Category: Student work

Category: Student work

Recent news from Wiki Education

When students write Wikipedia articles about law

Millions of users traffic Wikipedia every month, looking for information on a wide variety of topics. Many of those users then take that information into account when making political and behavioral decisions. That’s why Wiki Education is committed to improving Wikipedia’s coverage of topics relevant to an informed citizenry. Our Future of Facts initiative encourages participants in our … Continued

Improving biographies of women on Wikipedia

Only about 17% of biographies on Wikipedia are about women. That’s a problem. If one of the most popular sources of information worldwide is not representative of all people, the millions of readers who look to Wikipedia every month aren’t getting the full picture of knowledge out there. As part of Women’s History Month, we’re featuring work … Continued

African-American legacies in art, economics, and politics

February is Black History Month, during which we reiterate the importance of achievements, contributions, and legacies of African-Americans throughout history. Wikipedia strives to be the sum of all human knowledge. While it’s an incredible source of information (and one that millions look to every day!), it can always be improved, especially when it comes to … Continued

5 things you didn’t know the Dashboard can do

Winter and Spring terms are officially underway. We already have 3,500 students enrolled who are already learning about, and contributing to, Wikipedia. But as an instructor, how are you supposed to keep up with all that work? Especially if you are just learning about Wikipedia for the first time yourself. Luckily, the Wiki Education Dashboard is here … Continued

Roundup: Political Economy

What is the nature of the relationship between politics and economics? How are our lives influenced by this intersection? These are questions that Mark Cassell’s Fall 2017 Political Economy course at Kent State University explored. Students significantly expanded existing articles and created new ones as part of their Wikipedia assignment. The weaponization of finance refers to the use of sanctions … Continued

Roundup: African-American Theatre

This week, we’re showing off student work that highlights African-American-centered theatre companies and plays, as well as African-American playwrights. The artists involved in the theatrical arena have contributed notable works to American culture that, now, Wikipedia readers can read all about. Thanks to students in Ali-Reza Mirsajadi’s course at Emerson College, African-American Theater and Culture, there … Continued

The Future of Facts: Informing and engaging citizens through Wikipedia

In the age of fake news and the sheer volume of information on the Internet, having trustworthy digital resources is more important than ever. We no longer turn to publishers, subject matter experts, or even news outlets for most of our information – we look to Wikipedia. But even one of our most relied upon sources of … Continued