Does anyone know of specific materials developed for teaching critical
reading skills (either in K-12 or higher education) *through* reading
I vaguely remember coming across some, but don't remember the details.
I'm thinking about things like "how to identify bias", "how to distill the
argument from a paragraph", "what are weasel words", logical fallacies, etc.
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sum of all knowledge. Help us make it a reality!
I’m excited to point you all to a new Wiki Education Foundation blog post
announcing the hires for three positions. Sage Ross joins us June 2 as
Product Manager, Digital Services; Jessica Craft joins us June 3 as
Executive Assistant to the ED; and Sara Crouse joins us June 16 as Deputy
Director & Senior Director of Fundraising and Partnerships. You can read
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Hi, a few of us had an offline discussion about getting university professors to encourage their students to publish code that they develop for classes based on MediaWiki and Wikimedia projects. What I heard is that professors are using MW and Wikimedia projects as environments for student devs but not many are publishing the code that the students produce. Is anyone working on outreach to university professors to encourage them to get student projects published and in a form that we can use, and is there a list of projects somewhere that are suggested for professors to use when teaching? This could be a dev equivalent to the Wikimedia Education Program.
I umm’d and ahh’d over whether this was an abuse of the mailing list – so my apologies if you’re of that view (please let me know), and obviously just ignore it!
Essentially, I’m looking for participants to take part in some PhD research, if anyone has a spare afternoon I’d really appreciate your help (sadly gratitude is all I can offer in return). The study is of broad relevance to Wikimedians in that it involves collaborating to find information, and writing a short shared piece based on that information. I can obviously provide further information particularly after the study is complete.
I’m currently looking for participants to take part in some PhD research. The study is of broad relevance to Wikimedians in that it involves collaborating to find information together, and writing a short shared piece based on that information. I thought this community might be interested in two ways:
1) take part yourself, if anyone has a spare afternoon I’d really appreciate your help (sadly gratitude is all I can offer in return),
2) working with a student group, the task would be a great task for students (undergraduates or above) to think about how they work together to find and evaluate information
The study involves two collaborative tasks, the first of which involves reading a set of assigned texts, and the second searching on the web. So to do that:
· It involves downloading and using a firefox addon
· to work with a partner (someone you know, but it’s better if they’re not in the same location – you can schedule this at your own convenience)
· to read some documents and write a short piece together
There are two tasks (total time 2.5-4 hours) but if you wanted to just sign up to 1 in the first instance and then decide on the 2nd that’s possible. More information on the website, so I’ll leave it with you. The research findings would of course be shared back to you.
Your help would be much appreciated!
If you’re interested in signing up, please check out the website at <http://projects.kmi.open.ac.uk/edusearch/> http://projects.kmi.open.ac.uk/edusearch/ If you do sign up where your role is asked, it’d be great if you could put whatever you consider your main role to be, + ‘Wikimedian’
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The International Conference on Digital Security
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June 24-26, 2014
VSB-Technical University of Ostrava
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The proposed conference on the above theme will be held at VSB-Technical
University of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic From June 24-26, 2014.
All papers will be published in the proceedings of the conference, sDIWC
digital library and best papers for special issue journals.
Final Submission Deadline : May 25, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: 7 days from the submission date
Camera Ready : June 14, 2014
Registration : June 14, 2014
Conference Dates : June 24-26, 2014
Its that time again! For many of you, the end of the semester is coming
or already here. We would love summaries of semester projects along
with all the usual news.
Last month we got a record number of submissions including a number from projects we havent heard from before, let's keep it up!
feel free to add links to Wikipedia in education-related stories
published in other media. This has its own section in the newsletter.
As usual the place to go is https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education/Newsletter/Newsroom
I am very pleased to announce that WikiConference USA is less than 30 days
away! Over the last few months, Wikimedia NYC and Wikimedia DC have been
collecting curated submissions on a diversity of wiki and free/open
knowledge-related topics (with tracks on Community, Tech, Outreach, GLAM,
Education), and recruited some excellent keynote speakers who can speak to
their personal activism and leadership in these domains.
But this is a "Wiki" conference, and what it thrives on most is your
participation, your differing areas of experience and expertise, to enliven
and enrich all of the sessions we have planned together. And, exciting
too, there still will be numerous opportunities for "unconference" sessions
led by participants on the fly, and we encourage you to bring the ideas
from your domain for these sessions as well.
Here are the details for the conference:
Dates: Friday, May 30, 2014 - Sunday, June 1, 2014
Location: New York Law School (185 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013)
And our distinguished and dynamic roster of keynote speakers:
*Phoebe Ayers - Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees
*Sumana Harihareswara - Wikimedia Foundation Engineering Community Team;
Advisor, Ada Initiative
*Christie Koehler - Community Building Education Lead, Mozilla Corporation
*DC Vito, Executive Director - The LAMP/MediaBreaker
For more information, please review our official press release below! We
hope you will join us and help us spread the word!
Richard Knipel (User:Pharos)