Education/Newsletter/April 2015/Education Program Extension enabled on Latvian Wikipedia

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Education Program Extension enabled on Latvian Wikipedia

By Anna Koval (WMF)

Education Program Extension on MediaWiki.org

In March 2015, the Education Program Extension was enabled on Latvian Wikipedia. The Education Program Extension was developed by the Wikimedia Foundation to assist educators and Wikimedians in their joint efforts to support classes of students editing articles on Wikipedia. It is currently enabled on 17 Wikimedia projects: 15 language versions of Wikipedia and on 2 other Wikimedia projects, English Wikinews and German Wikiversity.

Latvian editors agreed to install the extension, and on February 18, User:Papuass made the official request on Phabricator. The extension has been deployed to the project and is already being used by the community. One institution -- Latvijas Universitāte -- and one course -- Sociālie mediji un digitālā kultūra -- have already been added at Special:Institutions with User:Papuass serving as an online volunteer. Writing for Wikipedia is an optional homework assignment for the course. Students would begin editing between April and May.

Read more about the Wikipedia Education Program in Latvia here.

Read more about the Education Program Extension here.