Next week: Virtual talk on how to teach with Wikipedia

Teaching with Wikipedia can be an exciting prospect. An assignment with real-world impact that also helps students to develop critical media and digital literacy skills? Sounds great!

As exhilarating as the idea might be, it’s also a daunting one. The very thing that makes the Wikipedia assignment so appealing — its public facing nature — is the very same thing that gives some instructors pause when deciding to adopt the project. Additionally, the mechanics of the project may seem baffling as most people have never actually edited Wikipedia themselves.

Join us on November 2 at 2 PM Pacific as we unpack some of the mysteries surrounding the project. You’ll have the chance to hear how three instructors are using the Wikipedia assignment in their classes: Heidi Schutz is Associate Professor of Biology at Pacific Lutheran University, Katie Holt is Associate Professor of History and Latin American Studies at the College of Wooster, and Tobias Fischer is Professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of New Mexico. The program will be moderated by Helaine Blumenthal, Senior Program Manager at Wiki Education.

  • What: First Hand Perspectives on Running a Wikipedia Assignment
  • When: November 2 at 2 PM Pacific
  • Registration: Click here to register.

The program will last one hour with opportunities for questions.

We hope to see you there!


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