Wikipedia Education Program/News/21 February 2012
Education Program features new visual identity
Participants in the Wikipedia Education Program are now able to create logos and other designs for country, city, university, or other regional groups through a do-it-yourself manual and logo assets. The new visual identity for the program, designed by David Peters, allows a theme to permeate the entire program, while allowing individual regions to create their own logos with colors or symbols that have meaning for that region. The concept is based on the highly successful Wikipedia 10th Anniversary party designs. Learn more and get started designing your own logo!
The Guardian covers Wikipedia Education Program
British newspaper the Guardian published a long article last week that talked about the various facets of the Wikipedia Education Program in operation around the world. The reporter talked to Wikimedia Foundation staff and professors who had used Wikipedia as a teaching tool in their classes in the past. Read the article.
News feed created for Cairo Pilot
The Cairo Pilot will be trying a new way of keeping the Arabic Wikipedia community and other interested people informed about the day-to-day operations of the Wikipedia Education Program. Cairo Ambassadors and staff will be updating the @WikipediaEduCairo identi.ca handle with updates in Arabic and English, and these updates will be mirrored on Twitter, Facebook, and a page on the Arabic Wikipedia. Check out the page for the latest news.
Join next Metrics and Activities meeting tomorrow
The Wikipedia Education Program Metrics and Activities meeting is a monthly opportunity for people around the world to gather and share learnings about using Wikipedia as a teaching tool in university classrooms. Program leaders from all Education Programs in operation give short updates about the status of their programs and any broad learning points they feel would be useful for other programs to hear. The meeting is open for anyone to attend, and the next meeting is on Wednesday, February 22 at 16:00 UTC. Join the meeting.