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List of education focused events at Wikimania 2017


Author: VMasrour (WMF) (talk) 19:04, 19 July 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Summary: Here is a list of education focused events during Wikimania 2017.

Taken from the program, as presented on July 19th:

As you will see, the program has been arranged to facilitate following tracks, including an education track. It is fairly easy to follow said track by looking at the headers of the different columns in the program.

Notice: Do check the program daily for rooms and times as they are subject to change.

Friday, August 11


This will be a big day for education. Make sure to rest as much as you can on thursday evening, and load up with enough caffeine for the day. :)

On Friday morning, the education events will be happening in room “Drummond Center” (level 3) from 11:00 to 12:30. On Friday afternoon, we will move to Ballroom West (level 4), from 14:00 to 15:30. Then to Ballroom Center (level 4) from 16:00 to 17:00.

Speaking the Language of the Non-Wikipedians

How to develop an education program from the scratch

The Wikipedia Year of Science 2016: What worked, what didn't, and how you can pull off a large-scale content initiative,_what_didn%27t,_and_how_you_can_pull_off_a_large-scale_content_initiative

The WikiMOOC, a new way to learn how to edit Wikipedia,_a_new_way_to_learn_how_to_edit_Wikipedia

How to create a good school project on Wikipedia

Sciences, histoire et projets Wiki, le mariage unique québécois,_histoire_et_projets_Wiki,_le_mariage_unique_qu%C3%A9b%C3%A9cois

Possible strategies of increasing involvement of scientists and academics in Wikimedia projects

Student Learning Outcomes using Wikipedia based assignments

Saturday, August 12


I can’t find an event that has a specific education focus. Time to socialize and learn from the larger movement, maybe?

Sunday, August 13


On Sunday morning, we’re back on Drummond Center (level 3), from 11:30 to 12:30. On Sunday afternoon, we’re on to Drummond 'East' (level 3), from 14:00 to 15:30.

Wikipedia and Medicine, A Year in Review,_A_Year_in_Review (while the talk’s description doesn’t specify much with regards to education, we know that a significant amount of the contents that are generated in that project come from collaborations with universities)

Bringing languages closer to enrich each other (translation projects are fairly popular in the education projects, so keeping abreast of improvements and what’s happening with translation should be useful to most education program leaders)

The Value of Wikimedians to Universities

Two years of cooperation: The University of Heidelberg, the SFB 933 and Wikipedia,_the_SFB_933_and_Wikipedia

Translating Wikipedia as an educational tool (this talk will cover an actual higher education project from Spain that has been succesfully running for several years)

A Google Doc that has the same information (but might be easier to edit and update):