Flexible scenarios for collaboration
Operationally, we now invite university instructors, particularly teaching graduate and upper-division courses, to register with Eduzendium. Then:
- If they prefer to assign paper that will be incorporated in Eduzendium at the end of the education process, we will suggest the professor to do a quick survey of Citizendium articles and to submit a list of possible topics that are not actively developed by the Citizendium. At the end of the paper and grading process, students papers will be submitted to the Citizendium in an electronic format, either by direct posting by the student or by the professors, or by the Eduzendium coordinators.
- In the scenario in which professors would like to assign their students to collaborate among themselves on the Citizendium, they and their students will have to register with Citizendium and if necessary will be assigned specific user rights for a namespace or page. Then, the professors and their students propose a number of entries that they would like to write on. Again, as a broad strategic option they will be asked to choose new or undeveloped topics.
- In case the professors and the students prefer to work with the Citizendium community and do not mind being in the public eye during the editing process, they can also work on existing topics. The Academic Content Coordinator, Dr. Sorin Adam Matei, his graduate students enrolled in Citizendium, and the Eduzendium task-group members such as Dr. Lee Berger, can help the academic partners with training in using the medium, especially with respect to editing wiki pages and with staying within the the editorial policies undergirding Citizendium. During the training process it will be stressed that topics need to be neutral in tone, consistent, well-written, factually accurate, family-friendly. Please do let us know if you need such training. No one has opted to use it yet, but we are willing.
How to register
If you are a professor and you would like to register your course in the Eduzendium program, please send mail to Dr. Sorin Matei, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Dr. Lee Berger, Lee.email@example.com, with information about yourself and your course. In the process of getting you set up, we will encourage you to add your course to the list below and can help you choose a list of topics that your course will (temporarily) manage. Our project is still small enough that it makes sense for topics can be chosen "on the fly" as well--for instance, students may suggest topics. We do encourage you, however, to choose topics that are within the reasonable competence of your students. As a rule of thumb, most of the articles your class produces should be serviceable and improveable--not simply in need of replacement. Upper division and graduate courses often fit the bill. "Freshman English," just for example, probably won't.
How to create Eduzendium articles
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Seminars that collaborate(d) with EDUZENDIUM
University of Edinburgh
University of Colorado
- Finance 3101 Section 101, Spring 2008. Principles of Financial Management Instructor Daniel Folkinshteyn
University of Iowa
- History 016:263:001 The Art and Craft of Historical Writing. Spring, 2008. Instructor: Marshall Poe
University of Pennsylvania
East Carolina University
University of the Witwatersrand
- Graduate course about paleoanthropology, Fall 2007, instructor Dr. Lee R. Berger
West Virginia University
- Nonprofit Management and the Third Sector, Fall semester. Instructor Dr. Roger Lohmann