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HerStory Edit-a-thon

by Samantha Dodd Feb 21 2018 - 10:19am
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Wikipedia is the fifth most visited website in the world. Its fundamental principles include free content that anyone can use, edit, and distribute, neutrality, and collective engagement. According to Wikipedia’s study of its user community, less than 10% of Wikipedia’s editors are women. Other studies have also found that new female editors are more likely than male editors to have their edits reverted. Wikipedia has fewer and less extensive articles about women or topics important to women.

Because Wikipedia is open access and open source, there are tools to make changes and to...

Open Education Week at UTA: Events for Teachers

by Michelle Reed Feb 14 2018 - 1:43pm
Open Education Week 2018

During Open Education Week, UTA CARES will offer a number of events in support of UTA educators interested in exploring all that open education has to offer.

 

  Open Office Hours

 

Stop by Central Library B20 with your syllabus for...

OA Week Explores Wikipedia

by Samantha Dodd Nov 14 2017 - 11:16am
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Open Access Week, a global event now entering its tenth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.

With that in mind, it only made since to take a closer look at Wikipedia, the fifth most visited website in the world, whose fundamental principles include free content that anyone can use, edit, and distribute, neutrality, and collective...