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From Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium
Eduzendium is a program in which Citizendium partners with university programs to create high-quality, English language entries for Citizendium.
If you have registered with Citizendium, you can start a page for your Eduzendium course here. Just type the title of your course in this inputbox (it has to start with "CZ:", which we have filled in already), and a suite of course pages will be prepared automagically when you press the button and follow the instructions.
We encourage University faculty to use Eduzendium as a platform for their students to write original articles as a course assignment. The program is designed to be extremely flexible and adaptable. The course leader must
- ask students to register as Citizendium authors. The students must abide by the key rules that apply to all Citizendium authors, most importantly that article content should not be offensive or derogatory, and that they should not violate copyright law, including especially in the uploading of images.
- Place a description of the set task on an Eduzendium course page.
- Name a number of articles to be reserved for students on that course
- Start those articles and place an Eduzendium template on the main page, closing the article for editing by anyone except those involved in the course
- Specify an 'end date' after which the article(s) may be opened for general editing
The course leader may set whatever specific guidance for the students is appropriate for that particular course. (For example, they may set a word limit, or require inclusion of figures, or specify a particular article structure, or number of references.) The task may either be formative (an exercise in developing skills in team work, literature research and presentation) or summative (for formal assessment). The page history will provide a record of every student's individual contribution. The talk page may be used for discussion amongst students and for feedback from the instructors.
Some Citizendium articles started in Eduzendium
- University of Edinburgh; articles on the theme of Appetite and Obesity that were originally written by undergraduate students, working in groups of about 4 students.
- Circadian rhythms and appetite: Daily variations in the regulation of food intake.
- Energy balance in pregnancy and lactation: Adaptations in the control of food intake and energy expenditure in different reproductive states.
- Evolution of appetite regulating systems: Comparisons of the mechanisms regulating food intake and energy expenditure between species.
- Glucostatic theory of appetite control: The theory that changes in blood glucose concentrations or arteriovenous glucose differences are detected by glucoreceptors that affect energy intake.
- Melanocortins and appetite: The regulation of food intake through neuropeptides related to adrenocorticotropic hormone.
- Stress and appetite: The interactions between the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis and the regulation of food intake.
- Food reward: The brain mechanisms involved in reinforcing feeding behaviour.
- Gut-brain signalling: The interaction between the gastrointestinal tract and the brain.
- Diabesity: A term referring to the intricate relationship between type 2 diabetes and obesity.
- Genetics of obesity: The evidence for a genetic component to obesity in humans.
- Bariatric surgery: The surgical removal of body fat.
- Drug treatments for obesity: Treatments of obesity that are based on drugs.
- Exercise and body weight: Correlation between physical activity and the body mass index.
- Health consequences of obesity: Long-term effects of obesity on health.
- Music perception: The study of the neural mechanisms involved in people perceiving rhythms, melodies, harmonies and other musical features.
- Speech Recognition: The ability to recognize and understand human speech, especially when done by computers.
- Mashup: An integrated application created by combining data and services of multiple applications. On the web, "mashup" typically refers to the combining of geographical location information with a service such as Google maps or Microsoft Virtual Earth.
- A list of courses already integrated in Citizendium
- Eduzendium Testimonials — Eduzendium instructors discuss their experiences here.
- Eduzendium press release - January 24, 2008