Professor Ruppel also realizes it’s important to get her students editing Wikipedia right away so they become familiar with the MediaWiki markup language. She knows there are several options: teaching this material herself, having a trained Wikipedia Campus Ambassador teach it, or contacting the teaching and technology center on campus to ask for their assistance. She opts to utilize the skills of the Campus Ambassador.
The Campus Ambassador gives an introduction to:
- Editing basics
- The anatomy of a Wikipedia article, and what makes a good article
- Tips on find the best articles to work on for the assignment
- Who the Online Ambassadors are who will also be helping the students on-wiki.