I am working with Wiki Ed this semester in a class project to edit
disciplinary topics related to digital literacy and rhetoric, with an
eye towards editing articles to better represent minority scholars and
As part of this project, I would also like students to be able to
analyze disciplinary coverage (or lack of coverage) on topics related
to this subject area (digital literacy, digital rhetoric, digital
humanities). I am looking for tools that would help me do quantitative
analysis of mainspace Wikipedia articles within a given category - so
that I can follow these up with some local qualitative analysis
regarding the representation (or lack of representation) of minority
scholar(s)/(ship)coverage in the encyclopedia.
So far I have identified Yanker
XTools (https://xtools.wmflabs.org) as possible tools for this kind of
work. Just wondering if anyone had any additional ideas? Thanks,
Matthew A. Vetter, PhD
Assistant Professor of English
Composition and TESOL PhD Program
Office: 345 Sutton Hall
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
1011 S. Drive, Indiana, PA 15705
mvetter(a)iup.edu | mattvetter.net
Dear education community,
I wanted to relay the call for endorsements of the Strategic Direction that
you may have seen in other channels. There is more information in the
message below on the general process and context.
If you want to highlight education as part of your endorsement, please
using the #education hashtag in your edit summary as part of your
endorsement*, whether as an individual or as an affiliate:
I look forward to seeing how the next steps develop, especially in the
Senior Manager, Wikipedia Education Program
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From: Nicole Ebber <nicole.ebber(a)wikimedia.de>
Date: Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 3:31 AM
Subject: [Wikimedia Announcements] Movement Strategy: Endorse the strategic
direction today! #wikimedia2030
To: wikimediaannounce-l <WikimediaAnnounce-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
Today marks the final milestone of phase 1 of our movement strategy
process. Over the past eight months, many of you, of your peers,
colleagues, partners and friends have contributed to an endeavor that
resulted in the new Strategic Direction of the Wikimedia movement.
This direction provides us with an answer to the question: What do we
want to build and achieve as a movement over the next 10–15 years: By
2030, Wikimedia will become the essential infrastructure of the
ecosystem of free knowledge, and anyone who shares our vision will be
able to join us.
On behalf of the strategy team, it’s with great pleasure that I invite
you today to declare your intent to work together towards this future.
Organized groups as well as individual contributors of our movement
are invited to endorse the Strategic Direction by adding their
signature to the endorsement page on Meta-Wiki. You will find all
necessary instructions there.
By endorsing the Strategic Direction, you are not necessarily agreeing
with every single outcome of the first phase. Endorsing means that you
commit to participating in the next phase of this discussion in good
faith and to help define, by Wikimania 2018, how to come to an
agreement on roles, responsibilities, and organizational strategies
that enable us to implement that future.
In addition to signing the meta page, you are all welcome to use the
#wikimedia2030 hashtag on social media to celebrate and share your
excitement with the world and encourage other Wikimedians to show
their support, too.
Ideally, please leave questions or remarks on the talk page, to make
it easier to follow-up in a structured way.
Adviser International Relations
Movement Strategy Track Lead: Organized Groups
Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e.
V. Eingetragen im Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts
Berlin-Charlottenburg unter der Nummer 23855 B. Als gemeinnützig
anerkannt durch das Finanzamt für Körperschaften I Berlin,
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Hi all! I'd like to know if there is any IP block for many registrations at
a time in English Wikipedia. I'm aware of the problem in Portuguese
Wikipedia, where I have conducted a number of edit-a-thons.
I'm planning a couple of edit-a-thons at Florida State University this
month. For the first one, related to the Bridges across Cultures contest
, I guess there will be less than 10 people, maybe up to 20 for the next
Just a quick question on the education dashboard: am I correct that this
dashboard is intended for US/Canada courses only? If so, does that someone
from a Dutch institution wanting to use the dashboard has to use the
programs & events dashboard instead? If the education dashboard can be
used, can it be used on multiple languages or non-English WPs?
Projectleider / Project Manager Wikimedia Nederland
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I write to announce that Wiki Studies 1:1 is now published:
As readers of this list may recall, Wiki Studies is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal focusing on the intersection of Wikipedia and higher education. Our first issue features four articles: three are case studies and one is a corpus analysis.
Comments, suggestions, and inquires are welcome at cummings(a)olemiss.edu. Please consider registering<http://wikistudies.org/index.php/wikistudies/user/register> at our OJS site for automatic updates.
Hello, education community!
I'm happy to announce that the new issue of This Month in Education
<https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education/News> is out. It's another
short issue this month, but there are still some great articles!
Like an article? Have a question?* Please contribute your thoughts* on the
article's talk page!
Finally, we want your stories! *Don't forget to submit your stories for the
next issue by 20 October! *You can submit by heading to the newsroom
using the input box.
Let me also take this time to mention that the Education Team is still
running our perception survey until Oct 15th. We would really appreciate
your participation in the survey
<https://wikimedia.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3t7yiZ85FyN9WyF>, and for you
to share it within your networks.
Have a great week!
WMF | Education Program Manager
user: NSaad (WMF)
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