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From: Toni Sant <toni.s...@wikimedia.org.uk>
Date: 2013/8/7
Subject: [Wikimedia Education] Fwd: EduWiki Conference 2013 - Call for
Proposals
To: Wikimedia Education <educat...@lists.wikimedia.org>


*Please circulate widely...*
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  EduWiki Conference 2013 - Call for proposals
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*Wikimedia UK's second annual EduWiki conference will take place in Cardiff
on 1 and 2 November 2013. *

A recent white paper from TurnItIn, the online plagiarism-prevention
service used widely across higher education in the UK, claims that
"Wikipedia has an outsized presence as a content source for student
writing". [1] This study is based on an analysis of over 112 million
content matches from 28 million student papers submitted to TurnItIn
between July 2011 and June 2012. 11% of these content matches are from
Wikipedia.  However, the same report is quick to explain that Wikipedia has
academic merit in terms of educational value. TurnItIn's recommendation is
to "educate students that the true value of Wikipedia is to provide a
curated summary on a topic, and that they should follow the sources and
citations at the bottom of Wikipedia entries to verify the accuracy of the
information and to uncover primary source material" [2].

Wikmedia UK is now inviting proposals for papers, presentation,
provocations and/or posters, especially ones addressing the Wikipedia
problem highlighted by the TurnItIn white paper. Proposal for panels and
roundtable discussions from groups of three or four participants are also
welcome.

Indicative topics include, but are not limited to:

* Wikipedia belongs in Education, including Higher Education

* Wikipedia's academic merit and educational value

* Examples of using Wikipedia in the high school, college or university
classroom

* Ways to deter university students from plagiarizing Wikipedia

* Going beyond Wikipedia by engaging with any of the other major Wikimedia
projects: Wikibooks, Wikispecies, Wikiquote, Wikinews, Wikisource,
Wikiversity, Wikidata, and Wikimedia Commons, among others.

*Email your proposal (including an abstract of up to 200 words) to
educat...@wikimedia.org.uk by Monday 26 August 2013. All proposals should
also include a brief bio (around 50 words).

Queries about the conference or any other aspect of Wikimedia UK's
Education activities can be sent directly to WMUK's Education Organiser
toni.s...@wikimedia.org.uk*


*Notes*:
[1] TurnItIn White Paper. 'The Sources in Student Writing - Higher
Education', p.10
[2] ibid. p.11



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Dr Toni Sant - Education Organiser, Wikimedia UK
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