Wikipedia Education Program/News/3 December 2012
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Call for Spring 2013 courses opens in US, Canada
The United States and Canada branches of the Wikipedia Education Program are now accepting applications for instructors interested in formally participating in the program in Winter and Spring 2013. Instructors who participate in the program have access to Wikipedia Ambassador resources and support from the Wikimedia Foundation. A new integrated course page system will also be available for instructors in 2013. Program participation is limited due to support resources available, so interested instructors are encouraged to apply today by filling out a simple form expressing your interest. See the form.
Ambassadors in Cairo hold many student workshops
Campus Ambassadors in the Wikipedia Education Program in Egypt spent the month of November holding workshops for participating students to train them how to edit Wikipedia. Several Ambassadors at both Cairo University and Ain Shams University held workshops for students, and students responded in large numbers. The latest news about students' work and Ambassador workshops is always available by checking out the running Updates page on the Arabic Wikipedia.
Brazil student creates important chemistry article
Students in Professor Regina de Almeida Santos's class at the University of Sao Paulo have been active in the main space of the Portuguese Wikipedia over the last few weeks. The students are taking a class on experimental general chemistry, and they have been writing articles on course-related topics. One student created a new article on the valence shell electron pair repulsion theory, which had articles in 20 language versions but not Portuguese until the student started the article. Read the student's article.
Canadian Ambassador featured in Maclean's article
Online Ambassador David Purdy was recently featured in an article in Canadian publication Maclean's. David has more than 130,000 edits on Wikipedia, and he is active in supporting courses in the Canada Education Program. Read the feature on David.