Submissions/Wiki-Med: The Story of the First Full Wikipedia Course in Israel - A Case Study
This is an accepted submission for Wikimania 2014.
- Submission no. 3041
- Title of the submission
- Wiki-Med: The Story of the First Full Wikipedia Course in Israel - A Case Study
- Type of submission (discussion, hot seat, panel, presentation, tutorial, workshop)
- Author of the submission
- Shani Evenstein
- E-mail address
- Country of origin
- Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
- Personal homepage or blog
- Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)
On January 14 2014 we celebrated the last week of the semester at the Tel-Aviv University, and specifically the end of the “Wiki-Med” course — the first academic course in Israel (perhaps worldwide), dedicated entirely to Wikipedia and offering full academic credit to students. The 14-week course, which began on October 15 2013 at the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel-Aviv University, was named “Wiki-Med: The Wondrous World of Wiki and Free Medical Content on Hebrew Wikipedia”, or simply “Wiki-Med”. Sixty-two students participated in this first-of-its-kind course, going on a journey that introduced Wikipedia and its sister projects to them, taught them how to edit Wikipedia and resulted in a mass of almost 130 medical-related articles on Hebrew Wikipedia. Why is this course so important? How did it all begin? And most importantly – can this course's format have a wider use than Med school?
In this session I will present the course, its results and use it as a case study for further discussion. As part of my presentation, I will touch on the following –
- Planting a seed, or the way the course came to be
- Creating a syllabus and other preparations
- So, how did it go?? Or in other words – results!
- Expected results
- Unexpected results
- Course evaluation
- Practice makes Perfect - Conclusions from the course and changes for next year
- What's ahead..? – Further updates on the course and new possibilities of collaborations
- Wiki-med as a success story and a case study that could be adapted in other academic institutions
- Length of session (if other than 30 minutes, specify how long)
- 30 minutes
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- Depending on scholarship.
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