Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2022/Programme/Submissions/Wikipedia, Education, and Information Literacy

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Wikipedia, Education, and Information Literacy
Type of submission (lecture, panel, workshop, lightning talk, roundtable, poster)
  • Lecture
Name

Zachary McDowell

Username

ZachMcDowell

Affiliation

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago Wikimedians User Group

Theme

Education, Information Literacy, Outreach

Level

Basic or Medium

Abstract (up to 100 words)

This lecture will cover information from Zach McDowell and Matthew Vetter's recent article "Wikipedia as Open Educational Practice: Experiential Learning, Critical Information Literacy, and Social Justice," published in Social Media & Society in Feb. 2022 (https://doi.org/10.1177/20563051221078224). In this article, we interpret Wikipedia-based assignments as fulfilling the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education with the goal of building understanding of Wikipedia-based assignments as Open Educational Practice (OEP) that promotes critical information literacy and social justice. The Framework posits "frames" or positions through which we have sought to understand Wikipedia editorial practices.

Furthermore, this lecture will frame this research in a manner so that Wikimedians all over can utilize these learnings to address information literacy education and Wikipedia Education approaches to improve their communities.

Takeaway

This lecture will frame this research in a manner so that Wikimedians all over can utilize these learnings to address information literacy education and Wikipedia Education approaches to improve their communities.

Special requirements

Projector

Slides

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