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Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning hosts

Two Events with

Jami Mathewson, Wiki Education Foundation


Faculty Development Luncheon:  Teaching with Wikipedia

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 – Student Union Ballroom

Doors open at 11:45 am, Presentation will begin at 12:00 pm. A complimentary lunch will be provided.

Wikipedia is one of the world’s most widely read open educational resources. Serving 500 million monthly readers, its broad public presence, open for anyone to edit, offers a unique opportunity to participate in an online community of practice. University faculty are using Wikipedia as a tool to teach students how to research and write about course topics. Students gain deeper insight into their course material and learn to evaluate critically the reliability of sources. Along the way, they report enthusiasm and high levels of motivation as they share knowledge with a real-world audience.

Please RSVP Online by 5:00 PM, Monday, February 18, 2019


Presentation:  Wikidata, a new tool for the classroom

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 – Lamar 130

Presentation will begin at 2:30 pm.

“Data, data, data! [One] can’t make bricks without clay!” Sherlock Holmes The Adventure of the Copper Beeches

Wikidata is here! A free database that links millions of concepts, Wikidata can be a tool to support

projects and assignments for your students and yourself.  In this talk, Jamie Mathewson will share the fundamentals of Wikidata. In addition, she will suggest the ways you and your students can be both consumers of and contributors to this database, which plays an important role in the AI behind Siri, Alexa, and other speaker technologies. Join us to learn more about this innovative tool!

Please RSVP Online by 5:00 PM, Monday, February 18, 2019


Join us to learn how Wikipedia and Wikidata are helping students in developing their media literacy, critical thinking, and writing skills!

Note:  If you require special assistance related to a disability, please contact the CETL at 662-915-1391.



Jami Mathewson has supported instructors and students working on Wikipedia since 2011. She worked at the Wikimedia Foundation to coordinate the program until joining the group that started a new non-profit, the Wiki Education Foundation, which provides expertise and online tools for designing assignments, training students, tracking their work, and measuring impact to Wikipedia. At Wiki Ed, Jami is the Educational Partnerships Manager, developing partnerships with academic institutions to increase participation in Wiki Ed’s programs and bring content expertise to Wikipedia.