Wiki Education Foundation staff, board members, and program participants are descending on San Diego, California, October 7–10 for WikiConference North America. The conference was grown out of the successful WikiConference USA, which was supported by Wiki Ed in 2015. Wikipedia editors, instructors who’ve taught with Wikipedia, and cultural institution partners will come together to share learnings, present research, and form new ideas for projects.
New this year is a peer-reviewed academic track, run by Wiki Education Foundation board member Dr. Robert Cummings of the University of Mississippi. The academic track is designed to launch the new Wiki Studies journal, a peer-reviewed academic journal edited by Dr. Cummings highlighting academic research related to Wikipedia. Not only is the academic track full of insight into Wiki Ed’s pedagogical benefits as presented by program participants, but Wiki Ed staff are also presenting their learnings. Education-related sessions include:
- Wiki Ed’s Year of Science: What’s worked so far, and where we go from here, LiAnna Davis and Jami Mathewson, Wiki Education Foundation
- The Wiki Ed and P&E Dashboards, Sage Ross and Amanda Bittaker, Wiki Education Foundation and Wikimedia Foundation
- Contribution as Coursework: What role do students play on Wikipedia?, Kevin Schiroo and Aaron Halfaker, Wiki Education Foundation and Wikimedia Foundation
- Why medical schools should embrace Wikipedia, Lane Rasberry, Consumer Reports
- “Making Your Own Worlds”: The Changing Educational Goals of The LaGuardia WikiProject Octavia E. Butler, Dr. Ximena Gallardo and Ann Matsuuchi, LaGuardia Community College
- The Online Writing Classroom and Wikipedia, Dr. Amy Carleton, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Beginning of Cultural Change: Wikipedia’s Future Collaboration with Academic Libraries, Dr. Jon Cawthorne, West Virginia University
- The five and a half biggest mistakes we’ve made when thinking about program impact — and what we’ve learned from them, LiAnna Davis, Wiki Education Foundation
- College Writing and Wikipedia: Purposes, Audiences, and Genres, Dr. Robert Cummings, University of Mississippi
- Enhancing Collaboration in Academia through GLAM Edit-a-thons, Dr. Rebecca Thorndike-Breeze, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- A Review of the First Year: Wikipedian in Residence for Gender Equity, Kelly Doyle, West Virginia University
- Citations needed? Brainstorming how to get academic resources to more Wikipedians through the Visiting Scholars program, Jami Mathewson and Ryan McGrady, Wiki Education Foundation
- Grades and the Gender Gap: How Student Editors are Writing Women into Wikipedia, Jami Mathewson, Wiki Education Foundation
Wiki Ed looks forward to collaborating with attendees! Register today to attend the event this weekend!