We are happy to announce a new channel of discussion and collaborative
work. Wikipedia Education Program Facebook group
<https://www.facebook.com/groups/WikipediaEducationProgram/>. Please join
us in the group and add your facebook friends who are involved/interested
in Wikipedia in Education.
Here's part of the education newsletter post announcing it:
Since the beginning of the program, volunteers around the world were in
contact with each other and with the education team
<https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education/About/Staff> at the
Wikimedia Foundation using several ways including the Wikimedia Education
mailing list <https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/education>,
regular meetings in which program leaders worked together such as Wikipedia
and social media website accounts for local and regional programs like Arab
World Education Program <https://www.facebook.com/arwep>, Czech Republic
on different social media websites, Armenian WikiCamps
<https://www.facebook.com/groups/wiki.camp>, Wiki Education Foundation
<https://www.facebook.com/WikiEducationFoundation> and other similar
examples, While the global education program stayed away from social media
websites for a while.
There was a growing need for an easier method for program leaders,
professors, students, staff and everyone to discuss their ideas, chat,
brainstorm and work virtually on their new projects. Social media websites
are believed to be quicker, easier way, and reachable from mobile and
tablet devices than other talkpages and mailing lists. The new Facebook
group will not replace the existing mailing list and other contact options.
It will work alongside with them trying to reach out to everyone who is
involved or interested in Wikipedia in Education.
Join us in the new Facebook group
<https://www.facebook.com/groups/WikipediaEducationProgram/> and meet the
people who brought success to Wikipedia in Education around the world.
Discuss, work together and seek help from elder users and the WMF education
Meet you there!
Communications Intern, Wikipedia Education Program