Author: Samantha Weald

Author: Samantha Weald

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5 things you didn’t know the Dashboard can do

Winter and Spring terms are officially underway. We already have 3,500 students enrolled who are already learning about, and contributing to, Wikipedia. But as an instructor, how are you supposed to keep up with all that work? Especially if you are just learning about Wikipedia for the first time yourself. Luckily, the Wiki Education Dashboard is here … Continued

Wiki Education to attend the NAAAS Joint National Conference

Next week, I’ll be attending the 26th Joint National Conference of the National Association of African American Studies & Affiliates. The event brings members of the National Association of African American Studies, National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies, National Association of Native American Studies, International Association of Asian Studies and affiliates together once a … Continued

Wiki Education will be at American Studies this week

This week, I’ll be traveling to Chicago to join American Studies instructors at the American Studies Association annual meeting. The trip is part of our new partnership with the American Studies Association so I’m excited to help answer any questions that members might have about Wikipedia generally or our work here at Wiki Education. As this years’ … Continued

Wikipedia, Webinars, and Wiki Education

Each year I meet hundreds of instructors and librarians excited about the idea of bringing our Wikipedia assignment into their classes. Sometimes it’s an easy conversation about upcoming courses, updating syllabi, and designing the right project to achieve learning objectives. Other times, the conversation is a bit harder – what if someone is excited about … Continued

Engaged Learning and Teaching with Wikipedia

On a sunny Monday in May, I headed to Tulane University’s Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching to run a “Teaching with Wikipedia” faculty workshop. Associate Director of Classroom Engagement Toni Weiss hosted me for an an intimate, hour long talk during which I spoke with interested faculty from the French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese departments. We … Continued

Wikipedia in the Environmental History Classroom

Environmental history is one of the most rapidly growing academic fields. The number of history departments employing an environmental historian has grown from just 4.3% in 1975 to 45% in 2015. The field focuses on the ways humans have shaped and have been shaped by their environment. With recent events like those in Standing Rock … Continued