This 6 1/2 minute video introduces students to the pros and cons of using Wikipedia as an information source. There's a Google Form that can be used to check for understanding. Created by Lesley James, Media Literacy & Digital Citizenship Program Supervisor, Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Lets learn using some major OER repositories for searching teaching learning material and contributing i these OERs. The module will give the basic informations about know hows of using these global OER platforms for learning and creating OERs. The module has important resouces, further reading resource videos and quiz for self assessment.
Chemistry 538 - Organic Chemistry of Macromolecules covers the preparation, reactions, and properties of high molecular weight polymeric materials of both natural and synthetic origin. As a part of this course, U-M students collaboratively created and edited÷Wikipediaarticles. Student contributions can be found below, within the "Wikipedia Articles" section.
This is an unabashedly practical guide for the student fact-checker. It supplements generic information literacy with the specific web-based techniques that can get you closer to the truth on the web more quickly.
We will show you how to use date filters to find the source of viral content, how to assess the reputation of a scientific journal in less than five seconds, and how to see if a tweet is really from the famous person you think it is or from an impostor.
We’ll show you how to find pages that have been deleted, figure out who paid for the web site you’re looking at, and whether the weather portrayed in that viral video actual matches the weather in that location on that day. We’ll show you how to check a Wikipedia page for recent vandalism, and how to search the text of almost any printed book to verify a quote. We’ll teach you to parse URLs and scan search result blurbs so that you are more likely to get to the right result on the first click. And we’ll show you how to avoid baking confirmation bias into your search terms.
As part of our COVID-19 response efforts, the Education team at the Wikimedia Foundation has developed a series of lesson plans and challenge prompts that help educators incorporate Wikipedia and its sister projects in remote learning environments. Wikipedia is the largest free online encyclopedia and it’s in the top 10 most visited websites in the world. These educational proposals offer dynamic and engaging ways for teachers and guardians to complement remote education strategies, help students develop digital literacy skills, and engage in some of the largest collaborative free knowledge projects.
This is an OER, Open Pedagogy project based on a reading of 1984 by George Orwell. Students will reseach a topic directly related to the novel and find a Wikipedia page that is lacking in information or analysis and edit the page to add substance to it. Proper citations are necessary. Deliverables include a project proposal, an annotated bibliography, an edited Wikipedia page, and a synopsis describing the plan, process, and outcome of their work. This synopsis will be presented and discussed in class at the end.