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User:Leighblackall/Wikimania 2013 Presentation

This is a proposal for a presentation to Wikimania 2013, in Hong Kong, pending approval from Wikimania's Scholarship grants, La Trobe University, and my wife to attend Wikimania


Using Wikimedia Foundation projects and their communities of practice to develop open educational resources and practices at Otago Polytechnic, University of Canberra and La Trobe University.


Since 2006 I have been supporting professional teachers in their considerations and use of Wikimedia Foundation projects and their supporting communities of practice, to develop and make available many of their educational programs and resources as free and open education. Included in this have been assignments and assessment that direct students into these spaces for authoring open textbooks, creating student-run academic journals, writing news stories, and discussing and editing encyclopedic articles. This presentation will look at a range of examples, and raise a number of questions and and problems with this work.


Cultural and Education Outreach

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Event type: Presentation Language: English Special requirements: Internet, computer, projector, audio recording of talk and of audience discussion.