Under the hood: How understanding Wikipedia’s internal structure and community can teach media literacy

Date & Time

Oct 27th at 11:15 AM until 12:45 PM

Track

Open Leaders 
Web Literacy 

Location

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Everybody uses Wikipedia but not everyone understands how it works. Participants in our session will be given an introduction to the sometimes complex internal processes of Wikipedia and how understanding them allows us to critique sources, understand context and analyse information.

We will give people a deeper understanding of the ‘back end’ of Wikipedia, such as how disputes are resolved, and who decides what belongs on the 5th most visited website on the internet.

This is a Shed session.