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Wikipedia-based assignments can engage students in an authentic learning experience that involves open collaboration, critical thinking, and knowledge building for a global audience. When students write or edit in wikipedia, they are not using the same format or skills that they would in writing a research paper or persuasive essay – they are applying new strategies to produce knowledge that people will use in the real world and they are building digital literacies. Wikipedia assignments involve fact-based writing skills where students engage with communities other than peers in a classroom, open their ideas up to public scrutiny, and evaluate, create and communicate information in new ways.
Wikipedia assignments are the most successful when the instructor is experienced at editing Wikipedia. This hands-on edit-a-thon will cover the basics of Wikipedia editing and will involve adding citations and new content to Wikipedia.
Facilitators: Will Engle, Erin Fields, & Cindy Underhill