Submissions:2017/Taking advantage of the WikiMOOC to teach Wikipedia in academic context

From WikiConference North America
Jump to: navigation, search

This submission has been accepted for WikiConference North America 2017.



Title
Taking advantage of the WikiMOOC to teach Wikipedia in academic context
Theme
Technology/Education
Type of submission
Presentation
Author
Alexandre Hocquet
E-mail address
alexandre.hocquet@univ-lorraine.fr
Username
Alexandre Hocquet
Affiliation
Université de Lorraine
Abstract

Linked to the "WikiMOOC" presentation at Wikimania 2017 and complimentary to it, this talk aims at presenting how academic teaching of Wikipedia can benefit from the WikiMOOC project, and gathering mutual interest from the Wikipedian community, the Wikipedia Education Program, the Wiki Edu Foundation, academic colleagues, AND academic intstitutions globally.

As an STS academic, one of the courses I teach is focused on Wikipedia as a case study for "digital litteracy" or "scientific communication". I am also committed to publish papers advocating to the usefulness of such courses in academic syllabi.

As a wikipedian, I have also (modestly) contributed to the building of the WikiMOOC, a (volunteer-based, not academic) project to massively and openly teach how to engage into Wikipedia (see the Wikimania lecture about it). One of the long terms aim of the WikiMOOC is to build a MediaWiki-compatible platform to avoid having to rely on predatory or poorly designed MOOC platforms.

My aim is to take advantage of the modularity and CC-BY-SA licensing policy of this potential platform to enroll institutional and academic partners into a global project that would benefit to any Wikipedia-based course, especially in Academia.

References

Length of presentation
15 min
Special requests
none
Preferred room size
 ?
Wikimania submission?
No, but linked to and complementary to this Wikimania presentation
Will you attend WikiConference North America if your submission is not accepted?

Interested attendees

If you are interested in attending this session, please sign with your username below. This will help reviewers to decide which sessions are of high interest. Sign with four tildes. (~~~~).

  1. Rosiestep (talk) 22:48, 19 July 2017 (UTC)
  2. Gabe Thullen Gabe1290 (talk) 10:44, 20 July 2017 (UTC)
  3. MonikaSJ (talk) 12:23, 31 July 2017 (UTC)
  4. Add your username here.