Education/Newsletter/August 2012/Welcome to the first This Month in Education newsletter!

by LiAnna Davis

LiAnna at Higher Education Summit

I'm thrilled to write this preface to the first issue of This Month in Education, a new wiki-based newsletter for Wikimedians around the world to learn about education-related projects. Spearheaded by Leigh Thelmadatter, this newsletter is for Wikimedians by Wikimedians -- so a big round of thanks to the first contributors: Everton Zanella Alvarenga, Vojtěch Dostál, Beat Estermann, Elly Köpf, Martin Poulter, Leigh Thelmadatter, and Meike Westerhaus. Everyone is encouraged to contribute something about your project for the next issue (Newsroom), due to come out on September 15.

Our monthly metrics and activities meetings have died off, so I'm thrilled that Leigh has volunteered to continue to lead this newsletter-based initiative to share learnings across different countries. If you'd like to get this newsletter via your talk page, simply add your user name and preferred project to the subscription list.

I look forward to reading more about the amazing projects happening with Wikipedia in education around the world!