Category: Contributors

Category: Contributors

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Collaborating with the library to increase women on Wikipedia

Tamar Carroll teaches in the Department of History at Rochester Institute of Technology. She’s incorporated Wikipedia editing in several courses. Several years ago, I was inspired to assign a research assignment in which students either write a new or substantially edit an existing Wikipedia entry on a notable American woman, after reading about other instructors’ experiences … Continued

Enhancing interdisciplinary teaching and learning through Wikimedia Commons

Anne Leonard is an Information Literacy Librarian at New York City College of Technology. In this post she reflects on her experience incorporating Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons into her course, Learning Places: Understanding the City. Interdisciplinary learning and place-based learning are at the heart of General Education at City Tech. For the past several semesters, … Continued

Writing to be read, not just to be graded

Sarah Vital is Business Librarian at Saint Mary’s College of California. In this post she talks about having accounting students contribute to Wikipedia to train them to communicate with a general audience. On the first day of the class, I walk into a room full of bright-eyed and eager accounting students. They have their accounting … Continued

Wikipedia in the art history classroom

Anne McClanan is a Professor of Art History and Digital Humanities at Portland State University, where she has incorporated Wikipedia assignments into several classes since 2011. Since I first taught with Wikipedia-based research assignments in 2011, the process has gotten a great deal simpler for both teachers and students. My reasons for having the students … Continued

Women Screenwriters on Wikipedia

Liz Clarke is Assistant Professor of Media Arts & Cultures at the University of New Brunswick. In this post she shares her experience incorporating a Wikipedia assignment into her course on The History of Women Screenwriters, which she taught while at Concordia University. In my film history courses a primary concept that I teach students … Continued

Biology, bats, and becoming Wikipedian

Elysia Webb is a graduate student at the University of Florida. In Spring 2017 she contributed to Wikipedia for a course on Principles of Systematic Biology, taught by Emily Sessa. In this post she shares her experience improving the article on the Florida bonneted bat and the editing she has continued to do outside of … Continued

Offsetting negative externalities with positive

Erin George is Assistant Professor of Economics at Hood College. In this post she talks about her experience incorporating Wikipedia into her course on Environmental Economics. At the heart of environmental economics is the study of pollution. Economists define pollution as a negative externality, the negative spillovers of a transaction that harm individuals who were … Continued

How editing Wikipedia empowers students – a reflection

Katie Webber is a student at Rice University, where she edited Wikipedia for an assignment in Diana Strassmann’s course on Poverty, Justice, and Human Capabilities in Fall 2016. In this post she reflects on her experience developing the articles about domestic violence in same-sex relationships and the Montrose Center, a Houston-based organization that provides mental … Continued