When students edit Wikipedia, their approach can be as diverse as their topics. How do you organize a specific article? How do you find the best sources related to your field?
To help students answer these questions, Wiki Ed has published subject-specific advice for students editing Wikipedia articles in a variety of academic fields. Now, we’ve added two more brochures to help edit articles on women’s studies topics and ecology.
For women’s studies, we explore editing Wikipedia articles related specifically to women and gender. Ecology focuses on writing articles about biomes, and other aspects of natural habitats.
They join a suite of subject-specific brochures for classrooms, which already includes advice on editing medicine, psychology, and sociology topics. We have seen that tying specific advice to students in their area of expertise helps them make even stronger contributions to Wikipedia.
We’ve also recently expanded our Case Studies brochure with four new pages. The new content includes ideas for using Wikipedia in translation assignments, museums and archives work, and understanding knowledge production. We’ve also made smaller revisions and improvements to other print materials in our catalog to keep them accurate and up to date.
These brochures are available online as printable .pdfs, or as print copies for classrooms who teach Wikipedia assignments through the Wiki Education Foundation.