Author: LiAnna Davis

Author: LiAnna Davis

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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

Celebrating Ada Lovelace Day with Wikipedia

Today is Ada Lovelace Day, honoring women in STEM. Named after Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, who is widely considered to be one of the first computer programmers. Improving Wikipedia’s coverage of women in STEM has been an ongoing theme around Ada Lovelace Day. In the 10 years we’ve been supporting student editors through our Wikipedia Student … Continued