Wikipedia: What is Black? What is missing? What we can do about it!

A 3-day walk-in happening held in AC-4EA1 on February 20, 21 and 22, 2018

In short

CTLET, in close collaboration with the Library, invited faculty and students to a 3-day walk-in happening. The happening provided an opportunity for faculty to learn about creating Wikipedia course assignments. Students could complete a training about the encyclopedic project and the rules of knowledge sharing at its foundation. Junli Diao, George White, and Bill Ashton were present to discuss their editing or teaching experience with Wikipedia. Megan Wacha, Scholarly Communications Librarian at the CUNY Office of Library Services and Junli Diao walked students and faculty through a hands-on training in creating and editing Wikipedia entries. Ann Matsuuchi, Instructional Technology Librarian and Associate Professor at LaGuardia Community College, CUNY, talked about her experience working with instructors using Wikipedia in their courses at various colleges in areas such as English, psychology, art, anthropology and digital humanities. Jami Mathewson from the Wiki Education organization gave a webinar about the organization’s goals and comprehensive support for instructors teaching with Wikipedia.

This is a link to Jami's presentation: Using Wikipedia as a Teaching Tool

Highlights of the presentation include:

  • What is Wikipedia?
  • Who writes Wikipedia?
  • Diversifying Wikipedia
  • Wikipedia and student learning outcomes: A study
  • Why Teaching and Learning with Wikipedia?
  • What support does Wiki Education offer?

Program

Day 1-February 20
Anytime From 10 am to 4 pm

Opportunity for faculty to learn about creating Wikipedia course assignments. Students can complete a training about the encyclopedic project and the rules of knowledge sharing at its foundation. Our Library Wikipedian Junli Diao will be there to inspire and provide guidance.

Day 2-February 21
Anytime From 10 am to 4 pm

Megan Wacha, Scholarly Communications Librarian at the CUNY Office of Library Services and Junli Diao will walk students and faculty through a hands-on training in creating or editing Wikipedia entries. Cool! Professor Margaret Vendreys will be there to share her experience of teaching with Wikipedia.

Day 3-February 22
Anytime From 10 am to 4 pm

Opportunity for faculty to learn about creating Wikipedia course assignments.  York College faculty Junli Diao and William Ashton will be present to share their Wikipedia experiences and expertise, and George White will be ready to talk about how we can contribute to diversifying Wikipedia.

11:00AM to 12:00PM
A conversation with Ann Matsuuchi, Instructional Technology Librarian, and Associate Professor at LaGuardia Community College, CUNY.  Ann will talk about her experience working with instructors using Wikipedia in their courses at various colleges in areas such as English, psychology, art, anthropology and digital humanities. 

12:15 PM to 1:45 PM
Lunch hour conversation for participants in the morning or afternoon session. 

2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
A presentation and Q&A by Jami Mathewson from the Wiki Education organization that provides comprehensive support for instructors teaching with Wikipedia.  The presentation will be broadcast via Blackboard Collaborate via this link: WikiEdu Webinar with Jami Mathewson