Wikipedia the Classroom Workshop: Engage Students with an Open Research Assignment April 3

Are you interested in transforming your traditional research paper assignment into a more engaging and relevant activity? Faculty are invited to join us on Wednesday, April 3 from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Goldfield Room at Lied Library for "Wikipedia the Classroom: Engage Students with an Open Research Assignment."

In this faculty workshop, we explore the benefits of having students contribute to one of the most dynamic and ubiquitous information sources: Wikipedia.

Students editing Wikipedia don't produce "disposable" assignments; instead, they gain practical research, attribution, and synthesis skills, all while sharing valuable information typically hidden behind paywalls. Research indicates that students feel a stronger sense of ownership and pride when their work reaches a broader audience, such as Wikipedia's global readership.

In this workshop, we will:

  • Discuss the benefits of open pedagogy and shifting from traditional to more engaging, collaborative, and creative collaborative research projects.
  • Introduce educational resources created by UNLV Libraries faculty and staff that can assist you in incorporating Wikipedia into your classroom.
  • Brainstorm ways to integrate this approach into your teaching at whatever level you are interested in - from a single class session to a semester-long assignment.

Join us to discover how Wikipedia editing can improve student engagement, enhance research skills, and contribute to the broader information community.

Lunch will be provided. Register.

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