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This Month in Education

Volume 6 | Issue 3 | April 2017

This monthly newsletter showcases the Wikipedia Education Program. It focuses on sharing: your ideas, stories, success and challenges. You can see past editions here. You can also volunteer to help publish the newsletter. Join the team! Finally, don't forget to subscribe!

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Featured Topic


How responsible should teachers be for student contributions?

From the Community

Cairo and Al-Azhar Universities students wrap up their ninth term and start their tenth term on WEP

Education at WMCON17

Glimpse of small language Wikipedia incubation partnership in Taiwan

Key to recruiting seniors as Wikipedians is long-term work

OER17

Western Armenian WikiCamper promotes Wikiprojects in his school

Building a global network for Education

From the Education Team

Mobile Learning Week 2017


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How responsible should teachers be for student contributions?

Wikipedia Education Globe 2.pdf

Wikimedia Taiwan's bold initiative to present challenges can and should inspire others to reflect on issues as many of these are common to those of us who organize and execute education-related projects. One common issue is conflict between student editing and elements of various Wikipedia communities, especially among editors who have a very negative opinion of education projects in general. It is suggested that we as a Wikimedia community form mechanisms for outreach and guidelines for education programs to prevent conflicts and give communities tools to resolve those that do occur, other than newbie biting of students and even banning of professors. read more...


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Cairo and Al-Azhar Universities students wrap up their ninth term and start their tenth term on WEP

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The ninth term of WEP courses has ended and the tenth term of WEP has started in the Faculty of Arts at Cairo and Al-Azhar Universities with great success. read more...


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Glimpse of small language Wikipedia incubation partnership in Taiwan

Wikipedia Education Globe 2.pdf

On 17 April 2017, Wikimedia Taiwan invite two scholars from the Center for Aboriginal Studies in National Cheng-chih University to share how to revive indigenous language through incubating its Wikipedia, among all the achievements and challenges. read more...

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Key to recruiting seniors as Wikipedians is long-term work

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At the end of 2013, the Seniors Write Wikipedia program started in the Czech Republic. At first we arranged lectures and courses in Prague, but in 2016, we extended the project to 8 other Czech cities. More and more Czech seniors write Wikipedia article and the interest of institutions in the program is ever-increasing. read more...

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Western Armenian WikiCamper promotes Wikiprojects in his school

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After 2 years of experience, and participating in 4 WikiCamps - an educational project organized by Wikimedia Armenia and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation to encourage young people aged 14-20 to edit Wikipedia - Assadour Basmajian, a senior high school student and Armenian Wikipedia editor, presented WikiCamps to Armenian Catholic Patriarchate’s Holy Cross Harboyan High School of Lebanon on the 31st of March 2017. The audience consisted of the school’s staff members, including the school’s Armenian language and history teachers, media coordinator (Ms. Lucy Deukmejian), and principal (Mrs. Rita Boyadjian). read more...

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Education at WMCON17

Wikipedia Education Globe 2.pdf

WMCON17 attendees from the Education community share their highlights! read more...


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OER17

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OER17 was held at Resource for London on the 5th and 6th April. The conference theme was "The Politics of Open" and had a strong presence of people associated with Wikimedia UK, as well as other Wikimedians. read more...

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Building a global network for education

Wikipedia Education Globe 2.pdf

During the Wikimedia Conference in Berlin we held an education track with the aim of starting to build a global education network around the movement. How can we continue to work together? How important is education within the movement? This article aims to be an approximation to the conclusions of the education session, which we hope will be the first of many within the Wikimedia movement. read more...

From the Education Team

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Mobile Learning Week 2017

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A summary of the main themes from Mobile Learning Week at UNESCO in Paris where educators, tech professionals and policy makers came together to examine how technology can help provide learning opportunities for displaced people. read more...


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