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

The Right Fit

Marcia Harrison-Pitaniello is a Professor of Biological Sciences at Marshall University. In this post, she shares her experience integrating Wikipedia-based assignments into two different biology courses. I routinely teach writing intensive courses and am always interested in providing exercises that allow students to write for real audiences. When I first heard about Wiki Education at a … Continued

Collaborating with the library to increase women on Wikipedia

Tamar Carroll teaches in the Department of History at Rochester Institute of Technology. She’s incorporated Wikipedia editing in several courses. Several years ago, I was inspired to assign a research assignment in which students either write a new or substantially edit an existing Wikipedia entry on a notable American woman, after reading about other instructors’ experiences … Continued

From the librarian perspective: A relationship with Wikipedia as an education tool

Kelee Pacion is the Instruction Coordinator for the Albert R. Mann Library at Cornell University. In this post, she talks about the impact courses she’s taught with Wikipedia have had on her students. My interest in Wikipedia really stems from a love/hate relationship I used to have for the platform. I always found the notion of … Continued

Engaging students in interdisciplinary science communication

George Waldbusser is Associate Professor of Ocean Ecology and Biogeochemistry at Oregon State University. He’s integrated Wikipedia editing into his Biogeochemical Earth class several times. When the email first appeared in my inbox with the title ‘Teaching with Wikipedia!’, I vacillated between, “that sounds really interesting” to “what kind of email spam is this?” Fortunately, I trusted … Continued