The Wiki Education Foundation (sometimes abbreviated Wiki Ed ) is a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California. [1] It runs the Wikipedia Education Program, which promotes the integration of Wikipedia into the course of education in Canada and the United States. [2] [3]

History

The Wikipedia Education Program was launched by the Wikimedia Foundation in 2010. The Wiki Education Foundation incorporated in 2013, a process that the Wikimedia Foundation began in 2012 to give the education program “more focused and specialized support” Academic research and teaching that engage with Wikipedia “. [3] It has been granted 501 (c) (3) charity status. [3] [4]

In February 2014, the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) and Wiki Education Foundation annoncé the hiring of Frank Schulenburg, Who HAD formerly served as senior director of programs at WMF, as the organization’s first executive director . [3] In April 2014, Schulenburg represented Wiki Ed at the World Literacy Summit in Oxford. The conference aims to make global improvements to literacy. [5]

Leadership

Schulenburg has served as executive director since February 2014. Diana Strassmann heads her board of directors . [6] [7] Robert Cummings, Director of the Center for Writing and Rhetoric and Associate Professor of English at the University of Mississippi , also serves on the board. [8] Adrianne Wadewitz (1977-2014), a prominent Wikipedian, had served on the board. [9] [10]

References

  1. Jump up^ “QA Frank Schulenburg announcement February 2014” . San Francisco, California: Wikimedia Foundation . February 12, 2014 . Retrieved February 19, 2014 .
  2. Jump up^ Monterrey, Carlos (February 12, 2014). “Frank Schulenburg named executive director of Wiki Education Foundation” . San Francisco, California: Wikimedia Foundation . Retrieved February 19, 2014 .
  3. ^ Jump up to:d “Press releases / Frank Schulenburg appointed executive director of new WEF” . San Francisco, California: Wikimedia Foundation. February 12, 2014 . Retrieved February 19, 2014 .
  4. Jump up^ “Exempt Organizations Select Check: Wiki Education Foundation” . Internal Revenue Service . Retrieved January 11,2016 .
  5. Jump up^ “Press Release: £ 80 Billion Wasted Every Year On Global Education Initiatives” . World Literacy Summit. March 3, 2014 . Retrieved April 21, 2014 .
  6. Jump up^ “People, papers and presentations” . Rice News . Houston, Texas: Rice University . November 8, 2013 . Retrieved February 18, 2014 .
  7. Jump up^ “Diana Strassmann” . University of Chicago Law School . Retrieved April 21, 2014 .
  8. Jump up^ “Visiting Research Fellows: Associate Professor Robert Cummings” . University of Sydney . Retrieved April 21, 2014 .
  9. Jump up^ Garrison, Lynsea (April 7, 2014). “How can Wikipedia woo women editors?” . BBC . Retrieved April 21, 2014 .
  10. Jump up^ Dunican, Rod (April 10, 2014). “Remembering Adrianne Wadewitz” . Wikimedia Foundation . Retrieved April 21, 2014 .

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