Through May-June, LCC is hosting an online Wikipedia edit-a-thon to increase the visibility and credibility of under-represented creative practitioners. LCC staff and students are invited to participate in this collaborative endeavour, which will take place through three online, real-time events late afternoon on 27 May, 3 June and 10 June.
The edit-a-thon involves LCC Student Changemakers, builds on the work of LCC’s Liberate the Curriculum Project, and on LCC’s growing involvement with WikimediaUK, which included a keynote talk by Lucy Crompton-Reid last summer and a staff workshop in December.
Wikipedia is the world’s fifth most visited website. It is used by 87.5% students in their academic work but many (most?) don’t know they could also be editing it.
LCC staff and students can register as a participant using this Registration Form before 20th May. Participants will be contacted via UAL email with more details before the first event.
This Hub page will be used to share updates as the edit-a-thon progresses, so watch this space!
Listen to Tomas Sanders, a student, talk about his experience of editing Wikipedia