Higher Education

Mediwikis – a collaborative medical learning platform based on Mediawiki

This guest post was written by Stuart Maitland, Founder, Mediwikis Mediwikis is a platform built on Mediawiki that supports the medical learning community in the UK. Medical students use Mediwikis to collaborate and share best practice, ideas, and learning strategies at their university, and to tap into the knowledge of students at other universities. Medical students are… read more »

First Welsh university edit-a-thon creates new articles on medieval women

This post was written by Robin Owain, WMUK’s Wales Manager, and originally published on the Wikimedia Foundation’s blog On 28 January 2015, Prof. Deborah Youngs and Dr Sparky Booker of Swansea University ran the first edit-a-thon at a university in Wales. The aim was to improve articles on women and reduce the gender gap on… read more »

Free information, the internet and medicine

This post was written by Vinesh Patel, a junior doctor and an alumnus of Imperial College, London A new adventure for Wikimedia UK began this summer with a project in collaboration with Imperial College School of Medicine. In a recent BBC article, Wikimedia UK highlighted the need for everyone looking for medical information to remember Wikipedia… read more »

What I know is…

This post was initially published by Lorna Campbell of Cetis and is republished here under its CC-BY licence “We are all publishers now, publishing has never been so ubiquitous” – Padmini Ray Murray Earlier this week I was speaking at What I Know Is, an interdisciplinary research symposium on online collaborative knowledge building organised by the… read more »

EduWiki 2012 – a review

The first week of September saw the first EduWiki Conference at the University of Leicester, England, bringing together educators and Wikimedians for two days to talk about the Wikipedia Education Program and other ways we can support each other. The keynote speakers were Annie Lin from the Wikimedia Foundation; Leigh Thelmadatter from ITESM Mexico; and… read more »

EduWiki kicks off amid great anticipation

There’s excitement in the air in Leicester this morning as our EduWiki Conference gets under way. Academics from three continents are meeting with Wikipedians and opinion-formers to discuss the use of Wikimedia projects, such as Wikipedia, in higher education. As well as universities, organisations represented include JISC and the Mozilla Foundation. Delegates will be examining the… read more »

Sausages and Scholarship: Wikipedia and Digital Literacy

The Economic and Social Research Council is supporting a series of academic seminars on “Digital Policy: Connectivity, Creativity and Rights”, led by Prof. Gillian Youngs of the University of Wales, Newport. Last Friday’s seminar at the University of Leicester invited four representatives from outside academia, including myself for Wikimedia UK. Although the day’s theme was… read more »

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