Education a focus at WikiConference North America

Wiki Education Foundation staff, board members, and program participants are descending on San Diego, California, October 7–10 for WikiConference North America. The conference was grown out of the successful WikiConference USA, which was supported by Wiki Ed in 2015. Wikipedia editors, instructors who’ve taught with Wikipedia, and cultural institution partners will come together to share learnings, present research, and form new ideas for projects.

New this year is a peer-reviewed academic track, run by Wiki Education Foundation board member Dr. Robert Cummings of the University of Mississippi. The academic track is designed to launch the new Wiki Studies journal, a peer-reviewed academic journal edited by Dr. Cummings highlighting academic research related to Wikipedia. Not only is the academic track full of insight into Wiki Ed’s pedagogical benefits as presented by program participants, but Wiki Ed staff are also presenting their learnings. Education-related sessions include:

Wiki Ed looks forward to collaborating with attendees! Register today to attend the event this weekend!


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