Proposal talk:2013 Wikimedia in higher education symposium

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This proposal is a great idea and I would certainly apply to attend if it comes together. I will be using Wikipedia again as a central aspect of my Research Methods in the Digital Age course I teach at UQ in second semester this year so for me it would be great to meet with other teachers who also see the value in incorporating Wikipedia in contemporary teaching. --Kerry Kilner 10:57, 24 January 2013 (EST)

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I've notified 113 Usyd people (students or staff, past or present) so far. 89 by direct email that didnt bounce, 24 by emails via Wikimedia special:emailuser function (no way to know if they bounced), and I have another 24 people yet to contact (probably by user_talk). Most, but not everyone in w:Category:Wikipedians by alma mater: University of Sydney have been notified yet - I'll do a set of user talk notices by bot soon. John Vandenberg 13:32, 24 January 2013 (EST)

Relevant blog post

Sweden has recently set up a Wikipedia education program that seems broadly similar to the one we're trying to start in Australia. This [`http://blog.wikimedia.org/2013/02/14/wikipedia-education-program-sweden/ blog post about it], by Sophie Österberg, the education manager of Wikimedia Sweden, is a very interesting read. Graham87 21:36, 15 February 2013 (EST)