Wikipedia in Academia: Translating Knowledge for a Global Audience with Judy Chan (KPU)

October 26, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Library 2nd floor, Surrey campus
72 Ave
Surrey, BC

​​What do Wenjack, balut egg, bootstrapping, Indian ice cream, and Ivan Coyote have in common? A quick Google search on these books, foods, and linguistic terms will lead you to Wikipedia pages with evidence-based information contributed by students at UBC. Knowing that their work will be viewed by audience outside of the traditional classroom, students were engaged and proud of the work they produced.

At this Wikipedia workshop, Dr. Judy Chan will share various ways to incorporate Wikipedia work into your classes and introduce you to the excellent resources that the Wiki Education Foundation has developed. She will also explore and edit Wikipedia pages with you. KPU employees can use the lab workstations, or bring your laptop (and bookmark any page you’d like to improve).

Meet for coffee before the workshop at 9:30am.

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