Writing Wikipedia Articles – free online course

case takingWe are delighted to announce a new round of our free online course, “Writing Wikipedia Articles: The Basics & Beyond” (#WIKISOO).

The course runs from 25 February – 8 April 2014, and is now open for enrollment.

As many of you know already, WIKISOO teaches the nuts and bolts of Wikipedia. We focus on building and improving articles related to Open Education. Enrollment is open to all. We’d especially like to invite past students to re-register: your knowledge and experience will be valuable to your fellow students, and it’s also a great opportunity to deepen your learning about Wikipedia and OER.

WIKISOO students learn about the values and culture that have driven hundreds of thousands of volunteers to build Wikipedia. Through your work in the course, you will join an effort that has generated millions of free articles in hundreds of languages since 2001. The course covers the technical skills needed to edit articles, and also offers practical insights into the site’s collaborative norms and social dynamics. You will graduate with a sophisticated understanding of how to use Wikipedia both as a reader and as an active participant.

In this round of the course, we are looking forward to collaborating more closely with our colleagues in WikiProject Open and WikiProject Open Access. These ongoing WikiProjects are a great place to connect with Wikipedians interested in openness, and will help our students build a sense of community that extends beyond those formally connected with the WIKISOO course.

Further details:

More information: enwp.org/WP:WIKISOO
Enrollment page:  enwp.org/WP:WIKISOO/NOW

Course instructors : Pete Forsyth, Sara Frank Bristow, and Dr. Robert Cummings

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