Education/News/September 2019/Students learning Wikipedia editing by attending Wikicamp at Nabran
Students learning Wikipedia editing by attending Wikicamp at Nabran
Author: Gunay Mammadova, Elnur Naciyev
Summary: The newsletter includes information about Wikicamp at Nabran. This camp is organised for improving abilities of Azerbaijani youth on Wikipedia. Essentially, most of the participants of the Wiki Camp were students from different high schools in Azerbaijan.
On August 10-13, 2019, ProDemos Public Association organized three-day camp within the framework of the program “to improve of youth skills on Wikipedia”. The camp was held in Nabran. Nabran is a popular resort and municipality in Khachmaz District of Azerbaijan. The goal of the camp was to develop abilities of the Azerbaijani youth on Wikipedia.
Twenty one people participated in the Wiki Camp. Essentially, most of the participants of the Wiki Camp were students from different high schools in Azerbaijan. Nabran Wiki Camp participants learned wikipedia theory, essentially wikipedia understanding, the main rules and principles of wikipedia. Then individual practice of new editors were examined by Wikipedia trainers. Eventually new wikipedians learned how edit and create articles on Wikipedia.
The recent time Wiki camps get traditional character in Azerbaijan. Azerbaijani wikipedians do their best to give own contribution to these camps. One of them is Gunay Mamedova. She was Wikipedia trainer and head of the Wiki Training section of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences was participated in the Wiki Camp. She tries to give education about Wikipedia and to organize wiki trainings absolutely free. She is also the author of a video tutorial on the Youtube social network in Azerbaijan on the topic of “Creating Wikipedia articles”. She also promoted Wikipedia through the media (TV).It was fourth Wikicamp of her. She also makes movies and share her impressions related with Wikipedia with her husband – Elnur Neciyev. Both of them were historians. Nearly 3 year they tried to enrich themselves wikipedia.
Today Wikipedia movement in Azerbaijan is developing, shifting and growing. We believe this movement will make its way to the hearts of our people just in proportion as they will make it their own work.