In recent years, Wikipedia has collaborated with academic and instructional librarians to innovate ways to use Wikipedia as a teaching tool for lessons about digital literacy and research; plagiarism and copyright; and more. Aspects of this engagement have included the development of the Wikipedia Education program, as well as coordinated resources and curricula that make it easier for librarians to act as facilitators for Wikipedia projects in the classroom.
On Monday November 24th, the second Wikipedia webcast installment will focus on education and projects that use Wikipedia as a teaching tool. The session will include presentations by:
- Alex Stinson of the Wikipedia Library Interns Project;
- Andrew Lih, associate professor of journalism at the American University School of Communication, author of The Wikipedia Revolution; and designer of a recent course “Wikipedia and Public Knowledge;”
- Ann Matsuuchi, an instructional technology librarian and associate professor at CUNY-LaGuardia; and
- Helaine Blumenthal, Classroom Program Manager for the Wikipedia Education Foundation.
To access the live program, simply visit http://bit.ly/1Fkweba between 2:00 PM and 3:15 PM EST on Monday, November 24th. Registration is not required. An archived recording will be available following the session.
This webcast is to be METRO's second installment of its three-part webcast series on Wikipedia. Stay tuned for more information on the forthcoming third webcast on Wikipedia and Medicine, set for December 8th, 2014.