Category: Wikipedia Student Program

Category: Wikipedia Student Program

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10 years of learning to engage experts

This fall, we’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Wikipedia Student Program with a series of blog posts telling the story of the program in the United States and Canada. Saying that Wikipedia has changed a lot over the past ten years is an understatement. One of the ways that Wikipedia has changed the most … Continued

Celebrating Ada Lovelace Day with Wikipedia

Today is Ada Lovelace Day, honoring women in STEM. Named after Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, who is widely considered to be one of the first computer programmers. Improving Wikipedia’s coverage of women in STEM has been an ongoing theme around Ada Lovelace Day. In the 10 years we’ve been supporting student editors through our Wikipedia Student … Continued

Ten years of Wikipedia Education Program – a look back

This fall, we’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Wikipedia Education Program. Started as an experimental pilot project by the Wikimedia Foundation in 2010, it quickly grew into a global program run by different organizations across more than 80 countries. Over the past decade, Wiki Education – an independent spin-off of the Wikimedia Foundation – … Continued

A space to share psychological science — even psychological statistics

Viann N. Nguyen-Feng, PhD, MPH, is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. She serves as core faculty in the counseling/clinical track and directs the Mind-Body Trauma Care Lab. In late Fall 2019, I was doing my usual perusal of the Association for Psychological Science’s (APS) e-newsletter with … Continued

Wikipedia editing in an upper-level biology elective

Heather Olins is an Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Biology Department and Environmental Studies Program at Boston College. Here she reflects on her student’s experience with Wikipedia editing in an upper level elective course, and adjustments she is making to the project in its second iteration. I teach a biology elective course called … Continued

Research quantifies Wiki Education’s impact to articles

In their recent paper on “content growth and attention contagion” (free preprint), researchers Kai Zhu, Dylan Walker and Lev Muchnik use Wiki Education’s Wikipedia Student Program as a natural experiment to study the effects of a sudden “shock” of new editing activity. They look at the set of about 3,300 articles that were substantially expanded by student … Continued