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UW-Madison’s Rawat authors guest blog post for Wikipedia Education Foundation

May 22, 2017

UW-Madison’s Tanushree Rawat recently authored a guest blog post for the Wiki Education Foundation reflecting on her pedagogical motivations for teaching with Wikipedia.

Rawat is pursuing a Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Education Leadership and Policy Analysis. Her research focuses on the role of technology in education, and as a graduate teaching assistant she has led Wikipedia projects in multiple classes.

In particular, Rawat reflects on using Wikipedia as an assessment tool with graduate students in her classes.

Writes Rawat: In the past three semesters, students have created or modified more than 26 Wikipedia articles. New pages for topics like distributed leadership, ConnectEd Initiative, framework for authentic intellectual work, and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports were created as part of the past classes. … While creating these pages, students were pushed to think about their work in terms of preparing it for an audience that may not know anything about it.”

But to learn much more about Rawat’s thoughts on this topic, check out the entire blog post for free on this Wiki Education Foundation web page

The Wiki Education Foundation is a small nonprofit organization that serves as the bridge between academia and Wikipedia. It runs programs that seek to build connections between universities and Wikipedia, and other Wikimedia projects.

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