August, 2014

  1. Evaluation Portal on Meta: A Redesigned Space for Learning

    Just over one year ago, the Wikimedia Foundation started talking about evaluating programs like Wiki Loves Monuments and the Wikipedia Education Program. The goal was to grow support for program leaders to evaluate activities and outcomes that would lead to learning and improving the effectiveness of their programs.... Read more

  2. Venerable cultural institution partners with Wikimedia Serbia

    The Matica Srpska (MS) and Wikimedia Serbia (WMRS) are joining forces for an exciting new endeavor to digitalize all of the contents of at least two Serbian dictionaries over the next year, including the Serbian ornithological dictionary, and the dialects of Vojvodina dictionary. ... Read more

  3. Reimagining Mentorship with the Wikipedia Cooperative

    An editor’s initial experience when contributing to Wikipedia can be daunting: Editing can be difficult, there is a ton to read, it is easy to make mistakes right off the bat and feel pushed away when edits are reverted. My name is Jethro and a small team of editors and I are addressing these obstacles by building a mentorship space called the Wikipedia Cooperative, or simply the Co-op. ... Read more

  4. Content Translation: 100 published articles, and more to come!

  5. Wikimedia engineering report, July 2014

  6. Grants, Programs and Learning: This year at Wikimania London

    Those present at this year’s Wikimania may have witnessed a different presence of the Grantmaking team. The department, formed by Grants, Learning & Evaluation and Education teams, was present in the global conference that brings together Wikimedia project programs, movement leaders and volunteers to learn from and connect with one another at the five day event. ... Read more

  7. Remembering Jorge Royan

    Wikimedia Argentina is saddened by the passing of our great friend and collaborator, the Argentinian architect and photographer Jorge Royan. Jorge was a winner of the [Ranking Nacional de foto color de la AFA] and gold medal winner of FIAP, and held various exhibits in local and international events. He was nominated for Agfa International as “professional of the month.”... Read more

  8. Wikipedia in the classroom: Empowering students in the digital age

    During her last year of high school, Anne Kingsley took a variety of classes at Sierra College, her local community college in Rocklin, CA. The experience greatly influenced her decision to pursue a career in teaching.... Read more

  9. Chinese Wikipedia Online Magazine: A Community Gateway

    Chinese Wikipedian Wilson Ye created an online magazine called The Wikipedian in December 2012, in partnership with Addis Wang and Eric Song. This project began as part of the Chinese Social Media Program, as another way to connect the local community with the international community.... Read more

  10. Wikimedia Research Newsletter, July 2014

    Shifting values in the paid content debate; cross-language vandalism detection; translations from 53 Wiktionaries

    With contributions by: Piotr Konieczny, Maximilian Klein, Heather Ford, and Han-Teng Liao
    […]... Read more