The Festival of Learning 2016 has ended, it took place June 6–9, 2016. This post-secondary education event hosted more than 400 delegates, offering a variety of session formats, learning experiences, unique spaces, as well as social and networking events. Don’t miss the next Festival of Learning 2018 happening May 28-30, 2018.

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Monday, June 6 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
Out of the File-drawer and into the World: Start your Students Writing for Wikipedia (9:00 - 12:00) LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 40 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

Wikipedia is the world’s biggest open education resource, and one that we all rely on.  The best way to teach your students to use it wisely is to have them help contribute to articles related to subject matters explored in your courses. In doing so they’ll learn to evaluate evidence, to write without bias,to credit their sources, all while completing work that they’ll be proud to show their friends.  The Wiki Education Foundation provides a wealth of resources for all educators (those wanting to try something small to those ready to revamp the whole course).  

This panel will introduce you to these and to other instructors who have incorporated Wikipedia work into their courses.  Bring your laptop, because we’ll also be editing some Wikipedia pages on (what else?) open education.

Rosie Redfield, Associate Professor,  University of British Columbia
Judy Chan, Faculty Liaison, University of British Columbia
Jami Mathewson, Educational Parterships Manager, Wiki Education Foundation
Clint Lalonde, Manager, Educational Technology, BCcampus 

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Judy Chan

Education Consultant, Faculty Liaison, University of British Columbia
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Clint Lalonde

Project Manager, Open Education, BCcampus
Clint Lalonde is an educational technologist and an advocate for the use of open educational resources and open education practices in higher education. Clint has worked in the British Columbia post-secondary system for 20 years, and is currently Manager, Education Technology at... Read More →

Rosie Redfield

Associate Professor, University of British Columbia

Monday June 6, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Veranda + Portico Conference Rooms (Combined - Third Floor)