The Wikimedia Residency at the University of Edinburgh
From Ewan McAndrew on May 5th, 2017
The remit was to raise awareness of Wikipedia and its sister projects.
To design and deliver digital skills engagement events such as editathons (groups of staff & student editors coming together to edit Wikipedia pages on a focused theme – both inside and outside the curriculum)
To work with colleagues all across the institution to find ways in which the University – as a knowledge creation organisation – can most benefit and contribute to the development of this huge open knowledge resource.
The Wikimedia residency page is located at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:University_of_Edinburgh
An infographic about the first year is located at: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b1/Edinburgh_Residency_infographic_-_Year_one.png
A compilation of interviews with staff and students about Wikipedia assignments run at the university can be found here:
A lesson plan is available here: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedia_in_the_Classroom_lesson_plan
Case studies: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedia_in_the_Classroom_case_studies
Guide to adding your research to Wikipedia:https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikipedia_and_Academic_Research.pdf