Submissions:2019/A Match Made in Heaven: WikiCOIL

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Due to limited space, WikiConference North America 2019 unfortunately could not accommodate this submission in its program this year.
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A Match Made in Heaven: WikiCOIL


Inclusion and Diversity

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This presentation aims to introduce WikiCOIL international collaborations and to discuss the ways in which this partnership may enhance inclusion and diversity on wiki. Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) is a teaching method that connects geographically remote classrooms digitally in order to enhance students’ intercultural communication, give an international dimension to their course content, and enable collaborative knowledge production across national, cultural, and linguistic borders.

The presentation on the benefits and challenges of WikiCOIL will use examples from a Fall 2019 Wikipedia collaboration and discuss knowledge production between students at LaGuardia Community College-CUNY in New York City, USA, and students at Peter The Great Polytechnic University in St. Petersburg, Russia. The discussion will illuminate synergies and friction points between Wiki and COIL, as well as suggest productive ways they can enhance each other’s pedagogical premises and improve diversity on wiki.

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Author name:

Ximena Gallardo C., Olga Aksakalova, Nikita Ivannikov

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Affiliated organization(s):

Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL), City University of New York, LaGuardia Community College, Wikimedia NYC

Estimated time:

20 minutes

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Special requests:

Room with computer/projector so as to show slides and videos

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If your submission is not accepted, would you be open to presenting your topic in another part of the program? (e.g. lightning talk or unconference session)