Come Celebrate Wikipedia Day!
Come celebrate Wikipedia Day with me this Sunday at the Ace Hotel right here in New York City. Details about how we at Wikimedia NYC are celebrating this in a New York way can be found here (including the time of the cake!!).
Wikipedia Day is a day in January when people gather together to celebrate the birthday of Wikipedia (established on January 15, 2001), often involving community, sharing, learning, and Wikipedia editing.
I plan to do all these things, including moderating a panel on Wikipedia in the University. Having used Wikipedia editing as an extra credit assignment with my graduate research students for a couple years now, I look forward to sharing what has worked for me and, in the spirit of wiki, learn how others do it in their own practices in a way that can help improve my own teaching and learning!
I do a lot of volunteer work with Wikimedia (I edit, I review project grants, I serve on the Wikimedia NYC Board, I serve on the Capacity Building working group, amongst others) as part of my commitment to knowledge as a service and knowledge equity, and believe the more we can be critical consumers of information, the more we can learn to be critical creators of it.