Category: Monthly Reports

Category: Monthly Reports

Recent news from Wiki Ed

Monthly Report, July 2017

Highlights Remote Wiki Education staff traveled to San Francisco to participate in a week-long All Staff meeting with local staff. It was a great opportunity for staff to collaborate in-person, since half of our staff is remote. We engaged in a lot of planning for how we will accomplish our goals for next fiscal year, … Continued

Monthly Report, June 2017

Highlights Wiki Education released the results of the Fall 2016 Student Learning Outcomes research. Among the more important findings, Wikipedia assignments give students digital literacy skills, and students are more motivated by a Wikipedia assignment than by a traditional assignment. The results are important to show the impact our program has on student learning. We thank … Continued

Monthly Report for May 2017

Highlights We announced the placement of a new Visiting Scholar, Eryk Salvaggio, at the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage at Brown University. Eryk will be using the university’s resources to improve topics on an important academic subject that’s underdeveloped on Wikipedia, ethnic studies. Wiki Education staff presented about our programs … Continued

Monthly Report for April 2017

Highlights Product Manager Sage Ross announced a new Dashboard feature, Authorship Highlighting, which makes it easy for instructors to see each student’s contributions to an article. Community Engagement Manager Ryan McGrady announced a new Visiting Scholar at Northeastern University, Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight, 2016 co-Wikipedian of the Year and co-founder of WikiProject Women in Red. She will … Continued

Monthly Report for March 2017

Highlights Director of Programs LiAnna Davis traveled Brazil to meet with the Wikimedia Brasil User Group and present at the University of São Paulo about teaching with Wikipedia and the Year of Science. Executive Director Frank Schulenburg and LiAnna went to Germany for the annual Wikimedia Conference, where they participated in the movement’s strategic planning … Continued

Monthly Report for February 2017

Highlights Local and remote staff connected for an all-staff meeting in San Francisco’s Presidio. Staff shared Year of Science reflections, celebrated last year’s successes, and kicked off the annual planning process for the next fiscal year. Wiki Ed staff attended the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Boston. Director … Continued

Monthly Report for January 2017

Highlights The spring term kicked off at the beginning of the month, with the first rush of recruitment bringing on 213 courses into our program by the end of the month. (In context, we supported 215 total in spring 2016; this spring, we’re anticipating supporting more than 100 additional courses.) Classroom Program Manager Helaine Blumenthal, … Continued

Monthly Report for December 2016

Highlights At the end of the Wikipedia Year of Science, we tallied the contributions our 287 science courses contributed: 4.93 million words added to 5,640 articles, including 622 new entries, viewed 270 million times just during their respective terms. That means we added the equivalent of 11% of the last print edition of Encyclopedia Britannica … Continued

Monthly Report for November 2016

Highlights The Simons Foundation renewed its support for Wiki Ed, with a $480,000 two-year grant to extend the impact of the Year of Science, awarded through the Simons Foundation Science Sandbox initiative. Wiki Ed was awarded a $25,000 gift from the Broadcom Foundation, which “empowers young people to be STEM literate, critical thinkers and college … Continued

Monthly Report for October 2016

Wiki Education Foundation Monthly Report, October 2016 Highlights Wiki Ed staff attended WikiConference North America, a three-day annual event that took place in San Diego this year. We presented on several aspects of our programs, received helpful feedback, met with collaborators, and engaged with dozens of Wikipedians, librarians, educators, and other Wikipedia enthusiasts. Wiki Ed … Continued