Category: Announcements

Category: Announcements

Recent news from Wiki Education

21 ways we’ve made Wikipedia better

January 15 is Wikipedia’s 21st birthday. Happy birthday, Wikipedia! In honor of the occasion, we at Wiki Education are reflecting on 21 ways our organization’s work has made Wikipedia better (in no particular order). 1. We’ve added a LOT of content to Wikipedia. In 2018, Wiki Education reached a milestone: Student editors in our Wikipedia Student Program … Continued

Wikipedia and the Representation of Reality

Wikipedia and the Representation of Reality is a new book by Zachary J. McDowell and Matthew A. Vetter that was published by Routledge this summer. The entire book is available for download free from the publisher or as a free Kindle download from Amazon. Wikipedia is the encyclopedia that anyone can edit. Making a change to its content … Continued

Todd Siegel joins Wiki Education’s Advisory Board

Todd Siegel, product designer, prototyper, and wordsmith, has been appointed to Wiki Education’s Advisory Board, which is focused on growing our network and generating new revenue. “I’m excited to join Wiki Education’s Advisory Board to help expand its community, and further educate students about the full range of Wikipedia’s powers,” Todd says. Todd has more … Continued

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

Welcome, Reema!

We are excited to announce a new addition to the Wiki Education team. Reema Haque will be serving as the marketing and communications intern this summer at Wiki Education. Reema will be helping tell the story of the Scholars & Scientists Program. Her work includes identifying communications opportunities and marketing needs, writing and designing marketing … 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

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