Submissions:2018/Wikipedia as an Extra Credit Learning Opportunity in a Graduate Research Course

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This submission is waitlisted for WikiConference North America 2018. It was not scheduled in the first round of scheduling, but may still be scheduled after further review, as slots open up, or as a pre-conference session.



Title
Wikipedia as an Extra Credit Learning Opportunity in a Graduate Research Course
Theme (optional)
Editor Recruitment & Retention
Academic Peer Review option
Yes
Type of submission
Presentation
Author
Jeffrey M. Keefer
E-mail address
FULBERT@fulbert.org
Wikimedia username
FULBERT
Affiliation(s) (optional)
New York University, WikimediaNYC, Wikimedia LGBT+
Abstract
This case study traces the shift in an extra credit assignment in a graduate research course from using Twitter to expand one's network and access subject-matter expertise to contributing reliable and credible content as an active editor of Wikipedia. The six week intensive course in a management and systems degree program focuses on articulating problems in practice, providing evidence for developing researchable questions, and conducting a literature review. The course is demanding, and the Wikipedia extra credit is offered to help students augment their grades through contributing to Wikipedia. The assistance of the Wiki Education Foundation was invaluable in developing this assignment, as many of their offerings are based on a traditional full semester course with the editing spread throughout the curriculum requirements, and not as an extra-credit-only course learning opportunity. This study utilizes an explanatory case study methodology informed by narrative and teacher self-study.
Length of presentation
15-30 min. for presentations
Special requests
PowerPoint, Projector
Preferred room size
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Yes
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Yes

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