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 »

Preparing for the Wikimedia Serbia EduWiki Conference

Wikimedia Serbia (WMRS) is organising an EduWiki Conference which will be held in Belgrade on Monday 24 March 2013. A Learning Day, a meeting between members of the WMRS education project and Wikimedians from other chapters will also take place on Sunday 23 March, the day before the conference. Brian Kelly will attend the conference… read more »

Telling the stories of rural England with Wikipedia

This post was written by Dr Humphrey Southall, Reader in Geography, University of Portsmouth, written with Dr Martin Poulter, Jisc’s Wikimedia Ambassador and was originally published here In November, at the EduWiki Conference 2013, academics and Wikimedians spent two days discussing a range of issues of common concern. David White of the University of Oxford’s… read more »

EduWiki Conference 2013 convenes in Cardiff

Educators and Wikimedians from around the world met this weekend in Cardiff for Wikimedia UK’s second annual EduWiki Conference. The conference addressed issues that concern both the education sector and the Wikimedia movement. These include: how we promote digital literacy, how we discourage plagiarism, how we assess learner contributions, and how we can use the data… read more »

Registration for EduWiki 2013 now open

Registration has opened for our second conference about education projects, EduWiki. The conference takes place in Cardiff on 1 & 2 November and will be covering a range of broad themes such as Open Educational Resources, the Wikipedia Education Program, assessment and accreditation, and critical thinking, digital literacy & wiki literacy. Tickets for the full… read more »

EduWiki Conference 2013 – Call for proposals

This post was written by Dr Toni Sant, Education Organiser Wikimedia UK’s second annual EduWiki conference will take place in Cardiff on 1 and 2 November 2013. A recent white paper from TurnItIn, the online plagiarism-prevention service used widely across higher education in the UK, demonstrates in a very clear way the need for, and… 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 »

Open Educational Resources – Some reflections on OER ’13

This post was written by Dr Martin Poulter, Wikimedia UK Associate OER13, a two-day international conference about Open Educational Resources, took place last week in the University of Nottingham. As well as providing a focus for new developments and findings in open education, it addressed overlapping issues such as open access to research, student perspectives… read more »