Category: Testimonials

Category: Testimonials

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Collaborating with the library to increase women on Wikipedia

Tamar Carroll teaches in the Department of History at Rochester Institute of Technology. She’s incorporated Wikipedia editing in several courses. Several years ago, I was inspired to assign a research assignment in which students either write a new or substantially edit an existing Wikipedia entry on a notable American woman, after reading about other instructors’ experiences … Continued

Engaging students in interdisciplinary science communication

George Waldbusser is Associate Professor of Ocean Ecology and Biogeochemistry at Oregon State University. He’s integrated Wikipedia editing into his Biogeochemical Earth class several times. When the email first appeared in my inbox with the title ‘Teaching with Wikipedia!’, I vacillated between, “that sounds really interesting” to “what kind of email spam is this?” Fortunately, I trusted … Continued

Students Illustrate and Explain Wikipedia’s Microbiology Articles

Scott Mulrooney is Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Michigan State University. In this post he describes how he incorporates Wikipedia into his courses using two different assignment types. The image above was created by one of Scott’s students to illustrate Wikipedia’s root microbiome article. I became aware … Continued

Opening a can of bookworms

Mark A. Sarvary is a senior lecturer in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. He is the director of the Investigative Biology Teaching Laboratories. You can read his blogs at www.investigativebiology.cornell.edu and follow him @cornellbiolabs. When you ask students: “When was the last time you walked into a library to … Continued

Evaluating student learning through Wikipedia

A goal of higher education is to ensure that students learn information that enriches their lives and their careers. As an instructor in higher education, I want to make sure we’re developing the critical skills that ensure future success. Students must master a new set of skills to prepare them for the world beyond their classroom. … Continued

Why Wikipedia assignments work for digital literacy

University undergraduates may be tech-savvy, but that doesn’t always mean they’re digitally literate. It’s easy to mistake frequent use of new media for an understanding of media literacy. But that’s a bit like saying you can learn Japanese just by showing up in Tokyo. Like any form of literacy, understanding media requires not just exposure, … Continued