Putting Wikipedia and Open Practice into the mainstream in a University.
Timeslot: Wed, Apr 5 2017, 11:20am – 12:40pm at the 2017 Open Educational Resources Conference in London.Authors: Martin Poulter (Wikimedian in Residence at the University of Oxford)
OER Conference attendees are
often part of a minority group of Open Education advocates in their
institutions, and it is a hard challenge to change wider institutional
policy and culture. This presentation will share lessons learned from
experience in a UK university, using Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia
projects as well as Open Access research publication as levers to
encourage an open approach to education. The drive towards open access
to the outputs of research, and open access to the collections of
cultural institutions, are potentially powerful drivers for the creation
of open educational content. This session explores how to push academic
culture in that direction.
Slides from this session are now on SlideShare at https://www.slideshare.net/MartinPoulter1/putting-wikimedia-and-open-practice-into-the-mainstream-in-a-university