The newly-formed Student-Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC) for the MSc in Digital Education will have its first meeting on 16 March. Broadly speaking, the aim of this committee is to ensure that the student voice is heard on issues that affect their educational experience. Ours will be one of many SSLCs across the University, but we can ensure that it meets our own needs as a fully online programme. In the University’s guidelines, there is a useful set of principles highlighting governance, decision making, quality enhancement and assurance. We shall be formulating our own terms of reference, but they will be in keeping with these principles.
For the MSc in Digital Education, our SSLC membership consists of 8 student reps, 3 academic staff, and our administrator. To see who we are – and to raise any issues you want us to consider – go to our section in the MSc in Digital Education Moodle space. This space will be changing over the next few weeks as we add further information about ourselves and our aims. But you can contribute to the discussion forum now.
How does information get into Wikipedia? Who puts it there? Who edits it? (And why aren’t there more women?)
When women first matriculated to study medicine in the UK, it was at the University of Edinburgh. It didn’t go down too well – in fact, it caused a riot. Wikipedia tells us about Edinburgh Seven, but there is much more to say. And the University of Edinburgh has the evidence.
As part of the University’s Innovative Learning Week, the Moray House School of Education is joining forces with the Information Services team, the School of Literature, Languages and Cultures, EDINA and the National Library of Scotland to help people learn to edit Wikipedia, using content from the University archives.
This will be happening on campus over four afternoons, but it’s open to distance learning students, alumni, staff, and members of the public as well as campus-based students. You can sign up for as many sessions as you want while places are available.
For more information, see https://wikimedia.org.uk/wiki/Women,_Science_and_Scottish_History_editathon_series
Follow on Twitter at #ILWeditathon
Marshall Dozier and Christine Sinclair