__MAIN_TEXT__

Page 1

INTEGRATING WIKIPEDIA INTO WRITING-INTENSIVE COURSES

2016 ACS SYMPOSIUM JUNE 27-29 2016 | SPELMAN COLLEGE

W E L C O M E

P A C K E T

F O R W E B I N A R

P A R T I C I P A N T S


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This event has been generously funded by the Associated Colleges of the South (ACS). Through the assistance of a $10,500 faculty grant, we are able to offer each of our participants an organized program, consultation, materials, travel reimbursements, and a small stipend. Since we obtained the grant, ACS continued to support our programming efforts. Many thanks to Elizabeth Peifer for recommending Michel Aaij, our keynote speaker--a remarkable teacher-scholar and active Wikipedian (notable for over 60,000 edits!). We'd also like to thank Dave Morton for publicizing our event on the ACS website. We deeply appreciate Spelman OSP for helping us secure the grant and navigate the post-award process. Claudia Scholz's grant writing expertise enabled us to produce a strong proposal, and Chandra Chambliss guided us through key budget procedures. We are also indebted to Myra Burnett, Spelman's Provost. With her assistance, we were able to purchase dinner and daytime meals for all of our guests. MIT Services was also very instrumental to our organizational efforts. Blanche Bryant booked the ideal room for our event and provided expert guidance about free, accessible MIT services that helped us reduce our budget. We'd also like to thank the Wiki Education Foundation for providing us with technical and pedagogical resources. Through the guidance of Helaine Blumenthal and Jami Mathewson, we were able to provide our faculty with a structured mechanism for learning about the potential of Wikipedia as an invaluable site for writing, research, and digital literacy. Finally, we'd like to thank all of our participants for spending their time and energy on applying to the Symposium. Your willingness to participate presents a great opportunity for us to network across disciplines, strengthen our writing pedagogy, and clarify our personal and professional relationship to the growing power of Wikipedia. Note: The puzzle globe is a trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation and is used with the permission of the Wikimedia Foundation. We are not endorsed by or affiliated with the Wikimedia Foundation.


WELCOME TO THE SYMPOSIUM Welcome to "Integrating Wikipedia into Writing-Intensive Courses at ACS Colleges!" This event focuses on three interdependent issues: 1. Students won't stop citing Wikipedia in their papers. 2. Wikipedia's coverage lacks gender, racial, and linguistic diversity. 3. Who are Wikipedia's authors and how can I trust their expertise? One or more of these concerns can be traced to an underlying cause that probably drives your passion for teaching and research: how should we define the causal and ethical relationship between information, knowledge, and truth? This philosophical inquiry warrants our engagement as teachers, scholars, and/or program administrators because it affects our research and pedagogy. How do you "sell" knowledge when so many people are making claims to it? What is the value of institutional and/or disciplinary specific practices and products compared to those of the commons? In the past decade, we've observed web 2.0 technologies like wikis, blogs, and other social media scaling information production, management, and distribution. Although students are writing more than ever before in their 'personal' media lives, they are writing less and less in traditional educational spaces (Haven 2009; Kleinfeld 2010; also see Bok 2006; Foster 2006; Griffin and Minter 2013; Lee 2013; Hinkel 2015). This symposium will introduce you to some of the ways in which the data deluge--and the composition practices that contribute to it--impact teaching and learning. We'll consider how Wikipedia offers an excellent site to observe some of these effects through critical practice and collaboration. We're grateful for your participation!

Alex & Jamila


THE ORGANIZERS ALEXANDRIA LOCKETT

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH DIRECTOR OF FIRST-YEAR WRITING

JAMILA LYN

INSTRUCTOR OF ENGLISH SCHOLARLY PROGRAM CONSULTANT

Dr. Alexandria Lockett has worked with diverse groups of writers across academic disciplines, occupational sectors, classifications, and nationalities in the capacities of tutor, consultant, mentor, editor, career assistant, writing program administrator, and instructor. Lockett researches the conceptual and causal relationship between race, surveillance, and information leaks. This work integrates her passion for learning about how emerging technologies transform language and culture. She was recently awarded an ACS Faculty Grant (2015), and has published work in Enculturation and the McNair Scholarly Review.

Jamila researches depictions of black women in literature/film, the construction of black manhood, and pop culture criticism. She is the recipient of a 2014 and 2015 ACS Faculty Grant, and a UNCF/Mellon Faculty Doctoral Fellowship. Lyn co-advises the Atlanta University Center's Gates Millennium Scholars and serves as an advisor to the Morehouse's UPS Community Scholars. A New York native, Lyn is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Trinity University (DC). Currently, she is a Ph.D. candidate in English at Georgia State University.


KEYNOTE SPEAKER Michel Aaij, Ph.D. ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR AND WIKIPEDIAN

Michel Aaij studied philosophy, physics, and English in Amsterdam before getting Master's and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Alabama, with a specialization in Old English language and literature. After three years as an apprentice at UNCA and UT-Knoxville, he was hired at Auburn University, Montgomery, in 2006. He teaches classes on medieval and world literature, with interests in feminism and monstrosity. He also teaches linguistics, lit surveys, business writing, and composition. He has published on saints and hagiography, organizes an annual series of poetry events at AUM, and is an active sponsor of Sigma Tau Delta. A Wikipedia editor since 2007, he has written over a thousand articles; he became an administrator in 2011, and in 2015 was elected to serve on Wikipedia's Arbitration Committee, which has the authority to impose binding solutions on editors and deals with matters of behavior and privacy.


JUNE 27 WELCOME ADDRESS: PURPOSE VISION AND MOTIVATION RESOURCES AND OPPORTUNITIES NETWORKING RECEPTION @ NO

AND OVERVIEW (ROUNDTABLE) (ROUNDTABLE) MAS! CANTINA

3:00 3:30 4:00 6:00

PM PM PM PM

S c h e d u l e

JUNE 28 BREAKFAST DIVERSITY AND WIKIPEDIA (WEBINAR) WIKIPEDIA AND WIKI ED:THE BASICS (WEBINAR) LUNCH STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (DELIBERATION) SLO STRATEGY (COMPOSE/REFLECT) SNACK BREAK COURSE THEMES (BREAKOUT ROUND I) ASSIGNMENT DESIGN (BREAKOUT ROUND II) GROUP SHARE/DEBRIEFING (DISCUSSION) COLLABORATIVE ACTION PLAN (ROUNDTABLE) ADJOURN

9:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 1:15 2:15 2:45 3:00 3:45 4:30 5:15 5:30

AM AM AM PM PM PM PM PM PM PM PM PM

JUNE 29

BREAKFAST PERSPECTIVES ON WIKIPEDIA (KEYNOTE) Q/A WITH MICHEL AAIJ (WEBINAR) LUNCH ASSESSING WIKIPEDIA WRITING (DELIBERATION) ASSESSMENT STRATEGY (COMPOSE/REFLECT) SNACK BREAK ETHICAL RESEARCH PRACTICES (HACK SESSION I) GRAMMAR OF NEUTRALITY (HACK SESSION II) GROUP SHARE/DEBRIEFING (DISCUSSION) COLLABORATIVE ACTION PLAN (ROUNDTABLE) ADJOURN

9:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 1:15 2:15 2:45 3:00 3:45 4:30 5:15 5:30

AM AM AM PM PM PM PM PM PM PM PM PM


W E B I N A R

A C C E S S

VIA COMPUTER PREFERRED WEB BROWSER IS GOOGLE CHROME: VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEB ADDRESS: https://bluejeans.com/4042705027/browser NOTE: IT IS RECOMMENDED YOU VISIT THIS URL AT LEAST 15 MINUTES TO START TIME TO ENSURE PROPER PLUGINS ARE DOWNLOADED BEFORE THE ACTUAL START TIME OF MEETING.

VIA PHONE DIAL THE FOLLOWING PHONE NUMBER FROM A TOUCH TONE TELEPHONE: 1) +1 408 740 7256 OR +1 888 240 2560 (US TOLL FREE) 2) ENTER MEETING ID: 4042705027

VIA IPHONE/IPAD DOWNLOAD THE BLUEJEANS APP FROM APP STORE, OPEN THE BLUEJEANS APPLICATION, SELECT THE + ICON ON BOTTOM OF SCREEN AND CHOOSE THE JOIN MEETING OPTION, ENTER THE MEETING ID: 4042705009 AND SELECT JOIN MEETING. YOU WILL NOW AWAIT THE MODERATOR TO JOIN. PLEASE ENSURE YOUR AUDIO IS TURNED ON AND VOLUME IS UP.


BOOKS WIKIWORLD (SUORANTA AND VADEN)

R E S O U R C E S

WIKI WRITING (EDS. BARTON AND CUMMINGS) WRITING AND THE DIGITAL GENERATION (ED. URBANSKI)

ONLINE MATERIALS CLICK HERE OR THE HEADING ABOVE FOR A COMPREHENSIVE SET OF .PDFS OR LINKS TO RESOURCES FOR TEACHING, RESEARCH, AND SERVICE INVOLVING WIKIPEDIA.


P R E P A R A T I O N

ENROLL AND TRAIN CLICK HERE TO JOIN OUR WIKI EDU SPACE IF ASKED, PASSCODE IS: GZPOCWFS

ASAP

ORIENTATION FOR NEW INSTRUCTORS WIKIPEDIA ESSENTIALS

6.26

EDITING BASICS SANDBOXES AND MAINSPACE DESIGNING A WIKIPEDIA WRITING ASSIGNMENT --TRANSLATION (IF APPLICABLE) --MEDIA CONTRIBUTION (IF APPLICABLE)

6.27

EVALUATING ARTICLES AND SOURCES SOURCES AND CITATIONS PLAGIARISM PEER REVIEW

6.28

READ AND COMPOSE INTRODUCTION TO WIKI WRITING REMIX, PLAY, AND REMEDIATION (DAVIS ET AL.)* USE FIVE ADJECTIVES TO DESCRIBE WIKIPEDIA.

6.27

WIKIWORLD (INTRO-30) DEFINE THE TERMS 'ENCYCLOPEDIA' AND 'NEUTRALITY.'

6.28

WIKIWORLD (30-54) HOW IS OWNERSHIP PRACTICED?

6.29

WHO OWNS KNOWLEDGE?

*LOCATED IN WRITING AND THE DIGITAL GENERATION


RECOMMENDED READINGS

R E A D I N G S

TODAY'S COLLEGE STUDENTS: SKIMMERS, SCANNERS, AND EFFICIENCY-SEEKERS (LAWRENCE)

6.27

WIKIPEDIA: FRIEND, NOT FOE (CROTIVZ AND SMOOT) WIKIPEDIA USE IN RESEARCH: PERCEPTIONS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS (POLK, JOHNSTON, AND EVERS) (RE)WRITING "FEMINISM IN CANADA": WIKIPEDIA IN THE FEMINIST CLASSROOM (CATTAPAN)

6.28

ACCURACY AND COMPLETENESS OF DRUG INFORMATION IN WIKIPEDIA: A COMPARISON WITH STANDARD TEXTBOOKS OF PHARMACOLOGY (KRAENBRING ET AL)

6.29

BIBLIOGRAPHY CLICK HERE FOR A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE SOURCES WE ACKNOWLEDGED IN OUR GRANT PROPOSAL, AS WELL AS ALL OF THE .PDF DOCUMENTS ACCESSIBLE VIA OUR SHARED GOOGLE DRIVE FOLDER, "2016 ACS SYMPOSIUM READINGS."


S T A T E M E N T M E D I A

PI CONTACT INFO ALEX'S CELL: 814.769.6578 JAMILA'S CELL: 646.771.7641.

WEBINAR INFO WE WOULD DEEPLY APPRECIATE IT IF YOU WOULD SHARE THE FOLLOWING WEBINAR ACCESS LINK WITH YOUR NETWORKS TO INCREASE EVENT PARTICIPATION: https://bluejeans.com/4042705027/browser

EVENT HASHTAGS WE WILL BE DIGITALLY ARCHIVING THIS EVENT USING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING HASHTAGS, AS APPLICABLE: #ACSWRITINGWIKIPEDIA #SCENGLISH #HBCUCOLLAB #ACSFACULTY #DIVERSIFYWIKIPEDIA FOLLOW US! SPELMAN ENGLISH DEPT @SPELMANENGLISH JAMILA LYN @PROFJ_LYN ALEX LOCKETT @MZJANENOVA


VISIT US! WRITINGWITHWIKIPEDIA.TUMBLR.COM

Profile for Alexandria Lockett

Welcome Packet for Webinar Participants [2016 ACS Symposium: Integrating Wikipedia (...)]  

This packet of information has been designed for anyone interested in participating in the symposium remotely. It also contains useful reso...

Welcome Packet for Webinar Participants [2016 ACS Symposium: Integrating Wikipedia (...)]  

This packet of information has been designed for anyone interested in participating in the symposium remotely. It also contains useful reso...

Advertisement