Education/Newsletter/February 2015/Wikipedia Education Program is now on Facebook


By Samir Elsharbaty (WMF)

Snippet: The global education program is joining Facebook for the first time with new global education group. Join us!

Since the beginning of the Wikipedia Education Program, volunteers around the world have been in contact with each other and with the education team at the Wikimedia Foundation using various ways including the Wikimedia Education mailing list, email, IRC and GChat, face-to-face meetings such as the Wikipedia Education Collaborative meetings, and social media website accounts for local and regional programs like the Arab World Education Program, the Czech Republic Education program accounts on different social media websites, Wikimedia Armenia's WikiCamps, the Wiki Education Foundation and other similar examples. Meanwhile, the global education program stayed away from social media websites until now.

There was a growing need for an easier method of communication for program leaders, professors, students, staff and everyone involved to discuss their ideas, chat, brainstorm, problem solve and work virtually on their new programs. Social media websites are believed to be a quicker, easier way to talk from mobile and tablet devices than talkpages and mailing lists. This new Facebook group will not replace the existing mailing list and other contact options. It will work alongside with them trying to reach out to everyone who is involved or interested in Wikipedia in Education.

Join us in the new Facebook group and meet the people who brought success to Wikipedia Education Program around the world. Discuss, collaborate and ask questions and get answers from elder program leaders and the WMF education team. We all look forward to connecting with you there!

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