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Christ University Wikipedia Education Program Faculty Orientation Report

Posted by Ananth Subray at Jul 07, 2017 12:00 AM |
Christ University faculty were given an orientation for the upcoming year on the Wikipedia Education Program

Report on Christ University Wikipedia Education Program Faculty Orientation

Participants:

  • Rathi MT
  • Shivaprasad
  •  Sebastian K A
  • Naga Lakshmi
  • George Joseph

This faculty training  aimed to get more involvement of faculty in Wikipedia and teach them how to use the Dashboard tool for evaluation and monitoring of the work done by the students. The following things which are required for the students to complete their assignments weretaught to the faculty during the orientation; so that students' doubts could be immediately resolved by the faculty:

  • Google forms and sending confirmation emails.
  • Linking of email to Wikipedia account( helps to recover the password).
  • Basic editing of Wikipedia and Wikisource.
  • Enabling of the keyboard if students have disabled in preferences.
  • Usage of  Visual editor.
  • Usage of referencing tool.
  • Editing toolbar.
  • Dashboard tool.

After the orientation, we were discussing the possible events which we can do for the current year and the faculty was interested in doing the following:

  •  Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for the language faculty of different colleges in Karnataka.
  • Hack-a thon with help of computer science department at Christ University.
  • Photo walk/Photo contest with the help of media studies Christ University.
  • WEP review.

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