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Online Webinar on Tackling the Gender Gap in Wikipedia a Great Success

Posted by Carroll Wilkinson.
May 15th, 2015

WVU Libraries did not let March winter storm Thor set us back permanently on the Wikipedia Initiative. Though we had to cancel part two of the program planned for March 5, we came back strong on April 30 with an online webinar called “Tackling the Gender Gap in Wikipedia.” Over 100 online and in person registrants joined Cindy Liberatore and Carroll Wilkinson for the session featuring Jami Mathewson of the Wiki Education Foundation and Dr. Adeline Koh of Stockton University.

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In addition to a thorough overview of the Wikipedia’s gender gap problem, ideas for teaching with Wikipedia, assignment examples, links to resources for instructors, and many useful techniques for effective instruction were provided.

People who missed the class may now view the recording on YouTube at this address:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqhcNwWy-H4