User:Daniel Mietchen/Submissions/Integrating Wikidata and curricula

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If the formatting on this page is odd, it is likely due to the submission form being non-public and this page being a way to reflect its structure as best as possible. I will fix the formatting as we move closer to the actual presentations.

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Integrating Wikidata and curricula


Wikidata is an open educational resource of growing importance but neither has it found its way into many curricula, nor has curriculum-related information found its way into Wikidata at scale. In this session, we want to explore both of these avenues for interaction between the two.

On the one hand, we will thus consider which options there are to enrich curricula with Wikidata-related activities. We will outline three main approaches to this and provide examples of attempts to implement them: - adding a Wikidata component to existing courses that involve some Wikipedia or other Wikimedia activity - building a largely Wikidata-based curriculum for data-centric fields like data science - building generic Wikidata-based modules that can be inserted into coursework on a broad range of subjects with minimal customization.

In addition, we will explore how the indexing of curricula, syllabi and related information in Wikidata or Wikidata-federated Wikibase instances can be used to help instructors, students, administrators and others find information related to courses or curricula in their fields of interests.

While the focus of the session will be on tertiary education, perspectives from other educational contexts (e.g. secondary education, continuing professional development, or language training) will be included as well.

The session will be given on the basis of , which hosts a public and editable copy of the submission.


Wikidata education curriculum data science coursework syllabi

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Daniel Mietchen

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Communities & Collaboration GLAM & Education Research & Academia Science & Medicine Technology & Software Other - please describe in the abstract

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Language & literacy Access & accessibility Content quality Knowledge forms Other/None - please describe in the abstract

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Wikidata Other

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Not clear yet, and since the form does not have this option, I left this blank.

Special requests

Several other submissions are also touching upon Wikidata and education. I will strive to coordinate with the respective people to explore synergies between such related submissions, to sharpen the profile of each of those that make it into the program, taking into account their relative timing over the course of Wikimania.


The following text is from the submission form, which required submitters to choose "I accept these terms" before submitting a proposal.

MANDATORY. - Please be informed that the title, author, and abstract of all submissions will be published under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 4.0 License on the conference wiki. Presentations at the conference may be recorded, and any recordings would also be published under the same license. - Please make sure that your presentation is aligned with the Wikimedia Friendly Space policy. - Presenters at Wikimania are encouraged to share their slides an other materials online and with a free-license as soon as possible after the event. Wherever possible, these slides should use free-licensed source materials to facilitate that sharing. - Please contact the Programme Committee if you do not understand or are uncomfortable with any of these terms (for example, if you would prefer your presentation not be filmed).

Submission status

  • Submitted as submission number 250.
  • Rejection note received on May 2.