We’ve received a lot of interest in Wikipedia editing assignments. Wiki Edu, a non-profit organization, makes it easy for instructors to create and integrate Wikipedia assignments into classes. They are hosting free webinars for faculty. The first date offered is February 7 but additional dates are available; view additional dates by clicking on the registration link.
How to teach with Wikipedia and help educate the world! (Offered by Wiki Edu)
February 7, 12:00-1:00pm | Zoom
Wikipedia is the go-to source for information for much of the world. However, few understand its inner workings, and even fewer still contribute to it, even though it’s the encyclopedia that anyone can edit. It’s not an exaggeration to say that Wikipedia plays a central role in today’s information landscape. The English Wikipedia has more than 6 Million articles, which might seem relatively complete. Impressive though this number may be, Wikipedia is a dynamic enterprise in need of constant updating and expansion. Nowhere is this more true than in subjects related to historically marginalized and underrepresented populations, regions, and topic areas. You and your students can play a critical role in ensuring that Wikipedia is up-to-date, reliable, and above all, equitable.
We are fortunate to have faculty on our campus with experience participating in edit-a-thons and using Wikipedia assignments. Learn from your Connecticut College colleagues at this newly added workshop!
Wiki Edu and Wikipedia Assignments
Thursday, March 2 2:30-3:30pm | Zoom
Looking for a new assignment idea that empowers your students to contribute to public scholarship while honing their research and writing skills? Join us to learn about leveraging open pedagogical practices through Wikipedia editing assignments. Professor Ariella Rotramel will share their scaffolding strategies and past experience using the support services offered through the Wiki Education Dashboard.