Education/Newsletter/March 2017

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This Month in Education

Volume 6 | Issue 2 | March 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!

In This Issue

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Featured Topic


Time is youth -- How do we deal with the challenges in our Education Program?

From the Community


High School and Collegiate Students Enhance Waray Wikipedia during Edit-a-thons

Approaching History students as pilot Education program in Iran

An experience with middle school students in Ankara

Wikishtetl: Commemorating Jewish communities that perished in the Holocaust

From the Education Team


UCSF students visit WMF office as they start their Wikipedia editing journey

Meet the Team!

In the News


Från dammiga arkiv till artiklar på nätet



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Time is youth -- How do we deal with the challenges in our Education Program? A brief summary of Wikipedia Education Program in Taiwan 2016.

Education Globe

Educational institutions in Taiwan have been asking students to write Wikipedia as one way to learn and make a contribution to society. In 2016 there were high growth of institutions working on Chinese Wikipedia. Here are 3 online interviews with Wikipedians that worked with those institutions. In the mean time of excitement, they also share what they learned from outreach setback. read more...


From the Community

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High School and Collegiate Students Enhance Waray Wikipedia during Edit-a-thons

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Twenty collegiate students from the University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College (UPVTC) and twenty one high school students from the Philippine Science High School Eastern Visayas Campus (PSHS-EVC) contributed to Waray Wikipedia during edit-a-thons held at their schools on November 18–19, 2016 and March 10, 2017, respectively, which added 22 articles during the UPVTC edit-a-thon and 31 articles during the PSHS-EVC edit-a-thon. read more...

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Approaching History students as pilot Education program in Iran

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On 1 March 2017, semi-edit-a-thon-workshop was held in Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz to help teachers and students of History department understand Wikipedia. read more...

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An experience with middle school students in Ankara

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Here is the story of 80 students from a village school of Ayaş district of Ankara who have contributed to Turkish wikipedia articles about woman in science, technology and sports. Actually, this was not parf of an Education Program organized in an education instutition but a Art+Feminism event in Ankara organized with quite large and very unusual attendance. read more...

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Wikishtetl: Commemorating Jewish communities that perished in the Holocaust

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As part of the Wikipedia Education Program, students at a Jerusalem college wrote articles about Shtetls that were destroyed in the Holocaust. read more...




From the Education Team

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UCSF students visit WMF office as they start their Wikipedia editing journey

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On February 28, 2017 8 University of California San Francisco (UCSF) students paid a visit to the WMF Office to learn more about the foundation’s work as they embark on a month long elective course in March 2017. The students attended sessions given by WMF staff about the education program, and reading products followed by a live streamed presentation by their professor Dr. Amin Azzam, Clinical Professor at the UCSF School of Medicine. read more...

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Meet the team!

The education team interviewed each other, so you can get to know us a bit better! read more...



In the News

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Från dammiga arkiv till artiklar på nätet

Education Globe

(In Swedish) This link is for one of the major newspaper for teachers. It covers the education program with the Nordic museum and is about a visit in one of the classrooms when the students are working in their sandboxes. read more...

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