Submissions:2024/Being bold in practice: Tales from faculty teaching with Wikipedia

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Being bold in practice: Tales from faculty teaching with Wikipedia

Type of session:


Session theme(s):

Community Engagement, Diversity & Inclusion, Education


Each year, Wiki Education collaborates with more than 12,000 student editors who join the ranks of volunteer Wikipedians. This is made possible only by the willingness of a small group of instructors across higher education who incorporate editing Wikipedia into their curricula.

In this session, you'll hear the perspectives of four instructors whose students worked to increase the representation and diversity of biographies of notable figures in STEM.

We’ll explore the inspiration for incorporating the assignment, the student experience with the reversal of traditional roles from consumers of knowledge to creators of knowledge, the insights of participating in collaborative, open-source knowledge creation and the specific challenges of editing in topic areas underrepresented on Wikipedia.

Author name(s):

Brianda Felix, La’Tonya Rease Miles, Debby Kurti, Laurel Smith Stvan, Siobahn Day Grady

Wikimedia username(s):

User:Brianda (Wiki Ed)

E-mail address:

Affiliated organization(s):

Wiki Education

Able to attend without scholarship?


Estimated length of session

45-60 min

Will you be presenting remotely?

Okay to livestream?

Livestreaming is okay

Previously presented?


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