EduWiki Conference 2014
|Wikimedia UK education projects|
|Annual Conference — Campus Ambassadors – Student Societies — Schools — Committee — VLE|
EduWiki Conference 2014 was the third annual conference organised by Wikimedia UK focusing on Education projects.
This was a one-day event raising awareness of the educational possibilities of Wikipedia and sister projects, and developing Wikimedia UK's academic engagement. This year's event took the form of a symposium bringing together all those in the Education sector who have benefited directly from WMUK support over the years. Aside from presentations about case studies from across the UK, this event also offered an opportunity for others across the education sector to attend workshops for Educators and/or Campus Ambassadors, providing support for those using Wikipedia as a teaching platform.
The main theme for EduWiki 2014 is ensuring more meaningful engagement with Wikimedia in Education across the UK.
|8:45am||Registration||St Leonard's Hall|
|9:30am||Welcome & Introduction
Toni Sant, Wikimedia UK Education Organiser
Peter McColl, Rector, University of Edinburgh
Floor Koudijs, Senior Manager, Wikipedia Education Program at Wikimedia Foundation
|10:20am||Wikimedians in Residence across the Education sector
Marc Haynes, Wikipedian in Residence at Coleg Cymraeg, Wales
Martin Poulter, former Wikimedia Ambassador at Jisc
Respondent: Andy Mabbett, Wikipedian in Residence at ORCID & Wikimedian in Residence at the Royal Society of Chemistry, on "ORCID in education"
|11:00am||Tea/Coffee break||St Leonard's Hall|
|11:20am||Showcasing WMUK-supported projects
Brian Kelly, EduWiki Serbia 2014 delegate - with Filip Maljković, Wikimedia Serbia
Kate Dorney, TaPRA Research Officer and Senior Curator V&A Museum
|12:00pm||Engaging Wikimedia in Scotland
Greg Singh, Lecturer in Communications, Media & Culture - University of Stirling
Discussion panel: 'Education Matters in Scotland,' led by Ally Crockford, Wikimedian in Residence at the National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh
|1:00pm||Lunch||St Leonard's Hall|
|2:00pm||Workshop A: For new Campus Ambassadors and Educators (led by Martin Poulter & Toni Sant)
Workshop B: Intermediate session for Campus Ambassadors and Educators (led by Tighe Flanagan & Darren Stephens)
|3:30pm||Tea/Coffee break||St Leonard's Hall|
|4:00pm||Workshops continue||as above|
|5:00pm||Closing plenary including lightning talks by members of the Wikipedia Education Collaborative (chaired by Anna Koval)||Nelson Room|
- EduWiki Pre-conference Meetup
From 19:00 on the evening of 30th October, participants and interested Wikimedians/educators alike are encouraged to join us for a relaxed gathering prior to the conference itself. An opportunity to meet Wikimedians and educators from around the UK and the world over drinks, and to break the ice before discussions the next morning. WiFi will be available. This event will be held at the City Cafe's City 2 function room, located at 19 Blair St, Edinburgh EH1 1QR
- EduWiki Hallowe'en TeachMeet Social
The conference will be followed by a special EduWiki TeachMeet Hallowe'en edition, where participants will be able to mingle over drinks and nibbles from 19:00 onwards, while teachers and Wikimedians alike are encouraged to give a casual 7 minute or 2 minute micropresentation about Wikipedia/Wikimedia in the classroom. Sponsored by the National Library of Scotland and Radio EDUTalk, the TeachMeet will be the perfect chance to socialise with delegates, speakers, and local educators! The event will be held at Codebase, located at Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson St, Edinburgh EH3 9DR.
- Wikipedia Education Collaborative
EduWiki will also provide an opportunity for Wikipedia Education Collaborative members to follow-up on previous discussions, mainly through a full-day meeting on the day after EduWiki. However, Wikipedia Education Collaborative members will be present during EduWiki and will engage with delegates in a number of ways, which will be announced during the event.
Here are some facts and (loose) statistics about the EduWiki 2014 delegates:
- 80 people registered for this one-day event.
- 61 registered delegates attended (51 male / 17 female)
- 23 delegates work in educational institutions in the UK (have email addresses ending in ac.uk)
- 15 students from the University of Stirling registered to attend; 10 showed up.
- 15 members of the Wikipedia Education Collaborative were present for at least part of the event
- 12 delegates declared their Wiki*edia username at registration.
- Non-UK delegates traveled from 9 countries: Armenia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Israel, Serbia, Mexico, Spain, Uruguay, USA.
Conference delegates came from the following institutions:
- Ain Shams University
- Charles University
- Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol
- Glasgow School of Art
- Islay High School
- Jisc RSC Scotland
- National University of Ireland, Galway
- Royal Society of Chemistry
- Scottish Government
- Tec de Monterrey (Mexico)
- The Open University
- Universidad de la República (Uruguay)
- University College London
- University of Bolton
- University of Bristol
- University of East London
- University of Edinburgh
- University of Hull
- University of Portsmouth
- University of Stirling
- V&A Museum
- Wiki Education Foundation
- Wikimedia Foundation
- Wikimedia Serbia
- Tel-Aviv University (Israel)
- York St John University
- Useful travel information and other details about Edinburgh - complied by Ally Crockford
- Accommodation - where to stay during the conference
- Wikivoyage travel guide for Edinburgh
- Wikipedia article on transport in Edinburgh
- Lothian Buses route maps - select services to determine the best route.
- EduWiki 2014 Google Map - a map detailing the location of the EduWiki 2014 venue as well as several nearby options for accommodation, with an optional layer outlining several nearby popular tourist destinations
Feedback from the last event
See what attendees thought of last year's EduWiki Conference.
Feedback from this year's event
See what attendees thought of this year's EduWiki Conference.
Sharon Flynn (Assistant Director, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at the National University of Ireland, Galway) gave a presentation at the EdTech conference 2015, Limerick on "Academic Writing and Wikipedia", drawing on ideas presented by Toni and Martin at the conference. Slides are available on SlideShare.