Submissions/Wikipedia being used as teaching tools for tertiary education

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This is a Completed submission for Wikimania 2017 ready to be reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.

Submission no. 6008 Subject - E2
Title of the submission
Wikipedia being used as teaching tools for tertiary education
Type of submission
Lecture
Author of the submission
Venus Lui
type of submission
Lecture, combining with Q&A and discussion
Language of presentation
English
E-mail address
venuslui629@gmail.com
Username
Venuslui
Country of origin
Berlin, Germany
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Wikipedia Education Collaborative
Personal homepage or blog
N/A
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)
The presentation explores the possibility of using Wikipedia, a free online encyclopedia that aims to allow anyone to edit articles, as the teaching tools for tertiary education, by studying the Wikipedia Education Program operated in Israel, Sweden, and the United States. E-Learning is rapidly growing in popularity and Wikipedia is one of the most popular website in all over the world. The Wikipedia Education Program shows the relationship between education and technology. Nowadays, learning is not just about printed materials - technology is a crucial part of learning as well. The presentation aims to discuss the role of Wikipedia in the academic setting. In the mentioned countries, some institutions used Wikipedia as the teaching tools. In four years, more than 10,000 students, many of whom were women, have participated in the Wikipedia Education Program, adding 12 million words, the equivalent of 45,000 printed pages, to more than 10,000 Wikipedia articles in multiple languages. In order to present the effectiveness of the Wikipedia Education Program, the Wikipedia Education Program conducted in Hong Kong in 2015 would be taken for further discussion. The Wikipedia Education Program in Hong Kong focused on the language learning and academic writing, and it shows that Wikipedia would be used as the teaching tools for tertiary education. At the same time, as the former coordinator of the Wikipedia Education Program in Hong Kong, I can show the audience the role of the Wikipedia Education Collaborative in the program. For the discussion, the audience would be invited to discuss the result of the Wikipedia Education Program, to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of using Wikipedia as teaching tools in universities.
What will attendees take away from this session?
The audience would be able to learn more about the Wikipedia Education Collaborative and also Wikipedia Education Program. Also, they can gain insight into the Wikipedia Education Program.
Theme of presentation
Education
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?
All
Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
25 minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
It depends.
Slides or further information (optional)
Special requests
N/A


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