EduWiki Conference 2013/Abstracts

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Keynotes[edit]

Getting More Welsh Online - Gareth Morlais[edit]

Following on from Robin Owain’s introduction to Wikimedia UK’s projects in Wales, this presentation will address how making more Welsh language technology and digital media available can help ensure the language thrives in the 21st century.

Bio - Gareth Moralais[edit]

Gareth Morlais is a Digital Media Specialist working for the Welsh Government’s Welsh Language Unit.

What’s left to teach now that Wikipedia has done everyone’s homework? - David White[edit]

Drawing on findings from the Jisc-funded Digital Visitors and Residents project this talk will explore how students from late stage secondary school through to Masters level are managing their use of Wikipedia. David will introduce the concept of the ‘Learning Black Market’ and share his thoughts on how Higher Education institutions can support students as they negotiate the growing dissonance between their day-to-day learning practices and the requirements of formal academia.

Bio - David White[edit]

David White works in the overlapping space between education, academia and technology. He currently co-manages Technology-Assisted Lifelong Learning (TALL), an award winning online-learning research and development group at the University of Oxford. He researches how students and staff engage with the web for their learning and the ways in which they develop their identities online. David has led national studies on Online Learning and OER and is currently Co-PI on the international Digital Visitors and Residents project.

Wikipedia in Education: Adventures in Learning - Rod Dunican[edit]

In the classroom, Wikipedia becomes a dynamic, ever-changing, "real-world" learning environment where students and educators engage in a collaborative learning experience. Together, we'll explore the power of Wikipedia as tool for learning in higher education classes.

Bio - Rod Dunican[edit]

Rod Dunican is Director of Global Education for the Wikimedia Foundation. He has a Masters in Education with an emphasis in instructional technology. Rod is a member of the National Speakers Association and has engaged audiences around the world with his low-key, interactive approach to using Wikipedia for learning

Opening Remarks[edit]

"Where's the edit button on this textbook?": opening remarks - Martin Poulter[edit]

This conference came about because of the unique position the Wikimedia projects hold in the world of open education, and the centrality of open resources and open practice to Wikimedia. This session outlines some of that big picture.

Bio - Martin Poulter[edit]

In his volunteer capacity, Martin is a veteran Wikipedia editor and is involved in Wikimedia UK's expert outreach and education outreach. He works at the University of Bristol, where he is currently also Jisc's Wikimedian Ambassador, working on a project to help researchers, lecturers, librarians and others in academia work with Wikimedia projects for mutual benefit.

Slides[edit]

On Wikimedia Commons | On SlideShare

Presentations[edit]

Introducing Students to Independent Research Through Editing Wikipedia Articles on English Villages - Humphrey Southall[edit]

Each student on a large first year human geography course at the University of Portsmouth is assigned a different Wikipedia stub article, unedited for at least a year, about an English village. They are required to extend it “to provide a rounded description of the place and … an account of its historical development”. All villages are far from Portsmouth and students are banned from visiting them, so we emphasize that this is an exercise in finding, evaluating, interpreting and citing sources created by others, mainly online. All the villages are Civil Parishes, meaning that modern census data is available for them on the government’s Neighborhood Statistics site, and historical census data are available on our own site A Vision of Britain through Time. Marks are given for the inclusion of required systematic information (completing the infobox); effective use of sources to create a sense of place; originality in use of sources; quality of layout and illustration; quality of referencing (do hyperlinks work?); engagement with other Wikipedia users (responding to comments!); and adherence to Wikipedia guidelines.

Bio - Humphrey Southall[edit]

Humphrey Southall is Reader in Geography at the University of Portsmouth, and Director of the Great Britain Historical GIS. They created the website A Vision of Britain Through Time, bringing together historical sources including census data, old maps and travel writing, making diverse data about a community easily findable.

Involving PhD students in Wikimedia projects: the Lille example. - Jean-Frédéric Berthelot[edit]

Since 2011, Wikimédia France has partnered with the University of Lille Nord in order to introduce PhD students to Wikipedia. The objective of this partnership is to organize training sessions, titled "Promote one’s knowledge with Wikipedia", where students are guided in creating and contributing to Wikipedia articles in their area of expertise. Our contribution will present this action and the impact on the Wikimedia projects − fr.wikiversity on which the project is coordinated, fr and en.wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons. We will also present the procedures we used to monitor editing activity and measure their impact. Our aim is to make a case for PhD students as a fertile ground to recruit new editors, hoping to inspire similar initiatives within the Wikimedia community.

Bio - Jean-Frédéric Berthelot[edit]

Jean-Frédéric Berthelot is a French Wikimedian, especially active on Wikimedia Commons. He has been a Wikimedia volunteer since 2005, involved in Wikimédia France since 2009 (board since 2012) working on GLAM and higher-education projects. He works as a research engineer in a bioinformatics research group in Lille.

Teaching Writing and Academic Integrity using Wikipedia - Frances Di Lauro[edit]

The TurnItIn White Paper reported that 50% of matched content from June 2011-July 2012 derived from sources that had no educational value, and were inappropriate for use in academic work (White Paper, 2013). Those sources that were deemed worthy of inclusion in academic work comprised Homework and Academic sites (33%), News and Portals (6%), and Encyclopedias (11%) – 8% of the latter from Wikipedia. The academic merit attributed to Wikipedia in this report is undermined by the determination of an “outsized presence” based on similarity matches. This is a problem that cannot be solved by teaching students the “pre-internet” way of researching (10). Nor will the similarity rates decrease if students are merely taught to question and verify the accuracy of information and evidence, and to acknowledge their sources. The White Paper suggests that similarity matches (and in turn accusations of plagiarism) may not necessarily result from cheating, or poor citation practices (4). In this paper, I will discuss the use of Wikipedia in university classrooms that prioritizes academic integrity while teaching critical literacy and the incorporation of source material in student writing.

Bio - Frances Di Lauro[edit]

Dr Frances Di Lauro is a Lecturer at the University of Sydney and serves on the University’s eLearning committee. Her pedagogical focus is on cultivating rigorous approaches to research and academic integrity. She recently convened a symposium on the use of Wikimedia projects in higher education, and launched a Wikipedia Education Program in Australia.

Wikipedia for Schools: It’s like Wikipedia, but without the swearing - Jamie Goodland[edit]

“Wikipedia is great. We all know that. At SOS Children, we wanted to bring this fantastic resource to children without internet access around the globe. So we began work on an ambitious project to get the very best content from Wikipedia into a self-contained selection which could be distributed on a CD. We checked every article for child friendliness and structured the content around the national curriculum. Today, Wikipedia for Schools is in its fourth incarnation, and the new version is ready to go - this time on USB. At EduWiki 2013, we will show you how the project has benefited students and teachers here in the UK, and in countries across the developing world. With the help of others, we have distributed copies globally, and we have had an amazing response from the people who count. In the UK, Wikipedia for Schools has been a great classroom companion for students and teachers alike.”

Bio - Jamie Goodland[edit]

Jamie Goodland works with the international children’s charity SOS Children. He is a graduate of Cambridge University, specialising in 18th Century and Romantic Studies.

Wikikids - Mathias Damour[edit]

Going beyond Wikipedia by engaging with a new Wiki projects: Wikikids.

Wikikids is the proposal to adopt as a Wikimedia sister project and open in new languages a Wiki encyclopaedia designed for children aged 8 to 13, open to contributors of any age. It aims both to offer a suitable corpus of knowledge for children and to let some of them, as well as teenagers them be involved in building it. Many children already use Wikipedia daily, for the substantial content and the well known convenient way it is to find material on any subject. However, the level of Wikipedia articles makes them hardly accessible for them or even for some older people on some subjects. Children need and appreciate to have a more readable content for them when it does exist. This may justify another encyclopaedic rendering on each subject, in another wiki. This project certainly meets Wikimedia Foundation's vision, mission and values to empower and engage people around the world to collect and develop educational content under a free license, and to enables them to freely share knowledge. Beside the "knowledge resource" benefit of such a project, there is also some specials benefits involving children and teenagers in building the content. It would certainly also expand the opportunities for the wiki education programs by making possible to reach younger pupils. Two wikis do exist and are doing well in French and Dutch. I will especially share my experience in opening and caring of http://fr.vikidia.org which is 6 years old and has yet 15000 articles. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikikids and subpages.

Bio - Mathias Damour[edit]

Mathias Damour (User:Astirmays) edits mainly Wikipedia in French since early 2006. He lives in France and works as a civil servant in environment and water regulation.

Wikinews in a University Classroom -Laura Hale[edit]

One of the greatest challenges in attracting and retaining new contributors to English Wikinews is the project's review process. This process requires journalists to have a symbiotic relationship with reviewers as the both work towards getting an article published. The review process involves the submitted news article being checked for copyright, newsworthiness, verifiability, neutral point of view and compliance with the style guide. This process is compacted ideally into a window of opportunity of no longer than 24 to 48 hours. It can be challenging for those not used to the style requirements, neutrality requirements, verification requirements and above all doing this sort of writing quickly. When dealing with university journalism students contributing as part of a course, there is a need to overcome reviewing challenges in an attempt to maximize student performance in terms of getting an article published while teaching them about journalism. This presents a number of challenges as the two goals are not always compatible. Wikinews has been working towards both goals with a University of Wollongong course for four semesters. After each semester, project practices are re-assessed and at times result in changes that benefit the larger project by making it easier for all contributors.

Bio - Laura Hale[edit]

Laura Hale is an Australian PhD student in communications with an MSEd in Educational Technology. She has spent 5 years working in schools. Currently, she is the provisional chairperson of The Wikinewsie Group. She has published around 200 articles on English Wikinews, and done original reporting on three continents.

What is a Good Wiki? Digital Literacy, Online Ecology and Civic Value - Greg Singh[edit]

In the intervening 26 years since he wrote his seminal essay ‘Four Ethical Issues of the Information Age’, Richard Mason’s ideas on the ethics of information technology remain remarkably salient. His four issues (privacy, accuracy, property and accessibility), although subject to change according to the affordances brought about by technological innovation and user creativity, are useful to consider not only the ethical dilemmas with which we are confronted in the field of technology, but also in thinking about how our digital lives overlap considerably with our political identities as individuals, and our social being as members of communities. This paper discusses work in progress regarding the affordances of digital connectivity in online communities such as Wikipedia, and how the notion of civic value (and, importantly, a sense of civic value) is encountered and fostered through the processes of engagement and evaluation. Drawing from liberal traditions of freedom, agency and autonomy found in Mill and Galbraith, and newer scholarship on connectivity and creativity such as Lanier and Moore, I will discuss some of the ethical implications of knowledge building and sharing in the wiki world, and how this might impact upon teaching and learning.

Bio - Greg Singh[edit]

Greg Singh is a lecturer in the Division of Communications, Media and Culture at the University of Stirling. He has published on a number of topics, including a monograph on depth psychology and film theory (Film After Jung, 2009), and a forthcoming monograph on the emotional work of popular cinema (Feeling Film, 2014), both published by Routledge. He is currently working on a number of projects that relate to the philosophy of new media, including a third monograph, on Web psychology (also Routledge).

Wikipedia in Higher Education: Is there transformative potential for teaching and learning? - Christine Trala[edit]

This presentation will discuss my PhD project that aims to examine how Wikipedia is used for teaching and learning in higher education settings. The goal of this study is to collect data from several higher education institutions that use Wikipedia for teaching and learning. Through an analysis of literature, practice, questionnaires, interviews and focus groups, I want to determine whether using Wikipedia supports, enhances or transforms teaching and learning. To date, three UK cases have been used to test questionnaires. The cases are all undergraduates studying either Theatre and Performance or Web Design at the University of Hull’s School of Arts and New Media (SANM).

Bio - Christine Trala[edit]

Christine Trala is a lecturer in the Scarborough School of Education at the University of Hull. She has taught students from the early years through to Key Stage 3 and has lectured about the implementation of technology in special and general education at Touro College, New York. Christine is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Side effects of using Wikipedia in a Classroom: Ethics & metacognitive abilities. - Àlex Hinojo [aka. Kippelboy][edit]

Is it worthy to make the effort to learn how to edit Wikipedia and how to transform it into a powerful didactic device or should they just accept stoically its presence? This presentation will advocate for the first option, giving reasons to answer the initial question, since using Wikipedia has a lot of positive effects in the learning process. Wikipedia is a powerful tool to learn how to learn. Students become the active creators of the content, not just passive receptacles whose only assessed skill is to repeat as parrots the teachers' lessons. At Wikipedia they must write their own texts, without copying (or they will be deleted) so the learning becomes meaningful, because they use their own words, they build their discourse. And when confronted to others' articles, they activate the critical thinking: if anyone can write down the information, it may be wrong. Therefore, they start naturally asking for criteria to trust what they are reading and the teacher can talk about sources, references, authority, different versions of reality and how the process of getting knowledge works. Then students not only learn content but also metacognitive abilities, they not only memorize but they start to think. And that should be the main goal of every school or university subject. Secondly, Wikipedia is built and maintained by a community. When becoming active editors, students and receive valuable lessons: to accept own mistakes, to create and obey collective rules, to reach a consensus, communicate with others and work collaboratively.

Bio - Àlex Hinojo and Laia Benito Pericas[edit]

Àlex Hinojo (User:Kippelboy) lives in Barcelona and holds a degree in a degree in Business Administration, a postgraduate degree in Cultural Projects Management and a museum studies postgraduate degree. As an ambassador of the #GLAMwiki initiative he works to increase and improve the relationships between the cultural sector and the free knowledge community, looking for new ways to engage with cultural heritage and sharing culture.

Laia Benito Pericas (User:Barcelona) is a doctor in Educational resources for the University of Barcelona. She is also a long time Wikipedian since 2003. She works in the educational sector in Barcelona and a Catalan Wikipedia Admin.

Kiwix: Wikipedia Offline in Education - Muriel Staub[edit]

Kiwix is all about disseminating knowledge. And knowledge is freedom, but if you cannot access it, there is no freedom. With Kiwix you get Wikipedia without using the internet - for free and no matter who or where you are: on a boat, in the middle of nowhere or in jail.  It all started as a mean to offer content to rural students in Africa, it has grown and expanded to support a large number of use cases and people.   As most education programs are focusing on editing Wikipedia, Wikipedia offline is mainly about accessing Wikipedia and providing Wikipedia to education institutions like schools, universities and libraries, which cannot afford broadband internet access.  Wikipedia Offline is a main asset of the Swiss Education program - be it by providing access to Wikipedia or by engaging on-line education communities in improving Wikipedia articles in order to distribute them to the off-line education communities.

Bio - Muriel Staub[edit]

Muriel Stuab is supporting the German-speaking community, Education, and Wikipedia offline projects at Wikimedia CH (Switzerland). Before joining WMCH, she worked for several years in the education sector - both in a public University and in the private sector. 

Safe use of Wikipedia in the transition from school to University: Lisa Anderson & Nancy Graham[edit]

This short presentation will look at how Library staff at the University of Birmingham teach a research skills classes for A Level students that come to the university as part of its Outreach Programme. We will also explore how librarians are teaching safe use of Wikipedia in the transition from school to University. When developing the session the librarians had to consider the fact that these students were unlikely to have access to paid-for subscription resources and would be used to finding information online using free resources such as Google and Wikipedia. Part of the class teaches the students how to use Wikipedia safely by considering the edit history, showing them how easy it is to edit a Wikipedia entry, and discussing the reference links for each entry, highlighting that Wikipedia should be treated just like any other encyclopedia as a starting point to research. The session also focuses on evaluating online information and discusses primary and secondary resources with the students. Wikipedia is therefore taught as just one resource amongst many and that evaluation techniques should be applied to it in the same way as other sources.

Bios - Lisa Anderson & Nancy Graham[edit]

Lisa Anderson is the Library Subject Advisor (Law and Economics) at the University of Birmingham and Vice-Chair of the BIALL Professional Development Group. Lisa chairs the library’s New Technology Group and is a member of the University Mobile App Steering Group. Lisa has published on the JISC/HEA funded DELIA project.

Nancy Graham is Library Subject Advisor (Medicine) at the University of Birmingham and Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group. She has managed/partnered on several open educational resources projects, including the JISC/HEA funded DELILA and CoPILOT projects. She has also published and presented widely on open educational resources.

Vernacular Education - Fabian Tompsett[edit]

When Wikipedia was founded, the original concept involved restricting contributions to qualified academics. However, it soon became apparent that having an encyclopedia that anyone can edit was going to have a bigger impact. This Wikipedia can be seen as a form of vernacular culture. This paper looks at how this vernacular approach can be enhanced and extended in an educational manner. Using both historical examples (e.g. from the English Reformation and Russian socialism) and reflections on the twenty first century, this paper will look at how the success of Wikipedia vindicates this approach and offers potential of developing pedagogic approaches and structures which allow the potentialities of modern technology to enhance the vernacular approach. A key element to this is that vernacular approaches have remained distinct from academic approaches in that they have generally been intimately tied up with social movements aimed at achieving social change. In this model, the development and distribution of knowledge has a direct relationship to decision making and implementation: the learning cycle is at once also productive and transformative. This then provokes questions of what is a “Neutral Point Of View” in this context. Here again the Wikipedia experience can be useful.

Bio - Fabian Tompsett[edit]

Fabian Tompsett has been involved in the production and distribution of knowledge since the 1970s, through participating in the London print Co-op movement of the seventies and eighties, Despite TV video Co-op in the nineties, and in Wikipedia (since 2003) and Wikiversity (since 2010).

Mediawiki for learning analytics - Simon Knight[edit]

Continuing on from my thoughts at WMUK conference, I propose to introduce this new audience to – what I think is an important potential – mediawiki for learning analytics. Learning analytics is the application of analytic techniques – such as those on the mediawiki platform which extract user and article level metrics – for the purposes of supporting learning. Various mediawiki extensions exist which could be applied to such contexts, for example to visualise editor contributions on any particular page. The development of the Wikimedia VLE, and Wikipedia Adventure (both for training new editors) both offer some scope to think about how analytics could be deployed for training. Work with other organisations on digital literacy (e.g. Digital Disruption) may also benefit from such consideration. Exploring the type of edits users make might indicate areas of strength or weakness. Analytics could, for example, target specific training at users who have not engaged in (or have engaged improperly in) some editing pattern or (in wider literacies) evaluation strategy when sourcing from complex documents in a wiki environment. I’ll discuss some areas of interest, encouraging community engagement.

Bio - Simon Knight[edit]

Simon Knight is a PhD student in the Open University’s Knowledge Media Institute. His research is on the epistemic commitments – evaluative standards, credibility judgements, and complexity assessments – of learners in collaborative information seeking environments. He goes by ‘sjgknight’ on twitter, Wikimedia projects, and elsewhere.

How we can make Constructive Engagement with Wikipedia an essential and inclusive Digital Literacy? - Terry McAndrew[edit]

Wikipedia has enormous value to staff and students (of all ages) alike but is often denigrated for its apparent weaknesses though its open peer-review mechanisms, notably by many in higher education. However, there are significant opportunities to enhance engagement with most Higher Education discipline topics with the development of the Visual Editor but this may bring more poor quality engagement too, as the editing complexity threshold lowers to enable less considered contributions. Will this overwhelm the volunteer moderators or enable discipline experts to make effective contributions which can reward their careers? Will those with accessibility needs gain a more inclusive experience? This session will explore ways to promote a more effective and inclusive engagement with the education community which is more inclusive for all participants. As the ethos of Wikipedia is to promote sharing and access to knowledge without discrimination, illustrating the benefits of working and building upon the work of others probably better than many Open Education initiatives, should we not seek to ensure that all discipline participants can demonstrate responsible open practice to enhance articles, and be academically rewarded for doing so? A number of challenges, issues and benefits will be discussed from the perspectives of developing digital literacies and providing inclusive solutions. How might we encourage academic staff with a heavy workload to risk a better collaborative experience?

Bio - Terry McAndrew[edit]

Terry McAndrew has dual roles in JISC TechDis and the Higher Education Academy (HEA) which provides opportunities to work with projects as part of his TechDis advisor role and as an academic lead for the Digital Literacy in the Disciplines programme in the HEA. He worked for the University of Leeds for over 34 years to develop a better digital experience for all staff and students, and with many Bioscience projects around the UK since 2001 through the Subject Centre network . Currently he is working with around 70 UK mini-projects across the disciplines in his HEA role while supporting and advising on accessible and inclusive practice with technology through TechDis.

Workshops[edit]

Wikimedia: linking open education and research impact - Martin Poulter[edit]

Researchers want impact, including awareness and engagement from their peers and the broader public. Research tools want to be used and cited. Students want to actually experience research and publication. Educators want to promote a variety of digital, information and collaborative skills. Let's think of the Wikimedia projects not as static resources, but as a space which used appropriately, can meet all these needs at once.

Bio - Martin Poulter[edit]

Martin Poulter is a long-standing Wikimedia volunteer and former Wikimedia UK trustee. He is currently the Wikimedia Ambassador for Jisc, based at Bristol University.

Slides[edit]

On Wikimedia Commons | On SlideShare (slide 6 onwards)

Designing and recording Wikipedia assignments in the UK - Martin Poulter & Graeme Arnott[edit]

Some Wikipedia educational assignments happen "under the radar", when we could be more openly celebrating the work we're doing and sharing lessons learned. What are we going to tell the world about UK Higher Education's involvement with Wikimedia and what are our next steps?

Bio - Graeme Arnott[edit]

Graeme Arnott is an Educational Technology student on the MAODE programme at The Open University and Wikimedia UK volunteer based in Scotland, with special interests in education.

"To be, or not to be? I've edited the question..." - Sarah Rose Evans[edit]

How do we interact with Wikipedia? As students and teachers what does this process teach us about the validity and value of our experiences?

Bio - Sarah Rose Evans[edit]

Sarah Rose Evans is Lecturer in Performing Arts/ Applied Theatre at Swansea Metropolitan University.

Exploring the Education Program/Courses Extension for UK HEIs - Darren Stephens[edit]

The education extension installed on Wikipedia has had minimal take-up in the UK, with only two universities in England making use of it in the academic year 2012/13. This workshop explores how this courses feature can be improved to appeal more to British lecturers.

Bio - Darren Stephens[edit]

Darren Stephens is Academic Support Specialist at the University of Hull’s Scarborough Campus, where he also lectures on Digital Media and Web Development courses, sometimes using Wikipedia for assessment.

Wikinews Photojournalism - Laura Hale & Robin Owain[edit]

Following on from Friday afternoon’s presentation by Laura Hale, this workshop proposes a hands-on approach to working with Wikinews.



Wikinews Photojournalism[edit]

  • Name of proposer: LauraHale
  • Session type: Self purposed field trip
  • Description: We'll distribute some guides for doing photojournalism on Wikinews and have a half hour session or so on Wikinews reporting requirements, find a list of some events going on in Cardiff that day and encourage users to attend any of these events. At the end of the day, we'll meet up again and walk people through the process of sharing and trying to get published a Wikinews photo essay.

Comments[edit]

  • As this is EduWiki related, I would see photography workshopping primarily aimed at already-established Wikimedians.
Depending on the mix of attendees, we would want to also give a basic-grounding in using 'newsie' images to best effect. Laura's sports-focus shows in her reporting, and — when I've time — I like taking pictures too. --Brian McNeil / talk 13:16, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
Lots of great transferable skills are involved in something like this. There may even be scope to develop a workshop for basic photo skills relating to commons first, and then a further event aimed at experienced Wikimedians. This way we could be more inclusive while offering a valued service to new or less experienced Wikimedians. --Toni Sant (WMUK) (talk) 13:31, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

Education Program/Courses Extension for UK HEIs[edit]

  • Name of proposer: Darren Stephens
  • Session type: Workshop
  • Description: Introduce the Courses extension to those who may not be aware of it, and draw requirements to see how it might be further localised for use in the UK

WikiWorkshop: 'to be, or not to be?' I've edited the question...[edit]

  • Name of proposer: Sarah Rose Evans
  • Session type: workshop/discussion group
  • Description: Participants attend/participate in a practical performance then race to review it.
The aim is to create the 'perfect' document of the event. What was experienced in that performance? How to we review/ capture/disseminate the in-the-moment event? As students, teachers and creators of performance what does this process teach us about the validity and value of our experiences?

Wikimedia for Research Impact and Open Education[edit]

  • Name of proposer: Martin Poulter
  • Session type: presentation plus discussion
  • Description: Researchers want impact, including awareness and engagement from their peers and the broader public. Research tools want to be used and cited. Students want to actually experience research and publication. Educators want to promote a variety of digital, information and collaborative skills. Let's think of the Wikimedia projects not as static resources, but as a space which used appropriately, can meet all these needs at once.

Education wiki-projects/assignments - mapping how and where[edit]

  • Name of proposer: Martin Poulter + Graeme Arnott
  • Session type: Workshop/discussion
  • Description: Some Wikipedia educational assignments happen "under the radar", when we could be more openly celebrating the work we're doing and sharing lessons learned. What are we going to tell the world about UK Higher Education's involvement with Wikimedia and what are our next steps?

Demonstration[edit]

MediaWiki + Moodle:motivation and intergration - Stevie Benton[edit]

In this presentation Stevie explains the rationale behind developing a virtual learning environment specifically related to Wikipedia and offers some insights into its development and implementation. He explores the potential benefits of the system to the wider movement as a whole and addresses some of the interesting aspects of the project such as localisation, accreditation and making the content community editable.

Bio - Stevie Benton[edit]

Stevie Benton is Wikimedia UK's communications organiser. He has been a part of the team working on the VLE as a member of the charity's Education Committee. He is also working to encourage greater collaboration between organisations working in the open space.