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India Campus Ambassador starts video series
Abhishek Suryawanshi, a Campus Ambassador in the India Education Program, has started a
video series chronicling the experiences of participants in the program. Abhishek's
goal is to create short, fun interviews of Ambassadors, professors, students, and others
as part of a video diary. His first video, featuring Wikimedia Foundation Board of
Trustees member Bishakha Datta, is now available on Wikimedia Commons. Watch the video.
WMF leads workshop at MobilityShifts
Wikimedia Foundation Global Education Program Director Frank Schulenburg is leading a
workshop at next week's MobilityShifts conference in New York City. Hosted by the New
School, MobilityShifts is an event geared toward conversations about learning with digital
media. Frank's workshop, "Wikipedia and Academia, Friends at Last?" will
cover the basics of incorporating Wikipedia into higher education learning and teaching.
Learn more or register to attend.
Ambassadors present at EduCause conference
Attending the EduCause Annual Conference? Come to a Wikipedia session! Ambassadors Richard
Knipel and Cristian Opazo will present information on how Wikipedia can be used as a
teaching tool in higher education courses, using several specific curricular efforts as an
example. Read more about Richard and Crisitan's presentation.
University of British Columbia hosts Wikipedia event
The Centre for Learning, Teaching, and Technology at the University of British Columbia is
hosting an event on Thursday, October 6, that addresses some of the work being done in the
Canada Education Program. Dr. James Heilman of Wikimedia Canada and Dr. Jon
Beasley-Murray, who has used Wikipedia as a teaching tool in his class, will present
information on how Canadian universities like UBC can become more involved with Wikipedia.
Learn more about the event.
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