Cliff Lampe, Assistant Professor in the School of Information, discusses the various social structures that have evolved in Wikipedia, and how these processes affect the quality of content that appears on Wikipedia. Lampe covers social processes and tools that have been developed in Wikipedia, how these tools can be used to both help people more critically consume content from the site and begin contributing to the site, and how norms and rules are enforced in Wikipedia. Followed by discussion.
Open to the public; coffee and snacks provided.
This event is part of Open Education Week.
Open education seeks a world where the desire to learn is fully met by the opportunity to do so and where everyone, everywhere is able to access affordable, educationally/culturally appropriate opportunities to gain whatever knowledge or training they desire.