Modern twist on teaching classics

Tue. Aug. 3, 2021

Normally, Victoria Austen reads the work of her students. Now, that work is read by thousands.

Austen, a classics lecturer at the University of Winnipeg, assigned something novel to the students taking her course online on Roman Britain this past winter to help them virtually engage with the material.

Rather than writing and submitting a final paper to her, the 17 young academics trained as Wikipedia editors before using their academic research skills to edit and rewrite 17 articles relevant to the course.

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And to see the contributions Dr. Austen's students made to Wikipedia during their Roman Britain course, check out Dr. Austen's Twitter thread on the subject!

*Veni, Vidi, Wiki! is a take on Veni, vidi, vici,  I came; I saw; I conquered, which is a Latin phrase popularly attributed to Julius Caesar.