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Course name
MUST250-FYS-Collectors and Collecting
Hartwick College
Doug Kendall
Wikipedia Expert
Ian (Wiki Ed)
Museum Studies
Course dates
2020-09-07 00:00:00 UTC – 2020-12-10 23:59:59 UTC
Approximate number of student editors

Everyone collects something - either consciously or unconsciously. This course examines collecting and collectors from anthropological, historical, archaeological, and literary perspectives, focusing on the idea of collecting as a form of control; a way for a person to organize and make sense of their world. Students will gain an understanding of collecting as a social practice, the growth of museums as public collections, the role of collecting in historical developments such as colonialism and consumer culture, and the role of individual collectors, including Willard Yager, founder of Hartwick’s museum, in shaping public awareness of art, history and culture.

In this assignment, students will edit a wikipedia page about a collector, collection, or museum.

Student Assigned Reviewing
Ramaccaj Tackapausha
Matthew10251 Hans Sloane
Jason Kessler
Willreichel26 Sea glass


Week 3

Course meetings
Thursday, 24 September 2020
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.


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.)

Week 4

Course meetings
Tuesday, 29 September 2020   |   Thursday, 1 October 2020

This week, everyone should have a Wikipedia account.

Assignment - Evaluate Wikipedia


Evaluate an article

Assignment - Choose possible topics


Choose a topic

Resource: Editing Wikipedia, page 6

In class - Discussion

What's a content gap?

Week 5

Course meetings
Tuesday, 6 October 2020   |   Thursday, 8 October 2020
Assignment - Add to an article


Add a citation

Assignment - Exercise

Copyedit an article

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

Guide(s) for writing articles in your topic area

Art History



Cultural Anthropology


Women's Studies


Everyone has begun writing their article drafts.

Week 6

Course meetings
Tuesday, 13 October 2020   |   Thursday, 15 October 2020
Assignment - Peer review an article

Guiding framework

In class - Discussion

Thinking about Wikipedia


Every student has finished reviewing their assigned articles, making sure that every article has been reviewed.

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.


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

Week 7

Course meetings
Tuesday, 20 October 2020   |   Thursday, 22 October 2020

Week 8

Course meetings
Tuesday, 27 October 2020   |   Thursday, 29 October 2020
Assignment - Continue improving your article


Add links to 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!

Week 9

Course meetings
Tuesday, 3 November 2020
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!

Everyone should have finished all of the work they'll do on Wikipedia, and be ready for grading.