Join us on April 23 for a CoCo Seminar by Dr. Frances Di Lauro titled Writing with Wikipedia in Multi-Campus and Multicultural Contexts.
The 2012 TurnItIn White Paper reported that a large percentage of similarity matches do not necessarily result from cheating, or poor citation practices. In some cases the cause can be an excessive reliance on the sources word choices. It is crucial that educators teach new knowledge literacy to their students and to engage them in knowledge creation and transmission that is ethical and respectful. Writing for Wikipedia is an Open Educational Practice that offers students opportunities for educators to cultivate ethical research and writing practices, while their students engage in participatory writing on a global writing environment. Students engage in writing partnerships with diverse sets of communities beyond the academy, including underrepresented groups, and in helping to produce information, broaden their awareness and knowledge of other disciplines and epistemologies.
Dr. Di Lauro has been teaching writing and rhetoric in blended modes since 2007 and joined the Writing Hub to assist students with academic writing through courses and workshops. In 2011 she represents the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences on the University’s eLearning Committee and is developing formative and summative assessment tasks for use in new high tech, collaborative learning spaces. She recently convened a symposium on the use of Wikimedia projects in higher education, and is currently developing the first Australian Wikipedia Education Program.