Category: Monthly Reports

Category: Monthly Reports

Recent news from Wiki Education

Monthly​ ​Report,​ November ​2018

Highlights Chief Programs Officer LiAnna Davis attended WikiCite 2018, a three-day conference in Berkeley, California, aimed at creating an open repository of all bibliographic data. WikiCite brings together Wikimedia community members, especially those who work on Wikidata, librarians, and other professionals whose work is connected to citations. The conference is structured as learning day, a … Continued

Wikipedia Day: a year in review

Every year on January 15, we celebrate Wikipedia’s birthday. It takes thousands all around the world to make Wikipedia the resource that it is; Wikipedia Day is a great time to recognize all that hard work and successful collaboration. It’s also a day to speak to the importance of freely available knowledge and to continue conversations about … Continued

Monthly​ ​Report,​ October 2018

Highlights During October, we had a wonderful opportunity to interact with the North American Wikimedia community at WikiConference North America. In attendance were several of our instructors, including Matthew Vetter, Zach McDowell, Megan Osterbur, Bob Cummings, Wynnie Lamour, Carwil Bjork-James, Anne Nelson, Ximena Gallardo, Ann Matsuuchi, Laurel Stvan, and Jeffrey Keefer. Both Wiki Education staff … Continued

Monthly Report, September 2018

Highlights This month, Emory University Libraries hosted an all-day Wikipedia workshop to inform faculty and professors about how to improve Wikipedia within higher education. Educational Partnerships Manager Jami Mathewson presented to faculty about Wikipedia, why they should work to improve Wikipedia, and how students and faculty can improve Wikipedia’s quality and equity. She was joined … Continued

Monthly Report, August 2018

Highlights We announced our upcoming collaboration with the National Archives (NARA) to run a course to train scholars how to edit Wikipedia. We’re thrilled about working together to improve Wikipedia’s coverage of women’s suffrage in the United States and related topics. David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, also published an announcement about the opportunity … Continued

Monthly Report, July 2018

Highlights Jennifer Sadler and her students from the University of Mississippi visited Wiki Education’s San Francisco office in July. During their visit, the students learned what it means to work for a mission-driven non-profit in the San Francisco Bay Area. It was a great opportunity for staff to share their professional paths and contextualize the … Continued

Monthly Report, June 2018

Highlights Wiki Education held its second in-person board meeting for the 2017-2018 fiscal year in Tiburon. Our Senior Leadership team informed the Board of key initiatives the organization is planning to undertake in fiscal year 2018–19. Board members also discussed and approved Wiki Education’s new strategic plan, as well as the annual plan and budget … Continued

Monthly​ ​Report,​ May 2018

Highlights The success of our Wikipedia Fellows pilot was featured in the American Sociological Association’s (ASA) publication Footnotes. It’s great to see that academic associations like ASA and their members are as excited as we are about the prospects of academics learning how to improve Wikipedia. Read the article by Community Engagement Manager Ryan McGrady … Continued

Monthly​ ​Report,​ April 2018

Highlights We hit a major milestone this month in our Classroom Program. Students have officially contributed more words to Wikipedia since our program’s inception in 2010 than were published in the last print edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. Executive Director Frank Schulenburg wrote a piece about the significance of this milestone, which can be read … Continued

Monthly​ ​Report,​ March 2018

Highlights Wiki Education was featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education this month, thanks to a great interview with the National Women’s Studies Association’s Allison Kimmich about our Classroom Program. It was an opportunity to show off the great work students have done and the impact of our partnership with NWSA. Courses through our NWSA … Continued