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Sharing ecological expertise through Wikipedia

Kaitlin Farrell, Ph.D. teaches and coordinates undergraduate labs in the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia. She is also a member of the team that started WikiProject Limnology & Oceanography. Ecological research, like many other fields, is often shared through peer-reviewed journals, whose articles can be locked behind paywalls. In addition, such … Continued

Real-world learning of biological systematics

Kris White an Assistant Professor in the Biological and Environmental Sciences Department at Georgia College & State University. In all of the Biology courses that I teach, I strive to show students how the material is relevant to their every day lives. Most recently I taught a Biological Systematics course to upper level Biology majors, … Continued

Teaching with Wikipedia during a pandemic

Malavika Shetty teaches writing to multilingual students in Boston University’s Writing Program. Since Spring 2019, she has been using Wikipedia in the classroom to teach information literacy, build writing and research skills, and help students put their work on a public forum. I teach writing to multilingual students at Boston University and have, so far, … Continued

5 themes that emerge from a Wikipedia assignment

Victoria Austen, PhD, is a lecturer in the Classics department at the University of Winnipeg. She is also the communications officer for the Women’s Network of the Classical Association of Canada and has been a Wikipedia editor since 2019. You can find her on Twitter at @Vicky_Austen. I first became involved in editing Wikipedia through … Continued

Good Wikipedians and honest engineers

Helen Choi is a Senior Lecturer in the Engineering Writing Program at the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering, and she is interested in exploring issues at the intersection of technology and society. As part of my upper-division composition course for engineering students, I have included the Wikipedia writing assignment as part of … Continued

On the fence about assigning a Wikipedia project? Reasons to make it a class project

Dr. Sarah Lirley is Assistant Professor of History at Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri. Maybe you are like I was in the Spring of 2019—you have not heard of Wikipedia projects or have heard of them, but are unsure of what they are or how you could incorporate them into your class. I am happy … Continued

Black Lives Matter in Wikidata

Gina Solares, MLIS, is a Librarian at the University of San Francisco. Her work is focused on cataloging and metadata projects such as special collections cataloging and data cleanup.  I recently had the opportunity to participate in the March 2021 Wikidata Institute, a Wiki Education course designed to increase engagement with Wikidata. The course introduces … Continued

“SPARQL, baby!” – How linked data inspires me to be a better archivist

Arabeth Balasko is the Photograph Archivist at the Anchorage Museum. She recently participated in the July 2020 Wikidata Summer Institute course, and reflects on how linked data inspires her to want to be a better archivist in this guest blog post. con·nec·tion/kəˈnekSH(ə)n/ – Noun: “A relationship in which a person, thing, or idea is linked … Continued

Rediscovering my love of science by editing Wikipedia

Jaqueline Haces is a Food Chemist, MBA and PhD from Mexico City. She’s been working in the pharmaceutical industry for over 20 years and her current job involves analyzing global regulatory aspects of e-commerce and e-health. She’s been a columnist for industry journals, and is an advocate of diversity and inclusion.  I’ve always been a … Continued