This weekend, the Wiki Education Foundation was a proud sponsor of WikiConference USA 2015. The event took place at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
For those who couldn’t join us, talks held in the McGowan Theater were live-streamed by the National Archives, and published on YouTube. We’re happy to share links below to education-themed talks.
- “What Wikipedia Must Do,” presented by Andrew Lih, is a discussion of Wikipedia’s future. He also shares findings from his summer fellowship at the Wiki Education Foundation. (Watch)(1 hour).
- “The Wiki Education Foundation in a Flash,” presented by Wiki Education Foundation staff. We offer a quick overview of Wiki Ed’s recent work and initiatives. (Watch)(30 minutes).
- “Teaching Research and Critical Thinking Skills Through Wikipedia,” presented by Chanitra Bishop. Chanitra explores how to best incorporate Wikipedia into a student’s research. (Watch)(30 minutes).
- “Here Comes (a Significant Fraction) of Everybody” presented by Wiki Ed’s Adam Hyland. Adam presents data on student editors as a subset of Wikipedia’s active contributors. (Watch)(30 minutes).
- “Working with Academic Experts in a Feminism Distributed Editing Project” presented by Monika Sengul-Jones. This talk explores Dr. Sengul-Jones’ work on an INSPIRE campaign project that taps the expertise of academics who specialize in feminist studies. Rather than teaching academics to edit, the project asked them to analyze content gaps on Wikipedia in their areas of specialization, and make suggestions for future editors. (Watch)(20 minutes).
- “Addressing the Gender Gap: Wiki Ed Projects for Digital Humanities” presented by Matthew Vetter. He describes some collaborative initiatives between academics and Wiki Ed to promote learning in the digital humanities, and increase representation of marginalized topics and identities in Wikipedia. (Watch)(25 minutes).
You can also watch unedited, all-day video streams of the conference for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Thanks to the National Archives and Records Administration, The National Archives Foundation, Wikimedia DC, and Wikimedia New York City for co-organizing this wonderful event.