Category: Fall 2015

Category: Fall 2015

Recent news from Wiki Education

Monthly Report for October

Highlights The Wiki Education Foundation was a proud co-sponsor, alongside the National Archives and Record Administration and the National Archives Foundation, of WikiConference USA 2015. We consider this event a resounding success in achieving its stated goal: Connecting Wikipedians, educators, cultural institution staff, and others to share the work that connects and inspires them. We … Continued

The Roundup: Cinema and Gender

The Wiki Education Foundation has known that classroom assignments are a great way to improve content. When it comes to underrepresented topics on Wikipedia, students can make real, meaningful impacts. Here’s a great example from students in Dr. Laura Horak’s Topics in Cinema and Gender course at Carleton University. These students shared their knowledge about … Continued

First Featured Article from a Wiki Ed Visiting Scholar: Boroughitis

We’re excited to announce the first Featured Article resulting from a Visiting Scholar since the Wiki Education Foundation took on administering the program. In mid-October, the Wikipedia article about Boroughitis was designated a “Featured Article” (FA) thanks to the work of George Mason University Visiting Scholar Gary Greenbaum. Starting in the 1890s, the development of … Continued