Dr Martin Poulter

A guide to the past: hillforts and Wikimedia

What is the Atlas of Hillforts? Hillforts are enormous archaeological sites dotted around Britain and Ireland. There are some of the most impressive remains from prehistory. Just five years ago the best guess for how many there might be was ‘likely … over 4000’, but now thanks to the efforts of the University of Oxford… read more »

Wikimedia at the heart of open education

This post was written by Dr Martin Poulter The UK has a flourishing Open Educational Resources (OER) movement. Educators, librarians, support staff and others are working to open up the culture and content of the education system. They are linked by face-to-face working relationships, and more distributed groups such as Open Knowledge’s Education Working Group or… read more »

Let’s get serious about Wikipedia

This post was written by Dr Martin Poulter, Jisc Wikimedia Ambassador If you use Wikipedia to read about shell shock, look at the skeleton of a greater flamingo, or investigate the Enquiry into the Cost of the National Health Service, you benefit from scholarly content shared by academics or institutions. Over the last year, I’ve… read more »

Jisc and Wikimedia UK to bridge between academia and Wikipedia

Jisc and Wikimedia UK are collaborating on a project to bring the academic world and Wikipedia closer together. This will create opportunities for researchers, educators, and the general public to contribute to the world’s freely available knowledge. Jisc, the UK education charity championing the use of digital technology in education and research, is supporting this… read more »