Category: Conferences

Category: Conferences

Recent news from Wiki Education

Ocean scientists can educate the world through Wikipedia

This week, Wiki Education is attending the Ocean Sciences Meeting in Portland, OR, where the hosting organizations aim to disseminate knowledge about the ocean. They do so via meetings like this one, where experts convene to discuss recent research and implications for the world’s biggest ecosystem. This venue is integral for scientists to collaborate and … 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

Help students do an assignment that’s out of this world

This week, we’re at the American Astronomical Society’s (AAS) winter meeting in Washington, DC. We’re encouraging astronomers to engage their students in writing Wikipedia articles for a classroom assignment. By producing Wikipedia content, students begin to learn the nuts and bolts of the online encyclopedia, which teaches them how to use it productively. The assignment engages … Continued

Join linguists as they preserve languages on Wikipedia

In November 2015, Wiki Education announced a partnership with the Linguistic Society of America (LSA) to bring linguistics instructors and students into our programs. The idea was to combine Wiki Education’s successful programs with LSA’s visibility among linguists, inviting their members to teach with Wikipedia or host a Wikipedia Visiting Scholar. Since that time, we have worked … Continued

Wiki Education recruiting Geophysicists this week at AGU

This week, Wiki Education is attending the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) annual meeting in New Orleans. At last year’s meeting, we met dozens of scientists interested in teaching students how to communicate science through Wikipedia assignments. In the year since, we’ve supported seven resulting courses as students learned how to improve Wikipedia’s coverage of geology and … Continued

Adding anthropological perspectives to Wikipedia

I accompanied Educational Partnerships Manager Jami Mathewson to DC last week where we attended the American Anthropological Association’s 116th annual meeting. We spoke with dozens of instructors about the importance of disseminating academic scholarship to a wider audience. How can we not only increase coverage of anthropology topics on Wikipedia, but also add an anthropological … Continued

Wiki Education partners with American Anthropological Association

Wiki Education has launched another educational partnership—with the American Anthropological Association (AAA). AAA will encourage its members to participate in Wiki Education’s Classroom Program, where students write Wikipedia articles as a classroom assignment. Wikipedia is the public’s first stop for information about anthropology, and it’s an important part of their mission to ensure accuracy in … Continued

Collaborating at the Wikimedia Diversity Conference

Earlier this month, I had the privilege to attend the Wikimedia Diversity Conference in Stockholm, Sweden. Hosted by Wikimedia Sverige, the conference brought together around 80 participants from 43 different countries. We share one common goal: to ensure the Wikimedia projects represent the full diversity of human knowledge. Wiki Education’s work focuses primarily on the English Wikipedia, … Continued