Courses

The 2024 Election – 2

Join Wiki Education as we spotlight pivotal aspects of the 2024 United States election for the public! In our upcoming virtual course, subject-matter experts will immerse themselves in the world of Wikipedia to share key information with the electorate about the upcoming election.

This course empowers you to craft and enrich articles with research related to the intricate workings of US elections and campaigns, giving a non-expert audience a better understanding of such complex topics. The types of topics you may choose to delve into include: electoral processes, proposed local laws, US political parties, candidates for office, issues relevant to voters in local or federal elections, voting behavior and participation, or any other topic related to the 2024 election.

Ready to shape narratives and drive understanding? Reserve your spot now and be part of this influential journey!

The Wiki Scholars course

Wiki Education invites subject-matter experts to participate in an 8-week virtual course as they learn how to edit Wikipedia. We’ll take a deep dive into Wikipedia’s coverage of the 2024 election and add high-quality information to Wikipedia to inform the public with potentially life-changing knowledge. From July 16 – September 3, 2024, you’ll have the opportunity to attend a series of virtual classes facilitated by Wiki Education’s Wikipedia experts.

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Meet Tuesdays: 8 live sessions with our Wikipedia experts and a focused group of 10-20 other election 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 2024 election 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 the 2024 US election.

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 and better-informed political participation.
  • 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
Political scientists, historians, election officials, and other subject-matter experts
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Course Dates

July 16 - September 3, 2024

Class Meeting Time

Tuesdays, 11:00am—12:00pm Pacific (2:00—3:00pm Eastern)

Application Deadline

Monday, July 15, 2024