Category: Announcements

Category: Announcements

Recent news from Wiki Ed

New brochure helps students editing history articles

History is one of the most popular disciplines for teaching with Wikipedia — but it’s also an area where students sometimes struggle. In history classes, students tend to do research, drawing conclusions from primary sources. But that’s not how history articles on Wikipedia are constructed as original research isn’t allowed on Wikipedia. Instead, student editors … 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

Welcome, Robert Fernandez!

A key facet of Wiki Ed’s Classroom Program is the work of our Wikipedia Content Experts — experienced Wikipedia editors who are available to support students as they navigate editing Wikipedia for the first time. I’m pleased to announce Robert Fernandez has joined Wiki Ed on a short-term contract to provide additional support to student … Continued

University of North Carolina seeks psychology Visiting Scholar

There’s a new opportunity for a Wikipedia Visiting Scholar at the University of North Carolina (UNC), with the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience. Through the Wikipedia Visiting Scholars program, educational institutions grant Wikipedia editors access to high-quality research materials, empowering them to write even better content in areas of mutual interest. Wikipedians get access to … Continued

Welcome, Dr. Zachary McDowell!

I’m pleased to announce that Dr. Zachary McDowell has been named our 2016-2017 research fellow. Zach will investigate the student learning outcomes of a Wikipedia assignment at the higher education level. Dr. McDowell joins us from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he completed his Ph.D. in communication. He has taught courses with Wikipedia since … Continued

Announcing our Annual Plan for 2016-2017

Today, we’re sharing the Wiki Education Foundation’s annual plan for Fiscal Year 2016–2017. The plan, and budget, were approved by the Board of Trustees at its June meeting. We’re sharing it here as part of Wiki Ed’s commitment to sharing information about our goals and spending. The Plan is a report on our work last … Continued