Welcome to the Wikipedia 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 Wikipedia Education Program to bring Wikipedia into higher
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Results from med school pilot in Israel released
The first academic course in Israel dedicated to Wikipedia editing to offer full academic
credit has wrapped up at the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel-Aviv University — and the
results are astounding. Sixty-two students improved nearly 130 medical-related articles on
the Hebrew Wikipedia. Course leader Shani Evenstein wrote a detailed description of her
course's successes for the Wikimedia blog, including her learning points and results.
Read the blog post.
Louisiana State U faculty Becky Carmichael profiled
If you teach in the science department at Louisiana State University and want to
incorporate a Wikipedia assignment into your classroom, Becky Carmichael is the person to
meet. She began volunteering as a Wikipedia Ambassador in the Wikipedia Education Program
in the United States in 2011, during her graduate studies and work as a teaching assistant
for a Conservation Biology course. Now, she's helped 13 classes at Louisiana State
University use Wikipedia as a teaching tool. Read a profile of Becky on the Wikimedia
Frank Schulenburg selected as Wiki Ed executive director
Frank Schulenburg was the driving force behind the pilot edition of the Wikipedia
Education Program in the United States, and his dedication to the program led the Wiki
Education Foundation's board to select Frank as the first executive director of the
organization. Frank left the Wikimedia Foundation last week, and today is his first day as
executive director of the Wiki Education Foundation. The Wikimedia Foundation and Wiki
Education Foundation put out a joint release announcing the move and thanking Frank for
his great work on the program over the years. Read the release.
Welcome, Floor Koudijs!
A warm welcome to Floor Koudijs (pronounced cow-dice)! Floor has joined the Wikipedia
Education Program team at the Wikimedia Foundation to assist on program management duties.
She's a native of the Netherlands who has worked for the Dutch National Government as
a program manager with the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and
Ministry of Justice. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and daughter, and is
looking forward to learning about the Wikimedia world and helping support Wikipedia
Education Program activities around the globe. Send her a welcome message at
Celebrating 100 editions of this newsletter!
A note from the author of this newsletter, LiAnna Davis: The newsletter you're reading
right now is the 100th edition of the Wikipedia Education Program Update! I've been
publishing this newsletter (first weekly, then twice a month) since September 2010, and
I'm thrilled that you're still reading it! Thanks for all the feedback over the
years. As always, I welcome suggestions for the newsletter at ldavis(a)wikimedia.org.
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