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Author: Jami Mathewson

Author: Jami Mathewson

Recent news from Wiki Ed

Join us at AAAS!

This week, Wiki Education Foundation staff will attend the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). In 2016, we attended the meeting in Washington, D.C., where we met dozens of scientists across disciplines. Their enthusiasm for sharing knowledge with the public was clear. Wikipedia has a far reach to non-scientists, … Continued

Wiki Ed encourages geophysicists to teach with Wikipedia

Last month, Outreach Manager Samantha Weald, Classroom Program Manager Helaine Blumenthal, Director of Programs LiAnna Davis, and I attended the American Geophysical Union’s annual meeting here in San Francisco. At the conference, we spoke to dozens of scientists who believe Wikipedia is a valuable website for them, their students, and the world. We’re excited to … Continued

Wiki Ed heads to linguistics and history conferences this week

This week, Wiki Ed hits the road to recruit new instructors into our programs. We’re thrilled to take on 2017 after supporting a record 515 courses and nearly 11,000 student editors last year. American Historical Association This week I’ll return to the American Historical Association’s annual meeting in Denver, along with Classroom Program Manager Helaine … Continued

How Wiki Ed works with students to address bias on Wikipedia

Information about marginalized and minority communities in the United States often goes unmentioned in history books and popular textbooks. Women and non-European communities in particular may be underrepresented, misrepresented, or missing altogether. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Wikipedia follows the historical trend of disproportionately covering biographies of men, with only 16.78% of all biographies on Wikipedia about women. … Continued

Attending the AAA conference

The American Anthropological Association’s annual meeting takes place this week in Minneapolis. I’m here at the conference with Outreach Manager Samantha Weald to talk about how students improve the quality and coverage of public knowledge of anthropological topics on Wikipedia. In our time working with professors of anthropology and related fields, like through our partnership … Continued

Announcing a partnership with the Association for Women in Mathematics

I’m pleased to announce that the Wiki Education Foundation has signed a partnership with the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM). AWM encourages women and girls to study and have active careers in mathematical fields. They promote equal opportunity and treatment of women in math. That mission has significant overlap with our own. In Wiki … Continued

Wiki Ed attending the National Women’s Studies Association conference

This week, I’ll join members of the National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) at the annual conference in Montreal, Quebec. In December 2014, the National Women’s Studies Association and Wiki Education Foundation began a partnership to improve Wikipedia’s underrepresentation of topics related to women and women’s studies. Instructors assign students to expand or create articles related … Continued

Wiki Ed visits UCSD

Last Tuesday, Director of Programs LiAnna Davis and I visited the University of California, San Diego. We spoke with librarians and faculty about how they can bring their work to Wikipedia. When students contribute to Wikipedia as part of a class assignment, everybody benefits. Students bring the power of their libraries to Wikipedia by adding peer-reviewed, … Continued

Collaborating with the Association for Women in Science in honor of Ada Lovelace Day

Today is Ada Lovelace Day, an initiative that honors the contributions of Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer, and encourages women to participate in STEM fields. Wiki Ed’s Wikipedia Year of Science initiative’s goal is to improve coverage of science topics, especially women scientists. To connect these two initiatives this year, Wiki Ed is supporting … Continued