Wiki Ed is coming to Michigan!

By on November 16, 2015

Wiki Ed is coming to Michigan!

By on November 16, 2015

Wiki Ed is coming to Michigan!

jamiIanThis week, Wikipedia Content Expert Ian Ramjohn and I will visit various campuses in Michigan to present our upcoming Wikipedia Year of Science to science instructors.

Writing a Wikipedia article for a classroom assignment is a great way for students to learn the ins and outs of a topic. In a science learning environment, students research their topic and develop crucial science communication skills to explain what they’ve learned for a general audience. These communication-intensive assignments teach students fact-based writing, which will serve them whether or not they pursue a scientific career.

If you know someone at one of the following institutions who is interested in Wikipedia assignments or science communication, please send them a registration link below, or email me at jami@wikiedu.org.

Tuesday, November 17
  • University of Michigan, 4–5:30 p.m. in the Clark Library Instructional Space
Wednesday, November 18
  • Grand Valley State University, 3–4:30 p.m. in 3068 JHZ
Thursday, November 19
  • Michigan State University, 2–4 p.m. in the Reference Instruction Room in the Main Library
    • No registration necessary

Photo: From Wikimedia Commons collection of Michigan postcards: Detroit and Canada Tunnel, near American Portal, Detroit, Mich (65791)” by Tichnor Brothers, Publisher – Boston Public Library Tichnor Brothers collection #65791. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

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