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Recent news from Wiki Ed

Inviting criminal justice instructors to make information available to the public

When students bring a critical eye to Wikipedia, comparing its available content to their course readings, academic studies, and personal experiences, they’re often surprised at what information is missing. During their assignment to research a topic and write about it on Wikipedia, they remedy that information disparity. In Annette Nierobisz’s course on Women, Crime, and … Continued

Overcoming barriers to engage psychology students in the PSYCH+Feminism Initiative

Patricia Brooks is a Professor at the College of Staten Island of the City University of New York and Doctoral Faculty at The Graduate Center, CUNY where she serves as the Deputy Executive Officer of the PhD program in Psychology. Christina Shane-Simpson is a Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Elizabeth Che is a doctoral student at … Continued

Students Illustrate and Explain Wikipedia’s Microbiology Articles

Scott Mulrooney is Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Michigan State University. In this post he describes how he incorporates Wikipedia into his courses using two different assignment types. The image above was created by one of Scott’s students to illustrate Wikipedia’s root microbiome article. I became aware … Continued

Opening a can of bookworms

Mark A. Sarvary is a senior lecturer in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. He is the director of the Investigative Biology Teaching Laboratories. You can read his blogs at www.investigativebiology.cornell.edu and follow him @cornellbiolabs. When you ask students: “When was the last time you walked into a library to … Continued

Rediscovering the “higher” in higher education with a Wikipedia writing assignment

Dr. Joel Parker is Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at SUNY Plattsburgh, where he has incorporated Wikipedia into his Cell Biology courses. In November we featured some of the great work his students did in our Cell Service roundup. In this post, he explains how assigning students to contribute to Wikipedia brings them through the … Continued

Wiki Ed encourages geophysicists to teach with Wikipedia

Last month, Outreach Manager Samantha Weald, Classroom Program Manager Helaine Blumenthal, Director of Programs LiAnna Davis, and I attended the American Geophysical Union’s annual meeting here in San Francisco. At the conference, we spoke to dozens of scientists who believe Wikipedia is a valuable website for them, their students, and the world. We’re excited to … Continued

Wiki Ed heads to linguistics and history conferences this week

This week, Wiki Ed hits the road to recruit new instructors into our programs. We’re thrilled to take on 2017 after supporting a record 515 courses and nearly 11,000 student editors last year. American Historical Association This week I’ll return to the American Historical Association’s annual meeting in Denver, along with Classroom Program Manager Helaine … Continued