In this workshop, staff from the Wiki Education Foundation will talk about why Wikipedia’s quality is so important and how students can improve academic topics through a classroom assignment. In contributing content to Wikipedia, students gain skills in media literacy, fact-based writing, research, collaboration, and critical thinking. You’ll learn about best practices for using Wikipedia as a teaching tool and how Wiki Ed can support you and your students in this innovative service learning assignment. Staff will also discuss how Science instructors can participate during the Wikipedia Year of Science, though all disciplines are invited and welcome.
Time: 10am-11:30am on Friday, February 12th.
Location: Cove, 1990 K Street NW Washington, DC