Education/Newsletter/August 2012/EduWiki Conference, UK

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By Martin Poulter

It's not long now until the UK's first EduWiki Conference, hosted jointly by Wikimedia UK and the University of Leicester. Taking place on 5th and 6th September, this will bring Wikimedians together with educators, support staff and managers from universities and schools. On the agenda are the Wikipedia Education Program, other educational uses of Wikimedia projects, and other open-content wiki projects. It is also a chance to discuss how open education communities and formal education will work together in future. Leigh Thelmadatter will be giving the practitioner keynote, with the Foundation and Wikimedia Deutschland also represented.