[Bcoel] Apply by June 20 to run a Wikipedia assignment in Fall 2021!

Arianna Cheveldave acheveldave at bccampus.ca
Fri Jun 11 10:31:05 PDT 2021

Dear colleagues,

BCcampus recently received notice of an opportunity to collaborate with Wiki Education in the Fall 2021 term. Below is the modified text from a message that we received about this opportunity.

The deadline to run a Wikipedia assignment in Fall 2021 is rapidly approaching! To run a Wikipedia assignment this Fall, submit your application by June 20. Wiki Education's support is fully funded, and there are no fees to run a Wikipedia assignment.

The reasons to run a Wikipedia assignment are myriad, but here are some reflections that capture the essence of the project:

"Although many students admitted they had first felt intimidated by the thought of their work being ‘out there’ on the internet, they all commented on the huge sense of achievement they felt seeing their articles published on Wikipedia at the end of semester and how contributing to global knowledge was incredibly fulfilling."

—Professor Victoria Austin, University of Winnipeg

"One of the things I loved about this project was the idea of being able to improve something on a public platform and offer substantive research that could be helpful to someone who might not have access to the same resources we are so lucky to have as students at the University of Michigan."

—Aja Brandmeier, Student, University of Michigan

To apply for a spot in the program, follow these steps:

  1.  Create an account at dashboard.wikiedu.org<https://dashboard.wikiedu.org/>.
  2.  Go through Wiki Education's Orientation for New Instructors<https://dashboard.wikiedu.org/training/instructors/new-instructor-orientation>. You'll be prompted to do this once you create an account.
  3.  After you complete the orientation, you'll be asked to launch the Assignment Design Wizard. Go through the wizard to create your course page. Your course page will be the central hub for your Wikipedia assignment, and it's how you receive support from Wiki Education. When you're ready, submit the course page, and your application will be complete!

We will notify you by July 16 if we are able to offer you a spot for the Fall 2021 term. Applications submitted after June 20 will only be considered if space allows.

For more information, contact Helaine Blumenthal at helaine at wikiedu.org<mailto:helaine at wikiedu.org>.


Arianna Cheveldave ​[Hear my name]<http://nmdrp.me/ariannacheveldave>

Coordinator, Open Education, BCcampus

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