Wikipedia Education Program/News/4 June 2013
Welcome to the Wikipedia Education Program Update -- a newsletter from the Wikimedia Foundation about efforts to bring Wikipedia into higher education classrooms. The newsletter is released on the first and third Tuesday of each month. To be notified of the latest issue, add this page to your watchlist or email LiAnna Davis (ldaviswikimedia.org), the Wikipedia Education Program Communications Manager, to be added to the distribution list.
Current Issue: 4 June 2013
Brazil program featured in local media
The Wikipedia Education Program in Brazil was featured in several news articles in Brazil last month. Oona Castro, the leader of the Wikimedia program in Brazil, gave a talk at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre, where she encouraged professors to join the program. Oona's talk was covered widely. Read one article (in Portuguese).
English Wikipedia program seeks Ambassadors
If you're a Wikipedia Ambassador who is available to support student editors and professors in the Wikipedia Education Program on English Wikipedia next term, please make sure to create your Ambassador profile on the Education Extension. If you don't yet have the appropriate user right, please log in to your Wikipedia account and request the user right. The user right will allow you to create a profile as a Campus Ambassador or an Online Ambassador. Don't forget to include an image from Wikimedia Commons, any universities where you can support classes, and the disciplines that interest you most! Request your user right today.
The Linguist covers Wikipedia as language tool
The April/May issue of the Linguist, a journal with information about languages, included an extensive article on the ways using Wikipedia assignments in classrooms can be an exceptional tool for language learning and documenting minority languages. The article extensively quotes Leigh Thelmadatter of Mexico, who has been a pioneer in her use of Wikipedia in her language classroom. Read the article.