Hi! We on the Education Team noticed that our list of countries and programs needs updating. Will you help us by updating the information available on your country page? If you need some ideas about what to include, let us know. Some great information to add or update includes: institutions, numbers (courses, students, educators), key contacts and any links to other documentation on wiki (in any language -- English summaries are helpful but not required).
If you have any ongoing programs we would love to hear more about them! You can always get in touch with your regional focal point on wiki or by email. Here is our contact information:
Tighe Flanagan (Africa and the Middle East) tflanagan wikimedia.org
Vahid Masrour (South America and Europe) vmasrour wikimedia.org
Nichole Saad (Asia and the Pacific) nsaad wikimedia.org
Questions about WMAU's Strategic Plan
In WMAU's Strategic Plan there are some proposed plans around education.
- It says that WMAU intends to engage in outreach activities to universities. Is this happening?
- It also says that WMAU will assist educators who use Wikipedia as a teaching tool. Who among the Australian Wikimedians supports instructors on English Wikipedia in particular?
Minimum word count in assignments
Hello, I have recently become aware that the University of Sydney has been setting assignments for students that mandate a minimum of 2000 words be added to an article. I fear mandatory word counts encourages verbose, low quality additions where quantity is the primary motivation; it could be argued these additions are the forth bullet point of w:WP:NOTHERE. Is this really a requirement? If so do you have another metric for gauging the quality of additions? I have started an enwiki discussion here. Kind regards, Cavalryman (talk) 05:39, 31 May 2021 (UTC).