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Thursday, August 2 • 1:30pm - 4:30pm
WT07 Integrating Wikidata with Your Educational Workflows

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WT7 Integrating Wikidata with Your Educational Workflows (Part 2)
Course Chairs: Daniel Mietchen, PhD, Data Scientist, University of Virginia
Instructor: Daniel Mietchen, PhD, Data Scientist, University of Virginia. Members of the Wikimedia community will contribute to the course.

For background on Wikidata, see the MT7 course description. While MT7 is about the roles of Wikidata in research and curation, WT7 is focused on its roles around education. Both sessions will have an introductory part about Wikidata, and participants of MT7 will lead this introduction for the WT7 course.
Wikidata is an open educational resource of growing importance, but it has not found its way into many curricula, nor has curriculum-related information found its way into Wikidata at scale. In this session, we want to explore both of these avenues for interaction between the platform and educational workflows.
On the one hand, we will consider which options there are to enrich curricula with Wikidata-related activities. We will outline three main approaches to this and provide examples of attempts to implement them:
  • Building generic Wikidata-based modules that can be inserted into coursework on a broad range of subjects with minimal customization.
  • Adding a Wikidata component to existing courses that involve Wikipedia or some other Wikimedia-related activity.
  • Building a largely Wikidata-based curriculum for data science or other data-centric fields.
In addition, we will explore how the indexing of curricula, syllabi and related information in Wikidata or Wikidata-federated Wikibase instances can be used to help instructors, students, administrators and others find information related to courses or curricula in their fields of interests.
While the focus of the session will be on tertiary education, perspectives from other educational contexts (such as secondary education, continuing professional development or language training) will be included as well.
The course consists of two parts. The first afternoon will
  • provide an introduction to Wikimedia projects like Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, Wikisource and Wikidata.
  • zoom in on Wikidata and on ways in which it can be used in educational contexts and to collect and curate education-related information.
  • The second afternoon will focus on participants contributing or otherwise curating some education-related Wikidata content in their domains and languages of choice;
  • explore how various aspects of Wikidata (such as Wikidata identifiers, APIs, SPARQL endpoint, multilinguality, the Wikibase software, apps and tools) can be integrated with education-related workflows, drawing on scenarios provided by course participants.
The course will be taught on the basis of materials provided at https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/User:Daniel_Mietchen/FSCI_2018
While MT7 is about the roles of Wikidata in research and curation, WT7 is focused on its roles around education. Both sessions will have an introductory part about Wikidata, and participants of MT7 who also attend WT7 will lead this introduction for the WT7 course.

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Daniel Mietchen

Researcher/Scholar/Scientist, Data Science Institute, University of Virginia
- Integrating research workflows with the Web - Engaging the research community and the public with open research workflows - Using open research workflows in educational contexts


Thursday August 2, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm
BLB: Classroom 3

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