Welcome to the Global Education Update — a newsletter from the Wikimedia Foundation that is distributed the first and third Tuesday of each month. Someone from our staff has talked with you about our Global Education Program to bring Wikipedia into higher education classrooms around the world, and we wanted to keep you in the loop on all of our exciting activities. If you would prefer not to receive these messages, simply reply to the email and ask for your address to be removed. Learn more about
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Monthly Global Ed metrics meeting announced
Interested in hearing the latest data from the Global Education Program? Beginning next week, we are introducing a new Metrics and Activities Meeting that will take place each month. We'll rotate responsibility for leading the meeting each month among the various volunteers in-country, and topics will include the latest activities in each country and a report card of the latest numbers documenting the contributions of students to Wikipedia. Learn more about the meeting.
Wikipedia part of this week's ISSOTL conference
Are you attending the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin? So are we! Global Education Program Manager Annie Lin and Communications Manager LiAnna Davis will be on-hand to man a booth about Wikipedia's use as a teaching tool in higher education around the world and to give a presentation on research results from the U.S. pilot program. Learn more about ISSOTL.
Wikipedia in classroom featured in Monitor
In a recent article on technology in the international relations university
curriculum, the Christian Science Monitor pointed to Wikipedia's use in higher education as a positive, emerging trend. Quoting Professor Rochelle Davis and students Patrick Friedel (pictured at right) and Adrieh Abou Shehadeh, the article notes that using Wikipedia as a teaching tool can enrich students' learning experiences. Read the article.
Montana Senior News covers Ambassador program
Montana State University Campus Ambassador Mike Cline penned an article for Montana Senior News on his experiences in the Wikipedia Ambassador program. In the article, which begins on Page 11, Mike shares why he's proud to be a Wikipedia editor and Ambassador, and encourages readers of Montana Senior News to also become a contributor. Read Mike's article.