This is a call for program and scholarship Committee Members! Who will
speak at our EduWiki Conference? Who will receive a scholarship? We need
volunteers who want to answer these questions.
We are going to form two committees that will help put together the program
and schedule and the participants' list for the EduWiki Conference. In May
2023, the Serbian capital of Belgrade will host the next EduWiki
conference. It is organized by the Wikipedia & Education User Group, with
support by Wikimedia Serbia.
We are going to form two committees: a program committee and a scholarship
committee. The program committee will care for a program that best
represents the global and diverse community of Wikimedia related education.
The participants of the conference want a well-balanced program with high
Participants can apply for a scholarship to travel to Belgrade and stay
there. The scholarship committee will evaluate the applications and decide
who receives a scholarship, in a fair and timely fashion.
Do you want to be a committee member? Please apply until December 7, 2022,
through this form https://forms.gle/wpjGUwsqBdTZRDXB6 . We will ask you
via the form which committee(s) you want to join and what your relevant
The Wikipedia & Education User Group board members will assess the
applications to the committees and provide answers in a timely manner. We
expect to onboard committee members by mid-December.
Add https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/EduWiki_Conference_2023 (under
construction) to your watchlist for more information!
Please, feel free to reach out to me (joalpe(a)wmnobrasil.org) or other
Wikipedia & Education User Group board members if you have any questions.
João Alexandre Peschanski
on behalf of the Wikipedia & Education User Group
On Thursday, November 24, 2022, Thais Morata <tmorata10(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> When in May? I could not find that.
Hopefully not 17-22nd of May as this is prefered range of dates for
Queering Wikipedia 2023 hybrid conference (just after IDAHOT May17).
Best wishes - Z. Blace
Thanks so much for informing me about the call for program and scholarship
committee members who will speak at the Eduwiki conference. Please, include
me as a member of both committee. Also enlist me as one of those who will
Thanks once again and accept my best wishes.
(P. HD- inview).
University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Faculty of Education
Department of educational foundations,
Owerri Wikimedia network
Dear EDUWiki enthusiasts,
Voting for the Wikipedia & Education User Group Board concluded on November
After carefully examining the votes, here are the results:
* Out of 77 votes (after removing 3 duplicates), only 24 were valid votes
made by the User Group's members -
53 votes were counted out as invalid, as they were not made by members.
I encourage all of you to check if your username appears on the membership
If it is not, please apply for membership
so you can better engage with the User Group and cast your vote during the
next election process. Although the candidacy was made after the call for
candidates had expired, the Board chose to allow it and the voting form
included an option to vote for 6 candidates.
* Out of the 24 valid votes, here is the distribution of votes:
14 votes supported the current 5 Board members (LiAnna Davis, Susanna
Mkrtchyan, Ziko van Dijk, Filip Maljkovic and João Alexandre Peschanski)
remaining as the Board.
10 Votes supported 6 candidates: the 5 existing Board members mentioned
above, and Bukola Olutola James, who presented her candidacy during the
As the majority of members voted to keep 5 seats, the Wikipedia & Education
User Group Board for the coming two years is: LiAnna Davis, Susanna
Mkrtchyan, Ziko van Dijk, Filip Maljkovic and João Alexandre Peschanski.
Additionally, as the Board was impressed by Bukola's desire to join the
Board and engage more with the UG's activities, the Board has offered
Bukola to be an advisor to the Board, which she has accepted. This role
will allow her to learn more about the Board's work and the UG's activities
first hand, and apply as a candidate in a timely manner in a future
I'd like to thank the Board for its continued work and hope you join me in
wishing them all another productive and successful term!
Shani Evenstein Sigalov
Special Advisor to the Wikipedia & Education User Group Board
Abd Alsattar Ardati (University of St Andrews) and collaborators are
studying online Wikipedia training and editing to prototype and
evaluate a *collaborative
training tool that can support Wikipedia trainers to train newcomers to
Wikipedia remotely*, and we want to *invite you* to participate in our
If you agree to participate in this study, please click on the following
questionnaire link so we can find out how familiar you are with Wikipedia
and whether you have any experience in Wikipedia editing. *It will take ~2
mins to complete*.
At the end, *you will be redirected to an online social ideation and voting
tool called Tricider* to *view, comment, and vote on others' ideas about
designing an online Wikipedia training tool* and to add your ideas for
others to discuss and vote on. Please beware of the Tricider website's
adverts that would look like part of the listed ideas.
Your contribution is important. Thank you.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact the researchers. Their
details are below:
Abd Alsattar Ardati (aaa8(a)st-andrews.ac.uk)
Dr Sara Thomas (sara.thomas(a)wikimedia.org.uk)
Dr Richard Nevell (richard.nevell(a)wikimedia.org.uk)
Dr Kirsty Ross (ksrh1(a)st-andrews.ac.uk)
Prof Ian Gent (ian.gent(a)st-andrews.ac.uk)
Dr Alexander Voss (alex.voss(a)st-andrews.ac.uk)
Dr Uta Hinrichs (uh3(a)st-andrews.ac.uk)
Dr Angela Miguel (arm14(a)st-andrews.ac.uk)
School of Computer Science
University of St Andrews
Jack Cole Building
St Andrews KY16 9SX
+44 1334 46 3262
Dr Richard Nevell (he/him)
Programme Coordinator and Connected Heritage Project Lead
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Thanks to those of you who were able to attend the *General Assembly today!*
If you weren't able to attend, you can* watch the recording here*.
As part of the Assembly, we kicked off *voting for the user group's board*.
*All five existing board members* (LiAnna Davis, Susanna Mkrtchyan, Ziko
van Dijk, Filip Maljkovic, and João Alexandre Peschanski) are running
*Another candidate*, Bukola James, was nominated during the meeting; she
introduced herself to voting members beginning at 25:55 in the YouTube
Since she was not nominated prior to the start of the meeting, she is not
included in the form, but you are welcome to write her in -- If you select
"no" to the full re-election question, you will get an opportunity to write
According to the User Group's by-laws, there can be up to 7 board members,
so you can vote for all six candidates running if you'd like; simply write
in their names.
*Voting will be done via this Google Form
<https://forms.gle/BMDGU5NzFnxb9i7q6> *and is open to anyone who was a
member of the user group at the time voting began. Please check if
is listed on this page
"Members List", and if so, please feel free to participate and vote!
*Voting is open until 16:00 UTC on Tuesday, November 10 *(one week from the
start of the meeting). As a special advisor to the group, I was asked to
oversee the process. I will therefore be analyzing your votes and
announcing the results.
All the best to all the candidates!
Shani Evenstein Sigalov
Special Advisor, Wikipedia & Education User Group.