Women’s-Studies Students Across the Nation Are Editing Wikipedia - The Chronicle of Higher Education
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"This month more than 750 students in women’s and gender studies are getting on Wikipedia. But the students aren’t looking up information. They are editing it in hopes of closing the website’s gender gap. Under the auspices of the Wiki Education Foundation and the National Women’s Studies Association, 4,614 students have added more than three million words to Wikipedia and edited 9,855 articles since the effort began, in 2014. But a wide gender gap persists on the site: Only 17.49 percent of biographies on Wikipedia are of women, and the site’s top article categories relate to the military, war, and sports. To counter that pattern, the program provides training to faculty members and students on how to conduct the editing process on Wikipedia. The women’s-studies group has assembled the largest cohort of students editing Wikipedia articles through the foundation, which also teams up with other academic associations...."