Submissions:2024/Addressing content gaps at scale

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This submission has been noted and is pending review for WikiConference North America 2024.



Title:

Addressing content gaps at scale

Type of session:

Indepth Session (30-60 min)

Session theme(s):

Community Engagement, Diversity & Inclusion, Education, Partnerships, Reliable Sources

Abstract:

Wiki Education's Scholars & Scientists program engages with and trains subject area experts to address content gaps. This session will explore how these specific edits can have an outsized impact on Wikipedia and how the program is able to achieve this work at scale. In particular this session will focus on medical, election, and disability-related articles. We will explore why having subject area experts is beneficial for all parties - Wikipedia and the subject areas both improve as a part of this work. We will as unpack some challenges and look to the future for partnering and expanding these program offerings.

Author name(s):

Will Kent

Wikimedia username(s):

Will (Wiki Ed)

E-mail address:

will@wikiedu.org

Affiliated organization(s):

Wiki Education

Able to attend without scholarship?

Yes

Estimated length of session

40 plus 10 for Q&A

Will you be presenting remotely?

Okay to livestream?

Livestreaming is okay

Previously presented?

No

Special requests: