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Transcript of Copy of Teaching with Wikipedia (2015) Pioneering teaching with Wikipedia in Korea or My 10 years of teaching with Wikipedia

By Piotr Konieczny Hanyang University Department of Informational Sociology CC-BY-SA

Just a few years ago, Wikipedia was the barbarian in the ivory tower. This has changed.

So what is this "teaching with Wikipedia" anyway? It is about students writing on Wikipedia creating articles like this one What are the benefits of writing on Wikipedia? 1. Their assignment is visible and useful to the entire world increased motivation service learning 2. Editing Wikipedia is fun (for some) Wikipedia has been created by hundred thousands volunteers who enjoy working on the site For students 3. Encyclopedic (factual, analytical, neutral) style is a useful one to acquire 4. Wikipedia has high standards of quality; it does not allow other Wikipedia articles to be used as sources so students have to use non-Wikipedia, non-blog reliable sources 5. Students gain insight into knowledge creation on Wikipedia and why it is not always reliable 6. Students use real life, collaborative tools they may encounter outside classroom, giving them practical job skill to add to the CV (MediaWiki platform, used on Wikipedia, is the world's most popular wiki software) For instructors For the community 1. We receive assistance from Wikipedia volunteers (specialized teaching assistants) There are volunteers trained by the Wikimedia Foundations for the specific purpose of assisting educators:

the "Wikipedia Ambassador Program" 2. The ambassadors can help the instructor and the students navigate Wikipedia, present in class and explain how to use various wiki tools 4. The instructor is assisted in secondary tasks by regular Wikipedia editors: plagiarism detection article reviewing engaging students in discussion 1. More content is created 2. Students and instructors have the potential to become long-term contributors 5. Wikimedia Foundations provides a Wikipedia Teaching Fellow certificate for instructors who teach with Wikipedia From the WMF blog on the first year of the "teaching in Wikipedia" initiative: "More than 800 students from 22 U.S. universities contributed about 5,600 pages of high quality content to the English Wikipedia. Articles written by those students improved by an average of 140 percent. " Questions? How to start teaching with Wikipedia? 1. Spend an hour or so learning how to edit Wikipedia (don't ask students to do what you are not ready to) 3. Google for "Wikipedia:Education program/Educators" and follow the instructions there

it teaches: how to add a wiki assignment to your syllabus how to get a Wikipedia Ambassador to assist you 2. Start by googling for "Wikipedia Tutorial" (also available in Korean) and do it (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Tutorial)

(Wikimedia Foundationis a non-profit NGO)

(Wikipedia is free and supported by donations and volunteer labor) 2008 2011 2014 https://chronicle.com/article/Wikipedia-a-Professors-Best/149337/ I am not cherry-picking University of Pittsburgh (US), 6-student team, undergraduate class "Sociology of the Family" (2009) Hanyang University (Korea), single student, undergraduate class "Collective Intelligence in Practice: Understanding Wikipedia" (2014) 7. They start creating their digital portfolio, with articles that may impress their future employers ("I created/improved the article about your company - or competitors") 8. While working on the projects, they may form professional contacts while interacting with company PR department (for example) asking for release of certain images or texts Teaching with Wikipedia has been endorsed by the American Sociological Association (and a number of other academic professional organizations) And happens at hundreds of universities worldwide Cornell Hanyang Harvard Johns Hopkins Korean Wikipedia can also be used Countries where "Teaching with Wikipedia" courses existed as of 2015 (not weighted by number) For the university (department, college) 1. We can get good press coverage, perhaps even international in nature 2. We can market ourselves as the first university/college/department in Korea employing this innovative tool Though 90% of practicing universities are in the US, there are things happening worldwide http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/academics-in-new-move-begin-to-work-with-wikipedia/31523 http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/2011/06/20/wikipedia-gradually-accepted-in-college-classrooms https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2008/04/01/wilson https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Public_Policy_Initiative_media_coverage Map from https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikipedia_Education_Program_map.svg http://www.asanet.org/about/wiki_Initiative.cfm List from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Institutions https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Education_program/Educators See newsletter at https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education/News 4. Look at various suggested assignment types / case studies (online or in the booklet) https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education/Case_Studies 5. Consult with me (I am the Wikipedia Education Ambassador for Korea and happy to help you incorporate this assignment into your course) Common myths This is not a right fit for my courses / discipline This is too difficult for the students This would require too much work Medicine History Sociology/anthropology Translation/writing Religion Psychology Software Ethics/philosophy Law Geology/Earth sciences Political sciences Sample courses as of 2015 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Courses As long as you have or can add a written assignment that focuses on summarizing existing knowledge, it is a good fit Though most assignments focus on adding written content, some assignments can use other media, such as student-created photos, maps or diagrams This assignment has been done successfully around the world with high-school, undergrad and graduate students, including ESL (and can of course be done in non-English languages too) 3. Editing history tools allow for easy assessment of individual contributions to group assignments, and monitoring whether students meet deadlines on time https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Beautiful_Store&offset=&limit=500&action=history Example A few hours are necessary to learn the wiki, design an assignment and incorporate it into one's course This is is supported by ready-to-use templates, case studies, peer reviewed articles, volunteers and ambassadors (including myself)

Best students can get profiles on Wikimedia Foundation blogs https://blog.wikimedia.org/tag/student-profile/ https://blog.wikimedia.org/2011/12/19/pitt-undergrad-learns-the-ways-of-wikipedia/

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This Prezi (by User:Maralia) is a copyedited version of the Prezi "Teaching with Wikipedia (2015)" by Piotr Konieczny https://prezi.com/yfzh8bhnmtf7/teaching-with-wikipedia-2015/