Hello everyone! I'm writing to invite you to a series of upcoming workshops on teaching with Wikipedia.
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.
During this session, you'll gain a better understanding of how the assignment is structured, what types of support you'll receive from Wiki Education, and how the assignment may play out in your own class. Most of all, you'll see how you and your students can make a real difference in the types and quality of information the world has access to in your field of expertise.
- What: How to teach with Wikipedia and help educate the world!
- Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 9:00 AM Pacific/ Noon Eastern
- Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 2:00 PM Pacific/5 Eastern
- Friday, Feb. 24 at 10:00 AM Pacific/ 1 Eastern
- Tuesday, March 7 at 9:00 AM Pacific/ Noon Eastern
- Wednesday, March 21 at 10:00 AM Pacific/ 1:00 Eastern
- Registration: Click here to join one or more of the above sessions.
I hope you can join us for one of these programs!
Note: Wiki Education support is fully funded, and there are no fees to run a Wikipedia assignment.
The program is open to faculty at post-secondary institutions in the U.S. and Canada. Those outside of this region should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.