Category: Events

Category: Events

Recent news from Wiki Ed

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

Wiki Education runs Wikipedia workshop for Montreal-area instructors and faculty

On August 10, Outreach Manager Samantha Weald and I hosted a workshop in Montreal alongside the pre-conference workshops for Wikimania 2017. This four-hour workshop offered an opportunity for Wiki Education to connect deeply with new instructors and university faculty members in the area who were interested in learning more about teaching with Wikipedia. Since we ran … Continued

Wiki Education to engage at Wikimania 2017

Wiki Education staff and Board Chair PJ Tabit are traveling to Montreal, Canada, this week to attend Wikimania, the annual gathering of editors of Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. Wikimania is a great opportunity for us to collaborate with our colleagues who work with Wikimedia projects globally — and, since Wikimania is in Montreal this year, … Continued

Speaking about fake news at Diablo Valley College

Last month, I was honored be part of the Contra Costa Community College District’s Civic Engagement Speaker Series, with the provocative title “Fake news: A threat to our society?” The event was moderated by Diablo Valley College Journalism Department Chair Mary Mazzoco. Joining me on the panel were East Bay Times education reporter Sam Richards, … Continued

How Wiki Education works with students to address bias on Wikipedia

Information about marginalized and minority communities in the United States often goes unmentioned in history books and popular textbooks. Women and non-European communities in particular may be underrepresented, misrepresented, or missing altogether. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Wikipedia follows the historical trend of disproportionately covering biographies of men, with only 16.78% of all biographies on Wikipedia about women. … Continued

Wiki Ed engages with Wikipedians at WikiConference North America

Wiki Ed staffers gathered with Wikipedia editors, Wiki Ed program participants, librarians, and others earlier in October at WikiConference North America in San Diego, California. This three-day event was an opportunity for Wiki Ed to meet face-to-face with important collaborators in expanding free knowledge on the English Wikipedia. Wiki Ed’s staff led a number of … Continued

Education a focus at WikiConference North America

Wiki Education Foundation staff, board members, and program participants are descending on San Diego, California, October 7–10 for WikiConference North America. The conference was grown out of the successful WikiConference USA, which was supported by Wiki Ed in 2015. Wikipedia editors, instructors who’ve taught with Wikipedia, and cultural institution partners will come together to share … Continued