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Category: Fall 2015

Category: Fall 2015

Recent news from Wiki Education

97% of instructors would teach with Wikipedia again

Of course we think teaching with Wikipedia is rewarding for students and Wikipedia alike. After all, that’s our job! But every term, we put that theory to the test by surveying our participating instructors. We ask every instructor who taught with Wikipedia through our program to share their thoughts on what’s working, and what isn’t. … Continued

Wikipedia for teaching new literacies in writing

Allison Schuette teaches with Wikipedia for her English course at Valparaiso University in Indiana. In this post, she shares the impact she’s seen the assignment have on student engagement. I teach a course, New Literacies, Technologies, and Cultures of Writing, in my English department that seeks to analyze how technology has shaped and is shaping our … Continued

Teaching (and diversifying) classical music through Wikipedia

Kim Davenport, Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences at the University of Washington, Tacoma, works with Wikipedia in her “Intro to Humanities” course for first-year students there. She shares her thoughts on student contributions to coverage of classical music on Wikipedia. My course introduces the world of classical music. Through several projects, students explore the role … Continued

Writing art history into Wikipedia

Dr. Gretchen McKay is a Professor of Art History and Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at  McDaniel College in Maryland. She shares her experience teaching an art history course with Wikipedia. Nearly a decade ago, the faculty at my small, liberal arts institution, McDaniel College, overhauled our entire general education program. … Continued

Wikipedia assignments in gender studies

Liam Lair, an instructor at Louisiana State University, shares the experience of teaching with Wikipedia in a Women’s and Gender Studies course.  As an instructor in Women’s and Gender studies, I challenge my students to connect topics we discuss in class to their lives. I encourage them to see how our studies come to bear on … Continued

The Roundup: Medieval Women

We often talk about the gender gap’s impact on Wikipedia content. Compared to articles on men, articles about women are often shorter and less developed. And that’s only looking at the articles that exist. Here’s a great illustration of student editors narrowing this gender content gap. Janna Bianchini’s Women in Medieval Culture and Society course … Continued

Narrowing Wikipedia’s gender gap with NWSA

In the summer of 2014, I found myself thinking about Wikipedia’s gender gap. I wanted to see more women contribute to Wikipedia and more articles important to women. Roughly 10% of the Wikipedia volunteers who compile “the sum of all human knowledge” are women. This representation gap reflects what’s missing in Wikipedia, but also what’s … Continued

The Great Wikipedia Learning Adventure

In this post, Queen’s University instructor Sharday Mosurinjohn writes on her course’s Wikipedia writing assignment, its value as an “authentic” learning experience, and reactions from students and colleagues.  I have this vision that, in the future, all learning will be service learning. Not that theory and blue-skies inquiry will be subsumed to “practical” ends. That’s not a … Continued

Announcing our partnership with the Linguistic Society of America

I’m delighted to announce Wiki Ed’s partnership with the Linguistic Society of America (LSA). Together, we’ll improve information about linguistics on Wikipedia. Wikipedia’s coverage of linguistic topics is ripe for improvement. Currently, only 12 of the 4,668 highest-quality articles on the English Wikipedia relate to language or linguistics. Many linguists, theorists and theories simply aren’t … Continued