Students bring their passions to public fora through a Wikipedia assignment

Dr. Clare Talwalker is a Continuing Lecturer in International and Area Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Last term, she taught with Wikipedia in her course, Ethics and Methods for the Global Poverty and Practice Minor. Here, she reflects on the course and why she will continue to teach with Wikipedia in future GPP classes. … Continued

Understanding course concepts in broader contexts

Dr. Jennifer Butler Modaff is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. She taught with Wikipedia last Fall in her Organizational Communication courses. Here, she discusses her processes and take-aways from the term. I first read about Wiki Education’s assignment support in the Spring 2017 term. I was intrigued … Continued

Incorporating global perspectives into an Information Science course

Dr. Edward Benoit, III is Assistant Professor in the School of Library and Information Science at Louisiana State University. In the Fall 2017 term, he taught with Wikipedia in an online, general education course. Here, he reflects on the experience. I first encountered the notion of a Wikipedia assignment in the summer of 2017. I … Continued

Secrets of teaching with Wikipedia

Dr. Joan E. Strassmann is Charles Rebstock Professor of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis. Wiki Education has supported her in a number of her Behavioral Ecology courses over the years. She reflects on her most recent course, from Fall 2017, in this post. I sat in front of my computer staring uncomfortably at HTML … Continued

Developing integral writing skills for the Digital Age

Gerald R. Lucas is a Professor of English at Middle Georgia State University. Last fall, he taught with Wikipedia in his New Media course. He shares his experience here. Arguably, Wikipedia is the largest, most-ambitious, and most-successful Digital Humanities project to date. A simple Google search gives an idea of its scale: as I write, Wikipedia contains … Continued

Women and Medicine on Wikipedia

Dr. Kathleen Crowther is Associate Professor of History of Science at the University of Oklahoma. In Fall 2017, she taught with Wikipedia in her course, Women and Medicine. Here, she writes about what students enjoyed about the assignment and the importance of their work. I teach history of science and history of medicine classes at the … Continued

What do students think of a Wikipedia assignment in the classroom?

Dr. Deborah Stine is a Professor of the Practice in Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. This last year, she taught with Wikipedia in two of her courses, Environmental Politics and Policy (Spring 2017) and Emerging Energy Policies (Fall 2017). Here, she shares how her students responded to the assignment. In February of 2016, I attended … Continued

Reaching consensus and informing citizens through a Wikipedia assignment

Dr. J. Wesley Leckrone is Associate Professor of Political Science at Widener University. Here, he reflects on teaching with Wikipedia in a public policy course. Two years ago at the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) Annual Conference I walked by an exhibit that piqued my interest. The MPSA and Wiki Education had partnered to engage … Continued

Finding a voice in the public conversation

Dr. Nora Haenn is an Associate Professor of Anthropology and International Studies at North Carolina State University. This last fall, she taught with Wikipedia in her course, Globalization and Migrations. Here are her thoughts on the experience. On the second day of class, Fall 2017, I asked my students what they had heard about Wikipedia.  They were … Continued