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Author: Reema Haque

Author: Reema Haque

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Improving Asian American journalists’ biographies

Wiki Education recently collaborated with the Wikimedia Foundation and the Asian American Journalism Association (AAJA) to host a 6-week training course in order to give AAJA members and others the time and space to learn how to add Asian American and Pacific Islander journalists’ biographies to Wikipedia. One course participant was Pamela Ng, homepage editor … Continued

How writing for Wikipedia helps journalists

Yiwen Lu is a student journalist based in Chicago and the Communications Director of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA). She was a participant in Wiki Education’s recent AAJA Wiki Scholars course, which was made possible by the Wikimedia Foundation. In the course, AAJA’s members worked together to increase Wikipedia’s coverage of Asian American and … Continued

Sharing the accomplishments of an amateur scientist

Britt Forsberg has had an extensive amount of experience with science. Currently, she coordinates training and service opportunities for the Minnesota Master Naturalist program where she prepares volunteers for service in conservation and connects them to stewardship, research, and education volunteer opportunities. When Forsberg learned about the Wiki Scientists course through 500 Women Scientists, she … Continued

Adding inclusive historical biographies to Wikipedia

Serene Williams is a full-time high school teacher and an independent public historian who documents the women’s suffrage movement. For 20 years, she has been teaching U.S. history, women’s history, and political science courses at both the high school and college level. Williams recently participated in Wiki Education’s LGBTQ+ Wiki Scholars Course, making it the … Continued

A peek backstage at Wikipedia: Irwin DeVries

Irwin DeVries is an online learning and technology instructor in a Masters program at Royal Roads University. He specializes in open education, instructional design, curriculum development, and learning technologies, along with associated research and publication. His experience working with wikis goes back several years, when he participated in the open design and development of an … Continued

Seeing yourself as a Wikipedian: Michael Dabrowski

Michael Dabrowski is a Spanish educator who has been incorporating Wikipedia in his classrooms. His many other titles include Academic Coordinator of Spanish at Athabasca University and a Spanish Sessional Instructor at the University of Calgary, former president of the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE-RCIE), project lead of the Spanish Open Educational Resource … Continued

Improving Wikipedia’s coverage of trans artists

Cara Tierney is an artist, PhD candidate in Cultural Mediations, and a part-time professor who teaches History and Theory of Art and studio art courses. Wiki Education recently hosted an LGBTQ+ Wiki Scholars course to increase coverage of LGBTQ+ figures. Tierney participated in the course after learning about it from their academic supervisor. Tierney created … Continued

Implementing Wikipedia into classrooms as an open educational resource

Cynthia Orozco is currently pursuing her PhD in Information Studies at UCLA and is a librarian at East Los Angeles College. As a PhD student, she researches the role of archives in California community college libraries in relation to the communities in which they are situated. She recently completed a Wiki Scholars course we ran … Continued

Contributing to the Open Educational Resource movement with Wikipedia

Since Wikipedia’s launch, it has served as an open educational resource (OER) for everyone to learn new information. However, Wikipedia’s own coverage of OERs still needs development. Talea Anderson, who is a scholarly communication librarian at Washington State University, participated in Wiki Education’s OER Wiki Scholars course to help with expanding Wikipedia’s OER coverage. As … Continued

Improving discoverability and accessibility of information resources with Wikidata

Jay Colbert is the Metadata & Discovery Strategy Librarian at the University of New Hampshire, where he develops policies, best practices, standards, and directions for all forms of metadata. Having a background in participating in many Wikipedia edit-a thons including organizing Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thons at the College of William & Mary and the … Continued