Hacking History: Redressing Gender Inequities on Wikipedia Through an Editathon

Nina Hood, Allison Littlejohn, International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, Dec 05, 2018
Commentary by Stephen Downes

This article explores the "experiences of nine participants of an editathon at the University of Edinburgh on the topic of the Edinburgh Seven, who were the first women to attend medical school in 19th century United Kingdom." The authors argue "it was through the act of moving from consumer to contributor and becoming part of the community of editors, that participants could not only more fully understand issues of bias and structural inequities on Wikipedia, but also actively challenge and address these issues." It makes me think of the slogan: "no knowing without doing." 

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