Wikidata for Education Tickets, Tue 30 Nov 2021 at 1pm (GMT) | Eventbrite
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This session is for educators who are interested in how to use Wikidata in the classroom.
About this event
Wikidata is a community-edited, freely accessible knowledge base. It is much easier to understand and has more interesting and varied content than most databases, so it is a good place to start when considering how knowledge can be represented by computers. It can create interactive educational visualisations on all sorts of topics and adding to Wikidata is already used as a platform for educational assignments. It can give a new lease of life to research outputs by joining them up with other information sources in a connected web. Contributing to Wikidata involves questions of data literacy and data ethics.
This session is for those who are interested in how to use Wikidata in the classroom, either as a platform to explore knowledge representation or to create educational materials. Some experience of Wikidata and other databases is useful but not assumed.
This training session will be held on Zoom, and led by Dr Martin Poulter. Instructions for joining will be sent a week or so before the sessio