Education/Newsletter/October 2014/Education Program Extension enabled on Catalan Wikipedia

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Education Program Extension enabled on Catalan Wikipedia

By Mariona Aragay, (Amical Wikimedia)

Snippet: Catalan Wikipedia becomes the 13th Wikipedia to enable the Education Program MediaWiki extension.

Education Program Extension on MediaWiki.org

In September 2014, the Education Program Extension was enabled on Catalan 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 15 Wikimedia projects: 13 language versions of Wikipedia and on 2 other Wikimedia projects, including English Wikinews and German Wikiversity.

During the summertime, Catalan editors agreed to install the extension and on September 27 the official request was made. The extension is currently being translated and adjusted by the Catalan editors community, who are eager to put it to use as soon as possible. Educational programs are currently growing fast at the Catalan Wikipedia, as more Universities join the EduWiki projects and start new others. Thus, this newly-enabled tool is hoped to be of help in order in consolidating Educational Programs in the Catalan region.

Read more about the educational Wikimedia projects in Catalonia here.