wikiineducation.jpgI’m happy to announce all of our academic customers using Confluence will be receiving a copy of Using Wiki in Education, a book edited by Stewart Mader, who joined us full-time as our new wiki evangelist just last month.
Before Stewart joined Atlassian, we had asked about the possibility of purchasing a copy of his book for each of our academic customers. He gave us an enthusiastic ‘Yes’.
Why are we buying this book for hundreds of academic customers? The short answer is: because we should. When someone starts using a wiki, it doesn’t necessarily mean they know how to get the most value from it. The book will give our customers new strategies for using a wiki in their classrooms, for students, research and more.
And frankly, we hope that the wiki will transform the way they view education. We want to spread the wiki philosophy — transparency, community knowledge, collaboration, and democracy — into every aspect of learning.
In the next few days, each academic customer will receive an email from us with a link to a PDF version of the book. We are also planning to continue purchasing copies for all new academic customers for at least the next 6 months (or perhaps longer, depending on the feedback we receive).

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