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Academic Writing and Wikipedia
EdTech 2015
Dr Sharon Flynn
Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, NUI Galway
Wiki...
On Wikipedia
• The free encylopedia that anyone can
edit
• Launched 15th January 2001
• Consistently in 10 most popular we...
Wikipedia and student plagiarism
Wikipedia and student plagiarism
Academic Writing in Higher Education
Students’ lack of skills and awareness (S.1)
- Unintentional plagiarism
- Different e...
Staff Concerns (Group 2, 2013)
Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
Staff Concerns (Group 2, 2013)
Times Higher Education
10 February 2015
“Lecturers should be encouraging their classes to edit and
improve Wikipedia pages...
The 5 Pillars (WP:5P)
Beyond Wikipedia
Projects at NUI Galway
Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaillimh
• Editathon on Vicipéid and Wikipedia
Academic Writing Centre
•...
Wikipedia Education Programme
With thanks to…
Wikimedia Community Ireland, especially Shannon Eichelberger, Rebecca
O’Neill and Eugene Eichelberger
(htt...
References
Turnitin White Paper. Plagiarism and the Web: Myths and Realities Retrieved 27 May, 2015,
from https://turnitin...
Academic writing and wikipedia
Academic writing and wikipedia
Academic writing and wikipedia
Academic writing and wikipedia
Academic writing and wikipedia
Academic writing and wikipedia
Academic writing and wikipedia
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  1. 1. Academic Writing and Wikipedia EdTech 2015 Dr Sharon Flynn Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, NUI Galway Wikimedia Community Ireland Twitter: @sharonlflynn User:Sharonlflynn
  2. 2. On Wikipedia • The free encylopedia that anyone can edit • Launched 15th January 2001 • Consistently in 10 most popular websites (www.alexa.com)
  3. 3. Wikipedia and student plagiarism
  4. 4. Wikipedia and student plagiarism
  5. 5. Academic Writing in Higher Education Students’ lack of skills and awareness (S.1) - Unintentional plagiarism - Different expectations - Lack of skills (basic writing, study, information literacy) - Mixed messages
  6. 6. Staff Concerns (Group 2, 2013) Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Staff Concerns (Group 2, 2013)
  7. 7. Times Higher Education 10 February 2015 “Lecturers should be encouraging their classes to edit and improve Wikipedia pages. At the very least, more academics should become Wikipedia editors – writing on their areas of expertise.” – Neil Selwyn, professor in the Faculty of Education at Monash University
  8. 8. The 5 Pillars (WP:5P)
  9. 9. Beyond Wikipedia
  10. 10. Projects at NUI Galway Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaillimh • Editathon on Vicipéid and Wikipedia Academic Writing Centre • Women in History Editathon BA Journalism • Wikinews projects Insight Centre for Data Analytics • Vicipéid in schools Wikimedia Community Ireland • Wiki Loves Monuments
  11. 11. Wikipedia Education Programme
  12. 12. With thanks to… Wikimedia Community Ireland, especially Shannon Eichelberger, Rebecca O’Neill and Eugene Eichelberger (https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Community_Ireland) Toni Sant, Education Organiser, Wikimedia UK Martin Poulter, Wikimedian in Residence at Bodleian Libraries, Oxford
  13. 13. References Turnitin White Paper. Plagiarism and the Web: Myths and Realities Retrieved 27 May, 2015, from https://turnitin.com Parr, C. (2015, 10 February). Wikipedia should be 'better integrated' into teaching. Times Higher Education. Retrieved 27 May, 2015, from http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk Flynn, S. (2013). Teaching staff concerns about academic integrity and their implications for staff development. Proceedings of the International Conference Plagiarism across Europe and Beyond. Retrieved 27 May, 2015, from https://plagiarism.pefka.mendelu.cz/

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