Category: Announcements

Category: Announcements

Recent news from Wiki Education

Announcing our 2020–21 Annual Plan

Today, we’re sharing Wiki Education’s 2020–21 Annual Plan. The plan, and budget, were approved by the Board of Trustees at its June meeting. We’re sharing the plan here as part of Wiki Education’s commitment to sharing information about our goals and spending. It’s a report on our work last year, and a look ahead to … Continued

Please help us strengthen Wikipedia’s COVID-19 information

Please help us with getting relevant COVID-19 information out to the general public. Wikipedia has developed into being one of the most trusted sources of information. The online encyclopedia and the volunteers that write it have played an important role in this global pandemic from day one: By providing critical information about the infectious disease, … Continued

So you’re looking for fulfilling professional development…

It’s the last week to register for our upcoming online course in collaboration with the National Archives! Join a network of scholars who want to hone career skills while making Wikipedia more representative of all history. What will I learn in the course? Our course will help you achieve the key career diversity skills that academics with PhDs … Continued

Improve women’s suffrage articles on Wikipedia for a new National Archives exhibit

Citizens of a well functioning democracy should have an understanding of voting rights. In the United States, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was passed in 1920 to give women the right to vote. To our young people today, it can be shocking to learn that just within the last century, more than half of … Continued

Classroom Program renamed to Wikipedia Student Program

Our Classroom Program — where higher education instructors use our support and help resources to teach their students to add course content to relevant Wikipedia articles — has thrived and grown over the past eight years. During that time, we’ve listened to and learned from our participants, adapting our support and tools to better fit their needs. … Continued

Wiki Education now offers consulting services

Over the last several years, many of my colleagues and I have been approached by individuals asking for our advice and feedback on program plans, grant proposals, and other documents related to Wikipedia and education initiatives led by other organizations or individuals. While we’re generally happy to support these mission-aligned ideas, we are finding they’re … Continued

Partnering with the Deep Carbon Observatory to increase global understanding of Earth science

Wiki Education is thrilled to announce a new partnership with the Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) Engagement Team. The Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) is a global community of more than 1,000 scientists on a ten-year quest to understand the quantities, movements, forms, and origins of carbon inside Earth. They want to encourage their community to participate … Continued