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Hello,

Just a quick note: in the other deliverables, we have tried to refrain from using contractions ("you'll"), except in dialogue. We should probably have added it to the Editorial guidelines, but I guess we didn't. Sorry if I sound like a prig. Best wishes//Hannibal 22:36, 8 October 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, Hannibal! Good to know. -Ldavis 17:01, 12 October 2010 (UTC)

Hi Lianna, and thank you for the invitation to the new meeting. Unfortunately, I work at the given time (I'm at my school right now). Hope I wll eventually be able to make it...:)--Saintfevrier (talk) 17:20, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

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December meeting[edit]

Hi, LiAnna. I'll join the next meeting! Thanks for telling me! See you! --Everton137 (talk) 02:46, 13 December 2011 (UTC)

And January meeting[edit]

LiAnna, thanks for the note! I was already wondering when the January meeting was going to be held. In December I was loaded with work from the end of the semester, but I'm very excited to be able to join in now. Domusaurea (talk) 23:37, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

Hi! I am also wishing to join this first meeting. Again, I've forgoten the last one. I use only Linux and I've heard there are some issues with it. Can you confirm? How is it possible to test? I'll try to add on my google calendar to not forget this time! Thanks, --Everton137 (talk) 13:21, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

Hey[edit]

Hey Ldavis, couple of minutes ago I left a mail to ldavis@wikimedia.org and glam@wikimedia.org too, please do have a look at Success story and that mail too and if possible please do reply. Thanks. Arnav Sonara (talk) 20:10, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

Doodle Times[edit]

Hi, I'm confused about the time zone on the Doodle. Is that UTC or UTC-8? I'm UTC-6. I didn't see any clarification on the page. Thank you, Crtew (talk) 19:06, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

Replied on your talk page. -- LiAnna Davis (WMF) (talk) 19:15, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

February Wikipedia Education Program Metrics and Activities Meeting[edit]

Please join us for the February edition of the Wikipedia Education Program Metrics and Activities Meeting. Join us on WebEx on Wednesday, February 22 at 16:00 UTC. See outreachwiki:Wikipedia Education Program Metrics and Activities Meeting for instructions on joining and a time zone converter. Thanks! -- LiAnna Davis (WMF) (talk)

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Sorry I have to miss this meeting! Let me know how it goes... =) Annie Lin (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 22:39, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

Scheduling March Wikipedia Education Program Metrics and Activities Meeting[edit]

It's time to schedule the March Wikipedia Education Program Metrics and Activities Meeting. If you're interested in joining us, please add your availability to this Doodle by Wednesday, 14 March, at 17:00 UTC. If you're interested in volunteering to lead the meeting, please leave a message on my talk page! -- LiAnna Davis (WMF) (talk)

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March Wikipedia Education Program Meeting[edit]

Please volunteer to lead the meeting! Leave a message if you can help.

The March Wikipedia Education Program Metrics and Activities Meeting will be on 21 March 2012 at 20:00 UTC. We will have updates from countries around the world and Ayush Khanna will present some results of data analysis he's done on students' contributions. Instructions for joining are on the page linked above. I hope you can join us on Wednesday! -- LiAnna Davis (WMF) (talk)

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  • LiAnna, I think you and Jami made a great team leading the meeting last month! I was very sick and primarily just listening in, but you both did a great job! I think you should just continue doing your thang and it will all work out. Hope all is well with you! Cindamuse (talk) 01:14, 16 March 2012 (UTC)
    • (edited to add: Thanks for the t-shirt. I really appreciate it!) Cindamuse (talk) 01:15, 16 March 2012 (UTC)
Thanks, Cindy! I appreciate the kind words, but we do want this to be a volunteer-led meeting, so I'm hoping that a volunteer will take the reins. :) -- LiAnna Davis (WMF) (talk) 16:57, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

Hi Lianna, sorry I missed the meeting... this was the first time I could have actually attended but I completely forgot. You see, I work at an evening high school (6-9:15 p.m. GMT+2) and I'm usually at work during the meeting. I'll be sure to set a reminder next time the time is convenient! Greetings from Kefalonia, Greece--Saintfevrier (talk) 22:31, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

My user page, Adville[edit]

Dear Lianna, I kindly ask you to help me to move what I wrote on my discussion page to my user page. I tried to write a presentation there, but was not allowed because I am "a new user trying to inser external links on a new page". I am a board member of Wikimedia Sverige an working with educational issues. This is my first month as that, but I hope to make a deference. So far I have succeded to get a "go" signal for me to talk with the teachers of the engeneer-institute KTH Royal Institute of Technology to be able to use Wikiversity. Now I "just" need to find interested teachers... Today I found the educational page here on Wikimedia outreach. I will look closer to it later on. Best regards, Adville (talk) 19:12, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

Doodle for April Wikipedia Education Program meeting[edit]

Please leave your availability for the April Wikipedia Education Program Metrics and Activities Meeting on this Doodle so we can find the best time for all of us.

I also need a volunteer to lead the meeting! Will you help? Leave a message. It requires no advanced preparation, just the ability to welcome everyone and move us through the agenda. -- LiAnna Davis (WMF) (talk)

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On-line contact[edit]

Hi, is it possible connect with you now somehow online? IRC/Facebook/other chat/Skype? Regards --Chmee2 (talk) 21:07, 4 April 2012 (UTC)

Join us Monday for April Wikipedia Education Program meeting[edit]

Greetings,

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I need your help to lead the next Wikipedia Education Program Metrics and Activities Meeting! Will you leave a message if you can help? It requires no advanced preparation, just the ability to welcome everyone and move us through the agenda.

The next meeting has been scheduled for Monday, April 23 at 20:00 UTC. See the meeting information page for joining instructions and a time converter. Hope to talk with you on Monday! -- LiAnna Davis (WMF) (talk)

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Message reply[edit]

Hi, I responded to your request at Talk:Wikipedia_Education_Program_Metrics_and_Activities_Meeting#Volunteers_needed.21 Pine(talk) 07:56, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

Clarification please[edit]

Lianna, can you clarify what you mean by "Group on the Working Group are not the only ones working on leading the program" here? Pine(talk) 00:04, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

I think I missed a few words while typing that. :) I've clarified there. Thanks for flagging it! -- LiAnna Davis (WMF) (talk) 00:12, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

Making the Wikipedia Education Program Meeting better[edit]

Thanks for expressing interest in the Wikipedia Education Program Metrics and Activities Meeting. I'm investigating ways to make the meeting more effective, and I'd love to get feedback from you as to what we could do to improve the meeting. Please weigh in on the discussion there! -- LiAnna Davis (WMF) (talk)

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I'm interested in joining the Wikipedia Education Program[edit]

Hi Ldavis,

my username on Wikimedia projects is Erasmo Barresi and the wiki I mainly work in is the Italian Wikisource (here's my talk page). I'm interested in participating in the Wikipedia Education Program, so last week (on 25 June) I filled out the form indicated in this page, but I have received no answer. Since the URLs of both the form I filled out and of the form you linked here contain the same words (in particular "wikimedia.org"), you can probably access my answers and contact me. If you can't or don't want, please do not ignore this message completely, but – if you know – tell me who can or wants. Thanks in advance.--217.203.247.186 10:36, 3 July 2012 (UTC) P.S.: I've also sent a message to education﹫wikimedia.org.

Email[edit]

LiAnne, I've emailed you on a Signpost matter. Tony1 (talk) 04:28, 8 July 2012 (UTC)

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Help[edit]

Something is not working with this new process because I'm not listed and I don't have access to my course page. I want to add my syllabus and list my students but I'm not able. I have followed all of the steps and have not received any feedback. Please help! Classes start. I've also written to Frank about this. Crtew (talk) 17:19, 20 August 2012 (UTC)

Hi, Chad! I sent you an email in response to this and added your Course Page to the Fall 2012 list. Jmathewson (talk) 18:26, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

Ping[edit]

Could you respond to the question at Talk:Wikipedia Education Program#New face of Wikipedia Education Program? Thanks, Pine 08:49, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

Hi Pine, I actually completely agree with Chmee2, and his comment is in response to edits made by others. There's a parallel discussion on this topic happening elsewhere on the Outreach wiki, so I added a link there so others could follow the discussion where it's happening. -- LiAnna Davis (WMF) (talk) 16:32, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

Two questions[edit]

Hi Lianna, I don't know who else to ask about these two questions. First, do we have a place for centralized discussion here on Outreach, and if not, could we make one and have it linked from the left nav? Second, what is the procedure for adding an entire new outreach project to the Outreach wiki or linking it from the Outreach homepage to the Meta project page, per this question? Pine 07:18, 5 September 2012 (UTC)

Hey Pine, I am not sure we have one -- I think most people just put a comment on the main page talk as that user did, then if nobody objects, be bold and make the change. :) -- LiAnna Davis (WMF) (talk) 16:15, 5 September 2012 (UTC)
OK, how would I change the left nav? It seems to me that we should have a link to a central discussion or village pump page, even if this new proposed program is declined. Pine 20:19, 5 September 2012 (UTC)
Edit MediaWiki:Sidebar. :) -- LiAnna Davis (WMF) (talk) 23:13, 5 September 2012 (UTC)

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Video[edit]

Hi LiAnna, I think that you may be interested in this video. Perhaps you could find a use for it in Wikipedia's education outreach to Spanish-speaking Wikimedians and students. Commons:File:¿Qué_es_Wikipedia?.ogv --Pine 01:36, 8 October 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, Pine! -- LiAnna Davis (WMF) (talk) 16:52, 9 October 2012 (UTC)

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Education blog[edit]

LiAnna, I have a suggestion. In addition to publishing This Month in Education as a talkpage newsletter and an email, could you have an education blog where you post these monthly newsletters at blog.wikimedia.org? There are several "sub-blogs" and to me it would make sense to have an education "sub-blog". --Pine 23:42, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

Hi Pine! I like this idea. I tag all of the education-related posts Wikipedia Education Program, but I think it would be interesting to post the newsletter to the blog as well. In terms of having a special category in the navigation, that would be interesting -- I imagine will will be doing some reorganization of the blog categories with the new reorganization anyway. Would you mind making the suggestion at Talk:Education_Portal/Newsletter? I just contribute to the newsletter; it's run by Leigh Thelmadatter and other community members, so it would be wrong for me to make a decision without discussing with everyone. :) -- LiAnna Davis (WMF) (talk) 17:57, 2 January 2013 (UTC)
Hi Lianna, it's been almost a month and there's been little feedback on the talk page. What do you think should be done? --Pine 19:28, 30 January 2013 (UTC)
I'm not sure. Maybe you could add a post to the Newsroom encouraging people to participate in the discussion? -- LiAnna Davis (WMF) (talk) 19:54, 1 February 2013 (UTC)

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Ok[edit]

Hi LiAnna,
I'll write a post in French about the Projet pédagogique au Cégep de Chicoutimi and try to translate it the best I can in English.
I'll post you the link as soon as I think it's okay.
Regards, --Simon Villeneuve (talk) 01:17, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

Great! I look forward to seeing the draft! -- LiAnna Davis (WMF) (talk) 19:04, 30 January 2013 (UTC)
Hi !
Before I translate my draft in English, can you take a look at it ? fr:Wikipédia:Projets pédagogiques/Cégep de Chicoutimi/WMFblog
I know you don't read French, but I think you can see if it's too short or long, if the pictures and the subdivisions are ok, etc.
I'll ask for the advice of others on the French Wikipedia too.
Thanks ! Simon Villeneuve (talk) 22:09, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
Done. Simon Villeneuve (talk) 15:13, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
Done. My username is Simon Villeneuve. --Simon Villeneuve (talk) 22:47, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

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WEP Question[edit]

Hi LiAnna,

I want to add the College list and other details in Institution List of WEP [Institution Page], but i don't see the way to do this, and i am also the complete College Ambassador Training program and tried for this page [Campus Volunteer Profile] but i got Permission error. So i don't understand what it means...... and i am also interested on Campus Ambassador, how can i proceed it? [| Prakash Neupane] Hey Prakash, since LiAnna is currently at Wikimania right now, I'll be happy to help. I have gone ahead and created a page for Islington College here, and I have also given you Campus Volunteer rights, since you have demonstrated the need for them. If you need any help, let me know, and I will be more than willing to assist! Kevin Rutherford (talk) 16:08, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

New instructor[edit]

A person has started a user page at User:Rbricker indicating that they're an instructor planning to use Wikipedia. Would you like to contact them? --Pine 00:19, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

He's actually already contacted us on the Education Noticeboard, so I think that he just performed a formality at this point. Kevin Rutherford (talk) 01:39, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

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Nice work![edit]

Pretend this is a barnstar.

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Thanks for help with Welcome to Wikipedia-2013 Telugu edition[edit]

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Dear Ldavis (WMF), Thanks for your help with Welcome to Wikipedia-2013 Telugu edition --Arjunaraoc (talk) 06:37, 24 December 2013 (UTC)
Awww, thank you, Arjunaraoc! :) -- LiAnna Davis (WMF) (talk) 17:19, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

Education Program technical update: New features of course pages (test message)[edit]

Several noticeable improvements to the EducationProgram extension (in addition to some small bug fixes) will go live on or around 2014-01-23:

Notifications

All participants in a course (students, instructors, volunteers) will receive Notifications whenever their course talk page is edited. Thus, editors can use course talk pages to send messages they want the whole class to be aware of, and the class participants are likely to see them.

Special:Contributions student notice

For users enrolled as students in courses that are active, a notice will appear at the top of Special:Contributions noting which course(s) they are enrolled in. This will make it easy for users who come across the work of student editors to find out that they are part of a course and identify other class participants.

Adding articles

Course instructors and volunteers will be able to assign article to student editors, instead of all articles needing to be added by the student editors themselves.

Adding students

Instructors and volunteers will be able to add users as students in courses, instead of all student editors needing to enroll for themselves. This makes it easier to maintain complete lists of students, and also makes the extension more suitable for tracking participation in edit-a-thons, workshops and other collaborative projects beyond the Wikipedia Education Program.


If you have feedback about these new features, or other questions or ideas related to course pages, please let me know! --Sage Ross (WMF) (talk) 18:19, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

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Difficulty with Scribus for Welcome to Wikipedia and Evaluating Wikipedia article quality publications[edit]

I have already translated these two publications as well as Introduction to free licenses to Arabic in 2010. The same problem I faced was that Scribus does not support RTL languages. The solution then was to use Microsoft Publisher. Currently I do not have a Microsoft Publisher and Scribus has the same problem with RTL languages. Can you help me in this regard? HaythamAbulela 04:00, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

I do not have access to InDesign, but I have a translation software (SDL Trados) that can open such extensions for translation I tried to open the indd file for Editing Wikipedia brochure and it did not open, and the file type (indd) is not supported. The problem would be pagination and changes in photo alignment. HaythamAbulela 01:05, 16 January 2014 (UTC)
I tried it and it opened, showing an error message as follows (The selected IDML file was not created by InDesign CS4 and will not be processed.) I will try, but still the final file shall be an IDML which I cannot preview.HaythamAbulela 03:53, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

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New features for course pages[edit]

Several noticeable improvements to the EducationProgram extension (in addition to some small bug fixes) will go live on or around 2014-01-23:

Notifications

All participants in a course (students, instructors, volunteers) will receive Notifications whenever their course talk page is edited. Thus, editors can use course talk pages to send messages they want the whole class to be aware of, and the class participants are likely to see them.

Special:Contributions student notice

For users enrolled as students in courses that are active, a notice will appear at the top of Special:Contributions noting which course(s) they are enrolled in. This will make it easy for users who come across the work of student editors to find out that they are part of a course and identify other class participants.

Adding articles

Course instructors and volunteers will be able to assign articles to student editors, instead of all articles needing to be added by the student editors themselves.

Adding students

Instructors and volunteers will be able to add users as students in courses, instead of all student editors needing to enroll for themselves. This makes it easier to maintain complete lists of students, and also makes the extension more suitable for tracking participation in edit-a-thons, workshops and other collaborative projects beyond the Wikipedia Education Program.


If you have feedback about these new features, or other questions or ideas related to course pages, please let me know! --Sage Ross (WMF) (talk) 18:14, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

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This Month in Education: February 2014[edit]

Education Program technical update, February 2014[edit]

We've started working on "editor campaigns", a system that we expect will eventually be able to replace our current Education Program extension (and be useful for many other purposes as well). The early work with that project will focus on a system for signup up new editors for editing campaigns (such as courses, but also edit-a-thons, Wiki Loves Monuments, etc.). Because of that, progress will be slow on the current course page system. However, we have several improvements that should be available within the next few weeks.

Anyone can edit the main text of course pages

As part of the effort to make course pages behave more like regular wiki pages, we've enabled editing of course pages by anyone. Users who currently have the right to edit courses will have access to all the fields (so that they can change the start/end dates, and change the enrollment token). Users who currently cannot edit courses will be able to edit only the "page text" portion. This change should take effect on 2014-02-27.

Simplified course editing interface

We've considerably simplified the interface for editing course pages, removing the options to rename courses. Changing the title of a course would also move the course page, creating confusion and leading to a number of bugs. Several other parts of the course editing interface were not very useful, so we've removed them to make it easier on newcomers. This change should take effect on 2014-02-27.

Additional Notifications

Two students participating in the Facebook Open Academy mentorship program are currently working on additional Notifications for course pages. For the first of these, users will be notified whenever someone else adds them to a course.

Once again, if you have feedback about these new features, or other questions or ideas related to course pages, please let me know!--Sage Ross (WMF) (talk) 17:38, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

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Education Program technical update, April 2014[edit]

Since the last update, development of the editor campaigns project has been continuing, and it's almost at the point that it will be useful to users running edit-a-thons and other non-course outreach events. (If you are planning such an event soon and would like to beta test it for tracking the contributions of newcomers, get it touch.) In the meantime, we've made a few small improvements and bug fixes to the Education Program extension:

Default course end date

The default end date for courses is now approximately six months in the future, instead of immediately. This will prevent the common problem where a user creates a new course page but does change the default dates, resulting in a course that is immediately considered "ended" and thus cannot be enrolled in.

Notifications when you get added to a course

Whenever a user gets added to a course by someone else, they will now receive a Notification.

Disabling individual student profiles

The student profile special page (Special:Student/Username, not to be confused with Special:Students) is a page that lists the courses a student editor is enrolled in, and is also supposed to list the articles that user is working on. However, the list of articles can include incorrect data in cases where an instructor or volunteer assigned the articles to the student editor. These profiles are being removed from the extension altogether. This change should go into effect Thursday, May 1. (Logs are still available to find out which courses a user is enrolled in.)

Article edit notifications for students coming soon

A nearly complete patch from Facebook Open Academy student Jeff Lloyd will add a new type of Notification: students will be alerted to edits made by others to the article(s) they are assigned (as well as the corresponding talk pages). Expect to see this feature within the next several weeks.

Duplicate courses and API deletion

Bugs in the course page creation process (now fixed) led in some cases to duplicate listings for the same course at Special:Courses. This happens when the same course page had two (or more) different course ID numbers. It is possible to clean up such duplicate entries using by making calls to the API. I've documented this process and written a Python script for it.

If you have feedback about these changes, or other questions or ideas related to course pages, please let Anna Koval or me know!--Sage Ross (WMF) (talk) 19:23, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

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