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The education program has kicked off as the new academic year starts in Kosovo

Author: Rinazh

Summary: As the new academic year started, we reached to high schools and universities, establishing cooperation. So far we have set cooperations with UBT University and Faculty of Education at University of Prishtina.

Education is a key pillar for WoALUG. To implement this program we are working with high schools and universities to include Wikipedia editing in their teaching curriculums. The goal of this program is to push teachers to use Wikipedia as a teaching tool, in this way, Wikipedia will be edited in an academic setting with a big potential of increasing the number of editors.

So far, we have established cooperation with:

UBT College, Pristina, Kosovo

  • Wikipedia editing will be integrated into Contemporary Art Phenomena class. Further, we are working in signing a memorandum of cooperation with UBT, integrating Wikipedia editing in more classes.

Faculty of Education, University of Prishtina

  • Professional Development of Teachers and Project Management are two classes that will have Wikipedia editing as an assignment.

As part of these partnerships, we will deliver several workshops and editathons, collaborating closely with teachers and professors to increase the quality and quantity of articles in the Albanian language. We have already contacted other high schools and universities and we are on our way to agree on further collaborations.

Tags: Wikipedia Education, Wikipedia, students, Education, Kosovo