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Asian American Journalists on Wikipedia

Heather J. Sharkey has been working with undergraduate and graduate students on Wikipedia projects since 2019, with the goal of promoting public-facing scholarship. She is a professor in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania. The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) partnered with Wiki Education to host a Wiki … Continued

Improving Wikipedia’s coverage of women theologians

Richard “Bo” Manly Adams, Jr., is the Margaret A. Pitts Assistant Professor in the Practice of Theological Bibliography and the Director of Pitts Theology Library at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology. I teach an annual seminar at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, entitled “Hacking Ministry: The Work of the Church in the Digital … Continued

5 tips to improve student experience with Wiki Education

Haris Mujovic is a Senior in pharmaceutical sciences with an emphasis in health sciences; Melanie VanDyke, PhD teaches psychology and co-chairs the Teaching and Learning Committee; Danielle Giffort, PhD teaches sociology; Tristan Frampton, PhD teaches music; Kendra Onoh is a PharmD candidate; and Elizabeth Rattine-Flaherty, PhD teaches healthcare communication and is the Chair of the … Continued

Access to knowledge through Wikipedia

Art Blaser a  Professor of Peace Studies and Political Science at Chapman University.  He co-directs Chapman’s Disability Studies minor.  My main goal in teaching, inside and outside of the classroom, has always been to enable access to knowledge, my own as well as my students’. Other goals include making the world a better place, and … Continued

My good deed this year? A Wikipedia assignment

Shira Klein, Associate Professor of History at Chapman University, has been teaching with Wikipedia for nine years. She recently took a Wiki Scholar course focused on expanding Wikipedia’s coverage of COVID-19. Even before Covid hit, I had no time for community service. Sure, I wanted to volunteer for a social cause, to do some good … Continued

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