Education/News/June 2019/The introduction of the Wikipedia into the educational program has expanded
The introduction of the Wikipedia into the educational program has expanded
Author: Nebojša Ratković
Summary: In the school year 2017/18, Wikimedia Serbia has introduced Wikidata into several educational institutions.
In the school year 2017/18, Wikimedia Serbia has introduced Wikidata into several educational institutions. Workshop on editing Wikidata was successfully held for the first time at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Applied Studies and Mathematical Grammar School in Belgrade. The workshop was also held at The Faculty of Mining and Geology at the University of Belgrade which is the institution that has implemented this program for several years. In addition to writing articles on Wikipedia in different fields, students also worked on editing items on the Wikidata project by adding references, statements and descriptions within them. Contributing to Wikidata is recognized as a good way to improve students' skills by using new and open learning platforms, which can help students in their future work and understanding of issues in a certain field. In particular, very significant was a support of the teachers and professors who recognized the full potential of the Wikidata, its practical usage in the classrooms.
The basic idea was that students understand what the Wikidata is and how items are created, but also to learn how to group data and what is the advantage of the flexibility of data extraction from Wikidata. One of the biggest challenges during the workshops was the fact that until now we didn`t work with the students on this project. However, this example shows that students have understood the future of the Wikidata and its application in the right way.
Wikipedia Education program, Wikimedia Serbia, WMRS Education program, Wikidata
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