I'm happy to announce that I presented this idea to my class/teachers
and they accepted it! Also, four our other students joined on.
My idea is for us to pick a few topics and articles to focus and
collaborate on together (ie, NAIT (our school), some local topics,
some topics relating to our coursework). Additionally, each member
can define their own personal areas of expertise to focus on. The
point is that we want to be able to go back to our instructors and say
"This is what we focused on, this is what we did" Instead of just
pointing them to the contributions list of random page cleanup.
Also, another idea of mine was to write an article on doing just this,
using Wikipedia for school community service. Does such an article
exist already? Would it be suitable for Wikipedia, or might it be
better placed on Wikibooks or similar?
On 9/29/05, Greg Andrews <gregandrews(a)gmail.com> wrote:
As part of a college class I am in, we are required
to, along with at
least a few other students, do 10 hours of community service. We are
allowed to present our ideas to the class for others to join our
My thought is to use Wikipedia as a community service project. Pledge
to spend those 10 hours (ideally non-consecutive) editing, cleaning,
and writing for Wikipedia.
I'm set to propose this idea to my class tomorrow. Has anyone done
something like this before, and what are you opinions on it?