Author Archives: mlpoulter

3 ways to use Wikipedia in education

CILIP is a scholarly/professional society for librarians and other information professionals. Jisc and CILIP have a working relationship, and CILIP has in the past hosted a Wikimedia UK stall at its conference. Today, the CILIP blog has published a guest post from me, written with help from Jisc, on Wikipedia in education. It is a follow-up … Read more

Ten Wikipedia tips for educators

The latest issue of Jisc Inform – Jisc’s online magazine for educators, researchers, and related staff – is out and is well worth a read for anyone interested in open education. Articles include an introduction to Creative Commons licences and a preview of next week’s JIsc Digital Festival (at which I’m giving a workshop and helpdesk). David Kernohan … Read more

Crowdsourcing: the wiki way of working

To influence education institutions, we need to speak their language and we need to put information in the places where they are looking for it. The Jisc infoKits are online booklets for management, technologists and other staff in Higher and Further Education. This is where such people come for advice about Programme Management, Learning Spaces, … Read more

Come and join us for a public editathon

The Wellcome Library is hosting an edit-a-thon on Wednesday 26th February 2014, to improve Wikipedia articles about medicine and health in the widest sense, including the history of medicine. This free public event is part of the partnership between Jisc and Wikimedia UK and is led by Martin Poulter, the ambassador between the two charities. … Read more

Telling the stories of rural England with Wikipedia

by Dr Humphrey Southall, Reader in Geography, University of Portsmouth, written with Dr Martin Poulter, Jisc’s Wikimedia Ambassador In November, at the EduWiki Conference 2013, academics and Wikimedians spent two days discussing a range of issues of common concern. David White of the University of Oxford’s Department for Continuing Education delivered a keynote exploring the ways … Read more