Wiki Education is hosting a workshop for instructors next week in Montreal

By on August 3, 2017

Wiki Education is hosting a workshop for instructors next week in Montreal

By on August 3, 2017

Wiki Education is hosting a workshop for instructors next week in Montreal

On Thursday, August 10th, Wiki Education will host a workshop in Montreal about how to teach with Wikipedia. The event is free and open to college and university instructors in the area who are interested in learning more about using Wikipedia as a teaching tool. Attendees need only RSVP via Eventbrite so we can provide registration information in the building.

Event details
  • Location: Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel
  • Time: 1:00pm–5:00pm
  • Address: 1201 Boulevard René-Lévesque Ouest, Suite A, Montréal, QC H3B 2L7
  • Room: Salon 2, on Level 2
About the workshop

Wikipedia is one of the world’s most widely read websites, with 500 million unique visitors per month. It’s often the first result when using a search engine, meaning both university students and the public get information from Wikipedia every day. Its broad public presence, open for editing to anyone, offers a unique opportunity for students to participate in active learning and develop key skills like media literacy and communication to a non-expert audience.

In Wiki Education’s Classroom Program, university instructors assign students to write Wikipedia articles, empowering them to share knowledge with the world. Students research course-related topics that are missing or underrepresented, synthesize the available literature, and use our tools and trainings to add the information to Wikipedia. While contributing cited, well-founded information, they help combat fake news on the internet. After supporting tens of thousands of students, we’ve proven this model brings high-quality academic information to wide audiences.

In this workshop, Outreach Manager Samantha Weald and I will share expertise about how to navigate Wikipedia, design meaningful assignments, and utilize our tools to track student work online. We’ll talk about how creating knowledge for Wikipedia’s public audience helps students develop information competency and digital literacy. You’re invited to join us for the afternoon to learn about Wikipedia, how you can help make it a better source, and how your students will benefit from this experience.

This workshop is open to college and university instructors from the United States and Canada, and we’re excited for this opportunity to get more face-time with Montreal-area instructors to bring more Canadian students into our Classroom Program.

Join us!

The workshop is free to attend, but an RSVP is required due to limited seating and a required registration for entry. Please send questions to contact@wikiedu.org.

Photo: ILSU 2017 Summer Institute 01 by Samantha (Wiki Ed) – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0.

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