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Wikipedia:Wiki Ed/University at Buffalo/SSC 199 Fall 2018 (Fall)

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Course name
SSC 199 Fall 2018
University at Buffalo
Cindi Tysick
Content Expert
Shalor (Wiki Ed)
Digital Identity
Course dates
2018-09-25 00:00:00 UTC – 2018-12-22 23:59:59 UTC
Approximate number of student editors

Students will expand an entry related to social media, digital identity, fake news, digital society, cybersecurity, digital medicine, globalization, virtual reality, politics and technology, or anything incorporating society and technology.

Student Assigned Reviewing
Alicevoe Backdoor (computing)
Paigeger Reputation
Georgegraban Social identity model of deindividuation effects
Olkincan Digital footprint
Maokrah Encrypting Digital Identity
Pesanskym Reputation
Bhale2 Encryption
Eui135 Targeted advertising
Dtross165 Online identity
Katalto Reputation
Chrisp24 Identity theft
Hrbardee Digital identity
Winnerevu Digital detox
Mjgriffin99 Online identity management
Cmbuff149 Online identity management
Maiislam Identity management
Mina Evening
Michaelazanni Reliance authentication
Ssc199sem Social identity model of deindividuation effects
Therearenogods Cephalalgiaphobia
Rosmeryl Food addiction
Gaber Wallace00
Ktbannis Identity theft
Buffalove1 Behavioral retargeting
Benati junior Data exhaust
RobertOten Virtual sports
Austingrzechowiak Identity Theft
Hazelrod2 Virtual Sports
Aziza232 Food addiction


Week 1

Course meetings
Thursday, 27 September 2018
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.)


This week, everyone should have a Wikipedia account.

Week 2

Course meetings
Thursday, 4 October 2018
Assignment - Evaluate Wikipedia


Evaluate an article

Week 3

Course meetings
Thursday, 11 October 2018
Assignment - Review the rules for health topics
In class - Discussion

What's a content gap?

Week 4

Course meetings
Thursday, 18 October 2018
Assignment - Add to an article


Add a citation

Week 5

Course meetings
Thursday, 25 October 2018
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


Everyone has begun writing their article drafts.

Week 6

Course meetings
Thursday, 1 November 2018
Assignment - Peer review three articles

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
Thursday, 8 November 2018
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

Week 8

Course meetings
Thursday, 15 November 2018
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
Thursday, 29 November 2018
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!

Week 10

Course meetings
Thursday, 6 December 2018

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