Talk:Wikipedia service-learning courses

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I was interested to find "601 Web law in the United States" down at the bottom of the sequence. I have been working on The GFDL and you, a learning resource for new Wikiversity visitors. Is Wikipedia service-learning courses intended to be for people who have a significant amount Wikipedia editing experience and who now want to be "certified" or is it intended to also be a learning resource for people who want to learn how to start participating at Wikipedia as an editor? --JWSchmidt 22:12, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

Both. We'll have editing assignments, but credit will be given for an assignment that was already completed at the time of enrolment. Seahen 02:01, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

Wikip/media[edit source]

I wonder if we could/should create separate similar pages for contributing to, say, Wikinews and Commons, or should there be common pages that could relate to all WMF projects? Cormaggio talk 21:53, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

I think it should be the same pages for all projects to avoid unnecessary division. Otherwise the classes for projects other than Wikipedia will be too small. Seahen 20:11, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
I think where the skills are common a consolidated course would be good but for site specific tools specialized classes are good too. 04:29, 17 September 2007 (UTC)

How about losing the certificate (or whatever you call it) ?[edit source]

Is there considered that users also can lose the certificate ? Is this for lifetime ? To keep the quality of Wikimedia projects high for the future: there could be added the requirement that if not reached x credits per each 6 months or so the certificate would be lost.

There are also other possibilities to lose the certificate (or whatever you call it): cheating at the test, ... ----Erkan Yilmaz (evaluate me!, discussion) 16:04, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

I think attempting to punish or coerce learners is a bad idea. The certificate should state specifically what was accomplished and the date of completion. People can draw their own conclusions if someone gets sloppy or lazy and all their certificates are very old. 04:31, 17 September 2007 (UTC)

New school[edit source]

I've started a new course/school (don't know what to call it) at School:WikiPolice, covering aspects of a "profile" as I'd call it, of people who do a certain spectrum of helping at wikipedia. Let me know what you think, if it gets enough support I'll go through starting up a WikiProject on en.wikipedia, and tackling the abundance of course material that needs to be designed. My vision: In less than a few years taking the course becomes almost a standard for vandal fighters and the like. Any help is much appreciated! --Pumpmeup 05:55, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

I also think it would be a good idea to make a topic called Wikimedia or whatever, as it could expand into a range of learning materials to better equip everyone on all wikis, plus invariably teaches good life skills. Probably moving this page there and developing it would be good, as I'm sure if me & others go around starting projects and spreading the word on wikis far & wide, it will really take off --Pumpmeup 05:55, 24 October 2007 (UTC)
We have an embryonic Topic:Wikimedia. --JWS 13:57, 24 October 2007 (UTC)
Oh, shows huh *duh...* I am --Pumpmeup 01:56, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

University course on Wikipedia[edit source]

A university course on "Wikipedia - authoring, reliability, and technology" might be collaboratively developed at the Wikipedia learning resource page, if several people contribute. Until now, a list of existing learning resources has been compiled, and some quizzes are under development. Should the developed material be placed somewhere else at Wikiversity? How should the page be related to this page? Discuss at talk:Wikipedia. And please contribute! Mange01 21:08, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

Some thoughts on this project[edit source]

  • A probable way of how these certificates will work is that certificates will not add up to each other, but will rather be separated in clusters from each other. For instance, when a person studies geography on a school, his grades will not count at maths and vice versa.
  • I don't like the numbering system. I do like the idea of certificates, so that's why i'm here.
  • The success of this project, highly depends on how it will evolve in practise.--Daanschr 12:49, 18 November 2008 (UTC)