education

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 »

What’s Wrong With Wikipedia in Education?

This post was written by Hannah Jones, Wikimedia UK education volunteer Some readers of this blog may remember me from EduWiki 2013 in Cardiff or the more recent Future of Education Workshop ahead of Wikimania, but most others will probably not know me as a volunteer on other Wikimedia UK activities. I have worked mostly… read more »

Wikimania fringe – The Future of Education

This post was written by Stevie Benton, Wikimedia UK’s head of external relations This weekend saw the latest in the series of Wikimania fringe events. This time, the focus was on the future of education  – what role do the Wikimedia projects play in the education world? The two-day event was attended by around 30… read more »

A report from the EduWiki Conference in Serbia

In a post entitled Preparing for the Wikimedia Serbia EduWiki Conference published on this blog on 20 February Brian Kelly described how he would attend the Eduwiki Serbia conference and learning day and report on educational developments taking place in the UK. This post provides his reflections on the events. Background The Eduwiki Belgrade conference… 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 »

Ten ways educators can use Wikipedia

This post was initially published on the Jisc Inform website here Wikipedia is meant to be a starting point, not a final source of knowledge. It is permanently incomplete and evolving, with continuous formal and informal review. Delving into that process, learners can explore critical reading, digital literacy and deep questions of knowledge. Dr Martin… read more »

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