You already know students are reading Wikipedia — why not have them write Wikipedia?
Wikipedia assignments connect your course to the world outside of the classroom. They transform a traditional writing assignment into one that engages students with an authentic writing experience, while boosting digital and information literacy, critical thinking skills, and knowledge of research methods.
By writing for Wikipedia, students practice fact-based writing, research, collaboration, and critical thinking. All the while, they’ll be making a meaningful contribution to a free knowledge resource used by millions of people around the world.
Wiki Ed’s LiAnna Davis and Jami Mathewson will be at UC Davis this Friday, March 13, from 2-3 p.m. They’ll explain the benefits of using Wikipedia as a teaching tool, and how to get started.
- What: Teaching with Wikipedia workshop
- When: Friday March 13, 2-3pm
- Where: 165 Shields Library (Shields Library Instruction Lab) [Map]
Questions? Please contact Phoebe Ayers, firstname.lastname@example.org, 752-9948