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Small help with The Art Institutes?[edit]

I'm hoping to find an editor here interested in helping with some recent edits to The Art Institutes. An IP editor added a sentence to the article's introduction mentioning lawsuits involving Education Management Corporation, which owns The Art Institutes, and other schools. I have been discussing the change with other editors on the Talk page about it since February, but conversation has recently stalled and I believe at least one of the editors involved (aside from myself) would like to get an additional opinion.

FYI, I am working on behalf of Education Management Corporation and, because of my COI, I am looking for editors to help determine whether the mention is appropriate for the topic and, if not, editing the article to remove it. Cheers, WWB Too (Talk · COI) 14:54, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

Adding onto this request as the same editor has made additional edits to articles of several of the schools owned by EDMC. I've briefly outlined each of these edits below:
  • Over on the The Art Institutes article, a new sentence has been added to the lead about EDMC that seems out of place. I've suggested removing it. My previous request here also remains unresolved.
  • The same sentence has also been added to the introduction of the EDMC article. Its inclusion makes more sense (though not in the lead), but as the information is already covered in the article, I've proposed removing it there as well.
  • A new Controversy section has been created in the Brown Mackie College article for one sentence. My suggestion is to incorporate this elsewhere in the article.
In addition to these requests, I've also proposed some new wording related to a recent legal settlement on the Argosy University Talk page.
More information about each can be found in the requests I've posted on the individual Talk pages. Hoping an editor can take a look into one or more of these issues. Cheers, WWB Too (Talk · COI) 17:05, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

Invitation to User Study[edit]

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Relevant RfD[edit]

I came across Template:WikiProject Public Policy, which is a redirect to Template:WikiProject Education. It's now under discussion at RfD. You may be interested in commenting there. --BDD (talk) 16:23, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Robert F. Tinker[edit]

Dear education experts: This article came to my attention when I was requesting a history merge. It certainly has some NPOV problems. I thought that I'd post about it here in case someone would like to do a rewrite. I took out one particularly blatant phrase. It seems to me that some of the content is about things that every teacher does, mixed in with the claims to notability. —Anne Delong (talk) 22:49, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

ORCID[edit]

Those of you involved in higher education may be interested in ORCID. ORCID is an open system of identifiers for people - particularly researchers and the authors of academic papers; but also contributors to other works, not least Wikipedia editors. ORCIDs are a bit like ISBNs for books or DOIs for papers. You can register for one, free, at http://orcid.org As well as including your ORCID in any works to which you contribute, you can include it in your user page using {{Authority control}} thus: {{Authority control|ORCID=0000-0001-5882-6823}} (that template can also include other identifies, such as VIAF and LCCN - there's an example on my user page). ORCID identifiers can also be added to biographical articles, either directly or via Wikidata. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 12:20, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

Request for comments, help[edit]

Please take a look at the open learning article, which is of interest to both WikiProject Education and WikiProject Open. There seems enough convergence between open learning and open education to consider whether the two should be merged into one article. To weigh in, go to WT:OPEN. —Litjade (talk) 21:20, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

I've open this topic for discussion on the Open education talk page. —Litjade (talk) 13:27, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

Leaflet For Wikiproject Education At Wikimania 2014[edit]

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Adikhajuria (talk) 15:12, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Should we have a category for recipients of honorary degrees? (It was recently deleted)[edit]

If you are interested in this topic, please see my post at Talk:Honorary_degree#Deletion_of_recipients_of_honorary_degrees. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 10:44, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

collegeatlas, reliable source ?[edit]

Hi People.I wanted to have your opinion on collegeatlas. I have just found out that the education part of Khazakstan was almost a copy/past from this website and I am wondering if it is really reliable... It looks quite notable, but the process of publication seems rather unclear and makes me suspicious: No author, no dates, no formal sources("collegeatlas relies on feedback from schools, education professionals and students to help keep content up to date and accurate.")... Does someone know this website ? Does it have its place on wikipedia ? KaptainIgloo (talk) 13:46, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

Leaflet For Wikiproject Education At Wikimania 2014(updated version)[edit]

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Adikhajuria (talk) 13:01, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

how university works?[edit]

first of all i'm greeting you guys overthere

so i like to join for this topic because i eager to know something about university an comminucators and iam participate for it so thanks all of you guys — Preceding unsigned comment added by 41.189.236.90 (talk) 14:04, 10 July 2014 (UTC)