education

  1. By writing for Wikipedia, students learn more than a “traditional test”: Luz María Silva

    Photo from Luz Maria Silva, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    In Professor Luz María Silva’s classroom, students can opt to write a Wikipedia article in lieu of a midterm exam.... Read more

  2. Where do we go from here: the Wikimedia Education Collaborative

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    Wikimedia Education Collab members met in Stockholm to discuss the improvements they had implemented since last summer and set the goals for the upcoming eighteen months.... Read more

  3. Community digest: ‘Spring’ comes to Central–Eastern Europe, Education project kindles new Wikipedia

    Kfar Kama middle school, where the project originated. Photo by Chenspec, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    A wide international project named CEE Spring starts in Wikipedia; an education project led by Wikimedia Israel and a local Circassian school helped create the Adyghe-language Wikipedia.... Read more

  4. Community digest: “No matter how old you are, you can edit Wikipedia and be recognized for it”

    Photo by Tal Zussman, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

    An interview with Tal Zussman, a student who recently received the English Wikipedia’s “Editor of the week” award.... Read more

  5. Community digest—Estonians working on a new feedback system for Wikipedia articles

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    Have you ever felt the need for a more powerful way to comment on Wikipedia articles? WikiComment might be for you.... Read more

  6. “Wikipedia is a testament to what we can create together as a global community”: Sara Mörtsell

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    Sara Mörtsell, Education Manager for Wikimedia Sverige, is working to help educators and learners in Sweden understand how free and open education can work for them.... Read more

  7. Community digest—Wikipedia in Ukrainian education expands

    Wikitraining in Mykolaiv National University. Image by Illia Korniiko, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA-4.0.

    Being wholly committed to Wikipedia, we in Wikimedia Ukraine have no doubt that Wikipedia belongs in education—the more educators and authorities who know this the better. This month, a significant step forward was made in the expansion of the Wikipedia Education Program in Ukraine, as we welcomed a whole new region into the Education Program: Mykolaiv Oblast.... Read more

  8. Community Digest—when a province mobilizes for Wikipedia

    Photo by Melina Masnatta (WMAR), freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

    This week’s edition also includes the new revision scoring service, which “functions like a pair of X-ray specs”; the awarding of the Erasmus Prize; the possibility of an endowment; and more.... Read more

  9. Creating change one step at a time: Miguel Zuñiga Gonzalez

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    Miguel Zuñiga Gonzalez first started as a Wikipedia volunteer in 2006. Today, he combines this passion with his love of teaching, and works with university students on improving Wikipedia’s coverage of medicine.... Read more

  10. Wikipedia Education Program in Estonia encourages collaboration online and off

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    The Wikipedia Education Program in Estonia got students to contribute to the world of free knowledge on the internet by editing Wikipedia and bringing experienced editors of the online encyclopedia to work on the ground and help newbies. The journey was not an easy nor a short one for them. Leaders were able to take the challenge, support their initiative, and learn from their past lessons.... Read more