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Submissions/Using Wikipedia to teach linguistic and digital competences

After careful consideration, the Programme Committee has decided not to accept the below submission at this time. Thank you to the author(s) for participating in the Wikimania 2015 programme submission, we hope to still see you at Wikimania this July.

Submission no.
Title of the submission
Using Wikipedia to teach linguistic and digital competences
Type of submission (discussion, hot seat, panel, presentation, tutorial, workshop)
Author of the submission
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Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Instituto de Profesores Artigas, Proyecto Wikipedia en la Educación CFE-Plan Ceibal
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Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

The EAP-Wikipedia Assignment Project, which is taking place in Instituto de Profesores Artigas in Montevideo, Uruguay based on Proyecto Wikipedia en la Educación C.F.E.-Plan Ceibal, aims at improving reading and writing skills of academic hypertexts in Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Senior students who attend Lenguas Extranjeras –E.A.P. (English for Academic Purposes) read Wikipedia articles in English as an assignment. They are teachers-to-be who will create new articles or sessions in teams on specific academic content related to their majors in Spanish based on articles from en.wikipedia.org. Teams negotiate the way they will organize their work and their Sandbox pages in order to write drafts of the article they will create. Students have to back up their editions and use authentic relevant material as information sources. The EAP Wikipedia Assignment Project aims at promoting digital literacy. Students have to learn new digital skills when using the edition tools and interact adequately with the Wikipedia community by following the 5 Wikipedia Pillars.

Wikipedia is a great evaluation tool for reading and writing. It makes the writing process visible, since every single edition a student makes is kept in the History page of the article and can be easily retrieved, compared, assessed and negotiated. Rubrics, questionnaires and evaluation forms which focus on metacognitive, social and cognitive strategies were created for authentic assessment and self-evaluation.

Based on the evaluation forms, class observations, rubrics, student feedback and editions, I will share the steps of the project and the linguistic and digital strategies students have used in order to fulfill the task.

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30 minutes
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