Education/Newsletter/August 2015/The benefits of teaching with Wikipedia broadcasted on Swedish National Radio

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By Sara Mörtsell (WMSE)

Teacher Gunnel Thydell.

Snippet: The benefits of the Education Program broadcasted on Swedish National Radio.

The National Radio of Sweden broke the news earlier this month that Wikimedia Sweden has received government grants to support the work on increasing gender diversity on Wikipedia. The morning program broadcasted a seven minute interview with Gunnel Thydell, a Wikipedian and one of the participating teachers in the Wikipedia Education Program in Sweden, and Irene Andersson, a historian from Malmö University. Their conversation centered around the role of education to cover content gaps and also as a way to bring diversity to the Wikipedia editing community. Listeners nationwide were also introduced to Wikipedia as a teaching tool as it was praised for bringing many much needed benefits to education in terms of innovative assignments and alternative assessments.

Listen to the 7 minute interview (in Swedish)

Read more about Wikipedia Education Program in Sweden here.