Wikipedia:Wiki Ed/York College of Pennsylvania/Technical and Scientific Communication (Fall 2021)

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Course name
Technical and Scientific Communication
Institution
York College of Pennsylvania
Instructor
Emily Cope
Wikipedia Expert
Ian (Wiki Ed)
Subject
Science Communication
Course dates
2021-08-23 00:00:00 UTC – 2021-12-10 23:59:59 UTC
Approximate number of student editors
40


This 200 level course introduces science, health, and technical majors to the theories and practices of effective professional and public communication in their careers.

In this unit, students will develop a scientific literature review and then draw from that secondary research to contribute to Wikipedia. This assignment will allow students to practice identifying gaps in Wikipedia content and "translating" expert knowledge for non-expert audiences.

Student Assigned Reviewing
Anewcomer1 Nursing shortage, Nursing, Registered nurse
Lemeyer0o0 Psychiatric and mental health nursing, Pediatric nursing
Jpena6
Lsipling Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare workers, Impact of COVID-19 on neurological, psychological and other mental health outcomes, COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, COVID-19 pandemic, Mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic
Mditch Bullying in nursing
Abeddia2
Texley Workplace bullying, Bullying in nursing
Darryannamoore Nursing shortage, Critical care nursing, Registered nurse
Alissalebrun Health professional, Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare workers, Mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic
Mquinn15
Cstoviak Bullying in nursing, Workplace safety in healthcare settings
GOGHVAN195 Decarceration in the United States, Corrections, Mentally ill people in United States jails and prisons, Care Programme Approach, Mental health court
Smartin17 Impact of COVID-19 on neurological, psychological and other mental health outcomes, Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare workers, Mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic, Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on hospitals, International Nurses Day, 2021 hospital crisis in the U.S. from COVID-19
Kaylamummert Shortages related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare workers
Elliequinones Nurse education, Opioid epidemic in the United States
Sierrahofer
Carlykoppenhaver Workplace violence, Health professional, Occupational hazard
Kiyer24 Nursing, Clinical Research, Nurse education
NikPotter7
Ehartman1 Health professional, Bullying in nursing
Nkremer1 Infection prevention and control, Preventive healthcare, Isolation (health care)
Kenziemaher Nursing, Workplace violence
Cwilliamson24
Patrick Ament Educational Technology, Social media in education, Use of social media in education
Hannahadler Shift work sleep disorder
Vtorres7
Ebaugher1 Nursing in the United States, Mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic, Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on hospitals, Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare workers
Lburriss
Mdanthony6 Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on hospitals, Postpartum depression, Mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic, Nursing shortage, Shortages related to the COVID-19 pandemic
Meganmwolf Ninhydrin, Fingerprint powder, Immunolabeling, Thermal decomposition, Secondary ion mass spectrometry
Deiandra
Aweger SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant, COVID-19
Svonstein Medical laboratory, COVID-19 pandemic, Shortages related to the COVID-19 pandemic
Kdixon11 Medical laboratory scientist, Medical laboratory, Clinical pathology, Medical Laboratory Assistant
Lreitano
Emilyreardon Neonatal seizure, Electroencephalography, Anticonvulsant
Yorkycp Mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic, Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on hospitals
Ashleynlogsdon Barcode technology in healthcare, Patient safety, College of American Pathologists
Cwilso20 Harassment, Bullying in nursing
Cbaranoski Eyewitness identification, Forensic identification, Miscarriage of justice

Timeline

Week 1

Course meetings
Tuesday, 24 August 2021   |   Thursday, 26 August 2021
In class - Introduction to the Wikipedia assignment

Welcome to your Wikipedia assignment's course timeline. This page guides you through the steps you'll need to complete for your Wikipedia assignment, with links to training modules and your classmates' work spaces.

Your course has been assigned a Wikipedia Expert. You can reach them through the Get Help button at the top of this page.

Resources:

Assignment - Get started on Wikipedia

Create an account and join this course page, using the enrollment link your instructor sent you. (Because of Wikipedia's technical restraints, you may receive a message that you cannot create an account. To resolve this, please try again off campus or the next day.)

Assignment - Choose possible topics

Resource: Editing Wikipedia, page 6

In class - Discussion

Week 2

Course meetings
Tuesday, 31 August 2021   |   Thursday, 2 September 2021
In class - Discussion
Assignment - Add to an article
Assignment - Exercise

Week 3

Course meetings
Tuesday, 7 September 2021   |   Thursday, 9 September 2021

Week 4

Course meetings
Tuesday, 14 September 2021   |   Thursday, 16 September 2021
Assignment - Evaluate Wikipedia
Assignment - Review the rules for health topics

Week 5

Course meetings
Tuesday, 21 September 2021   |   Thursday, 23 September 2021
Assignment - Start drafting your contributions

Reach out to your Wikipedia Expert if you have questions using the Get Help button at the top of this page.

Resource: Editing Wikipedia, pages 7–9

Assignment - Respond to your peer review

You probably have some feedback from other students and possibly other Wikipedians. Consider their suggestions, decide whether it makes your work more accurate and complete, and edit your draft to make those changes.

Resources:

  • Editing Wikipedia, pages 12 and 14
  • Reach out to your Wikipedia Expert if you have any questions.

Week 6

Course meetings
Tuesday, 28 September 2021   |   Thursday, 30 September 2021
Assignment - Begin moving your work to Wikipedia

Now that you've improved your draft based on others' feedback, it's time to move your work live - to the "mainspace."

Resource: Editing Wikipedia, page 13

Assignment - Continue improving your article

Now's the time to revisit your text and refine your work. You may do more research and find missing information; rewrite the lead section to represent all major points; reorganize the text to communicate the information better; or add images and other media.

Assignment - Polish your work

Continue to expand and improve your work, and format your article to match Wikipedia's tone and standards. Remember to contact your Wikipedia Expert at any time if you need further help!

Assignment - Final article

It's the final week to develop your article.

  • Read Editing Wikipedia page 15 to review a final check-list before completing your assignment.
  • Don't forget that you can ask for help from your Wikipedia Expert at any time!