Wikipedia wrap-up, and looking ahead to Monday, September 21

Today our guest lecturers, Ann Matsuuchi, Instructional Technology Librarian at LaGuardia Community College, and Richard Knipel, president of the NYC chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation, spoke to us about Wikipedia, including guidelines for creating content, creating an account, and participating in the global community of writers and editors. We looked at the Wikipedia Recent Changes Map that shows edits in real time, and they showed us Wikipedia Adventure, highly recommended for getting accustomed to editing and writing in Wikipedia. They will return on November 18 for a Wikipedia editing workshop.

On Monday, we return to the Farragut Houses for our second site visit. Meet at 10 a.m. at the corner of Hudson Avenue and Plymouth Street, and don’t forget your camera, sketchbook, pens, pencils, and clothing/footwear appropriate for the weather. [map]

Your first Site Report is due by the start of class on Monday, posted to the site and as a printed copy.

~Prof. Leonard

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