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Wikipedia Education Program held at Netrokona Government College, Netrakona, Bangladesh
Summary: The First Wikipedia Education Program in Netrakona, Bangladesh has been successfully organized. During this program participants had the opportunity to learn about WEP and projects of four Bengali Wikimedia Projects. This program enhance their skills that will help them in their further involvement at Wikimedia Bangladesh.
The Wikipedia Education Program in Netrakona, Bangladesh has been successfully organized. During this program participants had the opportunity to learn about WEP and projects of Bengali Wikimedia.
A brief workshop on "Wikipedia Education Program" was held at the Bengali Department of the Netrokona Government College, the largest college in Netrokona district, Bangladesh. The program was held on September 3 from 12:30 to 2.30 pm. The workshop was attended by the students and teachers from various departments. The main focus of this workshop was to teach the process of involving teachers and students on various activies in Wikipedia Education program and other projects.
Assistant Professor Saroj Mostafa spoke on behalf of the teachers of the college on the occasion of the Wikipedia education program. Ashiq Shawon and Tito Dutta, two administrators send greetings on the occassion. Bengali Wikipedian Rajeeb Dutta also send a video message from Kolkata.
Author, educator and Editor Anup Sadi had presented the introductory speech on Wikipedia, various Wikimedia projects in Bangladesh. He also discusses on the opening of an account and add information in different Wikimedia Projects and how to upload pictures in the Commons. After discussion, students went through the practical part of the program.
In another slideshow presentation editor Dolon Prova presents what are the issues of Wikipedia education program, how one can involve with WEP and its aims and objectives etc. She also gave emphasis on the idea that Wikipedia education program cannot be run without the mutual efforts of teachers and students. The objective of this program was on several issues. This WEP will enable students to improve their skills in reading, writing, research works, critical thinking, translation and so on. The purpose of this workshop was to show Wikipedia as a part of education. From the Wikipedia everyone can obtain knowledge on various subjects. To introduce the Wikimedia projects to the students of remote area, this program helps the students and teachers to enhance their digital skills, to do a critical evaluation of information, consumption, and creation of open knowledge resources.
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