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The new Education Toolkit provides a blueprint for implementing successful Wikimedia programs. Photo by María Cruz, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

New Education Toolkit helps program leaders develop more effective Wikimedia programs

This first toolkit provides a blueprint for implementing successful Wikimedia programs. It includes best practices, tips and ideas for planning, teaching and evaluating educational programs. (…)

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Some Wikipedia readers in Pakistan have become active contributors, as featured in this group portrait from the 2013 Karachi Photo Walk. Karachi Walkers by Azlan Khan, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

Survey: What do Pakistani readers think of Wikipedia?

The first online survey of Pakistani readers was conducted to better understand their needs and relationship with Wikipedia. Here are the results. (…)

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Participatory grantmaking works because of committees such as this one. These community members review proposals for funding and help decide what to fund. Photo by Adam Novak, CC-BY-SA-4.0.

Report finds the Wikimedia Foundation to be the largest known Participatory Grantmaking Fund

A report by the The Lafayette Practice group found that the Foundation’s participatory grantmaking program is “innovative and groundbreaking”, with the largest peer-review participation of any funder of this kind. (..)

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Avner and Darya fell in love while touring Israel with other Wikipedians. Here they are at Mount Eitan. Photo by Deror Avi, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0

A WikiLove story

Wikipedians Avner and Darya fell in love while volunteering with Wikimedia Israel. They were engaged soon after, thanks to a shared passion for knowledge. Here is their moving love story, just in time for Valentine’s Day. (…)

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The Wikimedia Foundation hosted a booth at FOSDEM 2015, the annual Free and Open Source Software Developers’ European Meeting in Brussels. Wikimedia Booth Photo by Romaine, licensed under CC0 1.0.

Wikimedia at FOSDEM 2015

The Wikimedia Foundation hosted a booth at FOSDEM 2015, the annual Free and Open Source Software Developers’ European Meeting in Brussels. (…)

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Sharing knowledge is a beautiful thing: a growing library of 'learning patterns' helps Wikimedians share what they learn about organizing activities like edit-a-thons. Max Reinhardt Library in Schloss Leopoldskron, by Jorge Royan, under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

An easier way to share knowledge through learning patterns

An updated library of ‘learning patterns’ helps Wikimedians share what they learn about organizing activities like edit-a-thons. (…)

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Ukraine Wikipedia Logo 2.0 from Wikimedia Foundation, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

Ukrainian Wikipedia celebrates its 11th anniversary

The Ukrainian Wikipedia has grown significantly since it started 11 years ago. In this interview, Wikimedia Ukraine founder Yuri Perohanych discusses how it has changed and the challenges it faces. (…)

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Wikimedia sites can only show this picture of Weimar's Nietzsche Archive because German's 'Freedom of Panorama' law authorizes it. If the building was located in Belgium or France, this would be a copyright infringement.

The Twilight of Copyright, or, How to reform with a hammer

The new European Commission is working on a copyright reform proposal this year. Here’s a report on what this could mean for the Wikimedia movement. (…)

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Examples of Wikimedia programs under evaluation this year. Can you help collect more data? Slide by María Cruz, CC-BY-SA 4.0. Photo by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, public domain

Help fill in the gaps: Contribute to the story of Wikimedia programs

The Wikimedia Foundation’s Learning and Evaluation team invites you to help collect data about Wikimedia programs, so we can evaluate their impact. Here’s an overview about this initiative and how you can contribute. (…)

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This open badge acknowledges the skills of students and teachers using Wikipedia. Pilot badge by Sara Mörtsell, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

New badges recognize Swedish students and teachers who contribute to Wikipedia

Open badges acknowledge the skills and contributions of students and teachers using Wikipedia, in a new education program led by Wikimedia Sverige. Editing Wikipedia counts as learning! (…)

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