Wikimedia UK and the Disruptive Media Learning Lab are jointly organising a summit to bring together people using Wikipedia in the classroom and those who would like to learn more about how it works. The event takes place on 26 February here at the DMLL, Coventry University.
The day will be opened by a keynote from Prof. Allison Littlejohn (Director of the UCL Knowledge Lab) and followed by talks, practical sessions, and an unconference. Beyond Wikipedia itself, there will be an opportunity to learn about Wikidata, the open source knowledge base that links to Wikipedia.
The day will work from general principles, exploring what students get out of working with Wikipedia, and move into specifics with some case studies from Wikipedia in the classroom and hands-on sessions, and then an unconference session in the afternoon building on the ideas generated throughout the summit. The day will be concluded with a second keynote and a discussion panel.
The summit is open to all: lecturers, students, and Wikimedia volunteers. Tickets are £30 for waged attendees and £10 for unwaged. The full programme will be available on Meta-Wiki with details of how to reach the venue and accessibility.
Registration is now open and we look forward to seeing you there.
Image: The Frederick Lanchester Library at Coventry University, home to the Disruptive Media Learning Lab. By Keith Williams, CC-BY-SA 2.0.