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Category: Wiki Scholars

Category: Wiki Scholars

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Improving Asian American journalists’ biographies

Wiki Education recently collaborated with the Wikimedia Foundation and the Asian American Journalism Association (AAJA) to host a 6-week training course in order to give AAJA members and others the time and space to learn how to add Asian American and Pacific Islander journalists’ biographies to Wikipedia. One course participant was Pamela Ng, homepage editor … Continued

Improving Wikipedia’s coverage of OER

For being the world’s largest open educational resource (OER), Wikipedia’s coverage of OER-related topics left something to be desired. That’s why Wiki Education collaborated with the GO-GN Global OER Graduate Network and the Hewlett Foundation to run two Wiki Scholars courses aimed at improving Wikipedia’s coverage of OER, broadly defined. The call for participants snagged … Continued

Asian American Journalists on Wikipedia

Heather J. Sharkey has been working with undergraduate and graduate students on Wikipedia projects since 2019, with the goal of promoting public-facing scholarship. She is a professor in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania. The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) partnered with Wiki Education to host a Wiki … Continued

How writing for Wikipedia helps journalists

Yiwen Lu is a student journalist based in Chicago and the Communications Director of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA). She was a participant in Wiki Education’s recent AAJA Wiki Scholars course, which was made possible by the Wikimedia Foundation. In the course, AAJA’s members worked together to increase Wikipedia’s coverage of Asian American and … Continued

Sharing the accomplishments of an amateur scientist

Britt Forsberg has had an extensive amount of experience with science. Currently, she coordinates training and service opportunities for the Minnesota Master Naturalist program where she prepares volunteers for service in conservation and connects them to stewardship, research, and education volunteer opportunities. When Forsberg learned about the Wiki Scientists course through 500 Women Scientists, she … Continued

Adding inclusive historical biographies to Wikipedia

Serene Williams is a full-time high school teacher and an independent public historian who documents the women’s suffrage movement. For 20 years, she has been teaching U.S. history, women’s history, and political science courses at both the high school and college level. Williams recently participated in Wiki Education’s LGBTQ+ Wiki Scholars Course, making it the … Continued

A peek backstage at Wikipedia: Irwin DeVries

Irwin DeVries is an online learning and technology instructor in a Masters program at Royal Roads University. He specializes in open education, instructional design, curriculum development, and learning technologies, along with associated research and publication. His experience working with wikis goes back several years, when he participated in the open design and development of an … Continued

Seeing yourself as a Wikipedian: Michael Dabrowski

Michael Dabrowski is a Spanish educator who has been incorporating Wikipedia in his classrooms. His many other titles include Academic Coordinator of Spanish at Athabasca University and a Spanish Sessional Instructor at the University of Calgary, former president of the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE-RCIE), project lead of the Spanish Open Educational Resource … Continued

Improving Wikipedia’s coverage of trans artists

Cara Tierney is an artist, PhD candidate in Cultural Mediations, and a part-time professor who teaches History and Theory of Art and studio art courses. Wiki Education recently hosted an LGBTQ+ Wiki Scholars course to increase coverage of LGBTQ+ figures. Tierney participated in the course after learning about it from their academic supervisor. Tierney created … Continued