With Wikipedia in the classroom, a former student has become the teacher
Four years ago, Ismael Andani Abdulai was in graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley, working towards a master’s in law. One of the required courses for that degree was on cyber law, focusing on legal issues related to computers, the internet, and information technology. Appropriately, the professor in charge of the class assigned….
A snapshot of Wikimedia education activities in Asia
The Wikimedia Foundation's Nichole Saad conducted a site visit to Nepal, India, and Taiwan to pilot a new way to help program leaders: in-context support. Why is this approach important? What did we learn in this trip? How is this shaping the way we offer program support in our efforts to support education?
Three ways we’re changing the Education team at the Wikimedia Foundation
A survey report is helping a Wikimedia Foundation team define where they were succeeding, and where they could do with improvement.
Bridging Wikimedia and "education for all" at UNESCO Mobile Learning Week
Late last month, educators, tech professionals, and policy makers came together in Paris for Mobile Learning Week, an annual four-day conference that this year was devoted to the problem of "education in emergencies."
“I will never be quite as proud of something as my writing about women”: May Hachem
Three years after joining Wikipedia as a student editor, May Hachem has been able to build successful partnerships, mentor hundreds of new editors, and contribute content to Wikipedia.
Writing Ghana into Wikipedia: Felix Nartey
Nartey helps address systemic bias on Wikipedia by adding content about his home country of Ghana and researching why fewer people from the African continent tend to edit the site.
Children in Mali can now read Wikipedia offline, thanks to MALebooks e-readers
MALebooks e-readers provide an offline library to children in Mali, including the French version of Wikipedia and over 4,000 educational books. This experimental project addresses the serious lack of books for children in Mali, and is made possible by Kiwix developers, Wikimedia Switzerland and other supporters.
What happens when you give a Wikipedia editor a research library?
The Wikipedia Visiting Scholars program gives editors special access to university and library resources, which helps them improve content quality and support new collaborations, as part of the Wikipedia Library project.
For Rexford Nkansah, Wikipedia represents the future of education for his country
Despite its growing economy, Ghana is not the first place one would associate with technology, but for 20-year-old native Rexford Nkansah, it’s second nature. “In Ghana you don’t have hobbies like skiing or going to restaurants,” he says. “So these are the little things I do to keep myself busy.” The youngest of five, Rexford….