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Wikipedia the Classroom: Engage Students with an Open Research Assignment In-Person

Are you interested in transforming your traditional research paper assignment into a more engaging and relevant activity? Faculty are invited to join us in a workshop where we explore the benefits of having students contribute to one of the most dynamic and ubiquitous information sources: Wikipedia.

Students editing Wikipedia don't produce "disposable" assignments; instead, they gain practical research, attribution, and synthesis skills, all while sharing valuable information typically hidden behind paywalls. Research indicates that students feel a stronger sense of ownership and pride when their work reaches a broader audience, such as Wikipedia's global readership.

In this workshop, we will:

  • Discuss the benefits of open pedagogy and shifting from traditional to more engaging, collaborative, and creative collaborative research projects.
  • Introduce educational resources created by UNLV Libraries faculty and staff that can assist you in incorporating Wikipedia into your classroom.
  • Brainstorm ways to integrate this approach into your teaching at whatever level you are interested in - from a single class session to a semester-long assignment.

Join us to discover how Wikipedia editing can improve student engagement, enhance research skills, and contribute to the broader information community.

Lunch will be provided. 

Wednesday, April 3, 2024
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Time Zone:
Pacific Time - US & Canada (change)
Lied Library - Goldfield Room - 3rd floor
UNLV Maryland (Main) Campus
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