Category: Educational partnerships

Category: Educational partnerships

Recent news from Wiki Ed

A trip to the Windy City

Did you know that for some people in Chicago, the term “Windy City” doesn’t apply to the miles per hour of the weather but to the constant changing of political winds within the region? Until my trip there last weekend, neither did I, and in the last month over 12,000 people have also learned about this nickname … Continued

Representing women’s histories on Wikipedia at NWSA

This week, Wiki Education will join Women and Gender Studies scholars in Baltimore at the National Women’s Studies Association’s (NWSA) annual meeting. NWSA was Wiki Education’s first partner, as they saw an alignment between their mission to improve public understanding of women’s studies and our proven track record of training university students to add missing … Continued

Wiki Education partners with National Communication Association

Wiki Education is excited to announce a partnership with the National Communication Association (NCA). NCA is an organization advancing Communication as the discipline that studies all forms, modes, media, and consequences of communication through humanistic, social scientific, and aesthetic inquiry. Through this partnership and Wikipedia initiative, NCA will encourage its members to participate in Wiki Education’s programs, … Continued

American Studies Association to improve Wikipedia’s coverage of U.S. culture and history from multiple perspectives

Wiki Education has a new partnership with the American Studies Association (ASA). ASA promotes the development and dissemination of interdisciplinary research on U.S. culture and history in a global context, and they will encourage members to participate in Wiki Education’s Classroom Program to increase the availability of information about American Studies from multiple perspectives on … Continued

Closing the knowledge gap about political science

Earlier this month, Wiki Education joined political scientists at the American Political Science Association’s (APSA) annual meeting here in San Francisco. Outreach Manager Samantha Weald and I spent the week discussing the massive gap between what experts know and what the public understands about political science. So many experts research important, interesting topics about governments and political … Continued

Wikipedia and the quest for legitimacy

This week, Wiki Education is at the American Political Science Association’s (APSA) annual meeting in San Francisco. We’re in the exhibit hall speaking with attendees and APSA members about how they can enhance Wikipedia’s coverage of political science by replacing a traditional term paper with a Wikipedia assignment. Thus, students channel research and writing into … Continued

If we want students to use Wikipedia the way we do, we must teach them how

Last week, Outreach Manager Samantha Weald and I represented Wiki Education at the American Sociological Association’s (ASA) annual meeting in Montreal, Quebec. We have partnered with ASA since early 2015, working together to increase Wikipedia’s inclusion of sociology topics and sociological perspectives. The hard work sociology students have been doing has brought knowledge about important … Continued