Event Title

Wikipedia Training Session & Edit-a-thon

Location

W.E.B. Du Bois Library, Room 1320

Start Date

20-10-2014 12:00 PM

End Date

20-10-2014 4:00 PM

Description

Have you ever wanted to use Wikipedia in your classroom? Have you been asked to help instructors with Wikipedia assignments? Do you just think Wikipedia is great and want to help students and/or instructors use it better?

Zach McDowell, ABD in the Department of Communication, is a Wikipedia Education Fellow and Campus Ambassador and will lead this short training introduction to help introduce the fundamentals of using Wikipedia in the classroom. This training is open to instructors, librarians, and any support staff that are interested in using Wikipedia as a teaching tool. Zach is joined by Laura Quilter, copyright librarian at UMass, a fellow Wikipedian and advocate for combating systemic biases on Wikipedia.

Agenda will include an overview of Wikipedia's principles, an introduction to the mechanics of editing pages and communicating with others, and an overview of how the Wikipedia Education program works. Following the initial training, we will have an edit-a-thon for hands-on experience.

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Oct 20th, 12:00 PM Oct 20th, 4:00 PM

Wikipedia Training Session & Edit-a-thon

W.E.B. Du Bois Library, Room 1320

Have you ever wanted to use Wikipedia in your classroom? Have you been asked to help instructors with Wikipedia assignments? Do you just think Wikipedia is great and want to help students and/or instructors use it better?

Zach McDowell, ABD in the Department of Communication, is a Wikipedia Education Fellow and Campus Ambassador and will lead this short training introduction to help introduce the fundamentals of using Wikipedia in the classroom. This training is open to instructors, librarians, and any support staff that are interested in using Wikipedia as a teaching tool. Zach is joined by Laura Quilter, copyright librarian at UMass, a fellow Wikipedian and advocate for combating systemic biases on Wikipedia.

Agenda will include an overview of Wikipedia's principles, an introduction to the mechanics of editing pages and communicating with others, and an overview of how the Wikipedia Education program works. Following the initial training, we will have an edit-a-thon for hands-on experience.