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Course Description

Wikipedia is one of the top 10 websites in the world with between 7 - 8 billion page views each month. Getting content onto Wikipedia is a great way to educate the world and share information with a global audience. Furthermore, Wikipedia strives to build relationships with universities, galleries, libraries, archives, and museums.

This course will cover the fundamentals of getting started with Wikipedia in the classroom and at the library. We will discuss how to integrate these projects into a course, interacting with the community, and where to find support for your course or event.

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Who Should Attend

This course is intended for teachers and librarians interested in bringing Wikipedia into their lesson plans.

Attend and You Will Receive

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of completion from NC State University.

Prerequisites

Students will need to setup an account on Wikipedia prior to starting the class. Additionally, you should have a basic understanding of how to use WIndows PCs.

Attend and You Will Learn / Expected Outcome

Expected Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will know how to bring Wikipedia into your classroom or library. You will know how to set expectations and connect with support resources.

Attend And You Will Learn

  • What is Wikipedia? - tertiary source citing secondary sources
  • How does it fit into a lesson plan? - replace a term paper or use library resources
  • Getting comfortable with code - short overview of editing Wikipedia
  • Grading Wikipedia articles - intro to the Wikipedia community and setting classroom expectations
  • Wikipedia events - review of past and future events
  • Finding help - Triangle Wikipedians user group
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