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Teaching Wikipedia Workshop In-Person / Online

Wikipedia is the go-to source for information for much of the world. However, few understand its inner workings, and even fewer still contribute to it, even though it's an encyclopedia that anyone can edit. It's not an exaggeration to say that Wikipedia plays a central role in today's information landscape. The English Wikipedia has more than 6 Million articles, which might seem relatively complete. Impressive though this number may be, Wikipedia is a dynamic enterprise in need of constant updating and expansion. Nowhere is this more true than subjects related to historically marginalized and underrepresented populations, regions, and topic areas. You and your students can play a critical role in ensuring that Wikipedia is up-to-date, reliable, and above all, equitable.

Join us on Tuesday, September 27 at 2:00 PM Pacific where you can learn about the Wikipedia Student Program. During this session, you'll learn how you can work with Wiki Education to create meaningful assignments where your students make live edits to Wikipedia in a field relevant to your course. You'll have a chance to hear from Wiki Education staff and the USC faculty we've supported for several years in this vital endeavor. We'll discuss how the program works, and most of all, you'll learn how you and your students can make a real difference in today's dizzying information landscape.
Date:
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Time:
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Time Zone:
Pacific Time - US & Canada (change)
Location:
SSL 210
Campus:
Science & Engineering
Audience:
  Faculty     Graduates  

Registration is required. There are 19 in-person seats available. There are 8 online seats available.

Event Organizer

Cari Kaurloto