This poster session aims to demonstrate the application of instructional design principles to Wikipedia assignments and exhibit the different types of assignment designs explored at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, USA. I will briefly review instructional design methodologies such as backward design, Bloom's taxonomy, and ADDIE, and how they can be applied to creating a Wikipedia assignment that fits the course objectives. I will also showcase diverse styles of delivering and structuring Wikipedia editing assignments based on desired outcomes.
The poster will explore examples of different designs for Wikipedia editing assignments that are:
- Based on a WikiProject – add new or edit existing article related to a WikiProject
- Alternative to an essay/paper (and how to make it equivalent)
- Part of a larger project – include poster session and reflection paper
- Extra credit assignment – participate in an editathon related to the subject material
Course subject material in the examples will be wide ranging, including a freshman English course focused on news media, a graduate Theology course about Christian religion in Asia, a freshman Sociology course that was part of the Quality Enhancement Program focused on evidence-based research, and an introductory Art History course.
For more information about Wikipedia-related courses at Emory University, please visit our GLAM page.