Bringing the Instructor and Student views of the Dashboard closer together

For a long time now, our instructors have asked if they could see the same features of the Course Dashboard that their students see. We’re very excited to announce a change that brings the instructor and student views much closer together: both instructors and students now have the My Articles and Upcoming Exercises sections on … Continued

Authorship Highlighting improvements

We recently launched an awesome new feature to the Dashboard’s Authorship Highlighting, thanks to volunteer open source developer Bailey McKelway. Bailey is a full-stack developer who recently graduated from Fullstack Academy in New York City, and judging by the sophisticated work he’s done on the Dashboard, he’s got a strong software development career ahead of … Continued

Research quantifies Wiki Education’s impact to articles

In their recent paper on “content growth and attention contagion” (free preprint), researchers Kai Zhu, Dylan Walker and Lev Muchnik use Wiki Education’s Wikipedia Student Program as a natural experiment to study the effects of a sudden “shock” of new editing activity. They look at the set of about 3,300 articles that were substantially expanded by student … Continued

Updating the student user experience for Spring 2020

For the Spring 2020 term we’ve added a major set of features to the “My Articles” section of students’ course pages. The centerpiece of this update is the Progress Tracker which students can use at each stage of the Wikipedia article-writing process. The Progress Tracker will allow students to see what they should be doing, … Continued

Privacy policy updated

We’ve just updated the Wiki Education Privacy Policy. Like the last version, this one is adapted from the freely-licensed policy of Automattic, the company that makes the open source blogging software WordPress. We’ve based it on Automattic’s policy because they have a well-earned reputation for protecting users’ rights, along with the resources to cover their … Continued