Save the Date! May 8 Workshop on Using Wikipedia for Classroom Lessons

University Librarian Phoebe Ayers is offering a Workshop on Using Wikipedia for Classroom Lessons on May 8th from 3:30-5pm in the Shields Library Instruction Lab, Room 165.

At the workshop, you’ll gain a better understanding of how to use Wikipedia in your classroom to engage student learning by teaching skills like media literacy, critical thinking, expository writing, online collaboration and research. Ayers will take us beyond the common, tired scolding about Wikipedia–“don’t cite it”–to empower students and teachers alike.

Geared towards teaching faculty, staff and graduate students, this workshop will provide a brief introduction to how Wikipedia works and how teaching with Wikipedia can work, and what some of the benefits and pitfalls are.

About the Presenter
Phoebe Ayers is a science and engineering librarian at UC Davis who has been involved with Wikipedia for ten years, is the author of How Wikipedia Works (2008), and is on the Board of Trustees for the Wikimedia Foundation (which runs Wikipedia). In 2013-4, she is leading a Wikipedia project at the UC Davis Libraries.

About the Event
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