Author: Frank Schulenburg

Author: Frank Schulenburg

Recent news from Wiki Education

Welcome, Nanette!

I’m thrilled to announce Wiki Education’s newest team member, Nanette James. Nanette started this month as our Director of Sales. A former librarian with extensive experience in sales, Nanette’s background makes her the perfect fit for Wiki Education. Nanette will play a key role in our effort to scale up our Scholars & Scientists Program. … Continued

Announcing our 2021–22 Annual Plan

When we were in the process of creating last fiscal year’s annual plan, the COVID-19 pandemic had just started to tighten its grip on our planet. In the United States, many millions of people had already lost their jobs, the Dow Jones had dropped dramatically, and large parts of our country were in lockdown. Wiki … Continued

Sharing our learnings on improving Wikipedia’s COVID coverage

When the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic a year ago, Wikipedians were busy improving articles related to coronavirus, especially the main article on the pandemic. Quality varied widely, however, across articles related to state and regional responses to the pandemic. Articles about states like New York or California with vibrant existing editing communities … Continued

Welcome, Kathleen!

We’re happy to introduce Kathleen Ramsey as Wiki Education’s new Director of Donor Relations. Kathleen comes from BrightFocus Foundation, where she managed a portfolio of foundations and corporations in an effort to cure diseases of mind and sight. Before BrightFocus, she administered major and planned gifts at Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. She is excited to bring … Continued

Welcome, Victoria and Evan!

All of us at Wiki Education would like to formally welcome part-time employees Victoria Padilla and Evan Monk to our organization. Victoria Padilla is joining Wiki Education as a part-time executive assistant.Victoria provides executive level support and helps to ensure smooth day-to-day operations. Her responsibilities include providing general administrative support, supporting our Executive Director and … Continued

Ten years of Wikipedia Education Program – a look back

This fall, we’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Wikipedia Education Program. Started as an experimental pilot project by the Wikimedia Foundation in 2010, it quickly grew into a global program run by different organizations across more than 80 countries. Over the past decade, Wiki Education – an independent spin-off of the Wikimedia Foundation – … Continued

An update on our monthly reports

Since Wiki Education started in 2014, we’ve been making the ED’s monthly reports to the board public. We’ve invested a lot of staff time into creating and distributing these reports in three formats: a designed PDF uploaded to Wikimedia Commons, a wikitext version published on the Wikimedia Foundation’s Meta wiki, and a full text version … Continued

Monthly Report, June 2020

Highlights June marked the end of our Spring 2020 cohort of courses, and we couldn’t be more proud of our instructors and students. To say that Spring 2020 was a challenging term is a gross understatement, and we’re incredibly grateful to and impressed by all of our instructors and students as they forged ahead with … Continued

Monthly Report, May 2020

Highlights In May, we launched a Wiki Scientists course in partnership with 500 Women Scientists, facilitating as 20 members of 500 Women Scientists learned how to expand Wikipedia’s biographies of women in STEM. Thanks to a high demand from their members, we have continued searching for additional funding to support more women scientists as they … Continued