Closing the knowledge gap about political science

Earlier this month, Wiki Education joined political scientists at the American Political Science Association’s (APSA) annual meeting here in San Francisco. Outreach Manager Samantha Weald and I spent the week discussing the massive gap between what experts know and what the public understands about political science. So many experts research important, interesting topics about governments and political … Continued

Wikipedia and the quest for legitimacy

This week, Wiki Education is at the American Political Science Association’s (APSA) annual meeting in San Francisco. We’re in the exhibit hall speaking with attendees and APSA members about how they can enhance Wikipedia’s coverage of political science by replacing a traditional term paper with a Wikipedia assignment. Thus, students channel research and writing into … Continued

Wiki Education runs Wikipedia workshop for Montreal-area instructors and faculty

On August 10, Outreach Manager Samantha Weald and I hosted a workshop in Montreal alongside the pre-conference workshops for Wikimania 2017. This four-hour workshop offered an opportunity for Wiki Education to connect deeply with new instructors and university faculty members in the area who were interested in learning more about teaching with Wikipedia. Since we ran … Continued

If we want students to use Wikipedia the way we do, we must teach them how

Last week, Outreach Manager Samantha Weald and I represented Wiki Education at the American Sociological Association’s (ASA) annual meeting in Montreal, Quebec. We have partnered with ASA since early 2015, working together to increase Wikipedia’s inclusion of sociology topics and sociological perspectives. The hard work sociology students have been doing has brought knowledge about important … Continued

Wiki Education is hosting a workshop for instructors next week in Montreal

On Thursday, August 10th, Wiki Education will host a workshop in Montreal about how to teach with Wikipedia. The event is free and open to college and university instructors in the area who are interested in learning more about using Wikipedia as a teaching tool. Attendees need only RSVP via Eventbrite so we can provide registration information … Continued

Wiki Education joins psychologists at Palo Alto University to talk psychology + Wikipedia

Yesterday, Wiki Education was at Palo Alto University for their first annual Evidence-Based Teaching Conference. I presented alongside Dr. Patty Brooks, Professor at the College of Staten Island of the City University of New York and Doctoral Faculty at The Graduate Center, CUNY, and Elizabeth Che, a doctoral student at The Graduate Center. We shared … Continued

LSU faculty learn how Wikipedia builds information literacy

In May, Outreach Manager Samantha Weald and I visited Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge to participate in the CxC (Communication across the Curriculum) Summer Institute, a faculty workshop that introduces attendees to hands-on assignment design for their classrooms. Wiki Education has worked with CxC faculty at LSU for several years to bring high-quality Wikipedia … Continued

Wiki Education joins plant biologists for ASPB’s annual meeting

This weekend, Outreach Manager Samantha Weald and I head to Honolulu to join plant biology faculty and students at the annual meeting of the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB). When we partnered with ASPB, we committed to increasing the number of students that we support as they improve Wikipedia’s coverage of plant biology-related topics. … Continued

Making knowledge public using educational technology

For the ninth year, faculty at Xavier University of Louisiana (XULA) have come together to experiment with new pedagogy in their classrooms. Their group, the Faculty Community of Teaching Scholars (FaCTS), is funded by the Andrew Mellon Foundation and provides a stipend for participants to explore that year’s theme. The theme for academic year 2017–18 … Continued