Safe wiki: Teaching responsible use of Wikipedia

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Wikipedia, the free online encyclopaedia that anyone can edit, has long been criticised by educators and even banned from schools. However, an "abstinence only" technique is bound to fail: even if Wikipedia can successfully be banished from a single classroom, this approach doesn’t enable the student to use Wikipedia appropriately later on. As Wikipedia is now one of the top ten most visited websites around the world, it seems safe to say that like sex, avoiding it completely is not realistic.
This talk highlights little-known aspects of Wikipedia that help to understand how it works (and fails), and analytical tools that can be used to evaluate a Wikipedia article’s reliability. It also provides an overview of potential projects for Wikipedia in the classroom, and Wikipedia norms relevant to its inclusion in the HSC English syllabus.

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    My derivative presentation is here: http://www.slideshare.net/mattlane/teaching-information-literacy-with-wikipedia
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Safe wiki: Teaching responsible use of Wikipedia

  1. 1. “Safe wiki ”: Teaching responsible use of Wikipedia Brianna Laugher Wikimedia Australia http://www.wikimedia.org.au/
  2. 2. Brianna Laugher:  Wikipedia editor since 2005  Wikimania attendee, speaker  Blogger: http://brianna.modernthings.org/  Wikimedia Australia ctte “Safe wiki”: Teaching responsible use of Wikipedia Brianna Laugher (Wikimedia Australia), ACEC 2008 2 http://www.wikimedia.org.au/
  3. 3. Educational landscape School TV, radio, newspapers, TAFE magazines University Family, friends Adult/comm. Wikipedia + ?www education Public libraries “Safe wiki”: Teaching responsible use of Wikipedia Brianna Laugher (Wikimedia Australia), ACEC 2008 3 http://www.wikimedia.org.au/
  4. 4. Wikipedia: “Safe wiki”: Teaching responsible use of Wikipedia Brianna Laugher (Wikimedia Australia), ACEC 2008 4 http://www.wikimedia.org.au/
  5. 5. Wikipedia: 1: encyclopedia “Safe wiki”: Teaching responsible use of Wikipedia Brianna Laugher (Wikimedia Australia), ACEC 2008 5 http://www.wikimedia.org.au/
  6. 6. Wikipedia: 1: encyclopedia 2: website “Safe wiki”: Teaching responsible use of Wikipedia Brianna Laugher (Wikimedia Australia), ACEC 2008 7 http://www.wikimedia.org.au/
  7. 7. Wikipedia: 1: encyclopedia 2: website 3: not for profit Wikimedia Foundation = Wikipedia + Wikinews, Wikibooks, Wikiversity, Wikisource, Wiktionary, Wikispecies, Wikiquote, Wikimedia Commons “Safe wiki”: Teaching responsible use of Wikipedia Brianna Laugher (Wikimedia Australia), ACEC 2008 8 http://www.wikimedia.org.au/
  8. 8. Wikipedia: 1: encyclopedia 4: multilingual 2: website 3: not for profit Wikimedia Foundation = Wikipedia + Wikinews, Wikibooks, Wikiversity, Wikisource, Wiktionary, Wikispecies, Wikiquote, Wikimedia Commons “Safe wiki”: Teaching responsible use of Wikipedia Brianna Laugher (Wikimedia Australia), ACEC 2008 9 http://www.wikimedia.org.au/
  9. 9. Wikipedia: 1: encyclopedia 4: multilingual 2: website 5: wiki 3: not for profit (community) Wikimedia Foundation = Wikipedia + Wikinews, Wikibooks, Wikiversity, Wikisource, Wiktionary, Wikispecies, Wikiquote, Wikimedia Commons “Safe wiki”: Teaching responsible use of Wikipedia Brianna Laugher (Wikimedia Australia), ACEC 2008 10 http://www.wikimedia.org.au/
  10. 10. Wikipedia: 1: encyclopedia 4: multilingual 2: website 5: wiki 3: not for profit (community) Wikimedia Foundation = Wikipedia + Wikinews, Wikibooks, Wikiversity, Wikisource, Wiktionary, Wikispecies, 6: free content Wikiquote, Wikimedia Commons “Safe wiki”: Teaching responsible use of Wikipedia Brianna Laugher (Wikimedia Australia), ACEC 2008 11 http://www.wikimedia.org.au/
  11. 11. Anatomy of an article: Tabs:  Article “Safe wiki”: Teaching responsible use of Wikipedia Brianna Laugher (Wikimedia Australia), ACEC 2008 12 http://www.wikimedia.org.au/
  12. 12. Anatomy of an article: Tabs:  Article  Discussion (Talk) “Safe wiki”: Teaching responsible use of Wikipedia Brianna Laugher (Wikimedia Australia), ACEC 2008 13 http://www.wikimedia.org.au/
  13. 13. Anatomy of an article: Tabs:  Article  Edit this page  Discussion (Talk) “Safe wiki”: Teaching responsible use of Wikipedia Brianna Laugher (Wikimedia Australia), ACEC 2008 14 http://www.wikimedia.org.au/
  14. 14. WikiEd syntax high- lighting
  15. 15. Anatomy of an article: Tabs:  Article  Edit this page  Discussion  History (Talk) “Safe wiki”: Teaching responsible use of Wikipedia Brianna Laugher (Wikimedia Australia), ACEC 2008 18 http://www.wikimedia.org.au/
  16. 16. timestamp user/IP edit summary
  17. 17. Diff view Timestamp, user/IP edit summary , Removed text
  18. 18. Timestamp, user/IP, Diff view edit summary Added text
  19. 19. Analysing histories:  Wikipedia Page History Statistics “Safe wiki”: Teaching responsible use of Wikipedia Brianna Laugher (Wikimedia Australia), ACEC 2008 22 http://www.wikimedia.org.au/
  20. 20. Analysing histories:  Wikipedia Page History Statistics  WikiBlame “Safe wiki”: Teaching responsible use of Wikipedia Brianna Laugher (Wikimedia Australia), ACEC 2008 23 http://www.wikimedia.org.au/
  21. 21. Analysing histories:  Wikipedia Page History Statistics  WikiBlame  Wikipedia Trust Project “Safe wiki”: Teaching responsible use of Wikipedia Brianna Laugher (Wikimedia Australia), ACEC 2008 24 http://www.wikimedia.org.au/
  22. 22. Analysing histories:  Wikipedia Page History Statistics  WikiBlame  Wikipedia Trust Project  WikiChanges “Safe wiki”: Teaching responsible use of Wikipedia Brianna Laugher (Wikimedia Australia), ACEC 2008 25 http://www.wikimedia.org.au/
  23. 23. What types of projects?  Referencing “Safe wiki”: Teaching responsible use of Wikipedia Brianna Laugher (Wikimedia Australia), ACEC 2008 27 http://www.wikimedia.org.au/
  24. 24. “Wikipedian Protestor” http://xkcd.com/285/
  25. 25. What types of projects?  Referencing  Evaluating articles accuracy, coverage, depth “Safe wiki”: Teaching responsible use of Wikipedia Brianna Laugher (Wikimedia Australia), ACEC 2008 29 http://www.wikimedia.org.au/
  26. 26. What types of projects?  Referencing  Evaluating articles  Improving/creating articles Work with WikiProjects! “Safe wiki”: Teaching responsible use of Wikipedia Brianna Laugher (Wikimedia Australia), ACEC 2008 30 http://www.wikimedia.org.au/
  27. 27. What types of projects?  Referencing  Evaluating articles  Improving/creating articles  Analysing collaborative authoring “Safe wiki”: Teaching responsible use of Wikipedia Brianna Laugher (Wikimedia Australia), ACEC 2008 31 http://www.wikimedia.org.au/
  28. 28. HSC English Don Carter, the English inspector at the Board of Studies, said the course was intended to teach students skills of analysis to enable them to be more discerning about content they found on the web. quot;It was felt that Wikipedia reflected notions of the global village; that fluidity, of being up to date and changing in a way that other websites don't do.quot; “Safe wiki”: Teaching responsible use of Wikipedia Brianna Laugher (Wikimedia Australia), ACEC 2008 32 http://www.wikimedia.org.au/
  29. 29. HSC English {{globalize}}: (2,500+ articles) “Safe wiki”: Teaching responsible use of Wikipedia Brianna Laugher (Wikimedia Australia), ACEC 2008 33 http://www.wikimedia.org.au/
  30. 30. HSC English  Wikipedia:List of controversial issues  Wikipedia:Naming conflict  Wikipedia:Naming conventions (geographic names) “Safe wiki”: Teaching responsible use of Wikipedia Brianna Laugher (Wikimedia Australia), ACEC 2008 35 http://www.wikimedia.org.au/
  31. 31. WP:LAME
  32. 32. Thank you! Brianna Laugher brianna @ modernthings.org http://brianna.modernthings.org/ Wikimedia Australia http://www.wikimedia.org.au/ contact @ wikimedia.org.au

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