Cascadia Wikimedians/Education Program

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The Canada Education Program and United States Education Program, projects within the Wikimedia Education Program, are efforts to connect university classes with Wikipedians who assist the students in learning about Wikipedia and creating article content. Wikimedia Cascadia provides "campus ambassadors" to classes. Campus ambassadors are Wikipedians who give presentations to the classes about Wikipedia and arrange for the classes to have support in editing. Campuses in the Cascadia region with ambassadors include San Francisco State University and the University of Washington.

CollaborationsEdit

Cornish College of the Arts
Oregon State University

In 2015, the Oregon State Pi Alpha Xi Horticulture Club will participate in Wiki Education Foundation's first pilot program, "which aims to work with high-achieving student clubs, honor societies, and other student groups interested in contributing content to Wikipedia".[1]

Portland State University

During May–June 2013, User:Another Believer worked with Portland State University students enrolled in PS 331 - Oregon Politics as part of Wikipedia's Education Program. The course was instructed by Phil Keisling, director of the Center for Public Service at the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government and former Oregon Secretary of State.[2] Students participating in this project had the opportunity to earn extra credit by writing about a notable Oregon ballot measure.

Reed College
University of British Columbia
University of Oregon
University of Washington
Vancouver Island University

ReferencesEdit

  1. Erickson, Samantha (February 5, 2015). "Wiki Ed’s student groups pilot kicks off". Wiki Education Foundation. Retrieved February 5, 2015. 
  2. "Profile: Phil Keisling". Portland State University. May 2010. Retrieved June 3, 2013.