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LMU Wikipedia edit-a-thon 2018

We set up about 70 students with Wikipedia accounts today. We didn’t get much editing done (they’ve got the rest of the semester to work on that), but we got them one step closer to being empowered Wikipedia editors and creators.

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I met my goal

Benefits of hosting an 8-hour Wikipedia edit-a-thon? I got my 10,000 steps without ever leaving the classroom.

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Hosting a wikipedia edit-a-thon in your library

Published another blog post for ALA’s Programming Librarian. This time, I’m writing about hosting your first Wikipedia edit-a-thon: Many eyes can fix many errors, as they say, but what are we to do with the knowledge that the individuals behind those eyes are mostly men in their mid-20s? Enter the Wikipedia edit-a-thon. For the past few […]

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Running universities like wikipedia?

Asks The Chronicle: “First, it wouldn’t have formal admissions, said Mr. Staley, director of the Harvey Goldberg Center for Excellence in Teaching at Ohio State University. People could enter and exit as they wished. It would consist of voluntary and self-organizing associations of teachers and students “not unlike the original idea for the university, in […]