EduWiki Conference Reflections

Last week I attended a very engaging conference organised by Wikimedia, focused on the uses of Wikipedia in Education: EduWiki .

I was on a panel discussing openness in HE and I also I gave a keynote on 21st Century Scholarship and the role of Wikipedia. I’d produced a visual (infographic/poster/prettypicture) which I blogged and have included below. The slides of my talk are online. A video of the talk is also available.

It was interesting to bring together Wikipedians with educators and I learnt a great deal about how Wikipedia is being used in HE settings, and what the active debates are in this area. Some of my take-home points:

Overall, a great conference, congratulations to Martin Poulter and Daria Cybulska for organising it.  I’m pleased to say that I have already arranged for me and my colleagues to get trained up in Wikipedia, and I already have my eye on some pages I want to contribute to.

As a parting shot, here’s the pretty picture I made (deftly dodges the infographic pedants who argue this isn’t one). (Update: Brian Kelly unpacks that issue in his post on posters and infographics !)

Visual from jisc wikipedia talkview in full at


One Response to “EduWiki Conference Reflections”

  1. Martin Hawksey on September 10th, 2012 12:23 pm

    Very useful summary. I think you are right that citation of wikipedia is appropriate in context. So formal academic work is a no; less formal (certain blog posts) is okay.

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