Wikipedia and Chemistry: Collaborations in Science and Education symposium to be held, Boston 2015 ACS National Meeting

Chemistry information on Wikipedia has an enormous reach and impact.

In this symposium, the connections between Wikipedia editors and the wider chemistry community will be explored. In particular, collaborations between educators, students and regular editors (Wikipedians) will be examined to understand how Wikipedia editing can be set up as a successful class project. Educators will demonstrate how Wikipedia projects can help students with understanding subject matters and improving information literacy skills. Meanwhile, we will explore how educators and the Wikipedia community can work together through the Wikipedia Education Program to ensure students’ contributions to Wikipedia are valid and effective.

Interested in submitting an abstract? Contact Martin A. Walker, Department of Chemistry, State University of New York at Potsdam, walkerma@potsdam.edu.

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