Category: Monthly Reports

Category: Monthly Reports

Recent news from Wiki Education

Monthly Report, February 2018

Highlights We had our all-staff meeting in February, one of two such events throughout the year. It was a great opportunity to discuss the organization’s future strategic direction in general and begin our annual planning process for next year. George Mason University Visiting Scholar Gary Greenbaum brought the article on U.S. President James K. Polk … Continued

Monthly​ ​Report,​ January ​2018

Highlights January was a great month for Wiki Education’s fundraising. We applied for and received a $500,000 USD unrestricted donation from the Pineapple Fund, a philanthropic association run by an anonymous donor with one of the 250 largest Bitcoin wallets in the world. The fund is drawn to organizations that are dedicated to universal knowledge … Continued

Monthly Report, December 2017

Highlights Fall 2017 courses finished up in December and made quite an impact. This term, with 318 supported courses, students edited 7,200 articles, created 635 new entries, and added 5 million words to Wikipedia. That’s equivalent to about 11.5% of the last print edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica! We’re proud of our efforts to scale … Continued

Monthly Report, November 2017

Highlights This month we were excited to formally announce our 2018 Wikipedia Fellows pilot, where subject-matter experts from three of our partner associations—the American Sociological Association, Midwest Political Science Association, and National Women’s Studies Association—will work with us to learn to edit Wikipedia and make substantial contributions to public knowledge via key Wikipedia articles. We … Continued

Monthly Report, October 2017

Highlights In October, we formalized a partnership with the American Anthropological Association (AAA). Through this partnership, AAA will encourage its members to participate in Wiki Education’s programs, increasing the availability of information about anthropology from a global perspective on Wikipedia. Classroom Program staff held their second round of Office Hours earlier this month. These sessions … Continued

Monthly Report, September 2017

Highlights In August, we announced a new partnership with the American Studies Association (ASA), which promotes the development and dissemination of interdisciplinary research on U.S. culture and history in a global context. We are excited to welcome more American Studies classes into our Classroom Program through this partnership. We also announced a new partnership with … Continued

Monthly Report, August 2017

Highlights Wiki Education staff members and board chair PJ Tabit traveled to Montreal, Canada, for Wikimania 2017, the annual gathering of Wikimedia editors from around the world. Several staff had presentations in the schedule, and we learned a lot from other program leaders and shared our learnings. We wrapped up our Google Summer of Code … Continued

Monthly Report, July 2017

Highlights Remote Wiki Education staff traveled to San Francisco to participate in a week-long All Staff meeting with local staff. It was a great opportunity for staff to collaborate in-person, since half of our staff is remote. We engaged in a lot of planning for how we will accomplish our goals for next fiscal year, … Continued

Monthly Report, June 2017

Highlights Wiki Education released the results of the Fall 2016 Student Learning Outcomes research. Among the more important findings, Wikipedia assignments give students digital literacy skills, and students are more motivated by a Wikipedia assignment than by a traditional assignment. The results are important to show the impact our program has on student learning. We thank … Continued

Monthly Report for May 2017

Highlights We announced the placement of a new Visiting Scholar, Eryk Salvaggio, at the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage at Brown University. Eryk will be using the university’s resources to improve topics on an important academic subject that’s underdeveloped on Wikipedia, ethnic studies. Wiki Education staff presented about our programs … Continued