#InVinoFab episode no. 10: Editing and Learning #STEM on Wikipedia with Kelee Pacion (@saguaromelee)

On episode no. 10 of the In Vino Fabulum (#InVinoFab) podcast we are joined with Kelee Pacion (@saguaromelee) who works works as a librarian in the Albert R. Mann Library at Cornell University. Her background is in STEM instruction, information literacy, and instructional design. She is the library liaison to Molecular Biology and Genetics, Neurobiology and Behavior, Microbiology, and the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs. Her primary focus as the instruction coordinator is on curriculum mapping, instruction planning, and working with Wikipedia as a means of teaching applied communication skills.

Kelee did her undergraduate degree in Molecular Biosciences at Arizona State University.  Her first master’s in Curriculum and Instruction at Arizona State University, her second master’s in Information Resources and Library Science at the University of Arizona, and is currently working on a third master degree in public administration with a focus on science communication and policy. She is a self-proclaimed “life-long learner” who loves to collect masters degrees and be engaged in the education process. Here is more about her MPA degree program at Cornell University. Connect with her and learn more about her work here:

Courses she supports at Cornell University:

All about Wikipedia for Education, Gender, and Editing:

“The fact that I’m writing for Wikipedia has more meaning for me. The fact that I’m going to get out there and communicate with more people, than if I wrote an academic paper.” ~Student Using Wikipedia @ Cornell U.

Want to get involved in Wikipedia even if you’re outside higher ed?

  1. Wikipedia: Community Portal https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Community_portal
  2. Create a username and get involved!
  3. Check out the Training/For students for the “how to” edit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Training/For_students
  4. Ways to HELP: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Contents
  5. Cite sources/Appropriate sources https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Cite_sources/Appropriate_sources
  6. Editorial oversight and control https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Editorial_oversight_and_control

“So why say don’t use it? Just teach people how to use it correctly, and then they can use it as a launch point.”

 ~Kelee’s advice for Wikipedia as a starting point for research for higher ed learners

About Wikipedia in the news:

Favorite drink = beer! Belgium style, pilsners, lagers, IPAs, pale ales, & session ales!

Notable story and reads:

Do you have someone we should interview? Do YOU want to be interviewed for the pod? Let us know. We’d love to hear from you about whose story we should share on a future #InVinoFab episode. Send us love, suggestions, and comments to: invinofabulum@gmail.com

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