Calling all emerging scholars. Become a contributor to the most visited information website in the world: Wikipedia.
Wikipedia affords students the opportunity to become content editors and contribute in an open environment to the free flow of information.
As a student of the University at Buffalo (UB) you have a wealth of high-quality information at your fingertips that many scholars around the world would envy. Using these and other "open access" resources you will work on improving or creating Wikipedia entries related to a topic of your choosing that has been approved by a member of the Libraries' Education Services team. You will work through the Wikipedia training modules at a pace that works for you; however, all work is expected to be completed by the end of the semester (Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer).
Through this project you will learn valuable research skills, report writing, citing, summarizing, and how to find and use appropriately licensed images. Wikipedia is a community of expert and budding scholars collaborating in a respected peer ecosystem to create a high-quality body of knowledge free to all. You can be a part of the community!
Students will substantially improve existing Wikipedia entries or create new entries (languages other than English encouraged).
|Length of commitment||Less than a semester (0-2 months)|
|Level of collaboration||Individual student project|
|Who is eligible||Anyone|
If you are planning to use this project to satisfy program requirements for your academic major or minor, it is your responsibility to obtain approval from your academic department prior to beginning the project.
Once you begin the digital badge series, you will have access to all the necessary activities and instructions. Your mentor has indicated they would like you to also complete the specific preparation activities below. Please reference this when you get to Step 2 of the Preparation Phase.