Open Access Wikipedia Challenge Extended Indefinitely

 

Created by Max Klein, OCLC Research Wikipedian in Residence and Wikipedia Loves Libraries community volunteers, the Open Access Wikipedia Challenge is a free online course that teaches basic Wikipedia skills and utilizes open content from a new Open Access Bot. It was initially only available 22-29 October 2012 to celebrate this year's Open Access Week. However, due to ongoing interest it will remain available indefinitely.

Hosted on P2PU (Peer to Peer University), the challenge is free, open to all and no experience is necessary. Participants will improve one Wikipedia article by embedding media harvested from open access journals. There are also optional and customized lessons available that teach the basics of Wikipedia editing. For experienced Wikipedians, the task should take 10 minutes. Others may take an hour or two to work through the lessons. All participants who complete the challenge will receive a special edition open access Wikipedia barnstar (a badge of honor on Wikipedia).

For more information:

Max Klein
Wikipedian in Residence
OCLC Research
kleinm@oclc.org
+1-650-287-4145

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research
renspiem@oclc.org
+1-614-761-5231

 

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