Category: Spring 2017

Category: Spring 2017

Recent news from Wiki Education

Roundup: International Migrants Day

Today is International Migrants Day, a day appointed by the UN and recognized around the world as an opportunity to disseminate information about the human rights and political freedoms of migrants. It is also a day to celebrate societal contributions made by migrants, to share experiences, and to strategize ways to ensure protection of human rights. … Continued

Roundup: Native American Heritage month

In the United States, November is Native American Heritage Month. It is a month to recognize the rights and achievements of indigenous peoples and to provide a platform for the sharing of Native cultures and traditions. In light of this month, we’re highlighting student work in Carwil Bjork-James’ course at Vanderbilt University, titled Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples. … Continued

Roundup: Latin American history

Modern society and culture did not spontaneously come about, which is why it’s so important to examine all types of history and culture. Classes that focus on Latin American history are so important for this reason, as they present the opportunity to expand our knowledge and awareness of diverse cultures. Several Wiki Education-affiliated classes have … Continued

Roundup: Classics in Linguistics

Language is a beautiful thing and something that many likely take for granted. Language allows us to not only communicate with one another, but to express ideas, craft tales that will captivate audiences, and pass along histories. As many readers are sure to know, linguistics is the study of language – how a language was … Continued

Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Feminist Economics on Wikipedia

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, and has been observed as such since 1981. This week specifically, October 15-21 2017, is the National Network to End Domestic Violence‘s Week of Action. During this time, organizations and advocacy groups work to educate the public on programs, services, and community resources to prevent violence and to support survivors. … Continued

The Right Fit

Marcia Harrison-Pitaniello is a Professor of Biological Sciences at Marshall University. In this post, she shares her experience integrating Wikipedia-based assignments into two different biology courses. I routinely teach writing intensive courses and am always interested in providing exercises that allow students to write for real audiences. When I first heard about Wiki Education at a … Continued

Roundup: Hearing Conservation

October is National Protect Your Hearing Month and National Audiology Awareness Month, a month where audiologists and organizations like the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) would like people to take time out of their day to learn about audiology and how they can prevent noise-related hearing loss in themselves and others. … Continued