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Wikipedia in Academia: a Workshop with Judy Chan

Judy Chan

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).

KPU Open Studies welcomes Dr. Judy Chan, Contract Faculty, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, UBC and Educational Consultant, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, UBC.

Workshop: Wikipedia in Academia: Translating Knowledge for a Global Audience with Judy Chan
When: Thursday October 26, 10-12 (coffee is on at 9:30!)
Where: Surrey Campus

Room: Library second floor lab

Come celebrate Open Access Week October 23-29!
Find out about the other workshops planned for the week: Using Pressbooks  |  Online Journal System (OJS)  |   Finding Open Textbooks and Open Content.

There is no fee for the Wikipedia in Academia event but registration is required.OA week

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If not from KPU, please bring your laptop.