Category: Visiting Scholars

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“Totally sold!” Why UTA instructors are excited to teach with Wikipedia

Last Friday, I hosted two online workshops for instructors and librarians at the University of Texas at Arlington who wanted to learn more about Wiki Education programs. At the end of my first presentation one instructor said they were “totally sold” on participating… here’s why! Teaching with Wikipedia is a service learning assignment When students … Continued

Announcing a new opportunity at Rutgers for Wikipedians interested in endangered languages

I’m pleased to announce a new opportunity at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, for a Wikipedian interested in improving articles about endangered languages! As an encyclopedia written almost entirely by volunteers, Wikipedia is an incredible accomplishment. As of today, the English Wikipedia has just short of 5.6 million articles. But research has shown … Continued

Drunk History covers disability rights subject after it’s added to Wikipedia by Visiting Scholar

Have you ever been watching TV when you just have to know more about the history of something you just saw? Plenty of people have, and they look to Wikipedia for the answer. Unsurprisingly, Wikipedia’s content related to popular culture is one of the areas with the most readership. On last night’s episode of Comedy Central’s Drunk History, viewers … 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

Report from Wikipedia Day 2018 in New York City

Wikipedia recently celebrated its 17th anniversary! Wikimedians celebrate the occasion by holding Wikipedia Day events around the world. In New York, a great crowd of about 150 people gathered at the Ace Hotel in Manhattan for presentations, panels, lightning talks, unconference sessions, and cake. Given its active local chapter, New York hosts many Wikipedia-related events, … Continued