How to Contribute to EmTechWIKI


Contribute to EmTechWIKI

EmTechWiki needs your help to accurately represent the myriad of choices relating to emerging technologies and to stay current!

Follow these instructions to add a new technology that is not yet in the wiki and to modify or improve on existing information in the wiki.

Get Started

To add or modify tools and resources, you need to first create an EmTechWIKI account. This account is separate from an account used to log in to the Coursera #EmTechMOOC. The account is created using the WordPress platform which is the website development platform that our wiki uses. To create an EmTechWIKI account, click the Log In menu item located under the Contribute menu and follow the prompts. Once you have created an account, log in and then follow the steps listed below to add new wiki items or edit existing items.

Note: All additions and modifications need to be approved before they appear in the live wiki. A member of the EmTech Leadership Team will manually approve and publish your new content. In rare cases, we may also choose to not publish an entry if it is not within the scope of the EmTech project or if the tool/resource is not available as a freely-available resource.

Add a New Tool or Resource

Before adding new resources, it is a good idea to search the EmTechWIKI site to be sure the resource you wish to add does not already exist. If it does exist, consider instead following the steps under the Modify a Tool or Resource section below to add additional information that relates to the resource or share tutorials about how to use an item.

  1. Under the Contribute menu, click Add a Tool to add a new tool/resource to EmTechWIKI.
  2. On the Add a New Resource page, add a title and brief description.
  3. Include any necessary links to the tool or resource and you may also add supporting links., such as relevant tutorials about how to apply or use the tool/resource.
  4. Then on the right side of the page, select appropriate items from the Objectives and Categories.
  5. If additional Keywords would be helpful to locate the item in a search, add these at the bottom of the entry. Type Keywords: in bold and then follow this with the specific keywords or short phrases separated by commas.
  6. Click the Submit for Review button to save your work.
  7. The EmTech Team will then review your submission. We will also upload an image file (most likely a logo) to serve as the Featured Image for the item. (Your changes will be approved and published by the EmTechWIKI Team within a few days.)
  8. Then, complete this form to claim your optional EmTechWIKI Contributor Badge.

Modify a Tool or Resource

  1. Under the Contribute menu, click Modify a Tool.
  2. On the Resources page, navigate to the tool resource you would like to modify. (You may use the Search Resources field at the top of the page.)
  3. Hover your cursor over the Title and click Edit.
  4. Make your desired changes.
  5. Click the Submit for Review button to save your work.
  6. The EmTech Team will then review your submission. (Your changes will be approved and published by the EmTechWIKI Team within a few days.)
  7. Then, complete this form to claim your optional EmTechWIKI Contributor Badge.

Watch this video to learn how to add or modify a tool or resource to EmTechWIKI.

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