Wow them with wikipedia

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About. Course information
Learning outcomes
Course schedule
Introduction
Preparation for the face-to-face session
Using Wikipedia for research
Editing Wikipedia
Information about the face-to-face session
Following the face-to-face session
Working with learners
Shared learning
Evaluation and certification
References

Pedagogical content. Wikipedia is the largest encyclopedia in the world, an invaluable learning resource and an important feature in the ICT(i) landscape. This course is suited to Primary or Secondary practitioners, and explores how to create and maintain pages, and how learners can use the site to add value to their own work and collaborative(tool) projects. (edit)

Resource details
Title Wow them with wikipedia
Topic Wikis
Learning Objectives

Professional and reflective practitioner skills
At the completion of this course, students should be able to:
* identify opportunities for groups of learners to create content suitable for a page on Wikipedia,
* reflect upon and discuss the effect on learners of creating and viewing their own page on Wikipedia,
* consider how wikis may be used in other contexts to encourage learners to collaborate on multiply authored projects.
Practical skills
At the completion of this course, students should be able to:
* create pages on Wikipedia, making use of the Media Wiki editing tools,
* work with learners to create a Wikipedia page,
* maintain and add content to the page as a continuing project.
Knowledge and understanding
At the completion of this course, students should be able to demonstrate:
* an understanding of the issues around verifiability and accuracy of content,
* an understanding of the requirements for codes of conduct for Wikipedia editing and work with learners to create a suitable etiquette for their use.
Cognitive skills
At the completion of this course, students should be able to:
* critically assess Wikipedia as a useful and accurate resource for your learners and share this assessment with others.

Format / structure

Various online activities.

Subject
Age of students / grade

KS1,  KS3,  KS2,  Secondary,  Primary,  Higher,  KS4,  KS5


Related ORBIT Wiki Resources
Other (e.g. time frame)

Duration of the course: 8.5 hours over six weeks

Files and resources to view and download

http://www.vital.ac.uk/community/mod/oucontent/view.php?id=1247. Users must register with the VITAL website (free registration) before they can access the resource.
An edited version of this resource is available on the resource page