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OLET2127: Communicating with Wikidata

2022 unit information

This OLE unit teaches students to load, use and interpret information using Wikidata. This free, open source repository gathers and stores content in the public domain. It will benefit students in any discipline who are interested in harvesting statistics freely and –as Wikidatauses SPARQL –without the need for query items to be contained in data bases. Published under CC0 1.0 Universal, the data can be reused, copied, modified, and distributed and stored in Wikidata. Wikidata is multilingual so can be used for translations. It can be used with specific datasets or to ask interesting questions like 'What is the capital city of every chocolate manufacturer and how many people live there?'

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

English and Writing

Code OLET2127
Academic unit English and Writing
Credit points 2
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. apply the core policies and guidelines of Wikipedia when editing articles
  • LO2. demonstrate an understanding of what sorts of data can be centralised in Wikidata
  • LO3. extract "actionable knowledge" from data and analytics
  • LO4. synthesise knowledge from information
  • LO5. create a Wikidata-powered template - such as an info-box - for Wikipedia and other projects connected to Wikidata
  • LO6. work collaboratively to create visualisations from raw data

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Intensive April 2021
Block mode Remote
Intensive February 2022
Block mode Remote
Intensive July 2022
Block mode Remote

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