Wikipedia Education Program/News/2 January 2013
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Trophy Case highlights excellent student work
Professors and Ambassadors who worked with students in the United States and Canada program in 2012 have added a series of links to the new Trophy Case, which highlights the best student work. The Trophy Case includes categories for articles that were featured on the English Wikipedia's main page in the Did You Know section, those that have achieved Good Article status, high quality new articles, significantly expanded existing articles, and non-textual contributions. See the Trophy Case, and add other student work you see to it.
Worldwide resources page created on outreach wiki
A centralized repository of information for participants in the Wikipedia Education Program worldwide has been created on the outreach wiki's education portal. Broken down into information by target audience, such as instructors and students, the page contains links to brochures, handouts, and videos available in multiple languages. Handouts created specifically for Wikipedia Education Program participants in any language are welcome. See the page.
Professor blogs about experiences with Wikipedia
Gilly Leshed, a professor at Cornell University, has written a post for the Wikimedia Foundation blog on her experiences participating in the United States Education Program. Her students study online communities, she writes, and what better way to make them understand such a community than to ask them to join one? Her students wrote articles on Wikipedia, and through the process learned about what it means to participate in an active online community like Wikipedia. Read her blog post to learn more about their experiences.