Wikipedia contribution assignments provide students with an opportunity to have a real world impact by using their research to improve and add content to articles, and to share their work and knowledge with a world-wide audience of 1.7 billion Wikipedia visitors per month.
Elizabeth Salmon (Research Services Librarian) and Michelle Toconis (Lecturer with Continuing Appointment, Merritt Writing Program) will share their experience, both the positive aspects and challenges, of pairing Wikipedia contribution assignments with annotated bibliography projects in SPARK and Writing 10 classes in the Spring 2021 semester.
Attend this workshop to learn more about Wikipedia assignment support from the WikiEdu foundation and support from the UC Merced Library, including how UC Merced CatCourse modules can be imported/incorporated into your course. These modules guide students through the Wikipedia contribution process while encouraging students to perform their own authentic inquiry-based research for course assignments.
Wikipedia assignments can support course and program learning outcomes and promote the following Information Literacy Outcomes:
Registration is appreciated but not required.
For more information, please contact Elizabeth at firstname.lastname@example.org.