Education/Newsletter/May 2018

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This Month in Education

Volume 7 | Issue 5 | May 2018

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!


In This Issue


From the Community

Creating and reusing OERs for a Wikiversity science journalism course from Brazil

Inauguration Ceremony of Sri Jayewardenepura University Wiki Club

Wiki Education publishes evaluation of Fellows pilot

The first students of Russia with diplomas of Wikimedia and Petrozavodsk State University

Selet WikiSchool


From the Education Team

A lofty vision for the Education Team

UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2018, Digital Skills for Life and Work


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Creating and reusing OERs for a Wikiversity science journalism course from Brazil
This article brings up the case of the creation and usage of Open Educational Resources for a science journalism course at Wikiversity. read more...


Inauguration Ceremony of Sri Jayewardenepura University Wiki Club
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The Inauguration Ceremony of the Wiki Club of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura was held on 9th May 2018 at Faculty Board Room (FHSS) with the participation of the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Sampath Amarathunge, Editor and Administrator of Wikipedia Mr. Reheman Abubaker, Heads of Departments, Lecturers and student members of the Wiki Club. read more...


Wiki Education publishes evaluation of Fellows pilot
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This spring, Wiki Education ran a pilot program called Wikipedia Fellows to train subject matter experts in three disciplines on how to edit Wikipedia. Over a three-month structured course that included weekly meetings, nine academics in political science, sociology, and women's studies improved Wikipedia articles in their fields of expertise. We're excited to declare the pilot a success, and we are actively recruiting additional cohorts as we attempt to scale the impact of the program. read more...


The first students of Russia with diplomas of Wikimedia and Petrozavodsk State University
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This is a report about works of PetrSU students in WikiProjects during 2017-2018 academic year. read more...


Selet WikiSchool
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Project is realized by Selet youth organization. Our important partner is Wikimedia RU. We teach young people (14-20 y.o.) to research and use opportunities of Wiki projects. Also thanks to the project they are becoming one of those, who capable of taking the future of their region, country and whole humanity into own hands and thus being more instrumental in helping to preserve Tatar language, culture & more vulnerable ones around. read more...



From the Education Team
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A lofty vision for the Education Team
Wikipedia Education Globe 2.pdf
Earlier this year, the Education Team worked with L&E to draft a vision statement that will guide their work. This article summarizes the process and vision. read more...


UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2018, Digital Skills for Life and Work
Wikipedia Education Globe 2.pdf
An overview of UNESCO Mobile Learning 2018 with some key points and resources read more...




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