Current and future education program leaders,
One of the key aims we had when founding the Wikipedia & Education User
Group was to create a more formal mentorship structure between established
and emerging program leaders. As education programs start, scale, and
adapt, there are always new things to learn about running programs. And the
best people to learn from are peers in our movement.
We had been planning to launch a mentorship program more formally at the
EduWiki Conference in 2020; the pandemic has delayed the conference, but
we're launching a smaller pilot of the mentorship program today.
Here's how it works:
* You can volunteer to be a mentor for someone, or ask to be mentored by
someone, or both! There may be things you know well that you can help
someone else learn, while also wanting to learn new things yourself.
* Fill out the form below. Note we are collecting personal information to
match you with a mentor or mentee; please don't put any information on the
form you're not comfortable with us sharing with the person we pair you
* For this pilot, we're looking to pair people by June 30, and have the
mentorship happen between July and December 2021 to see how it works. So
please fill the form out by the end of June.
* The more people we have who sign up, the greater likelihood we have
someone we can match!
* We will evaluate the pilot in early 2022 and decide how to adapt it in
Fill out the form by June 30:
Leave any questions on the talk page of our Mentorship page:
Chair, Wikipedia & Education User Group
There is still time to book a place to join us Monday lunchtime 12-1pm for a celebration of Wikipedia #KnowledgeActivism in Scotland!
This event for the University of Edinburgh’s Digital Skills Festival discusses the efforts of the ScotWiki community and the Wikimedia residency at the University of Edinburgh<https://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/help-consultancy/is-skills/wikime…>; highlighting its efforts working with Wikipedia both as an ally in its mission to disseminate verifiable open knowledge and an important tool in its information literacy and digital skills strategy.
Volunteer editors (staff, students and members of the public) over the last 5 years have helped address content online that was missing, skewed or less than fulsome. Particularly where Scotland had a rich story to tell.
Line-up of speakers
* 5 years of Wikipedia in teaching & learning at the University of Edinburgh: condensing course programmes and projects the Wikimedia residency has been involved in supporting inc. Witches; Suffragettes; The Edinburgh Seve; Global health; Islamic Art; Scotland, Slavery and Black History and more - Ewan McAndrew (Wikimedian in Residence)
* Wikipedia and the gender gap - Sarah Lappin, President of the University of Edinburgh Women in STEM society, will outline her motivations and the outcomes of the editing events she organised this year.
* Representing the History of HIV and AIDS activism on Wikipedia - Lorna Campbell, OER Service at University of Edinburgh, discuss the collaboration with HIV Scotland to improve Wikipedia pages related to the history of HIV awareness and activism in Scotland.
* Wikimedia in Scotland projects, and Scots Wikipedia - Dr. Sara Thomas, Scotland Programme Co-ordinator at Wikimedia UK, will outline the brilliant projects taking place throughout Scotland to address knowledge gaps online and the work being done by a group of volunteers to improve Scots Wikipedia.
* Making Wikipedia easier to learn and engage with, a student perspective - Hannah Rothmann, Classics undergraduate, will outline how and why she spent lockdown creating easy-to-follow 'how to edit' videos so that anyone at any university can contribute to Wikipedia.
* Wikimedia UK and the road ahead - Lucy Crompton-Reid, CEO at Wikimedia UK, will outline some of the work being supported by the charity and the road ahead for work in the UK as we navigate our way through the post-pandemic world.
This is a free event, open to all.
Full details of the event can be found on Eventbrite<https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/digital-skills-festival-wikimedia-in-scotlan…>, where you can book a place and receive the Zoom webinar invite. More details about Wikipedia supporting teaching and learning at the University of Edinburgh (along with student-created ‘how to edit’ resources) can be found on our IS Skills website<https://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/help-consultancy/is-skills/wikime…>.
Wikimedian in Residence
Website for the residency<https://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/help-consultancy/is-skills/wikime…> and Map of Accused Witches site<http://witches.is.ed.ac.uk/>
Email: ewan.mcandrew(a)ed.ac.uk<mailto:email@example.com> Blog: WiR blog<https://thinking.is.ed.ac.uk/wir/>
Tel: 07867 593450 Subscribe to the Scotwiki mailing list<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSctpnDjO_PHZeOTrA0yjtVLqE4oDfjLtYh…>
My working hours are 10am to 6pm Monday to Friday.
Wikipedia Project Page: Wikipedia:University_of_Edinburgh<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:University_of_Edinburgh>
Media Hopper channel: Videos and video tutorials<https://media.ed.ac.uk/channel/Wikimedian%2Bin%2BResidence%2BChannel/510201…>
YouTube: Wikimedian in Residence channel<https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSDRSVKM4ceUSPI-7-BFeoQ?view_as=subscriber>
Wikimedia in Education: New booklet of UK Case Studies<https://open.ed.ac.uk/wikimedia-in-education/>
Join Wikimedia in Scotland<https://wikimedia.org.uk/wiki/Wikimedia_in_Scotland> events and UoE events<https://www.events.ed.ac.uk/index.cfm?eventssearch=wikipedia&event=search&e…>.
The University of Edinburgh, Floor H (West), Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DR.
The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336. Is e buidheann carthannais a th’ ann an Oilthigh Dhùn Èideann, clàraichte an Alba, àireamh clàraidh SC005336.