publish to Wikipedia

2. FACTorFICTION ? 3. FACT or FICTION?

    • Wikipedia is one of the top 10 most visited sites in the world.

FACT 4. FACT or FICTION?

    • Wikipedia is anon-profit organization.

FACT 5. FACT or FICTION?

    • Wikipedia s content is managed by WP staff.

FICTION 6. FACT or FICTION?

    • Wikipedia is related to WikiLeaks.

FICTION 7. FACT or FICTION?

    • Wikipedia is original research.

FICTION 8. FACT or FICTION?

    • Wikipedia s golden rule is that every line should be cited.

FACT 9. FACT or FICTION?

    • You can see who added what content to Wikipedia.

FACT 10. FACT or FICTION?

    • Wikipedia articles have a neutral point of view.

FACT 11. FACT or FICTION?

    • Wikipedia is a tertiary source.

FACT 12. FACT or FICTION?

    • Wikipedia translates English articles into other languages.

FICTION 13. Using WP for Teaching & Learning

  • Meaningful
  • Collaboration
  • Quality writing skills
  • Responsible user

14. Its the ability for students to feel that their works matters, that it doesnt get trapped in the classroom.~ Georgetown Prof. Adel Iskander The Washington Post Wikipedia Goes to Class 15. How easy is it to publish to Wikipedia? 16. How are other professors using Wikipedia in their course assignments? 17. KIN 2506: Ortho Eval Techniques 18. KIN 4605: Drugs & Culture 19. ISDS 4120: Business Data Comm 20. BIOL 4015:BIOL Conservation LA 3301:Design Techniques 21. Most inquiry starts at Wikipedia, whether we like it or not.So as students and scholars, we need to improve it. The Chronicle of Higher Education Wikipedia Comes of Age by Casper Grathwohl 22. RESOURCES 23. Meaningful & Engaging Writing Projects Empowering students to write for a global audience and publish to Wikipedia