Political Science and Wikipedia

Back in April, Wiki Ed launched a partnership with the Midwest Political Science Association. Together, we set our sights on improving Wikipedia’s political science coverage. As we approach an election year, it’s hard to overstate the importance of Wikipedia as a resource for information about issues and candidates. We heard from many instructors in the … Continued

Wiki Ed announces ASPB partnership

I’m excited to announce that Wiki Ed has signed a partnership agreement with another academic association—the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB). Plant scientists and their students will add important research to Wikipedia, making information available to people outside of the discipline. ASPB’s mission to advance the scientific study of plants aligns with our goal … Continued

Debut of our new tools in-person at ASPB conference

Wiki Ed has been eager to show off the course design and monitoring tools that we launched last month. We had our first chance to do so in late July, when Outreach Manager Samantha Erickson and I attended the American Society for Plant Biologists (ASPB)’s annual conference in Minneapolis. ASPB is recommending Wikipedia assignments to … Continued

More staff, more tools mean more capacity for partnerships

Throughout the year, the Wiki Education Foundation has been improving the way we support partnerships. Most recently, we’ve been focusing on improving our dashboard to provide customized views for partners, helping them easily measure the impact their initiatives have on Wikipedia. And with the conclusion of the student outreach pilot, Outreach Manager Samantha Erickson is … Continued

APS partnership expands psychology class participation, pilots Summer Seminar for faculty

The Association for Psychological Sciences was one of the first academic associations to see the potential for an initiative promoting the improvement of content on Wikipedia. In 2011, they kicked off their APS Wikipedia Initiative, and four years later, it’s still going strong. In May, Wiki Education Foundation staff attended the APS Annual Convention to … Continued

Wiki Ed attends MPSA conference in Chicago

In mid-April, 5500 people — including two Wiki Ed staffers — came to the Midwest Political Science Association conference in Chicago. Attendees from around the world shared political science research and emerging practices in teaching and learning. Eryk Salvaggio and I held a 90-minute presentation on teaching with Wikipedia. Workshop participants shared their thoughts on the … Continued

Exploring the perks of partnership with Louisiana State University

Bringing more instructors into Wikipedia helps bring more content to Wikipedia, and that means more knowledge and information shared with the world. One of the ways the Wiki Education Foundation is hoping to expand the scope of Wikipedia is by bringing in more instructors, students, and institutions that share this mission. To advance those shared … Continued