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Wikipedia course leaders meeting

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Wikimedia UK

56-64 Leonard Street

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EC2A 4LT

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There are several modules in universities using Wikipedia editing as an aspect of their teaching. This is an opportunity for people involved with these courses to meet each other and share their thoughts on what makes a successful course and what the challenges are.

Draft agenda for the day:

  • 12.00-13.00: arrival and lunch
  • 13.00-13.15: introductions
  • 13.15-14.15: getting buy in from students and how colleagues view the course
  • 14.15-15.15: tools for managing the course
  • 15.15-15.30: coffee break
  • 15.30-16.15: marking and assessing work, what works and what doesn't
  • 16.15-17.00: general feedback, sharing best practice, and what support is needed from WMUK

The agenda is flexible depending on what people would like to discuss; it is a roundtable format.

The intention is to start with an introductory session in which people explain how Wikipedia is currently used in their course or the plan to use is. This then moves on to the process of bringing students and staff over to supporting the course. Does the inclusion of Wikipedia fit with the established culture of the university? Are colleagues looking to replicate the work done with Wikipedia?

Practicalities of managing the course will be discussed, covering the tools available, what formats work for introducing students to Wikipedia, and the differences between group and individual editing. The practicalities of assessing and marking work will be discussed, before moving on to a general feedback session in which course leaders can make suggestions for what would work in the future. Is there a need for a particular resource, do students need more training in a particular area, how to share best practice, and what can Wikimedia UK do to help support courses which include Wikipedia editing?

Attendees will mostly be people who have run courses at their university, with some people who are considering running such a module at their own institution. There will be up to 10 attendees so hopefully everyone can take part.

Wikimedia UK will provide lunch and has some budget cover travel expenses, so do get in touch with Richard Nevell (richard.nevell@wikimedia.org.uk) if you would like your travel covered.

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56-64 Leonard Street

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EC2A 4LT

United Kingdom

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