::fibreculture:: Symposium: Wikipedia and Education in the Time of the “Crisis of Information”
mathieu.oneil at anu.edu.au
Tue Aug 30 10:05:05 CEST 2022
Symposium: Wikipedia and Education in the Time of the “Crisis of Information”
Friday 16 September 2022, 9am-4pm
Anne Harding Centre - Building 24, University of Canberra
In the age of the infodemic and growing distrust towards the institutions of liberal democracy there can be little doubt that information is in crisis. The Wikipedia and Education in the Time of the “Crisis of Information” Symposium brings together academics who use Wikipedia as part of their teaching practice or analyse wiki data, and key actors bridging the academia-Wikipedia divide. Participants will share their experiences, address Wikipedia’s potential to address the “crisis of information”, and critically reflect on what role educational institutions can play in this respect.
The symposium will begin with the launch of the book Six Fact-Checking Lessons for Kids, which compiles educational resources developed as part of the Co-Developing a New Approach to Media Literacy in the Attention Economy research project. This project is part of the Affiliated Schools Research program, in which researchers from the University of Canberra collaborate with ACT school teachers.
Cost: free, but registration essential
To register: https://events.humanitix.com/wikipedia-and-education-in-the-time-of-the-crisis-of-information-symposium
Mathieu O’Neil, DCPC/News and Media Research Centre, Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra
LiAnna Davis, Deputy Director, Wiki Education: Addressing Wikipedia’s content gaps
Thomas Shafee, Swinburne University - Editor, WikiJournal of Science: Wikipedia as a key research outreach and teaching platform
Rachel Cunneen, Faculty of Education, University of Canberra: Wikipedia and information literacy in schools
Toby Hudson, Faculty of Science, University of Sydney: Getting structured data about anything and everything
Amanda Lawrence, ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society (ADM+S), RMIT University: Wikimedia and the evidence ecosystem
Pru Mitchell, Wikimedia Australia: Using Wikipedia in Class
James Neill, Faculty of Health, University of Canberra: Wikipedia as a key research outreach and teaching platform
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