higher education

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 »

EduWiki 2012: Wikipedia as an educational resource, now and in the future

What do Dictator novel, Implicit self-esteem and Nuclear energy policy in the United States have in common? Each of these Wikipedia articles has been improved by university students in exchange for course credit. Wikipedia educational assignments – where improving the free online encyclopaedia is integral to the course – already happen in many universities in the… read more »

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