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1.  ISCB Wikipedia Competition 2017: final call

Posted 12-05-2017 04:46
Dear all,
Just as a reminder, the deadline for this year's ISCB Wikipedia competition for students is just under 4 weeks away: December 31.
The final call for participation is below; we have had fewer entries than in previous years so far, so if you're a teacher or trainer, it would be great if you could encourage your students to enter! The competition is an ideal way to improve Wikipedia coverage of computational biology and bioinformatics topics which have been researched for term papers, for example. It's also perfect for encouraging students to communicate their work to a non-specialist audience.
The competition was recently cited as an example of Wikipedia-academic integration, and we'd like to make this even better going forward! As always, let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks!
Alastair


2017 Wikipedia Competition: Deadline December 31, 2017
Only a few weeks remain to submit entries to the 2017 ISCB Wikipedia Competition! Entry to the competition is open to students and trainees of any level, both as individuals and as groups. Prizes of up to $500 will be awarded to the best new and improved articles at ISMB 2018. Enter today! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:ISCB2017


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Alastair M. Kilpatrick
Bioinformatician
MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine
Edinburgh
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2.  RE: ISCB Wikipedia Competition 2017: final call

Posted 12-10-2017 22:20

Hi All,

 

I've found that the ISCB Wikipedia Competition is valuable for my grad students. 

They are already doing literature reviews, so I have them use their text to enhance the wiki pages.

I find that this provides them with incentive to be more thorough and careful in their work. It also provides more

visibility and impact for their contributions!

 

If your students already have text, they can easily enter this year's competition. 

 

Best,

Lonnie

 

 






3.  RE: ISCB Wikipedia Competition 2017: final call

Posted 12-12-2017 04:19
Hi Lonnie,
That's great - good to hear you've found it useful in the classroom. If there's anyone else that's used the competition as part of a class assignment, I'd be interested in speaking with them and hearing their experiences as we look to improve going forward.

Thanks!
Alastair

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Alastair M. Kilpatrick
Bioinformatician
MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine
Edinburgh
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