Last week, I called in to the Deep Carbon Observatory’s (DCO) Webinar Wednesdays to talk about the link between Wikipedia and Higher Education. The DCO is looking to improve deep carbon science on Wikipedia.
They already host a Wikipedia Visiting Scholar to improve the depth of work in their field. With this webinar they were hoping to broaden their approach and invite members to join Wiki Education’s Classroom Program. In this program, instructors assign their students to improve Wikipedia in areas related to the course topic. Students learn how Wikipedia works, complete a rigorous literature review, and synthesize that learning to update relevant articles on Wikipedia. To ensure success, Wiki Education provides staff support, free online trainings, assignment templates, and more.
You can view the recorded webinar here or on Youtube.
Thank you to the Deep Carbon Observatory for encouraging scientists to improve Wikipedia. If you’re an instructor interested in joining the Classroom Program, visit teach.wikiedu.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.