And also at Mexico, in Puebla. I just forwarded this message to the professor responsible
of that project. I'll be meeting him soon because we want to share his experience.
You can read about it in Spanish:
Director Editorial – Betazeta Networks
Vocal – Wikimedia México
+52 1 (222) 2608129
From: Anna Koval <akoval(a)wikimedia.org>
Sent: lunes, marzo 23, 2015 5:31 p.m.
Subject: Re: [Wikimedia Education] "Wikipedia and Chemistry: Collaborations in
Science and Education": Symposium in Boston in August
To: Wikimedia Education <education(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
Excellent news, Martin. :)
In case your session's attendees are curious about the international
landscape, Wikipedia assignments have been piloted in university chemistry courses in at
least 6 countries: the US (Michigan, Louisiana), Canada (Toronto), Australia (Sydney),
Serbia (Belgrade), Thailand (Bangkok), and Taiwan.
Best of luck at the conference,
Anna Koval, M.Ed.
Manager, Wikipedia Education Program
On Sun, Mar 22, 2015 at 11:34 PM, Pine W <wiki.pine(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Thanks for this info. I would like to suggest that you reach out to WMDC, WMNY, and New
England Wikimedians. They may be able to connect you with other chemists who teach with
Wikipedia, and/or Wikipedians who could instruct chemists in Wikipedia mechanics and
I look foward to hearing how this event goes.
Pine On Mar 22, 2015 8:58 PM, "Martin Walker" <
We're holding a symposium at the national American Chemical Society
(ACS) meeting (in Boston, USA, August 16-20) concerning Wikipedia and Chemistry, with a
special emphasis on education projects. For example, Ye Li (co-organizer) from the
University of Michigan will be presenting on use of Wikipedia editing in chemistry courses
on her campus.
The description is as follows:
Wikipedia and Chemistry: Collaborations in Science and Education
Chemistry information on Wikipedia has an enormous reach and impact. In this symposium,
the connections between Wikipedia editors and the wider chemistry community will be
explored. In particular, collaborations between educators, students and regular editors
(Wikipedians) will be examined to understand how Wikipedia editing can be set up as a
successful class project. Educators will demonstrate how Wikipedia projects can help
students with understanding subject matters and improving information literacy skills.
Meanwhile, we will explore how educators and the Wikipedia community can work together
through the Wikipedia Education Program to ensure students' contributions to Wikipedia
are valid and effective. Finally, we will exchange ideas on how to involve more chemists
in contributing to Wikipedia, and how to use the site wisely.
We are also planning an Edit-a-thon to get chemists engaged in editing and contributing.
If you have experience of using Wikipedia (or indeed, another Wikimedia platform if
relevant) in chemical education, and would like to present, please contact me, or submit
an abstract via the ACS website. Abstracts are due by Sunday, March 29th. If you just
live in the area and would like to help out with promoting Wikipedia in education among
the chemistry community, let me know.
Prof. Martin A. Walker
Department of Chemistry
State University of New York at Potsdam
+1 (315) 267-2271
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