Education/Newsletter/June 2016/Programs and Events Dashboard Update

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Programs and Events Dashboard Update

By Tighe Flanagan (WMF)

Snippet: WMF and WikiEd Develop New Dashboard for Education Courses on Wikimedia Projects

The WMF education team has been working with the Wiki Education Foundation (“WikiEd”) to adapt their dashboard software for our global community. The WikiEd Dashboard allows users to easily plan and manage courses and track student contributions, and allows their organization to quickly pull data from all registered courses. A group of people at the Wikimedia Foundation have been working with WikiEd to develop a version of this software available to program leaders across the Wikimedia movement, making it work on every wiki and every language.

The WMF education team had internal support from the WMF Fundraising Tech team this past February. We currently contracting directly with WikiEd through the end of June 2016 to internationalize feature development. We look forward to sharing the progress that we make in the next two months! Also, Sage from WikiEd will be at the Wikimania 2016 Hackathon next month in Esino Lario if you are interested in hacking on this project!

Read more about Wikipedia Education Program dashboard here.