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

Teaching with Wikipedia in an Introductory-Level History Class

Dr. Elizabeth Manley is Associate Professor of History at Xavier University of Louisiana. This last fall, she conducted a Wikipedia assignment with her course, Human Rights and World History. She reflects on the experience here. As a professor of history I have always told my students not to trust Wikipedia as a research source. I … Continued

Visiting Scholar draws upon her archival expertise to improve Wikipedia

If you visited Wikipedia’s main page on December 26, you may have seen that the Featured Article of the day was a fascinating entry about the Canadian Indian residential school system. Danielle Robichaud, a Digital Archivist at the University of Waterloo Library, began work on that article while she was a Wikipedia Visiting Scholar at McMaster … Continued

Engaging engineering students in the humanities

Dr. Kathleen Sheppard is Associate Professor in the Department of History and Political Science at Missouri University of Science and Technology. This fall, she conducted a Wikipedia assignment in her course, History of Science in Latin America. In this post, she reflects on the experience. Every semester, I teach a survey course in the history of science. … Continued

Teaching with Wikipedia, the Fall 2017 Edition

Ariella Rotramel is an instructor in our classroom program. Ariella is the Vandana Shiva Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at Connecticut College. In a blog post from November 21, re-published here, Ariella reflects on teaching with Wikipedia in the Fall 2017 semester.  This fall I am again working with Wikipedia in my Feminist Theory course … Continued

Teaching rhetoric in digital environments

Cathy Gabor, an Associate Professor in the Department of Rhetoric and Language at the University of San Francisco (USF), has her students edit Wikipedia entries in her Rhetoric 295 class. In 2017, she won the Innovation in Teaching with Technology Award at USF. I regularly teach a Transfer Year Seminar (TYS), which is just like … Continued