Wikidata Summer Institute | June 2020 online | data.wikiedu.org In their Civic Online Reasoning research over the past four years the Stanford History Education Group (1) summarizes that "young people's ability to reason about the information on the Internet can be summed up in one word: bleak." Have you been looking for new tools to help change your approach to teaching information literacy? Wikidata provides one opportunity for educators to prepare students to enter an ever-changing information landscape. We hope you'll join our next online training to learn more about Wikidata's place in information literacy education.
“Wikidata is the linked data repository behind Wikipedia and it powers many answers that smartphones could spit out. Being able to explain what that meant helped equip my students with all sorts of skills to reflect on the information landscapes that they consume without thinking” writes Rivka Genesen recent Wikidata training participant and Assistant Director of Library Services at The Ursuline School (2). By having a better understanding of linked data, research librarians will be better positioned to support questions from students and professors alike. Wikidata's powerful query service can reveal insights that may be harder to find or are not present on academic databases or Google search results. Our Wikidata Summer Institute invites you to start these important conversations with your students. Other course outcomes include drawing more research insights from data, learning about tools to help navigate Wikidata, and more. “Just like school librarians strive to support teachers and students with their expertise and research assistance, Wikidata supports Wikipedia (and the internet at large) by structuring data to make it both human and machine readable. This deeper understanding of how information is organized and created will help librarians better support their communities as they consume information.” We hope you'll join us! Sign up at data.wikiedu.org. Best, Samantha 1. https://sheg.stanford.edu/students-civic-online-reasoning 2. https://wikiedu.org/blog/2020/04/09/how-learning-about-wikidata-changed-my-approach-to-teaching-information-literacy/ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Samantha Weald saman...@wikiedu.org Wiki Education learn.wikiedu.org _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to mcn-l, the listserv of the Museum Computer Network (http://www.mcn.edu) To post to this list, send messages to: firstname.lastname@example.org To unsubscribe or change mcn-l delivery options visit: http://mcn.edu/mailman/listinfo/mcn-l The MCN-L archives can be found at: http://email@example.com/