Courses

Women and Politics in the US

Join Wiki Education as we spotlight the history of women in politics in the United States 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 women’s political participation—both as the electorate and as political leaders. The types of topics you may choose to delve into include: women’s voting participation, women political candidates and leaders, candidates for the 2024 election, and the history of women in politics in the United States.

Contributing to this course not only shapes the narrative of women in politics but also addresses the gender gap prevalent in Wikipedia biographies, where only 19% depict women. Your participation adds vital perspectives, diversifying and enriching the representation of women in this global knowledge repository.

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 women and politics in the United States and add high-quality information to Wikipedia to inform the public with potentially life-changing knowledge. From April 16 – June 4, 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 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 the stories of women change-makers  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 women and politics in the United States.

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 women and politics have the potential to reach millions, offering immense potential for knowledge dissemination and a better understanding of our historical and current political landscape.
  • 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 elections and history knowledge, embedding Wikipedia-editing expertise within your institution or profession.
  • And much more!

Email scholars@wikiedu.org with questions.

Cost
$ 0
Political Scientists, historians, women's studies scholars, or others eager to elevate women in politics
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Course Dates

April 16—June 4, 2024

Class Meeting Time

Tuesdays, 9:00—10:00am Pacific (12:00—1:00pm Eastern)

Application Deadline

April 9, 2024