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WIU Wiki Edit-a-Thon: Home

Here you can find information to prepare for the Edit-a-thon, March 28-30, 2017.

What is an Edit-a-Thon?

From Wikipedia...

"In the online communities of projects such as Wikipedia, OpenStreetMap, and LocalWiki an edit-a-thon...is an organized event where editors edit and improve a specific topic or type of content, typically including basic editing training for new editors. They often involve meetups, but can be distributed as well."

So, an edit-a-thon is just a bunch of people getting together to improve on collectively written knowledge.  

Our Edit-a-Thon

At Western...

Our project is fairly open-ended. However, you should know the following: 

  • The event will be held during Open Education Week (March 27-31). 
  • Students from several classes will be working on Wiki editing projects during that time.
  • Any student can drop by the event and edit.
  • Our project will involve lengthening stubs, adding citations to un-cited facts, and creating new Wikipedia pages. 
  • Our event will center around improving the visibility of women, and women's issues, on Wikipedia, in the spirit of the Art + Feminism and Women in Red projects.