Teaching with Wikipedia - a practical 'how to' guide.
From Ewan McAndrew on September 14th, 2020
The workshop showcases best practice derived from working with over a dozen course programmes at the University of Edinburgh over the last 4.5 years along with exemplars from other universities shown in our new booklet of Case Studies of Wikimedia in UK Education: https://open.ed.ac.uk/wikimedia-in-education/
Demystifying the process behind such assignments, course leaders can find out more about how assignments can be conducted in their own field. Too often Wikipedia is framed as something to be avoided, to be "consumed at your peril". At the University of Edinburgh we flip this on its head, and see Wikipedia as learning technology, reimagining it away from something passively consumed to something our staff and students can positively contribute to, to improve global understanding on the most public of digital platforms as active engaged digital citizens, and gain a lot from the teaching & learning experience as a result.
In a recent survey 97% of instructors have said they would teach with Wikipedia again while Wiki Education assignments have also been shown to improve student writing and the learning & teaching within the curriculum. Importantly, students are motivated to communicate their scholarship in a real-world application of teaching & learning for an audience of not just one, their tutor, but a worldwide audience of millions. Sharing knowledge, building understanding. For the common good.
This workshop consists of practical advice including:
Setting up a dashboard page to manage assignments.
Identifying and creating a worklist of articles to create/edit.
Contact Ewan McAndrew (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org) or Wikimedia UK (Email: email@example.com) if you'd like to know more.