Earlier this month, I hosted a “Teaching with Wikipedia” workshop at Hunter College alongside Chanitra Bishop. Twenty one instructors from across greater New York learned about our Classroom Program and Year of Science.
After showing off our Dashboard, the conversation shifted to details about running the assignment. Instructors wanted to know more about the six-week timeline, and wondered if the assignment might take up too much course time.
So, we walked them through a typical syllabus. Wikipedia assignments involve many small, weekly assignments that complement regular course work. These assignments can be as simple as creating a username on Wikipedia, for example — the task for week one. Once the assignment timeline was clear, instructors relaxed about the potential for integrating it.
If you’re an instructor, or know one who might be interested in a Wikipedia assignment, let us know. I’d love to help you get started!
We have some upcoming campus visits:
- Temple University, February 15, 3 – 5 p.m., Paley Library Lecture Hall, 1210 Polett Walk, Ground Floor.
- Bryn Mawr College, February 16, 4:30 – 6 p.m. Location TBD. Registration required.
- California State University, East Bay, February 19, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., LI3079, Upper Mall level of the CSU East Bay Library, from 10 a.m. to noon (map). Register here. (more).
- University of California, Davis, March 2, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Life Sciences building, room 1022 (map). Registration required (here), follow Wiki Ed for more details. Supported by the UC Davis Biotech program.
Photo: “Samantha Erickson, Hunter College, NYC, 12 January 2016” by Aramtak – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons.