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Submissions/The Teaching-with-Wikipedia cookbook: recipes from countries around the world

From Wikimania 2012 • Washington, D.C., USA

This is a rejected submission for Wikimania 2012.

Submission no.


Title of the submission

The Teaching-with-Wikipedia cookbook: recipes from countries around the world

Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)

Collaborative presentation, followed by a discussion

Author of the submission
  • LiAnna Davis (as moderator of the session)
  • Annie Lin
  • Everton Zanella Alvarenga
  • Jonathan Obar
  • Hana Yariv
  • Martin Poulter
  • Dimce Grozdanoski
  • Leigh Thelmadatter
  • Petr Broz
  • Denis Barthel
E-mail address
  • ldavis@wikimedia.org
  • alin@wikimedia.org
  • ezalvarenga@wikimedia.org
  • osamadre@hotmail.com
  • obar@msu.edu
  • hanay100@gmail.com
  • martin.poulter@wikimedia.org.uk
  • dimce.grozdanoski@gmail.com
  • chmee2@seznam.cz
  • denis.barthel@wikimedia.de
Country of origin
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Czech Republic
  • Israel
  • Macedonia
  • Mexico
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Germany
Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)

Global Wikimedia Movement.

Personal homepage or blog

Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

Over the last couple of years, a growing number of chapters, volunteer groups and individual volunteers have started Education Programs in their country. Today, Wikipedians in Brazil, Canada, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Germany, India, Israel, Macedonia, Mexico, the U.K., and the United States are working hand in hand with university instructors to incorporate teaching with Wikipedia into the curriculum. People from several other countries are planning to start classroom based university initiatives in the near future.

This session brings together those who want to share their experiences with Wikipedia in higher education and those who would like to hear what others have done in this field, including chapters or other groups who are thinking about getting active in the field of "Wikipedia in Higher Education".

This session will offer answers to the following questions:

  • What was your biggest success story?
  • How did the integration of Wikipedia into the curriculum work?
  • What worked well? What didn't?
  • Which tools or materials that you used were most successful?
  • Which tools or materials could have made your work and/or the work of the students and instructors easier?
  • What are the most important lessons learned that you would like to share with others?

Each country representative will have 5–10 minutes to present their "recipe" for using Wikipedia as a teaching tool in higher education. The rest of the time will be used for a discussion with the participants of this session.

Our goal overall will be to come up with a "Cookbook for teaching with Wikipedia" that we can share with those Wikipedians who can't make it to Wikimania in Washington D.C.

Track (Wikis and the Public Sector; GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums); WikiCulture and Community; Research, Analysis, and Education; Technology and Infrastructure)

Research, Analysis and Education; WikiCulture and Community

Length of presentation/talk (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)

90 minutes

Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?

Some participants will need scholarships in order to attend.

Slides or further information (optional)

Will be made available after the presentation.

Special request as to time of presentations (for example - can not present on Saturday)

Interested attendees

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