Category: Student work

Category: Student work

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Setting expectations for your Wikipedia assignment

While most students in the Classroom Program have written innumerable term papers, few had ever contributed to Wikipedia before joining our program. The Wikipedia assignment differs from the more traditional writing assignment in several key ways, which is why it’s critical to set expectations early on in the term. While Wikipedia is based on a … Continued

Roundup: Art in Renaissance Italy

How much do you know about art in Renaissance Italy? You can read all about it now that students in Sara Galletti’s art history course at Duke University have expanded and improved these articles on Italian painters. Thanks to them, anyone can have access to knowledge about these influential figures of art history. Giulio Bonasone‘s Wikipedia article … Continued

Sustaining the impact of the Year of Science

In 2016, Wiki Education ran an initiative called the Year of Science, dedicated to improving science content on Wikipedia. We nailed our goals for the year-long campaign: nearly 5 million words of science content added to more than 5,700 science articles on Wikipedia by more than 6,300 students. In 2017, we had surpassed the impact of … Continued

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: Universal Human Rights Month

December is Universal Human Rights Month, and yesterday was Human Rights Day, an internationally recognized day remembering the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. On this day, governmental and non-governmental organizations around the world raise awareness for human rights issues, meet to strategize about solving them, and host events to commemorate … Continued

Student at York University wins faculty writing prize for Wikipedia article

“Did you know… that the Canadian government invests millions of dollars in First Nations communities to close the digital divide in Canada?” On February 8, 2017, this blurb appeared on Wikipedia’s main page in the Did You Know? section, which features interesting facts from newly developed articles. In this case, the article was created and fleshed out … Continued