2022:Submissions/Don't cite it, write it! What professors think about Wikipedia

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Session Notes (etherpad)


  • Language: English
  • Status: Live

Speaker(s)[edit source]

Naniette Coleman, Shira Klein, Heather Sharkey, Delia Steverson, and Ian Ramjohn, moderated by LiAnna Davis

Abstract[edit source]

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Many university professors teach with Wikipedia through Wiki Education's programs — but have you ever wondered why they do? How do they understand our movement and our strategy? Why is editing Wikipedia a fun assignment?
In this roundtable discussion, we'll introduce four professors who have taught with Wikipedia for several years: Naniette Coleman, Shira Klein, Heather Sharkey, and Delia Steverson. They'll discuss why they teach with Wikipedia, what their students get out of it, how their students are adding to knowledge equity, and what their perspectives of our movement are. Wiki Education's Ian Ramjohn will also participate. The session should be fun and engaging, with an opportunity for questions from the audience.

Learning Outcomes[edit source]

  • Learn why professors teach with Wikipedia
    * Understand how they see their students contributing to Knowledge Equity
    * Have fun!

Biography[edit source]

LiAnna Davis is the Chief Programs Officer for Wiki Education. She's also the chair of the Wikipedia & Education User Group.