Category: Testimonials

Category: Testimonials

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Natural-born Wikipedian got her start in a Wiki Education-supported course

Elysia Webb first started editing Wikipedia as a graduate student at the University of Florida in January 2017. She improved the Wikipedia article about the Florida bonneted bat in Emily Sessa’s Wiki Education-supported course, Principles of Systematic Biology. A few months later, she reflected on our blog about the experience, writing, “The semester that I signed up for my Wikipedia … Continued

University students are collaborating with UNESCO on Wikipedia

This spring, Wiki Education began working with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to bring freely licensed, well-researched information to a mass audience on Wikipedia. Several United Nations agencies have published text under an open license for the public’s benefit, and both UNESCO and Wiki Education recognize that this information could reach … Continued

Learning from the past to design the future

Eryk Salvaggio, known as User:Owlsmcgee on Wikipedia, is Brown University’s Visiting Scholar. Thanks to this sponsorship by the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, Eryk has remote access to academic sources to help him improve articles. Here, he reflects on one particular article that was made possible by this Visiting Scholars connection. “Lol, … Continued

A librarian’s perspective on why academics should be improving Wikipedia

Michelle Gohr is First Year Experience Librarian at Arizona State University. As a member of the National Women’s Studies Association, she participated in our recent Wikipedia Fellows pilot and now reflects on what this experience has meant to her. Going into the Wikipedia Fellows pilot program I was already a supporter and user of Wikipedia, both in … Continued

Why this professor will teach online students to edit Wikipedia in “every future course”

Maikel Alendy is a Lead Instructional Designer with Florida International University Online. He taught with Wikipedia during the Fall 2017 term in his course, Digital Fairytale. Here, he reflects on the value of teaching with Wikipedia in an online course, especially when it comes to teaching students digital literacy skills and how to identify plagiarism. At … Continued

Why this Wikipedian believes in sharing knowledge freely

Dr. Jackie Koerner is a Visiting Scholar partnered with San Francisco State University’s Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability. The Visiting Scholars program connects experienced Wikipedia editors, like Jackie, with access to academic sources. The partnering university thus expands the reach of their collections, and a Wikipedian is better equipped to continue spreading knowledge. More than a … Continued

Visiting Scholar Gen. Quon writes about his passion for Wikipedia editing

Paul Thomas is an experienced Wikipedia editor and the University of Pennsylvania’s Visiting Scholar. Through UPenn’s Department of Classical Studies, Paul has access to academic sources to improve Classics topics on Wikipedia. Here, he reflects on what the Visiting Scholars program has meant for his editing work. During my undergraduate years, I spent much of … Continued

An academic disseminates scientific knowledge to the public by improving Wikipedia

Madeline Gottlieb is a fourth year doctoral student in the Graduate Group in Ecology and Department of Environmental Science and Policy at the University of California, Davis. She participated in our recent Wikipedia Fellows pilot program as a member of the Midwest Political Science Association. Here, she shares what she has taken away from the experience of … Continued

Learning to claim Wikipedia: Feminist pedagogy and praxis

This reflection on teaching with Wikipedia in the classroom as a feminist praxis is co-written by Dr. Ariella Rotramel and Wiki Education’s Cassidy Villeneuve. Dr. Rotramel is the Vandana Shiva Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at Connecticut College. She has reflected on her experience in our Classroom Program before, found here. Feminist pedagogy continues … Continued