On Monday, February 15, I’ll visit Temple University for a teaching with Wikipedia workshop, and help spread Wiki Ed’s Year of Science initiative.
When students write or expand Wikipedia articles, they practice media literacy, fact-based writing, research, collaboration, and critical thinking skills. I’ll highlight the best practices for teaching through Wikipedia, and how we support participants.
These workshops are a great opportunity for face-time with instructors. It helps us advocate for bridging higher education and Wikipedia. Many of our instructors tell us that the visible impact they can have on a global audience is inspiring. University students have access to a wealth of library resources. Combined with the expertise of their instructors, they bring a lot to the table.
Institutions can play a similar role. Sponsoring a Visiting Scholar connects an experienced Wikipedian with library resources. We’ll speak with Temple University librarians about that opportunity to improve Wikipedia.
Thank you to Steven Bell of the Temple University libraries for hosting our workshop! Please join us:
- February 15, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., Paley Library Lecture Hall
Photo: Benjamin Franklin Bridge at night. By Jeffrey Phillips Freeman – Debeo Morium – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10680495