Wikis and Wikithons

Wikis and Wikithons

Transcribed by: Hope Gillespie

  • There is a widespread perception that Wikipedia isn’t a “trustworthy” source
    • But crowdsourcing is helping
  • Initially, anyone could edit
    • They took on a group of editors
    • NOT primary source driven,  must be able to cite source of information
  • Wiki ambassadors
    • Can train students to edit pages
  • Editing
    • If the format exists already, It’s easy to follow
  • VisualEditor
    • Gives you the ability to edit, but you must have an account and you can only work on one at a time
  • Wikipedia Tutorial
  • Adam Lewis ( DC Wiki Ambassador)
  • Sandboxes
    • Not meant to be permanent, low risk
Categories: Crowdsourcing, Publishing, Session Notes, Teaching |
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About Hope Gillespie

I am a Junior Archaeology major at GW and have just returned from 6 months overseas backipacking and studying at the University of Glasgow.