Category: Digital Infrastructure

Category: Digital Infrastructure

Recent news from Wiki Education

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

5 things you didn’t know the Dashboard can do

Winter and Spring terms are officially underway. We already have 3,500 students enrolled who are already learning about, and contributing to, Wikipedia. But as an instructor, how are you supposed to keep up with all that work? Especially if you are just learning about Wikipedia for the first time yourself. Luckily, the Wiki Education Dashboard is here … Continued

The Web As She Is Spoke

Over the last two years, it’s been my responsibility to build and maintain the Wiki Education Dashboard, a complex website that has become our primary tool for keeping track of hundreds of courses and thousands of students each term. It’s been an amazing journey so far — one I started with almost no experience in … Continued

Exploring automatic suggestions

One of the projects I’m excited about is an experiment with providing automatic suggestions to student editors about how to get started with improving their assigned Wikipedia articles. We want the dashboard to highlight specific improvements that student editors can make to their assigned articles, such as adding additional sources, including an image. I’ve been … Continued

Authorship Highlighting

We’ve just released a new Dashboard feature: Authorship Highlighting. This update to the Dashboard’s Article Viewer shows the current version of a live article, and now highlights which student added which parts of the text. To try it, just head to the Articles tab on your course page. In the list of Articles Edited, click … Continued