Teaching Anthropology Through Student Writing Projects on Wikipedia: AAA 2016 Workshop Highlight

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  1. Hurrah for harnessing students into the Wikipedia world, particularly for LOTE, languages other than English. I remember dabbling in this with Uyghur students at Xinjiang Normal University in Urumqi back in 2012, but not with a lot of easy success. The idea at that juncture was to take some English, or other source, articles for build up the anthro article count for the Uyghur wikipedia. Elaborating on existing articles was not overly burdensome, but to start from scratch (then at least) required extensive citations to meet the threshold set by editors. The promise of guiding others through this process in 2016 is exciting. I hope it will have audio and/or video recording for those of us unable to attend.

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