Our courses give scholars, scientists, and other professionals a technical, procedural, and cultural understanding of Wikipedia. Courses equip them with the know-how needed to bring their knowledge to the world’s most popular reference work.
Leveraging the National Archives
Participants in this course have the privilege of working with the National Archives’ subject matter experts on documents related to women’s suffrage. Participants use National Archives records to improve Wikipedia’s coverage of this historic period in U.S. history. Pulling together Wikipedia experts, tips to navigate NARA’s extensive digital collections, access to an extensive archive, and detailed Wikipedia training, this is the only skills-development course of its kind worldwide. Read more…
Past course offerings
Communicating Science through Wikipedia
“I am a firm believer that the role of academics is to make their knowledge accessible to the public. I cherish the opportunity to research, write, and share knowledge and information that would benefit as many people as possible.”
Contributing scientific content to Wikipedia means being able to distill complex topics to a general audience who may not have a scientific background. Experts are well positioned to do this sort of ‘translating’ because they have access to the latest research and have a deep understanding of these topic areas. This course provides the technical skills and policy understanding to contribute to Wikipedia. Read more…
Representing Women in STEM
“Editing and improving current Wikipedia articles sets a better standard for what Wikipedia as a public encyclopedia should look like.”
On English Wikipedia, only 17% of biographies are about women. Participants in this course produce biographies of women scientists, add to articles of their accomplishments, and create articles about these women scientists and their works that do not exist yet. Read more…
Covering the Midterm Elections
“The public looks to Wikipedia to make informed political decisions. If I can make that information more accurate and complete, that’s a good use of my time.”
This course engages academic experts in improving Wikipedia articles on issues and candidates related to the 2018 midterm elections in the United States. Voters often consult Wikipedia seeking neutral, fact-based information as they go to the polls, and this course seeks to bolster the availability and accuracy of that information. Read more…
Wikipedia Across Disciplines
“I have come to realize that the pursuit of knowledge can be undertaken by an individual, but it can only be advanced in partnership with others.”
Scholars collaborate across disciplines to improve a wide array of topics, including chemistry, psychology, mathematics, linguistics, and women’s studies. Read more…
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