Category: Educational partnerships

Category: Educational partnerships

Recent news from Wiki Ed

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

Wiki Education heads to linguistics and history conferences this week

This week, Wiki Education 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

Announcing a partnership with the Association for Women in Mathematics

I’m pleased to announce that Wiki Education has signed a partnership with the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM). AWM encourages women and girls to study and have active careers in mathematical fields. They promote equal opportunity and treatment of women in math. That mission has significant overlap with our own. In Wiki Education’s effort … Continued

Wiki Education students contributed 8.5% of new women’s studies content

Over 16 years, Wikipedia has emerged as the leading educational resource on the planet. The English Wikipedia’s five million articles are read by billions of people every month. Who writes Wikipedia, however, is a different story. In 2008, a study found that Wikipedia, which strives to collect “the sum of all human knowledge,” was falling shockingly … Continued

Wiki Education attending the National Women’s Studies Association conference

wThis week, I’ll join members of the National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) at the annual conference in Montreal, Quebec. In December 2014, the National Women’s Studies Association and Wiki Education began a partnership to improve Wikipedia’s underrepresentation of topics related to women and women’s studies. Instructors assign students to expand or create articles related to … Continued

Collaborating with the Association for Women in Science in honor of Ada Lovelace Day

Today is Ada Lovelace Day, an initiative that honors the contributions of Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer, and encourages women to participate in STEM fields. Wiki Ed’s Wikipedia Year of Science initiative’s goal is to improve coverage of science topics, especially women scientists. To connect these two initiatives this year, Wiki Ed is supporting … Continued

Science students become science communicators through Wikipedia

When students study a new topic, they often turn to a search engine to get a better understanding of the topic. Those search results take them to Wikipedia, where (hopefully) they find a comprehensive and understandable summary. As they begin to understand the concept, they scroll to the bottom to find sources for further reading. … Continued