Wikipedia Education Program/News/20 December 2011
Regional Ambassador blogs about students' experiences
Max Klein, the Regional Ambassador for the New England region of the United States, posted some thoughts on his personal blog about how the Wikipedia Education Program can help overcome systemic gender bias in Wikipedia. Max interviewed two female students from his region who participated in the Professor Zachary McDowell's course Writing as Communication at the University of Massachusetts. Read Max's blog post.
Monthly Metrics meeting covers state of Education Program
The monthly Wikipedia Education Program Metrics and Activities Meeting's December meeting happened this morning. Representatives from the programs in the U.S., Canada, India, Egypt, and Germany all spoke about their plans for the forthcoming term. The meeting, which is led by a rotating community member, is open to anyone. Check out the Outreach wiki page to see recaps from past meetings and sign the interest list to attend the January meeting.
U.S. student featured in WMF blog post
University of Pittsburgh student Karl Wahlen was featured in the Wikimedia Foundation's blog earlier this week. Karl participated in the Wikipedia Education Program in the U.S. this term as a student in Piotr Konieczny's Sociology of Marriage course. Read about how Karl went from not even knowing you could edit Wikipedia to being a top contributor among students in the U.S. program this term.
Canadian school newspaper article picked up on newswire
An article from the University of Alberta's student newspaper, the Gateway, about the Wikipedia Education Program in Canada was picked up by the Canadian University Press newswire. The article features quotes from participating professors and from Jonathan Obar, the Education Program Advisor for Canada. Read the article.