Category: Canada

Category: Canada

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Attending the Festival of Learning in British Columbia

Next week, I’ll attend the Festival of Learning in Burnaby, British Columbia. The conference brings together educators in British Columbia to celebrate teaching and learning, open education, and the use of technology to advance goals in higher education. I’ll join Classroom Program instructors from the University of British Columbia, Dr. Rosie Redfield and Dr. Judy Chan, and BC campus … Continued

Student editor translates French article into English

Have you ever looked up a city or region on Wikipedia to learn more about it—perhaps before traveling there? If you’re on English Wikipedia and searching for a non-English-speaking place, you may find minimal information beyond its geography. Dr. Julie McDonough Dolmaya’s spring 2014 translation course at York University sought to minimize the discrepancies between French Wikipedia and … Continued

Happy British Columbia Day!

In honor of British Columbia Day, check out this article on Hells Gate, a popular natural tourist attraction in British Columbia. Student editors Danilar, Alexwarren89, Alkleff, AnastasiaU., and Eye101 significantly expanded the stub article during the spring 2012 term for Dr. Tina Loo’s North American Environmental History course at the University of British Columbia. Since their great improvement, 48,000 readers have … Continued

Canadian student editors improve coverage of Canada on Wikipedia

In honor of Canada Day, we wanted to showcase some of the great work Canadian student editors in the Wikipedia Education Program’s classroom program have done to expand Wikipedia’s coverage of their country. During the fall 2011 term, student editors in two different courses at the University of Toronto worked together to improve the article about … Continued