Submissions:2018/Wiki Education in physical therapy at Touro College

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This submission is waitlisted for WikiConference North America 2018. It was not scheduled in the first round of scheduling, but may still be scheduled after further review, as slots open up, or as a pre-conference session.

Wiki Education in physical therapy at Touro College
Theme (optional)
Relationship Building & Support
Academic Peer Review option
Type of submission
Shira Weiner, Jill Horbacewicz, Lane Rasberry
E-mail address
Wikimedia username
for Lane - en:user:bluerasberry
Affiliation(s) (optional)
Touro College

This talk will present an upcoming article, "A Case for improving the quality of health information on Wikipedia", published based on outcomes from series of classroom Wikipedia editing events documented at en:wp:Touro.

Wikipedia is a popular source of health information. Anyone may edit Wikipedia. Annually from 2016-18 as part of a school program three classes of physical therapy students at Touro College edited Wikipedia articles in the scope of their studies. Wikipedia's analytics tools give insight into outcomes by reporting pageviews of edited articles and editorial response to student contributions. The authors report that publishing in Wikipedia is useful as a learning exercise for students and a strategy for sharing general reference information to a large and relevant audience at low cost.

Beyond typical classroom presentations this talk will report how it measured the persistence of student edit contributions to find that all student contributions passed review and remained in Wikipedia.

Length of presentation
30 minutes
Special requests
Preferred room size
Have you presented on this topic previously? If yes, where/when?
No, but this will be presented again at the 2019 American Physical Therapy Association conference
If you will be incorporating a slidedeck during your presentation, do you agree to upload it to Commons before your session, with a CC-BY-SA 4.0 license, including suitable attribution in the slidedeck for any images used?
Will you attend WikiConference North America if your submission is not accepted?

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  1. Mozucat (talk) 20:15, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
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