Courses

Latinx Past Wiki Scholars

Join us in our upcoming virtual course, subject-matter experts will immerse themselves in the world of Wikipedia to share historical knowledge with the public. In this collaborative effort, participants will address critical gaps and needs within Wikipedia. This course invites scholars from all disciplines engaged with historical memory to contribute their expertise on various topics, including significant Latinx cultural figures, publications, artistic works, and pivotal historical events and movements.

The Wiki Scholars course

In this eight-week course, we will expand, update, and improve Wikipedia as a resource for the study of the U.S. Latinx past, broadly understood. Participants will identify critical needs and absences in Wikipedia and contribute 1-2 new or updated pages. Scholars from any discipline concerned with historical memory are invited to bring their expertise on topics such as 1) biographies of important Latinx cultural figures, writers, and artists; 2) Latinx newspapers and periodicals, works of art and music, and literary text, and 3) historical events, movements, or places relevant to Latinx communities. Wiki Education’s team will guide participants through the editing and vetting process so that participants will emerge with the skills to add high-quality academic knowledge to Wikipedia.

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Meet Wednesdays: 8 live sessions with our Wikipedia experts and a focused group of 10-20 other subject-matter experts

 

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3 hours per week of light reading, researching your chosen individual or topic and writing directly on Wikipedia

 

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Access a collaborative community of Wikipedia experts and professional peers

 

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Amplify coverage of the Latinx history from your laptop, reaching an audience of millions

Week 1: Introductions

Get to know each other and begin to see Wikipedia as a powerful tool for communicating information regarding Latinx history.

Weeks 2–4: Joining the community

Discover more about Wikipedia’s community, and select your Wikipedia article. We’ll show you how to identify what information is missing from Wikipedia and how to add it according to Wikipedia’s standards. You’ll begin drafting content for pages that get as many as thousands of readers every day!

Weeks 5–8: Educating the public

You’ll take what you’ve learned and make your work “live” on Wikipedia. Your peers and Wiki Education’s experts will help you polish your work to make sure you meet readers with the best information out there. And you’ll get to commune with them about any challenges and successes you’ve experienced so far.

You’ll meet weekly to commune with Wikipedia editors and a close-knit group of 10-20 peers.

 

What will you achieve?

  • Extensive knowledge dissemination: Contributions on Wikipedia about US elections have the potential to reach millions, offering immense potential for knowledge dissemination.
  • Engagement in a vibrant community: Forge professional connections across fields, and interact with Wikipedia’s volunteer community. Interact closely with a dedicated group each week, sharing expertise and inspiration.
  • Wikipedia proficiency: From crafting initial Wikipedia articles to refining editing skills, this course ensures confidence in contributing to a comprehensive repository of US election knowledge, embedding Wikipedia-editing expertise within your institution or profession.
  • And much more!

Email scholars@wikiedu.org with questions.

Cost
$ 0
Historians, professors, researchers, archivists and other subject-matter experts
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Course Dates

August 7 -September 25, 2024

Class Meeting Time

Wednesdays, 9am-10am (Pacific)/12pm-1pm (Eastern)

Application Deadline

Monday, July 15, 2024