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How To Use Wikipedia As A Teaching Tool

Mon, Feb 15, 2016 | 3:00 pm

Students use Wikipedia — but have you ever asked them to contribute content? In this workshop, staff from the Wiki Education Foundation will talk about why Wikipedia’s quality is so important and how students can improve academic topics through a classroom assignment. In contributing content to Wikipedia, students gain skills in media literacy, fact-based writing, research, collaboration, and critical thinking. You’ll learn about best practices for using Wikipedia as a teaching tool and how Wiki Ed can support you and your students in this innovative service learning assignment. Staff will also discuss how Science instructors can participate during the Wikipedia Year of Science, though all disciplines are invited and welcome.

The Instructor
Jami Mathewson develops partnerships with educational institutions to increase participation in Wiki Ed’s programs, bring content expertise into the organization, and improve the availability of information related to their disciplines on Wikipedia. She identifies ways to support partners who are looking to promote the use of Wikipedia as a teaching tool on a large scale — including help with publications, printed materials, conference presentations, training new participants, and documenting metrics and outcomes.

No RSVP necessary. If you have any questions please contact Steven Bell at bells@temple.edu.

Paley Library