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Articles of interest in other publications
Professor inova ao utilizar Wikipédia como avaliação
Political science teacher John Alexander Peschanski has students at Faculdade Cásper Líbero in São Paulo create articles related to Brazil's recent history, especially in memory of victims of political persecution as part of Wikipédia na Universidade. Read the article here (in Portuguese).
Spreading Awareness about the Wikipedia Education Program and Wikipedia Zero in South Africa
The SchoolNet SA blog featured several posts about Wikipedia Zero and the Wikipedia Education Program, increasing awareness of the zero-rated access that is currently available in South Africa as well as encouraging educators to check out the Wikipedia Education Program's resources and get involved! Check out the posts on their blog below:
- The Sinenjonga students in South Africa make a plea to cell phone providers…and the result
- Have you heard how the Wikipedia Zero project is spreading through Africa? Get involved...
- Take a look at the Wikipedia Resources available on the Wikipedia Education Program website
Colleges Identify Wikipedia's Educational Value
U.S. News & World Report looks at the emerging trend of having higher education students contributing to Wikipedia and the surrounding controversy. Read the article here.
Academics Continue Flirting With a Former Foe: Wikipedia
In their Wired Campus series, the Chronicle of Higher Education looks at how once skeptical and hostile academics are now embracing Wikipedia. Read the article here.
Wikimedia Global Education Program Series in The Signpost
The Signpost is publishing a series of articles presenting a snapshot of the Wikimedia Global Education Program as it exists in 2014. We interviewed participants and facilitators from the United States and Canada, Serbia, Israel, the Arab World, and Mexico, in addition to the Wikimedia Foundation. The first article features Wikimedia Education in the United States and Canada. Read the article here.