Author: Jami Mathewson

Author: Jami Mathewson

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Ocean scientists can educate the world through Wikipedia

This week, Wiki Education is attending the Ocean Sciences Meeting in Portland, OR, where the hosting organizations aim to disseminate knowledge about the ocean. They do so via meetings like this one, where experts convene to discuss recent research and implications for the world’s biggest ecosystem. This venue is integral for scientists to collaborate and … Continued

Help students do an assignment that’s out of this world

This week, we’re at the American Astronomical Society’s (AAS) winter meeting in Washington, DC. We’re encouraging astronomers to engage their students in writing Wikipedia articles for a classroom assignment. By producing Wikipedia content, students begin to learn the nuts and bolts of the online encyclopedia, which teaches them how to use it productively. The assignment engages … Continued

Join linguists as they preserve languages on Wikipedia

In November 2015, Wiki Education announced a partnership with the Linguistic Society of America (LSA) to bring linguistics instructors and students into our programs. The idea was to combine Wiki Education’s successful programs with LSA’s visibility among linguists, inviting their members to teach with Wikipedia or host a Wikipedia Visiting Scholar. Since that time, we have worked … Continued

Wiki Education recruiting Geophysicists this week at AGU

This week, Wiki Education is attending the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) annual meeting in New Orleans. At last year’s meeting, we met dozens of scientists interested in teaching students how to communicate science through Wikipedia assignments. In the year since, we’ve supported seven resulting courses as students learned how to improve Wikipedia’s coverage of geology and … Continued

Wiki Education partners with American Anthropological Association

Wiki Education has launched another educational partnership—with the American Anthropological Association (AAA). AAA will encourage its members to participate in Wiki Education’s Classroom Program, where students write Wikipedia articles as a classroom assignment. Wikipedia is the public’s first stop for information about anthropology, and it’s an important part of their mission to ensure accuracy in … Continued

Representing women’s histories on Wikipedia at NWSA

This week, Wiki Education will join Women and Gender Studies scholars in Baltimore at the National Women’s Studies Association’s (NWSA) annual meeting. NWSA was Wiki Education’s first partner, as they saw an alignment between their mission to improve public understanding of women’s studies and our proven track record of training university students to add missing … Continued

Wiki Education partners with National Communication Association

Wiki Education is excited to announce a partnership with the National Communication Association (NCA). NCA is an organization advancing Communication as the discipline that studies all forms, modes, media, and consequences of communication through humanistic, social scientific, and aesthetic inquiry. Through this partnership and Wikipedia initiative, NCA will encourage its members to participate in Wiki Education’s programs, … Continued

American Studies Association to improve Wikipedia’s coverage of U.S. culture and history from multiple perspectives

Wiki Education has a new partnership with the American Studies Association (ASA). ASA promotes the development and dissemination of interdisciplinary research on U.S. culture and history in a global context, and they will encourage members to participate in Wiki Education’s Classroom Program to increase the availability of information about American Studies from multiple perspectives on … Continued

Presentation at Howard University

Last month, I joined faculty at Howard University’s Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (CETLA) to encourage attendees to teach with Wikipedia. When I met Dr. Tracy Perkins at this year’s American Sociological Association’s annual meeting, I was thrilled when I learned she teaches at Howard and would organize a faculty workshop about Wikipedia … Continued