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Honouring Indigenous Writers - Learning to Edit Wikipedia

Wikipedia is a multilingual, web-based, free encyclopedia based on a model of open community-generated knowledge. The community-driven nature of Wikipedia is meant to support Wikipedia’s goal of providing “…every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge.” However information gaps, biases, exclusions, and assumptions about "neutrality" means there remains lots of work to be done but in order to change the space we need to know how to edit.

Join us for this hands-on session on how to edit Wikipedia. This session will cover:

  • Creating an account
  • Norms and conventions for editing
  • Creating and editing an article, adding categories, and citations.

 

Location Details

Location:
*ONLINE*
This event is online. Registrants receive the link 3 hours before the event. Registration closes at the same time.

This event is part of the Honouring Indigenous Writers on Wikipedia event, which seeks to improve the coverage of Indigenous writers on Wikipedia. This year, instead of our annual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon we have put together a schedule of author readings and workshops throughout the month of March, as well as asynchronous Wikipedia editing challenges designed to be easily accessed and doable online whenever you have time. Learn More... 

If you have any questions, concerns, or accessibility needs please email open.ubc@ubc.ca.

Date:
Thursday, March 4, 2021
Time:
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Categories:
  Open Education Week     Open Scholarship  
Presenter(s):
Rie Namba, Will Engle

Registration is required. There are 27 seats available.

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Presenter(s)

Rie Namba, Will Engle

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