Wikipedia Education Program

Remembering Adrianne Wadewitz

Portrait of Adrianne Wadewitz at Wikimania 2012 in Washington, DC. Each of us on the Wikipedia Education Program team is saddened today by the news of Adrianne Wadewitz’s passing. We know we share this sadness with everyone at the Wikimedia Foundation and so many in the Wikimedia and education communities….

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"Paola Ricaurte 2" by AyLiiz, under CC-BY-SA-3.0

Introducing Dr. Paola Ricaurte Quijano of Tec de Monterrey, Mexico City Campus

Paola Ricaurte Quijano Paola Ricaurte Quijano is a full time professor at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Mexico City Campus and an expert on cyberculture, e-politics, digital activism and digital literacies. Her pedagogical philosophy includes having students create academic content that is free and open to the…

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Editing about Mexican laws in Greater Mexico City

Teacher Jorge Luis Esquivel Zubiri at their classroom in Universidad de Ecatepec. Ecatepec de Morelos is a city and municipality of Greater Mexico City, about one hour from downtown Mexico City. It is the most populated municipality in the State of Mexico and ranks second in most population in the…

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Wiki-Med: The Story of the First Full Wikipedia Course in Israel

On January 14 we celebrated the last week of the semester at the Tel-Aviv University, and specifically the end of the “Wiki-Med” course — the first academic course in Israel dedicated wholly to editing Wikipedia to offer full academic credit to students. The 14-week course, which began on October 15…

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Frank Schulenburg named executive director of Wiki Education Foundation

The Wikimedia Foundation and the Wiki Education Foundation released a joint announcement today with the news that Frank Schulenburg was named the first executive director of the Wiki Education Foundation. Frank, formerly the senior director of programs at the Wikimedia Foundation, will begin this role next week. More information about…

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Louisiana State University faculty member supports student Wikipedia editing

If you teach in the science department at Louisiana State University and want to incorporate a Wikipedia assignment into your classroom, Becky Carmichael is the person to meet. She began volunteering as a Wikipedia Ambassador in the Wikipedia Education Program in the United States in 2011, during her graduate studies…

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Student editors in the US and Canada add more content than ever in fall 2013

In the seven terms of the Wikipedia Education Program in the United States and Canada, students have added 55 million bytes of content to the English Wikipedia, much of it high quality. The Wikipedia Education Program in the United States and Canada recently wrapped up its seventh term. The program,…

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Editing Wikipedia, a print guide for new contributors

Editing Wikipedia brochure For newcomers, figuring out how to edit Wikipedia can be challenging. Although help pages abound, many new contributors like to have something to hold on to: printed guidance. That was the motivation for the first Welcome to Wikipedia brochure we created in 2010, and since then it’s…

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Egyptian students help narrow gender gap on Wikipedia

Fewer than 15% of Wikipedia editors around the world are female and the coverage of articles about women on Wikipedia is often not very good. Although the Arabic Wikipedia suffers the same imbalance in its content, this is not the case for the Wikipedia Education Program in Egypt. The number…

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Student club Wiki Borregos contributes to Wikimedia projects

Experimentation and activities with Wikipedia continue with high school and college students at Tec de Monterrey in Mexico City. One major advancement is recognition of activities by the school system as a student club, with the name of Wiki Borregos.

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