There's a program next week at SF Public Library, featuring David
Silver talking about his classroom Wikipedia assignment (see below).
A bit of background: I guest-lectured for two of Dr. Silver's classes
last fall; he's done a Wikipedia class with three of his classes so
far, two last fall and one this spring. Each class AFAIK has had the
same assignment: work on [[University of San Francisco]]. As you can
see from the talk page, it's been a bit rocky. (Dr. Silver is not
himself a Wikipedia editor, and as far as I know has not participated
in editing before or since).
I did my best to teach the students about policy etc, and created a
wikiproject page for the classes:
but I don't think it was used for the class he is speaking about in
Anyway, could be interesting.
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From: Jerry Dear <jdear(a)sfpl.org>
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2009 15:23:23 -0700
Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Place: San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch
100 Larkin Street
Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room B
San Francisco, CA 94102
Program: When Wikipedia Meets the Library: A Case Study from the
University of San Francisco
Description: Professor David Silver at the University of San Francisco
explains his Digital Media Production Class¹s efforts in learning how
Wikipedia works and their efforts to share their research with the rest of
More Info.: 415.557.4277 or firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>
Jerry Dear, Librarian
San Francisco Public Library
Official SFPL use only
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