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Wikipedia in Popular Culture

A 3-part discussion series in honor of Wikipedia's 20th birthday

We would like to invite you to join us for Wikipedia @ 20, a discussion series that examines the past, present and future of Wikipedia, the Internet encyclopedia. In this series of 3 programs, you can learn more about how crowdsourced information affects the way people learn and share knowledge and how teachers and students from grade school to graduate school are using Wikipedia (for better or worse). We'll dismantle some misconceptions about Wikipedia and meet some of the editors who are responsible for coordinating the production of Wikipedia information about COVID-19 and the January 6th insurrection. This program is co-sponsored by the University of Rhode Island College of Arts and Sciences and the Harrington School of Communication and Media. 



An Online Viewing and Discussion Experience

We are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Wikipedia! Join us for this fun online screening and discussion program featuring short video clips that illustrate ideas about how Wikipedia is part of popular culture. As part of this 60-minute program, we will model practices for implementing viewing and discussion activities in a fully-online context.

DATE: Monday, March 22

TIME: 5 - 6 pm EST

LOCATION: Online. Click here to register. 

RESOURCES: Access and use the Google Slide Deck for this presentation


Mary Moen, Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, University of Rhode Island 

Norbert Mundorf, Harrington School of Communication and Media, University of Rhode Island

Renee Hobbs, Harrington School of Communication and Media, University of Rhode Island

Frank Romanelli, Department of Writing and Rhetoric, University of Rhode Island 

Learn More: 

Wikipedia in Popular Culture: On WIkipedia