Submissions/Bridging the Divide: New Student Editors & the Wikipedia Community

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Submission no.
Subject no.
Title of the submission
Bridging the Divide: New Student Editors & the Wikipedia Community
Type of submission
Author of the submission
Kasey Baker and Kevin Rutherford
Country of origin
United States of America
E-mail address
Kayz911, Ktr101
Personal homepage or blog

With the recent influx of new students through the Education Program, a divide has been created between new college students and the greater Wikipedia community. This presentation will examine how this dynamic between new students, the greater academical community, Wikipedia and their passionate editors. This lecture examine potential areas of mutual interests and goals, and we will offer solutions improve the dynamic between parties in the future. There will also be a time allotted to hear from participants about their experiences and suggestions. A must attend presentation for students, professors, and Wikipedian's who often work with the academic community.

Detailed proposal
WikiCulture and Community
Length of presentation/talk
25 Minutes
Language of presentation/talk
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Yes, but it depends more on funding options provided to both of us
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