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Engage and Empower Students by Using Wikipedia
This Magna Online Seminar offers a glimpse into how Wikipedia can empower students to share their knowledge with the world around them. Through real-life strategies and helpful background information, this seminar shows you how to use a tool you already understand in a new way to increase student engagement, boost critical thinking, and improve information literacy.
Wikipedia is consistently one of the five most-visited websites in the world.
However, users of the site typically limit their interaction to uncritical consumption of the information located there.
Let’s take a more critical approach!
Wikipedia-based assignments offer a diverse and powerful opportunity for students to go beyond consumption and engage in a novel exploration of critical thinking, research, and writing.
By writing and editing articles for Wikipedia, students can share their knowledge with the world, resulting in robust learning experiences that engage, empower, and excite them. Experience a guided tour through the inner workings of Wikipedia with an experienced Wikipedia Campus Ambassador and evaluate its value as a legitimate learning platform for your own classes.
What are the learning goals?
Upon completion of this seminar, you’ll be able to:
- Evaluate Wikipedia as an opportunity for authentic learning
- Uncover the open secrets behind how Wikipedia articles are created
- Compare Wikipedia writing and editing to traditional academic assignments
- Explain Wikipedia’s Five Pillars
- Explore Wikipedia features, including Talk pages, the History tab, and Sandbox
- Identify key components of a successful Wikipedia-based assignment
- Understand how to use Wikipedia in the classroom to improve critical thinking, research, and writing skills
Here’s what we’ll cover!
- The Wikipedia community
- The basics of editing Wikipedia
- Wikipedia-based assignments
- Navigating complex and contentious media landscapes
- Critical thinking and media literacy
Who should attend?
This seminar will benefit:
- Instructional Technologists
- Instructional Designers
Why you don’t want to miss this!
This seminar offers a glimpse into how Wikipedia can empower students to share their knowledge with the world around them. Through real-life strategies and helpful background information, this seminar shows you how to use a tool you already understand in a new way to increase student engagement, boost critical thinking, and improve information literacy.
Your seminar registration includes the following:
- Downloadable PowerPoint presentations from the speaker
- On-demand access
- Written transcript
- Supplemental materials
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There is no limit to how many times the seminar is accessed while available.
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With the purchase of the optional Campus Access License, registrants are granted a license to download the program contents to a password-protected network, server, or website for additional staff use. You will receive information on downloading the contents of the program within 3-5 business days.
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