WikiLiteracy: enhancing students' digital literacy with Wikipedia

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Ball, Caroline 2019. WikiLiteracy: enhancing students' digital literacy with Wikipedia. Journal of Information Literacy. 13 (2), p. 253. https://doi.org/10.11645/13.2.2669
AuthorsBall, Caroline
Abstract

In January 2019 the University of Derby delivered its first module entirely dedicated to and structured around editing and writing articles for Wikipedia. The course focused on using Wikipedia as a means to improve students’ skills in writing for public consumption, in addition to enhancing their digital and collaborative skills. Students contributed to 118 articles across a range of topics, which were viewed over 11.2 million times, providing them with a public platform no university assignment could match, and introduced them to the challenges of interaction and engagement in a global editing community. Students’ confidence in their digital capabilities was assessed at the start and end of the module and showed a clear increase in confidence across all categories.

KeywordsEducation; Library and Information Sciences; wikipedia; digital literacy
Year2019
JournalJournal of Information Literacy
Journal citation13 (2), p. 253
PublisherCILIP Information Literacy Group
ISSN1750-5968
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.11645/13.2.2669
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/624326
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/
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Publication dates03 Dec 2019
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Deposited06 Dec 2019, 09:39
Accepted07 Oct 2019
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ContributorsUniversity of Derby
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