under the skin of wikipedia

Flayed man holding up his own skin. (c) Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh http://images.is.ed.ac.uk/luna/servlet/s/7bxti3
Flayed man holding up his own skin. (c) Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh http://images.is.ed.ac.uk/luna/servlet/s/7bxti3

A fun day out with my team at the eduwiki conference. The conference was opened by Peter McColl, University of Edinburgh Rector who spoke about the role of civic universities in promoting and contributing to the knowledge commons. 

During the day we learned a lot about the various features and extensions which make Wikipedia a ideal platform for open practice in learning, teaching and knowledge dissemination. We noted that there was no activity from Scottish universities listed in the Wikipedia courses list. Several colleagues quickly signed up to become wikimedian campus ambassadors, so that may change.

There were a number of Wikimedians-in-Residence at the conference and we soon began to think of projects for a residency at Edinburgh if we can tempt someone to wiki with us. Martin Poulter (previously resident at Jisc) chose an article about the Edinburgh Resurrectionists as an example to use in the conference to show the talk pages and engagement options.

It was fun ( and not at all scary) to dig down into the bones of Wikipedia for #Halloween

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *