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Edinburgh Award 2023/4 Blog This year I had my first experience helping with the Edinburgh Award Wikipedia project. The Edinburgh Award is a scheme which encourages students to volunteer in various projects that are happening around the University whilst undertaking their studies, with the ultimate aim of improving employability and graduate outcomes. Having undertaken an […]

Since January 2016, I have worked as Wikimedian in Residence with the University of Edinburgh’s course teams to quickly generate real examples of technology-enhanced learning activities appropriate to the curriculum. As a result, students from diverse learning communities and a variety of disciplines benefit from learning new digital and information literacy skills appropriate for the […]

A Wikipedia assignment has been part of Translation Studies MSc since 2016 when I first met with Dr. Charlotte Bosseaux and convinced her to try a new approach to a pedagogical problem they had; getting the students to have meaningful, published translation practice that they would be motivated to complete. Course leaders were keen to […]

This post is written by new Assistant Wikimedian in Residence, Ellie Whitehead. On Burns Night, 25th January, I ran my first Wikipedia Editathon event. The event looked to add more Scottish traditions, information about Robert Burns, and Scottish women in literature onto Wikipedia. Together we made 557 total edits, added 15.5k words, created 7 new […]

As an eLearning Systems Developer in a dynamic small team, my role revolves around creating custom web applications, university-wide platforms, and extensions for the central virtual learning environment, Blackboard Learn. With over 20 applications under our belt, each presenting unique challenges and varying complexities, my days are a blend of technical expertise, collaboration, and continuous […]

This post is written by new Assistant Wikimedian in Residence, Ellie Whitehead. 23 years ago, on 15th January 2001, Wikipedia was launched as an independent, online open-source encyclopaedia. In its first year it amassed 20, 000 articles appearing in 18 different languages. Since then, Wikipedia has grown to be an internationally known and respected symbol […]

It has been a while since I sat down with my thoughts. I have been talking about making time to blog and reflect and today is the day!  If you’re new here, hello! This will not be an ideological masterpiece or reference books I read related to the role but more a personal reflection for […]

Let me take a moment to share my thoughts around one of our newer services with Learning, Teaching and Web: Anthology Ally. Accessibility is fast becoming one of my favourite topics working within DLAM. A Humanities graduate myself, maybe the link between Hermeneutics (Interpretation theory) and digital transformations in accessible design play a part. Whilst […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes ‘We Have Great Women in STEM’ colouring book Our volume three colouring book ‘We Have Great Women in STEM’ is now available on Edinburgh Diamond, the University of Edinburgh’s digital service for hosting Diamond Open Access books and journals. Hosting our books on Edinburgh Diamond Although we have our books available on the Colouring Books website having them […]

Reading Time: < 1 minute It’s finally here! The third edition of the “We Have Great Stuff” colouring book has been in the works all summer, and is finally ready to be shared! This edition has been a huge group effort, and took a lot of collaboration from the Edinburgh community. Over a series of three workshops, UoE students, professors, […]

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