For Thursday (11/30)

First, a couple of deadlines for Thursday to be aware of:  1) your Wikipedia edits/pages should be live; 2) you should have your “How Not to Read a Novel/Narrative” report posted to a page in your blog.

Second, when we meet in the computer lab (HUM 401) on Thursday we’ll be installing and messing around with Scalar, a scholarly multimodal publishing platform from USC.  To prepare yourself, take a look at some sample Scalar books.  Then, browse through the Scalar user’s guide.  (If you want to get a head start, you can install Scalar on your ReclaimHosting site.  But, be sure to install the application into a new subdomain.  We did this with your WordPress installs, but if you can’t remember how we did the subdomain stuff, no worries.  We’ll do a step-by-step in the computer lab.)





For Thursday (11/16)

For Thursday, we’ll meet in the computer lab (HUM 401).  Let’s make sure all your Wikipedia pages are good to go.  Do you have at least two forms of feedback?  Have you revised your page draft to respond to feedback? Is your prose clear, direct, and error-free?  Are your page formatting and style correct? Our Wikiedu dashboard also suggests some other final considerations.

And, don’t forget to check out our “How to Not Read” assignment – – due November 30.  Bring any questions to class.

For Thursday (9/28)

Thursday, we’ll meet in the computer lab (HUM 401).  Before we meet, you should make sure you do a couple of things:

  1. Create a blog post that indicates the Wikipedia page you’ve chosen to work on.  In the blog post, explain where the content gaps are on your chosen Wikipedia page. (The Wikiedu module for this week on “Evaluating Wikipedia” may help you think more specifically about content gaps etc. on your page.)  Having pointed to the content gaps on the page, write up a short sketch of the kind of work that you think needs to be done – – editing, adding, formatting, etc. – – on your page.
  2. On our Wikiedu dashboard, make sure you complete the “training” on “Evaluating Articles and Sources.”  Use your sandbox to note what tasks you need to do to edit/improve/create your page.  As you work on your page, use the sandbox to update your progress.
  3. And, whatever you do, don’t visit the five creepy Wikipedia pages noted in the video above.  Please.  Don’t.