Have you ever wondered as to what makes Wikipedia so popular, and why it is the go-to resource for people engaging in research on the internet? Given the ubiquity of Wikipedia, librarians and educators should be able to guide students on how to use these resources effectively.
Please join us to discover how Wikipedia is not just the starting point of research and how Wikipedia can be used as a teaching tool. You will also get to try your hand at uploading content to Wikimedia Commons.
By the end of this workshop, participants will be more aware of Wikipedia’s value and encouraged to incorporate it in the classroom.
2.00 - 4.00 pm
Presentations 1. Wikipedia - structure, forensics, “Talk”, “History” and User pages, taxonomies, “What Links Here”, page views and the Zeroth Law of Wikipedia 2. Using Wikipedia as a teaching tool - Singapore Management University Constitutional and Administrative Law Wikipedia Project
4.00 - 4.15 pm
4.15 - 5.15 pm
Hands-on session (limited to 25 participants) For the hands-on session, please bring along an easily accessible digital photograph that you have personally taken - this can be a photograph of your home country, your place of work, or even something you have taken in Singapore!
Jack Tsen-Ta Lee
Assistant Professor of Law, School of Law, Singapore Management University