Catching the Wiki Bug

Conor Zeer-Wanklyn had never edited Wikipedia. That changed in his fourth year at the University of Toronto, when Conor signed up for Dr. James Scott’s medical mycology course. Students in that class edited articles about fungi, and Conor expanded an article on Exophiala dermatitidis, “a freaky black mold that has caused fatal brain infections in … Continued

The Roundup: Alien Territory

When we think of planets, we may think of distant glimmering orbs suspended in the night time sky. Dr. Alex Webb’s Geology class, “The Evolution of Terrestrial Planets,” at Louisiana State University takes us closer to those celestial spheres, charting the geology and landscapes of planetary surfaces – particularly Venus. Because these student editors share … Continued

The Roundup: Women in history

To wrap up WikiWomen’s history month, we’ve been highlighting articles about women that have been created or improved by student editors. This week, we’ll look at some biographies of notable women across multiple fields. From Dr. Tobias Higbie’s Working Class Movements class at UCLA, read about Katherine Phillips Edson, a Californian social activist who advocated for fair … Continued

Watch our “Teaching with Wikipedia” webinar

If you’re excited by the possibilities of working with Wikipedia in your classroom, you can also peruse our materials for instructors and see many more examples of great student work Whether you’d like more information or feel ready to start, reach out to us at We can help you come up with ideas that match your course goals … Continued

Monthly report for February 2015

Highlights Wiki Ed signed partnership agreements with the National Women’s Studies Association, Association for Psychological Science, and Communication across the Curriculum at Louisiana State University. These partnerships help us target our outreach to course topics related to Wikipedia’s content gaps. During a planning sprint in Seattle, Sage and LiAnna laid the foundation for digital infrastructure … Continued

The Roundup: Women and Writing

This month is Wiki Women’s history month! All month we’re looking at interesting articles on women, created or improved by student editors. From California State University Fullerton’s Gender and Technoculture course led by Dr. Karyl Ketchum, read about Helen Brown, editor in chief of Cosmopolitan magazine for 32 years. From University of Maryland College Park’s Women, Art … Continued

Teaching with Wikipedia workshop, Friday at UC Davis

You already know students are reading Wikipedia — why not have them write Wikipedia? Wikipedia assignments connect your course to the world outside of the classroom. They transform a traditional writing assignment into one that engages students with an authentic writing experience, while boosting digital and information literacy, critical thinking skills, and knowledge of research … Continued

The Roundup: Women and Art (Part 2)

This month is Wiki Women’s history month! Last week we looked at some great examples of women artists whose Wikipedia articles were created or improved by student editors. We’re happy to say we have more. Student editors at the University of Maryland College Park have written articles for their Women, Art and Culture course, taught by Avery … Continued

The Roundup: Women and Art (Part 1)

Every week we look at Wikipedia articles that student editors have created or improved. This week, we’re looking at articles about women and art. We know that Wikipedia has a persistent content gap when it comes to representing women. Last year, 600 participants added 101 female artist pages to Wikipedia in response to calls for … Continued