Category: Fall 2014

Category: Fall 2014

Recent news from Wiki Ed

The Roundup: Theater History

Each week we pick up on a course that has contributed interesting content to Wikipedia. This week, we’re looking at Dr. Amy Hughes’ “Theater History to 1642” course at CUNY Brooklyn. Student editors created a historical outline on the use of theater in academia. The oldest theatrical art form still performed today is based in Japan: Now you Noh. Learn … Continued

Notes and slides from Quarterly Reviews now available

I’m pleased to share several Wiki Education Foundation Quarterly Reports. Every three months, Wiki Ed staff reflect on accomplishments, goals, and challenges. We publish notes and slides from these reports to share what we’ve learned with our stakeholders. We’ve recently published our Classroom Program and Educational Partnerships, Programs Strategy and Communications reviews. Our Classroom Program … Continued

The Roundup: Women in history

To wrap up WikiWomen’s history month, we’ve been highlighting articles about women that have been created or improved by student editors. This week, we’ll look at some biographies of notable women across multiple fields. From Dr. Tobias Higbie’s Working Class Movements class at UCLA, read about Katherine Phillips Edson, a Californian social activist who advocated for fair … Continued

The Roundup: Women and Writing

This month is Wiki Women’s history month! All month we’re looking at interesting articles on women, created or improved by student editors. From California State University Fullerton’s Gender and Technoculture course led by Dr. Karyl Ketchum, read about Helen Brown, editor in chief of Cosmopolitan magazine for 32 years. From University of Maryland College Park’s Women, Art … Continued

The Roundup: Women and Art (Part 2)

This month is Wiki Women’s history month! Last week we looked at some great examples of women artists whose Wikipedia articles were created or improved by student editors. We’re happy to say we have more. Student editors at the University of Maryland College Park have written articles for their Women, Art and Culture course, taught by Avery … Continued

The Roundup: Women and Art (Part 1)

Every week we look at Wikipedia articles that student editors have created or improved. This week, we’re looking at articles about women and art. We know that Wikipedia has a persistent content gap when it comes to representing women. Last year, 600 participants added 101 female artist pages to Wikipedia in response to calls for … Continued

The Roundup: Tech Talk

Every week we find interesting articles that student editors have created or improved. This week we’re looking at Georgetown University’s Communication: Theory and Frameworks, taught by Dr. Jeanine Turner, for articles that connect to technology or communication.  Does social pressure silence controversial opinions? Is small talk a way to minimize threats? How does technology travel? … Continued

The Gender Gap: A Student’s Take

“I am a Wikipedia editor,” writes Alicia Pileggi, a student in Dr. Adeline Koh’s Feminist Theory course at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. For that course, Alicia edited the article “Feminist Digital Humanities.” “Wikipedia is an amazing forum for anyone to participate in Feminist Digital Humanities,” she told us. She said she saw Wikipedia … Continued

The Roundup: The Cost of News

From the University of Southern Indiana’s Intro to Mass Communication course, taught by Dr. Chad Tew, this week we’re sharing Wikipedia articles, created or expanded by students, and about journalists killed while reporting. Simone Camilli and Ali Shehda Abu Afash were both killed reporting on the 2014 Israeli-Gaza conflict. Naseem Intriri and Walid Bledi were … Continued

Expanding African Archaeology

English Wikipedia articles tend to favor locations where English speaking editors live. That means that finding information about African historical sites on Wikipedia can feel like an expedition in and of itself. Dr. Kate Grillo’s African Archaeology course at University of Wisconsin La Crosse showed us some great examples of student editors helping to contribute … Continued