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Improving Wikipedia Pilot Project: Authentic Inquiry & Student Research Assignments Information Session

Improving Wikipedia Pilot Project: Authentic Inquiry & Student Research Assignments Information Session Online


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:

  • Make informed choices about personal information consumption and production.
  • Analyze a source by asking questions about purpose, relevance, objectivity, verifiability, expertise and currency to determine authority.
  • Examine the credibility of information sources to meet a specific information need.
  • Engage with information access privilege, source availability, and appropriate use.
  • Give credit to the work of others through proper citation and attribution.

Registration is appreciated but not required.

Zoom session: https://ucmerced.zoom.us/j/81857451339?pwd=dGp5Z0c5K2k0U1Z4UFVZVk1MTW1nZz09

For more information, please contact Elizabeth at esalmon@ucmerced.edu

Friday, April 23, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm
Time Zone:
Pacific Time - US & Canada (change)
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This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

Registration is required. There are 28 seats available.

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