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Welcome to the Newsroom! The newsletter is published monthly, at the end of each month. The deadline for submissions is the 20th of the month. Submissions are welcome from anyone involved with Wikipedia/Wikimedia and education. Submit your news via the input box below! Concerned about your English or your writing skills? We can write your article for you! Click here for help.. Want to take part in the newsletter but don't have an article to submit? Participate in the featured topic discussion here. Thank you for contributing to the Education Newsletter!


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Title: Wikipedia in the Classroom: developing information literacy, online citizenship and digital research skills
Link: http://www.teaching-matters-blog.ed.ac.uk/?p=1740
Summary: A very informative article written by Ewan McAndrew on the value of Wikipedia in Education and how it is being used at the University of Edinburgh.

Title: Enseigner Wikipédia par les anecdotes
Link: https://theconversation.com/enseigner-wikipedia-par-les-anecdotes-73537
Summary: "Teaching Wikipedia with anecdotes" is both a collection of vignettes depicting the complexity of Wikipedia and a manifesto to teach Wikipedia as a digital culture case study. (in French)

Title: L'article d'Alain Marleix revisité
Link: https://theconversation.com/wikipedia-par-lanecdote-larticle-dalain-marleix-revisite-74737
Summary: The vignettes are presented as short stories (video + linkified text) that helps diving into Wikipedia. In the first one, the French government learns the hard way how to edit Wikipedia by the rules. (in French)

Title: Le selfie du macaque
Link: https://theconversation.com/wikipedia-par-lanecdote-le-selfie-du-macaque-75342
Summary: The vignettes are presented as short stories (video + linkified text) that helps diving into Wikipedia. In the second one, the upload of a photograph to Commons changes the law. (in French)

Title: Je suis Philip Roth
Link: https://theconversation.com/wikipedia-par-lanecdote-je-suis-philip-roth-75672
Summary: The vignettes are presented as short stories (video + linkified text) that helps diving into Wikipedia. In the third one, Philip Roth learns what is a reliable sourcing. (in French)

  • Title: Student perceptions of writing with Wikipedia in Australian higher education
  • Link:http://firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/7488/6306
  • Summary: New publication examining student perception of editing Wikipedia in class in Australian higher education. Surveys were combined with focus groups and case studies. The paper also includes a useful history section of when editing Wikipedia in academic settings started. Full citation: Cummings, R., & DiLauro, F. (2017). Student perceptions of writing with Wikipedia in Australian higher education. First Monday, 22(6). doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.5210/fm.v22i6.7488


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