DigiFest 11 September – Chelmsford

11 September 2018, 11:00 - 15:30
Chelmsford campus

Programme

Time  Activity Location
 11.00–12.00  Keynote – Making the sausages before you eat them: Educational assignments in the open – Dr Martin Poulter (University of Oxford)  SAW 104
 12.00–12.30
 Parallel Session 1 – Media Lab Tour – Ann Haigh (LAIBS)
 Parallel Session 2 –  RNIB Bookshare – Rebecca Mackle (Library)

 QUE 117
 12.30–13.00  Parallel Session 1 – SuperLab Tour – Dr Mohammed Najlah (FMS)
 Parallel Session 2 – Researcher Identifiers – Ros Francis (Library)
 SAW 008
 QUE 117
 13.00–13.30
 Break
 13.30–14.30
 Under the bonnet: Quality on Wikipedia (workshop) – Dr Martin Poulter (University of Oxford)
 SAW 104
 14.30–15.30
 Wiki races – Dr Martin Poulter (University of Oxford)
 SAW 104


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Making the sausages before you eat them: Educational assignments in the open – Dr Martin Poulter

Abstract

Wikipedia’s mission is not just to give people a free encyclopedia, but to give them the ‘edit’ button. Though Wikipedia has become ubiquitous as a starting point for research, it is not well-known that a lot of Wikipedia articles were written by students in exchange for course credit. Students get an experience of publishing, feedback, and a critical appreciation of online sources by contributing to one themselves. This presentation looks into these assignments and some of the practicalities of running and assessing them.

Bio

Martin is the Wikimedian In Residence at the University of Oxford and a trained Wikipedia Campus Ambassador. He helps educators, researchers, and cultural institutions work with open platforms. He has previously been Wikimedia Ambassador for the educational charity Jisc.

RNIB Bookshare – Rebecca Mackle

Abstract

This session introduces the RNIB Bookshare service. The logistics of using the resource to support print disabled students, using current provisions such as ReadingLists@Anglia and lecturer recommendations will be shown. Rebecca will emphasise how this system can provide much needed parity in learning and teaching experience for print-impaired learners to those without.

Bio

Rebecca is part of the Chelmsford HEMS faculty team, supporting the subject areas of Education, Social Work and Nursing. Working with print-disabled students and studying for her PG Certificate in Learning and Teaching in 2016/17 inspired pursuing an interest in working on inclusivity for all library users especially through membership of the University Library’s Inclusivity Champions team.

Researcher Identifiers – Ros Francis

Abstract

Researcher identifiers allow you to unambiguously connect your name(s) with your research outputs and disambiguate yourself from other researchers with similar names. Many institutions, publishers and funders are starting to mandate the use of certain identifiers.
In this session we will explain why researcher identifiers are important. We will demonstrate how to manage your profile in the major citation and researcher identifier systems (ORCID, Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar) to help increase your professional impact and standing.

Bio

Ros is the Academic Services Manager in the University Library based at the Chelmsford campus.

Under the bonnet: Quality on Wikipedia – Dr Martin Poulter

Abstract

Transparency and reliability are intertwined on Wikipedia, yet the site can feel anything but transparent because a lot of the site’s features are hard to find. In this hands-on workshop we explore Wikipedia as an ongoing process, with informal and formal quality reviews, and look at how reliable information competes against hoaxes and bias. Just as you look under the bonnet of a used car before buying it, Wikipedia makes it easy to ‘look under the bonnet’ of claimed knowledge.

Bio

Martin is the Wikimedian In Residence at the University of Oxford and a trained Wikipedia Campus Ambassador. He helps educators, researchers, and cultural institutions work with open platforms. He has previously been Wikimedia Ambassador for the educational charity Jisc.

Wiki races – Dr Martin Poulter

Abstract

Wiki racing is a fun activity that tests thinking at multiple levels of abstraction. It can test general knowledge or knowledge in a specific domain, and can be played by anyone with an Internet connection. In this session, you will experience a wiki-race and get tips on running one with a group. Bring a laptop or tablet if you have one. You do not need to have attended the other wiki sessions.

Bio

Martin is the Wikimedian In Residence at the University of Oxford and a trained Wikipedia Campus Ambassador. He helps educators, researchers, and cultural institutions work with open platforms. He has previously been Wikimedia Ambassador for the educational charity Jisc.

Event Details

When:
11 September 2018, 11:00 - 15:30
Location:
Chelmsford campus
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