A report from the EduWiki Conference in Serbia

In a post entitled Preparing for the Wikimedia Serbia EduWiki Conference published on this blog on 20 February Brian Kelly described how he would attend the Eduwiki Serbia conference and learning day and report on educational developments taking place in the UK. This post provides his reflections on the events. Background The Eduwiki Belgrade conference… read more »

Preparing for the Wikimedia Serbia EduWiki Conference

Wikimedia Serbia (WMRS) is organising an EduWiki Conference which will be held in Belgrade on Monday 24 March 2013. A Learning Day, a meeting between members of the WMRS education project and Wikimedians from other chapters will also take place on Sunday 23 March, the day before the conference. Brian Kelly will attend the conference… read more »

EduWiki: The Video

During our successful EduWiki Conference, held in Cardiff this month, Wikimedia UK volunteer User:Rock drum recorded some interviews with participants and organisers to create a video. The short video below tells the story of the conference. We hope you all agree that Rock drum has done a great job, and that you enjoy the video.

Spreading free knowledge on university campuses across the UK

This summer Wikimedia UK embarked on a systematic campaign to raise awareness of the assistance the charity can offer to university students towards the creation of new student societies associated with Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. With support from Wikimedia UK, Wikipedia student societies have already been established at Imperial College London and Cambridge University…. read more »

EduWiki 2012 – a review

The first week of September saw the first EduWiki Conference at the University of Leicester, England, bringing together educators and Wikimedians for two days to talk about the Wikipedia Education Program and other ways we can support each other. The keynote speakers were Annie Lin from the Wikimedia Foundation; Leigh Thelmadatter from ITESM Mexico; and… read more »

EduWiki kicks off amid great anticipation

There’s excitement in the air in Leicester this morning as our EduWiki Conference gets under way. Academics from three continents are meeting with Wikipedians and opinion-formers to discuss the use of Wikimedia projects, such as Wikipedia, in higher education. As well as universities, organisations represented include JISC and the Mozilla Foundation. Delegates will be examining the… read more »

EduWiki 2012: Wikipedia as an educational resource, now and in the future

What do Dictator novel, Implicit self-esteem and Nuclear energy policy in the United States have in common? Each of these Wikipedia articles has been improved by university students in exchange for course credit. Wikipedia educational assignments – where improving the free online encyclopaedia is integral to the course – already happen in many universities in the… read more »