Faculty and Teaching Assistant Workshop: Wikipedia as a Teaching Tool

The Libraries are hosting a faculty and graduate teaching assistant workshop—“How to Use Wikipedia as a Teaching Tool”—next Monday, February 15.

We know that students use Wikipedia, but how can instructors use this same resource to engage students with media literacy, fact-based writing, research, collaboration, and critical thinking? At this workshop, staff from the Wiki Education Foundation will be on hand to discuss how students can improve existing articles through a classroom assignment, best practices for using Wikipedia as a teaching tool, and how Wiki Ed can support faculty and students.

In addition, 2016 is the Wikipedia Year of Science, so all faculty, particularly those in the sciences, will have the opportunity to speak with staff about how to participate in this exciting initiative.

Please join us February 15 at the Paley Library Lecture Hall, 1210 Polett Walk, Ground Floor for what is sure to be an informative, engaging session. No RSVP is necessary, and please feel free to contact Steven Bell at bells@temple.edu with any questions.

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