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CHAPTER 1


LIBRARY-FACULTY COLLABORATION USING WIKIPEDIA FOR LEARNING AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT


Jyldyz Bekbalaeva1, Aisuluu Namasbek kyzy1, Shirin Tumenbaeva1, and Zhuzumkan Askhatbekova1

^1 American University of Central Asia


Abstract

Wikipedia uses collaborative models of content creation and fosters a culture of collaboration. Understanding how it works and mastering editing skills o en calls for partnerships between different members of the university community. Library-faculty Wikipedia-centered collaboration can open new opportunities to develop information and media literacy, student agency, and civic participation. is chapter shares faculty and librarians’ experience with using Wikipedia as a teaching tool as part of an initial pilot project aimed at using open educational resources. e library-faculty team from the American University of Central Asia worked together to use Wikipedia as a tool for collaborative learning and civic participation among students in sociology classes.


Keywords

Wikipedia in education, Wikipedia as a teaching resource, Wikipedia and academic libraries.