Author: LiAnna Davis

Author: LiAnna Davis

Recent news from Wiki Education

Improving politics and public policy articles

The fall 2020 academic calendar in the United States overlapped with one one of the most talked-about elections in history, the November 2020 election in the United States. English Wikipedia’s community of active editors followed well-established procedures to tackle misinformation, a huge topic of debate. But college students editing Wikipedia as a class assignment through … Continued

Wiki Education works to fix Wikipedia’s gender gap

International Women’s Day gives Wiki Education an opportunity to reflect on the work we’re doing to address Wikipedia’s gender gap. On Wikipedia, the gender gap manifests itself in two ways: content and contributors. Wiki Education has been making progress toward addressing both disparities. When it comes to content gaps, you may be aware that only … Continued

A Wikipedian gets assigned to edit Wikipedia in a college class

Adam started editing Wikipedia anonymously in elementary school, making minor copy edits. In 2017, over winter break from high school in Novato, California, he started experimenting more seriously, creating a user account (User:KidAd), improving the writing on a variety of articles, and tackling articles on movies, albums, and politicians. Three years later, he’s racked up … Continued

10 years of student editing

Over the last several weeks, Wiki Education has published a series of blog posts loosely themed around the 10 year anniversary of our Wikipedia Student Program, where we support higher education instructors who assign their students to write Wikipedia articles as part of the course curriculum. It’s been amazing to watch this program evolve and … Continued

Research quantifies student editors’ impact on Wikipedia’s scholarly references

In a new academic paper, Japanese researchers Jiro Kikkawa, Masao Takaku, and Fuyuki Yoshikane investigated the additions of scholarly references to English Wikipedia, finding Wiki Education’s Wikipedia Student Program is responsible for spikes in the addition of scholarly references. The paper, “Time-series Analyses of the Editors and Their Edits for Adding Bibliographic References on Wikipedia”, was … Continued