education

London College of Communications – decolonisation through Wikipedia

Written by the London College Communications Teaching Hub for their blog. Back in April and May we collaborated with London College of Communications students and staff around decolonising Wikipedia, building on work they’ve been doing to decolonise the curriculum. As part of that we are looking at a partnership with a focus on decolonisation, the visibility… read more »

Education booklet – Imperial College London

Extract from the Education booklet case study, written by Wikimedia UK and University of Edinburgh. Earlier this year we produced a booklet with the University of Edinburgh, bringing together a collection of case studies from across the UK in order to provide insight into the use of the Wikimedia projects in education. It is our… read more »

Education in Wales and Wikipedia

By Robin Owain, Wikimedia UK Wales Manager Wales has always had more than its fair share of ministers of religion, farmers… and educators! During the Medieval period, the training of a ‘Prifardd’ (a registered Chief Poet), took ten years, but educating ordinary folk was by word of mouth. Around 1402, the last Welsh Prince of… read more »

The first Wikimedia + Education conference

By Jason Evans, National Wikimedian for Wales. In April 2019 the Basque Wikimedians User Group hosted the first Wikimedia + Education conference in Donostia. Using Wikipedia, and other Wikimedia projects in education is nothing new. There is a vibrant and well established community already engaged in a diverse range of projects from Wiki Clubs in… read more »

How to run a Wikipedia editathon – for health information professionals at the EAHIL conference

By Ruth Jenkins, Academic Support Librarian at the University of Edinburgh. For some time, Wikipedia has been shown to be a resource to engage with, rather than avoid. Wikipedia is heavily used for medical information by students and health professionals – and the fact that it is openly available is crucial for people finding health information, particularly in developing countries… read more »

Wikipedia on the agenda at BETT 2015

This post was written by Dr Toni Sant, Education Organiser Wikipedia was highlighted through a keynote presentation by Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales and participation in a panel at BETT 2015. This is the annual UK trade show, formerly known as the British Educational Training and Technology show, which showcases the use of information technology in… read more »

A review of EduWiki Conference 2014

This post was written by Lorna Campbell and was originally published here. Re-used under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License  Last Friday I went along to the EduWiki Conference in the distractingly beautiful St Leonard’s Hall at the University of Edinburgh. I have to confess to being a bit of a Wikimedia fangirl; I’m… read more »

Finding our place in the world of Wikipedia

This post was written by Dr Stephanie Wyse from the Royal Geographical Society (User:Stephaniejwyse) The geographers who joined in a Wikimedia UK workshop at the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) in early July found out how Wikipedia can help them to develop their communication skills, enhance their teaching practice and have… 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 »

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