Happy New Year! The Wikipedia & Education User Group invites you to attend
our next Open Meeting via Zoom on *Tuesday, January 28, from 18:00 UTC to
As usual for our Open Meetings, we will provide updates from the Wikipedia
& Education board, then leave most of the time for our guest speakers. This
month, we're thrilled to have featured speakers from Israel and Ghana join
us to speak about Wikidata in education and outside-the-classroom social
impact from Wikimedia projects.
*Shani Evenstein Sigalov* is one of the leading innovators in the Wikimedia
& Education movement globally. In addition to her work as a researcher and
free knowledge advocate, Shani has taught groundbreaking courses on
Wikipedia and Wikidata, and she'll be presenting in this meeting on her
Wikidata work. A founding board member of the Wikipedia & Education User
Group, Shani resigned to take on even greater responsibility as a Wikimedia
Foundation Trustee. We're particularly excited to welcome her back as a
*Andrews Lartey*, Project Manager for Growing Open and Eco-friendly Skills
for the Youth (GOES), will speak about how Wikimedia Projects can be used
outside the classroom to create social impact (Industry 4.0 skills
acquisition, circular economy and zero hunger). Andrews Lartey will present
on how GOES, through community school farms is creating social impact in
Ghana, the global effect and how various institutions and individuals can
support the project.
The meeting will be hosted via this link on January 28:
Seems worth forwarding to any contact you may have in USA schools,
especially if they've worked on freely licensed OER.
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Oggetto: [SCHOLCOMM] Survey Request: Open Education Resource (OER)
Initiatives at U.S. Post-Secondary Institutions
Data: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 11:25:13 -0600
Mittente: Jon Bull
If your institution is U.S.-based and has an OER initiative, please
consider completing our research survey on Open Education Resource (OER)
Initiatives at U.S. Post-Secondary Institutions.
Link to survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OERs0121
This project is intended to survey project managers of various OER-related
initiatives at U.S. post-secondary institutions of higher education in
order to ascertain common programmatic characteristics, including
implementation, organization, selection process, and assessment, as well as
explore the sustainability of such initiatives. Past surveys on this topic
have focused on regional adoption or other aspects of OER usage, but this
survey intends to focus on how these initiatives are started, currently
operate, and how they might continue to thrive or fail in the future.
This survey has been reviewed and exempted by the Institutional Review
Boards (IRBs) of Roger Williams University, University of the Pacific, and
If you have any questions, please contact Jonathan Bull
This survey should take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete and will be
open for responses until March 15, 2020.
Jonathan Bull, Valparaiso University
Michele Gibney, University of the Pacific
Lindsey Gumb, Roger Williams University
On behalf of the Wikipedia & Education User Group, I am happy to announce
that the next conference along the intersection of Wikimedia & Education,
EduWiki Conference 2020 will take place in Belgrade, Serbia. The User Group
along with the support from Wikimedia Serbia will be organising the
conference next year. The conference will bring together Wikimedians,
educators, educational institutions and organisations, and other
stakeholders in the area. We will be sharing more updates regarding the
conference later in 2020, for now, we have been working on drafting a grant
proposal to the Wikimedia Foundation to support the conference.
As part of the drafting the proposal, Community Engagement Survey is
crucial to understand what community members are expecting out of such
conference, things you would like to share, learn, and do at the
conference. In that regard, I invite all those who are interested in
Wikimedia + Education (or EduWiki) to take part in the survey, and let us
know your thoughts.
You can participate in the survey at https://forms.gle/jQzJ21aYvgbDsaGf9