Education/Newsletter/March 2014/Articles of Interest in other publications

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Introducing Dr. Paola Ricaurte Quijano of Tec de Monterrey, Mexico City Campus
Paola Ricaurte Quijano

This article overviews the Wikipedia work of new media professor over the past two years. Read article here

Psát Wikipedii je zábavnější než sepisovat seminárky do šuplíku

Read more here (in Czech)

Mexico law students' work profiled on blog
Jorge Luis Esquivel Zubiri

A post on the Wikimedia blog last week highlighted the work that instructor Jorge Luis Esquivel Zubiri from the Universidad de Ecatepec has been doing in Ecatepec de Morelos, a municipality of Greater Mexico City, Mexico. Esquivel Zubiri invited his law students to edit the Spanish Wikipedia and Wikisource about Mexican legal concepts and laws, supported by Wikimedia Mexico. Learn more about their activities by reading the post.

Journal article highlights Wikipedia in the classroom

Professor Piotr Konieczny has published an article in the journal "Contexts" highlighting his experiences using Wikipedia as a teaching tool in his classroom, both in the United States and in Korea, as well as his supporting work as an Ambassador for other classes. In the article, Konieczny explains the history of how Wikipedia has emerged as a teaching tool and talks about contributions his students have made. He argues that Wikipedia is a key way to democratize knowledge. Read the journal article.

HASTAC blog features why you should teach with Wikipedia

Professor Adrianne Wadewitz, a longtime Wikipedia contributor, professor, and Ambassador in the United States program, has published a short post on the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC) blog, titled "Teaching with Wikipedia: the Why, What, and How." In the post, Wadewitz explains that students can affect Wikipedia's coverage of missing academic topics and can serve a variety of learning objectives. Read her post.

Results from med school pilot in Israel released

The first academic course in Israel dedicated to Wikipedia editing to offer full academic credit has wrapped up at the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel-Aviv University — and the results are astounding. Sixty-two students improved nearly 130 medical-related articles on the Hebrew Wikipedia. Course leader Shani Evenstein wrote a detailed description of her course's successes for the Wikimedia blog, including her learning points and results. Read the blog post.

Louisiana State U faculty Becky Carmichael profiled

If you teach in the science department at Louisiana State University and want to incorporate a Wikipedia assignment into your classroom, Becky Carmichael is the person to meet. She began volunteering as a Wikipedia Ambassador in the Wikipedia Education Program in the United States in 2011, during her graduate studies and work as a teaching assistant for a Conservation Biology course. Now, she's helped 13 classes at Louisiana State University use Wikipedia as a teaching tool. Read a profile of Becky on the Wikimedia blog.