Author: Frank Schulenburg

Author: Frank Schulenburg

Recent news from Wiki Education

Wiki Education to collaborate with NARA for the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote

Wiki Education is thrilled to announce a new opportunity for individuals with a research interest in history, political science, women’s rights, and related fields. We are launching a professional development course in collaboration with the National Archives, a course which will equip scholars with the tools and Wikipedia know-how to make meaningful contributions to the world’s … Continued

Announcing our Annual Plan for 2018-2019

It’s time to announce Wiki Education’s new Annual Plan for the 2018–19 fiscal year, approved by our Board of Trustees in early June. The plan prescribes activities, goals, and targets for our organization from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019, and also reports on the successes and learnings from last year. As we look … Continued

Wiki Education hits a major milestone on its way to enhance the trustworthiness of online information

For most people who – like me – have been born in the second half of the 20th century, printed encyclopedias were the pinnacle of authoritative knowledge. Their leather-bound volumes evoked respect and marked their owner as both affluent and as a person of intellect. Taking a few steps over to the book case in … Continued

The Future of Facts: Informing and engaging citizens through Wikipedia

In the age of fake news and the sheer volume of information on the Internet, having trustworthy digital resources is more important than ever. We no longer turn to publishers, subject matter experts, or even news outlets for most of our information – we look to Wikipedia. But even one of our most relied upon sources of … Continued

Welcome, Özge!

I’m excited to announce that Özge Gündoğdu has joined Wiki Education as Executive Assistant and Office Manager. In her new role, Özge will be responsible for providing general administrative support to staff, as well as to the board. We’re very happy to have her. Özge has spent the last couple of years working for Kimpton … Continued

Welcome, TJ Bliss!

I’m excited to announce that TJ Bliss has agreed to join Wiki Education as Director of Development and Strategy. Many of us have gotten to know TJ from his former role as our program officer at The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and I couldn’t be happier that he’s decided to join our team. In … Continued

Announcing our Annual Plan

Wiki Education’s Board of Trustees approved our Annual Plan and Budget for Fiscal Year 2017–2018 at their June meeting. I’m pleased to share the full document here, which both recaps the work we did last year as well as highlights what we plan to do next year (Wiki Education’s fiscal year runs July 1 to … Continued

Wiki Ed receives grant from the Hewlett Foundation

Today, we announced that the Wiki Education Foundation has received a two-year operating grant totaling $500,000 from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. I’m incredibly grateful for the Hewlett Foundation’s recognition of the impact that Wiki Ed’s programs are having in improving Wikipedia, the world’s largest open educational resource, through having students edit Wikipedia. When … Continued