WikiLiteracy Enhancing students’ digital literacy with Wikipedia

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Caroline Ball

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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.

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BALL, Caroline. WikiLiteracy. Journal of Information Literacy, [S.l.], v. 13, n. 2, p. 253-271, dec. 2019. ISSN 1750-5968. Available at: <https://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/JIL/article/view/PRJ-V13-I2-5>. Date accessed: 14 dec. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.11645/13.2.2669.
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