Category: Wikipedia professional development

Category: Wikipedia professional development

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Adding biographies of female oceanographers

Laura Guertin is a Professor of Earth Science at Penn State Brandywine in Media, Pennsylvania. She recently participated in the 500 Women Scientists Wiki Scholars program and reflects on her experience with the Wikimedia community in this guest blog post. As a scientist and educator Wikipedia is a resource that has always been on my … Continued

Wiki Education participants improve COVID-19 local response articles

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages across the United States, residents are seeking information about their local governments’ responses. Local newspapers are often a great source for the most recent news, but it’s hard to get a big picture of the pandemic’s impact on states, cities, and regions from reading a daily newspaper. Wikipedia, however, provides … Continued

Special Olympics staff improve Wikipedia’s equity

Jamie Valis is the Director of Health Training at Special Olympics, Lindsay Dubois is the Director, Research and Evaluation at Special Olympics, and Chelsea Fosse is a public health dentist, former Coordinator of the Clinical Director Community of Practice at Special Olympics, and Senior Health Policy Analyst at the American Dental Association. Jamie, Lindsay, and … Continued

Shining a light on hidden figures with Wikipedia—a collaboration

Dr. Anna Lappala is an Instructor at Harvard University and Dr. Julia Dshemuchadse is an Assistant Professor at Cornell University. They recently took part in the APS Wiki Scientists Course—a partnership between the American Physical Society and Wiki Education. A second edition of this course is now accepting applications. Women are still wildly outnumbered in … Continued

Another Wikipedian is cultivated

Dr. Pratima Gupta (she/her/hers) is an Obstetrician/Gynecologist. She recently completed one of our Wiki Scholars courses sponsored by the Society of Family Planning, in which she learned how to add content to Wikipedia pages in her area of expertise. She practices in California with a professional emphasis on medical education and reproductive health rights, justice, and … Continued

Be the change you want to see in the world

Mike Tarselli works as the Scientific Director for SLAS, a global scientific community of 16,000 scientists, engineers, and leaders in the automation, drug screening, and data science fields.  I was honored to be selected as one of Wiki Education’s 2018 Wikipedia Fellows, specifically to help address the gender balance of women in science on the … Continued

What kind of source is Wikipedia?

Emma Oxford is a PhD Candidate in experimental high energy physics at Carnegie Mellon University. After taking our Wiki Scientists course sponsored by the American Physical Society, she has thoughts about how we might view Wikipedia as a “source”. Read what she means. As an APS member, I was fortunate to be able to enroll … Continued

Public scholarship can combat misinformation and prejudice surrounding disability healthcare

Enhancing the disability healthcare information on Wikipedia is a powerful way to combat misinformation, discrimination, and prejudice around disability and disability healthcare. The online encyclopedia is the most utilized healthcare resource in the world with a reach of 500 million readers per month. Policy makers, doctors, and others need to understand the diverse communities they … Continued

Family planning doesn’t stop during a pandemic, so neither do the experts

We’re all quickly learning that in a global pandemic, non-COVID-related healthcare looks very different from what we were accustomed to. This is a new age of telehealth, where people access health services through communication technologies rather than in-person visits. As we hear from our Society of Family Planning (SFP) Wiki Scholars, a group of reproductive … Continued