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On 11 November 2015, User:Basak gave an introductory lecture about Wikipedia to graduate students at Uludag University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychology in the "Current Perspectives in Social Psychology" course. This is how Education Program in Turkey have started.

In the Fall term we have continued to colleborate with professors of Uludag University Psychology Department. This time there was a Wikipedia lecture for a very large group graduate students (102 students! ) taking "History of Psychology" course. In April 2016, we had another lecture for a small group of doctorate students in "Technological Communication and Social Behaviour" course. All students have submitted their Wikipedia homeworks at the end of May 2016 and contributed to the development of Turkish articles under Pschology category. The volunteers have also supported the "Wikipedia Art and Feminism 2016" event in Istanbul by providing Wikipedia training for event participants; User:Khutuck has gave the introductory lesson.

In the fall term of 2016-2017 academic year, we continue to collaborate with Psychology department at Uludag University. On October 12th, we have organized an online meeting with the students of Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technologies at Yüzüncü Yıl University, Van. Sakhalinio and Basak were the guest speakers. It was so exciting to meet with teachers-to-be and discuss about the methods that Wikipedia could be integrated into the courses. That event was folllowed by a presentation to students of the Education Faculty at Uludag University on November 2nd 2016. It was organized by the Information Technologies student club and the participants were the students of the Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technologies.

On November 9th, Sakhalinio visited Sakarya University and initiated an education program on geography department and Basak has joined the program online. At the end of the program on Sakarya University, 70 students have created articles about in Turkish wikipedia. That's how we have completed the Fall 2015-2016 term.

Our user group have already contacted with some students culubs and academicans to start Education Program in Uskudar University (Istanbul), Hacettepe University (Ankara) and new departments at Uludag University (Bursa). We hope that every university student will become a wikipedain some day!

After each experience the organizers have reported the lecture notes, the initial thoughts of the instructor, the list of users and the articles creted as assignment. The lessons that has been learned from each experience were very valuable for future programs. Please see tho lecture notes (in Turkish) for each event here. Please find some student feedback (in Turksh) here.

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