Saturday, 6 June 2020

Fwd: Teaching with Wikipedia - Wed 10 June 12-1pm BST

Teaching with Wikipedia: Event for Course Leaders 
Wed, 10 Jun 2020 12:00 - 13:00 BST 

This online event is open to all and will showcase best practice for any educator looking at using Wikipedia in education. 

"Knowledge creates understanding – understanding is sorely lacking in today's world."
Katherine Maher, Executive Director Wikimedia Foundation.

Too often Wikipedia is framed as something to be avoided, to be "consumed at your peril". At the University of Edinburgh we flip this on its head, and see Wikipedia as learning technology, reimagining it away from something passively consumed to something our staff and students can positively contribute to, to improve global understanding on the most public of digital platforms as active & engaged digital citizens, and gain a lot from the teaching & learning experience as a result.

Demystifying the process behind such assignments, attendees will learn about events & assignments conducted over the last 5 years at the University of Edinburgh and best practice across the UK as well as have the opportunity to find out more about how assignments can be conducted in their own field.

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