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New direction for This Month in Education for 2017[edit]



Updated version will debut Feb 2017


We want to take the newsletter in a new direction for 2017, and are soliciting your input here. The main objectives would be to facilitate sharing within the community and to broaden conversations about the value of Wikipedia in Education and how programs work to the wider Education community. The Education Team suggested:

  • increasing newsletter frequency to monthly issues
  • scaling back number of articles per newsletter
  • introducing and synthesizing topical conversations and information

Community suggestions taken from the Education email list:

  • hashtagging
  • abstracts with read more options
  • increase sharing of some articles outside of education circles

NSaad (WMF) (talk) 18:00, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

@NSaad (WMF): Hi. A key aspect of a renewed version of the education newsletter, IMHO, would be sharing. In short posts (way shorter than what the newsletter used to look like), education program leaders and contributors could publish (if it's non textual) every month on: sharing an idea, sharing a solution, sharing a story, sharing a problem, sharing a resource, sharing an invitation, etc. We would then expect at least some of these topics to generate community discussion. This strategy might be a good sense to foster through the newsletter our global education community and remain context-dependent, that is, respect from scratch that each contribution comes from a specific place, with specific people in specific cultural settings, with specific opportunities and challenges, etc. Just an idea out there, since I am not part of the education mailing list. --Joalpe (talk) 01:01, 11 January 2017 (UTC)
@Joalpe: Thank you for sharing your thoughts! --NSaad (WMF) (talk) 14:53, 17 January 2017 (UTC)
  • The new newsletter format is way bigger than normal. Was there a need to switch from the previous format? czar 00:20, 1 March 2017 (UTC)
czar The newsletter is large because there are 16 great articles to read! You can read the article abstracts and then only read the ones that are the most relevant to you. The previous single page version would have been much larger. NSaad (WMF) (talk) 01:32, 1 March 2017 (UTC)