Wikipedia:Wiki Ed/Florida Institute of Technology/Developmental and Molecular Biology Spring 2022 (Spring 2022)

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Course name
Developmental and Molecular Biology Spring 2022
Florida Institute of Technology
Eric Guisbert
Wikipedia Expert
Ian (Wiki Ed)
Developmental and Molecular Biology
Course dates
2022-01-10 00:00:00 UTC – 2022-04-27 23:59:59 UTC
Approximate number of student editors

Developmental Biology seeks to understand fundamental biological processes that form multicellular organisms with the following questions: How are cells functionally specialized? How do germ cells create a fertilized egg? How does this single-celled egg transition into an organism containing specialized cells, tissues, and organs? How does development contribute to understanding ecology, evolution, and medicine? What are the limitations to organismal regeneration and mechanisms behind aging?

Student Assigned Reviewing
Tstanley001 Eukaryotic chromosome structure
Katievans Selective androgen receptor modulator
Allieplaton Tardigrade specific proteins
Makyladan Trans-splicing
NMAlbaraiki Primer (molecular biology)
Wbacius Blaschko's lines
Ahmed Albikairi Biofilm
Rnelson2021 Neuroinflammation
Agarwalm2018 Sandbar shark
Jessicaniezwicki Ideonella sakaiensis
Trolston2017 Deformity
Iworrell2018 Evolutionary developmental biology, Halloween genes
Croan2019 Germ layer
SophiaFerrizzi2020 Heritability of autism
MMFairchild Neuroplasticity
Aam017 Chromatin assembly factor 1
Maryam.AlOraimi Muscular system
Bellcharles Progenitor cell
GinnyThePiggy Drosophila hydei
GabriellaHammer A-DNA
DMinorsGoodluck Biometal (biology)
Anelson2 Holoprosencephaly
Sbutler2019 Cell (biology)
JuliaMinisi Embryonic stem cell
Smac98 Biomatters
Chenderson2018 Juxtacrine signalling
AndrewDunham14 Chromatin immunoprecipitation
Simone Saulnier Enhanceosome
DaniTobon Gastrulation
Habdulhag00 Liver regeneration
Carterjmatte Plastic pollution
Jaychemguy Telomere
Faith.n.vee Commercial animal cloning
Hannahtelt Optic neuropathy
Clepak2019 Microtubule-associated protein
Rajr2020 Myostatin
MaherJankiss Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva
Aschuck2019 Temperature-dependent sex determination
Ashauntier Adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Jkaplan2018 Progerin
Blawrence2019 Stem-cell therapy
Ashleywalterr NMDA receptor
NoahHendershott2019 Chimera (molecular biology)
Bbayliss2020 Malachite green


Week 1

Course meetings
Monday, 10 January 2022   |   Wednesday, 12 January 2022   |   Friday, 14 January 2022
In class - Introduction to the Wikipedia assignment

Welcome to your Wikipedia assignment's course timeline. This page guides you through the steps you'll need to complete for your Wikipedia assignment, with links to training modules and your classmates' work spaces.

Your course has been assigned a Wikipedia Expert. You can reach them through the Get Help button at the top of this page.


Assignment - Get started on Wikipedia

Create an account and join this course page, using the enrollment link your instructor sent you. (Because of Wikipedia's technical restraints, you may receive a message that you cannot create an account. To resolve this, please try again off campus or the next day.)


This week, everyone should have a Wikipedia account.

Week 2

Course meetings
Wednesday, 19 January 2022   |   Friday, 21 January 2022
Assignment - Evaluate Wikipedia

Week 3

Course meetings
Monday, 24 January 2022   |   Wednesday, 26 January 2022   |   Friday, 28 January 2022
Assignment - Review the rules for health topics
Assignment - Choose possible topics

Resource: Editing Wikipedia, page 6

In class - Discussion

What's a content gap?

Week 4

Course meetings
Monday, 31 January 2022   |   Wednesday, 2 February 2022   |   Friday, 4 February 2022
Assignment - Exercise
Guide(s) for writing articles in your topic area

Genes and Proteins

Week 5

Course meetings
Monday, 7 February 2022   |   Wednesday, 9 February 2022   |   Friday, 11 February 2022
Assignment - Exercise
Assignment - Add to an article
Assignment - Start drafting your contributions

Reach out to your Wikipedia Expert if you have questions using the Get Help button at the top of this page.

Resource: Editing Wikipedia, pages 7–9


Everyone has begun writing their article drafts.

Week 6

Course meetings
Monday, 14 February 2022   |   Wednesday, 16 February 2022   |   Friday, 18 February 2022

Week 7

Course meetings
Monday, 21 February 2022   |   Wednesday, 23 February 2022   |   Friday, 25 February 2022
Assignment - Peer review three articles

Guiding framework

In class - Discussion

Thinking about Wikipedia


Every student has finished reviewing their assigned articles, making sure that every article has been reviewed.

Week 8

Course meetings
Monday, 28 February 2022   |   Wednesday, 2 March 2022   |   Friday, 4 March 2022
Assignment - Respond to your peer review

You probably have some feedback from other students and possibly other Wikipedians. Consider their suggestions, decide whether it makes your work more accurate and complete, and edit your draft to make those changes.


  • Editing Wikipedia, pages 12 and 14
  • Reach out to your Wikipedia Expert if you have any questions.

Week 9

Course meetings
Monday, 14 March 2022   |   Wednesday, 16 March 2022   |   Friday, 18 March 2022
Assignment - Begin moving your work to Wikipedia

Now that you've improved your draft based on others' feedback, it's time to move your work live - to the "mainspace."

Resource: Editing Wikipedia, page 13

Week 10

Course meetings
Monday, 21 March 2022   |   Wednesday, 23 March 2022   |   Friday, 25 March 2022
Assignment - Continue improving your article


Add links to your article

Now's the time to revisit your text and refine your work. You may do more research and find missing information; rewrite the lead section to represent all major points; reorganize the text to communicate the information better; or add images and other media.

Assignment - Polish your work

Continue to expand and improve your work, and format your article to match Wikipedia's tone and standards. Remember to contact your Wikipedia Expert at any time if you need further help!

Week 11

Course meetings
Monday, 28 March 2022   |   Wednesday, 30 March 2022   |   Friday, 1 April 2022
Assignment - Final article

It's the final week to develop your article.

  • Read Editing Wikipedia page 15 to review a final check-list before completing your assignment.
  • Don't forget that you can ask for help from your Wikipedia Expert at any time!
Assignment - Reflective essay

Guiding questions

Week 12

Course meetings
Monday, 4 April 2022   |   Wednesday, 6 April 2022   |   Friday, 8 April 2022
In class - In-class presentation

Guiding questions


Everyone should have finished all of the work they'll do on Wikipedia, and be ready for grading.

Week 13

Course meetings
Monday, 11 April 2022   |   Wednesday, 13 April 2022   |   Friday, 15 April 2022