Author: Ryan McGrady

Author: Ryan McGrady

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Biology, bats, and becoming Wikipedian

Elysia Webb is a graduate student at the University of Florida. In Spring 2017 she contributed to Wikipedia for a course on Principles of Systematic Biology, taught by Emily Sessa. In this post she shares her experience improving the article on the Florida bonneted bat and the editing she has continued to do outside of … 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

Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight, Visiting Scholar at Northeastern University

We’re excited to welcome our newest Wikipedia Visiting Scholar, Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight! She is hosted by the Women Writers Project, part of Northeastern University’s Digital Scholarship Group. Rosie is a prolific content contributor (editing as User:Rosiestep) and has received extensive recognition, including being named 2016 co-Wikipedian of the Year, for her advocacy of important Wikipedia-related issues … Continued

Welcome, Shalor Toncray!

Our Wikipedia Content Experts are experienced Wikipedians who play a vital role in the Classroom Program, providing support to students as they contribute to Wikipedia for the first time. I’m pleased to announce that Shalor Toncray has joined Wiki Ed on a short-term contract to provide extra support to students as Content Expert in the … 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