Education/Countries/Argentina

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Program Contacts[edit]

Luisina Ferrante, Education Coordinator of Wikimedia Argentina
Anna Torres, Executive Director of Wikimedia Argentina

Program Portal[edit]

Wikimedia Argentina Education Program

Program Description[edit]

Education Program

Strategic approaches[edit]

Education program is framed through the following strategic approaches:


  • Wikilabs: Incubators experiences and educational practices within the Wikimedia projects.
  • Educational Edit-a-thons: Education project where students come in close contact with the history of their local contexts and contribute to the collective building of their historical memory. The building of historical memory as an educational line is strongly present in schools and classrooms.
  • Collective Experiences: Contests and editing challenges to improve the contests within Wikimedia projects. These initiatives are mainly online and their main goal it's to learn how to edit or solve an issue with an educative view in the digital culture under free licenses.
  • Wikiworkshops:Teachers as leading actors get involved in the Digital and Free Culture. We have hosted several editing workshops for teachers and actors of influence in the classroom to generate change, and to impulse Wikimedia projects by using the design thinking methodology. Also we worked with strategic matters like gender, digital gap or big data, and we involved different education local actors too.

Main Projects[edit]

Education Program 2017
Activity Description of the activity
Online course: “Bridges for a free, digital, school culture" We develop two online training courses for educators, of a 5-week duration each, to address the use of Wikipedia in the classroom and encourage the educators’ ability to edit in the classroom and in their educational projects. These courses are aimed at educators and university students with the objective of generating exchange on the use of the Wikimedia projects in the school syllabus. The focal point is the editing tool as the main element to tackle Wikipedia content and add it to their educational activities. The final objective of these dynamics is the production of projects by the educators, so they can practice looking up and editing Wikipedia during their classroom activities with their students. These online experiences are carried out on our online campus, designed with the goal of consolidating the region’s own online spaces within the community.
Online courses carried out together with higher education institutions We develop at least two courses in the frame of online distance activities together with higher education institutions. We take part in the design and development of online projects that emphasize how to edit Wikipedia and its main characteristics. These projects adapt to the institution and the kind of educators/students that we are working with, narrowing the training course and the edition of content to the specific themes on which they work. The objective is that the institutions take ownership of the tool in their educational projects and in the content evaluation.
Editing Club with high school students We develop 3 training sessions for educators (48 hours of work, approximately), follow-up activities in the classroom and we close with an editing club for students, related to the subjects on which we work during the activity. The objective is offering training sessions for educators that provide tools to tackle the work with Wikipedia inside the classroom, the search for information and analysis of sources to support the articles. We back this work dynamics with educational resources and online support. The aim is to close the activity with an Editing Club for students, generating a space where they can put into practice what they have learnt during the training sessions.
Photography and Editing contests with schools from all over the country We develop at least two contests in collaboration with other regional organizations that involve the Argentinean education community in the Wikimedia projects, especially in Wikimedia Commons and Wikiviajes. We encourage educational activities that aim at increasing the value of the historical heritage of each place and the history of the school. In pursuit of contributing to the construction of a collective memory that tackles the students’ representation of their reality and their surroundings, using Wikimedia projects as engines of such transmission.
Wikimedia in your province We develop training courses (divided into 3 different stages – 3 months of work) for students and educators of different Argentinean provinces. In each stage we work with student mentors and also educators from the schools. The objective is to consolidate good practices that include Wikimedia in the schools and inside the classrooms. The aim is to work with the education community of the province and articulate with different governmental institutions of the same province to generate events and activities that lead to the adoption and exchange of educational experiences supported by the use of Wikipedia as an educational tool.
Wikipedia at the university We develop 3 training sessions (3 days of work) for university students and professors. We offer an intensive session about Wikimedia and its projects, to later go into detail about the edition of content in Wikipedia. We are particularly interested in the creation of projects that can support the research done by the classes that get involved with our program. We aim at encouraging professors and students to use the Wikipedia platform as another space to consolidate debates and content within the academic world.
Training program for educators We develop training courses for educators and educational references of secondary and higher education. We offer three sessions. In the first one, we present the Wikimedia Argentina Foundation, our projects and the main characteristics of the Argentinean chapter. Then, in the following two sessions, we go into detail about the editing tools of Wikipedia and offer activities to take Wikipedia into the classroom.
Wikilesa We develop spaces for the edition and production of content related to Crimes against Humanity perpetrated during the period of State terrorism in Argentina in the 1970s and 1980s. This project is carried out in collaboration with Cosecha Roja , with the aim of updating and consolidating the existing Wikipedia content on the process of Justice and the role of Human Rights organizations in our country. In the frame of this cooperation, we organize editing events about this theme in educational and cultural spaces at a national and regional level.

Program Metrics[edit]

Metric Results (as of October 2016) Comments
# of active editors involved 30
# of new editors 818
# of individuals involved 1561
# of new images/media added to Wikimedia articles/pages 117
# of articles added or improved on Wikimedia projects 777
Number of images uploaded 117
Number of students involved 410
Number of teachers involved (face to face) 778
Number of institutions involved n/a
Number teachers scaling up WMAR's program n/a
Number of press mentions 32
Number of active volunteers involved 40
Number of girls/teachers involved (students) 80%

Institutions involved[edit]

Our main partners are the following:

Wikipedia in the classroom, a special site with guides, instructions and tutorials. 

Long-term relations[edit]

2015[edit]
Wikilesa Editathon.
2016[edit]
Teachers Training "Creatón Didáctico" 2016
2017[edit]
Club de Edición en La Rioja.

Resources[edit]

Most of the resources are available only in Spanish

Editing guides for students and teachers[edit]

Construyendo nuevos horizontes.

Experiences / case studies[edit]

Special marketing[edit]

Video tutorials[edit]

Learning & sharing[edit]

Contribution to the Educational Newsletter

Wikimedia blog

Plans & reports[edit]

Strategic plan
Strategic planning 2016-2018 (only available in spanish)
Reports
Progress Report 2014-2015
Anual Grant proposal 2015-2016

►To know more about metrics, participants, etc, please check: Memorial 2014, Memorial 2015 and Memorial 2016 (available in spanish)

Media Coverage[edit]

  1. Digital free educational magazine: Learning to educate (available in spanish)
  2. Wikimedia Projects and Education (available in spanish)
  3. Beyond Wikipedia: an educational opportunity
  4. Educational Magazine Noveduc: Wikipedians in the classrom, an innovative experience (available in spanish)(available in spanish)
  5. 3rd Conference University on ICT and Innovation in the Classroom, "Links between education, digital technologies and free knowledge" (available in spanish)
  6. Education activities: 
    http://www.conectarigualdad.gob.ar/noticia/conectar-igualdad-y-wikimedia-argentina-dictaron-talleres-en-tandil-2300
    http://www.extension.unicen.edu.ar/universo/?p=5599
    https://www.youtube.com/watch
    https://www.educ.ar/noticias/130919/editaton-y-educacion-construyendo-el-conocimiento-juntos
    http://www.losandes.com.ar/noticia/wikimedia-argentina-lanza-una-capacitacion-gratuita-sobre-cultura-libre-y-nuevas-tecnologias
  7. Edit-a-thon Education + GLAM programs: :
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQQKvyHEavU&list=PLwcftlzbiLkRpt3IeFFBvmLaqztRbOxea&index=2
    http://www.eldia.com/la-ciudad/alumnos-reescriben-la-historia-del-nacional-55592
  8. Women behind Wikipedia:
    http://www.lanacion.com.ar/1781035-mas-mujeres-detras-de-wikipedia
    http://www.pagina12.com.ar/diario/sociedad/3-268645-2015-03-21.html
    http://www.telam.com.ar/notas/201503/98898-maraton-edicion-contenidos-wikipedia-contenidos-enfoque-genero.html
  9. Contests:
    http://www.educ.ar/sitios/educar/noticias/ver?id=127067&referente=docentes
    http://www.rosario3.com/noticias/Invitan-a-alumnos-y-docentes-a-participar-del-concurso-Mis-monumentos-20150717-0015.html
    http://www.elpatagonico.com/escuela-dolavon-gano-importante-concurso-nivel-nacional-n1456459
  10. Gender gap:
    https://www.pagina12.com.ar/diario/suplementos/las12/13-10918-2016-09-30.html
    https://www.pagina12.com.ar/diario/suplementos/las12/13-10873-2016-09-19.html
  11. Wikimedia Argentina Storify updates
  12. Wikilesa: Human Rights Edit-a-thon
    http://cosecharoja.org/wikilesa-en-avellaneda-territorio-de-trabajo-e-industria/
    https://www.pagina12.com.ar/6847-una-memoria-colectiva-y-documentada
    http://cosecharoja.org/editaton-wikilesa-un-aporte-la-memoria-futura/ http://www.lanacion.com.ar/1880956-una-jornada-para-crear-articulos-en-wikipedia-sobre-derechos-humanos