Category: Announcements

Category: Announcements

Recent news from Wiki Education

New Fellows cohort to make academic research accessible to as many as possible

We kicked off another cohort of Wikipedia Fellows last week. Fellows in this cohort will have the opportunity to explore contributing to areas of their choosing. We selected Fellows with a diverse set of interests so that they may contribute to and improve a wide range of Wikipedia articles. Familiar with sources in their areas … Continued

Academics to improve Wikipedia articles related to midterm elections

This week, Wiki Education kicked off a new project to engage academic experts to improve Wikipedia articles on issues and candidates related to the upcoming midterm elections in the U.S. As part of our ongoing efforts to improve politically relevant topic areas on Wikipedia, we are supporting academic experts to improve these articles over the … Continued

Announcing Jean-Philippe Béland as the Visiting Scholar for Rutgers University

Jean-Philippe (User:Amqui) has been a Wikipedian since 2006. He has improved and created many articles on French-language Wikimedia projects as well as the English Wikipedia, including writing several featured articles for Wikipedia and Wikivoyage. In fact, he has created over 1,900 articles on the French Wikipedia alone. Currently, he is working in the Wikiversity to … Continued

Welcome Urvashi and Pratyush, summer interns!

This month, we kicked off two summer development projects that I’m very excited about. Outreachy intern Urvashi Verma is improving the Dashboard’s support for viewing, evaluating and curating photo and multimedia contributions, and Google Summer of Code student Pratyush Singhal is building Article Finder, a tool for exploring topic areas on Wikipedia and picking relevant, … Continued

New book highlights connections between libraries and Wikimedia projects

“Leveraging Wikipedia: Connecting Communities of Knowledge” is a new book published by the American Library Association that highlights the myriad connections between Wikimedia projects and libraries. Edited by OCLC Research’s Merrilee Proffitt, the book contains 15 chapters highlighting ways librarians and Wikimedia projects have been intertwined since Wikipedia’s founding in 2001. I was honored to contribute … Continued

Visiting Scholars opportunity at North Dakota State University

We have another exciting announcement for Visiting Scholars. We have an opening at North Dakota State University in partnership with almost 100 departments. Founded in 1890 as North Dakota’s land grant university, North Dakota State University (NDSU) is a Carnegie-Classified “Higher Research Activity” university. As a land grant university, there is a strong focus on … 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

Announcing a new opportunity at Rutgers for Wikipedians interested in endangered languages

I’m pleased to announce a new opportunity at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, for a Wikipedian interested in improving articles about endangered languages! As an encyclopedia written almost entirely by volunteers, Wikipedia is an incredible accomplishment. As of today, the English Wikipedia has just short of 5.6 million articles. But research has shown … Continued