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Teaching with Wikipedia: Event for Course Leaders

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The University of Edinburgh

Rm G.06

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In this session, open to any course leaders interested in learning more about Wikipedia Education assignments, we will showcase best practice from two recent Wikipedia assignments at the University of Edinburgh and University of Stirling.

  • A Wikipedia assignment on the Reproductive Biology (Hons.) programme where a cohort of 38 students researched and wrote new Wikipedia articles about reproductive health.
  • A Wikibooks assignment where students on the Digital Media and Culture module created chapters on a new Digital Media and Culture Yearbook as part of their degree programme in the Division of Communications, Media and Culture at the University of Stirling.

Course leaders from these disciplines will outline what their experience of the assignment was and answer questions.

Demystifying the process behind such assignments, attendees will have the opportunity to find out more about how assignments can be conducted in their own field.

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.

Programme:

  • 11.00-11.10 Housekeeping and Welcome.
  • 11.10-11.20 Wiki Education assignments
  • Ewan McAndrew - Wikimedian in Residence
  • 11.20-11.35 Reproductive Medicine - Wikipedia research assignment:
  • Dr. Chris Harlow (Programme Director MSc by Research in Reproductive Biology and Course organiser Reproductive Biology Hons Course).
  • 11.50-12.10 Q&A
  • 12.10-12.30 Group discussion and close.

Contact Ewan McAndrew (Tel: 07719 330076, Email: ewan.mcandrew@ed.ac.uk)

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