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This Month in Education

Volume 6 | Issue 11 | December 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! Finally, don't forget to subscribe!

In This Issue


From the Community

Wikimedia Serbia has established cooperation with three new faculties within the Education Program

Updates to Programs & Events Dashboard

Wiki Camp Berovo 2017

WM User Group Greece organises Wikipedia e-School for Educators

Corfupedia records local history and inspires similar projects

Wikipedia learning lab at TUMO Stepanakert

Wikimedia CH experiments a Wikipedia's treasure hunt during "Media in Piazza"


From the Education Team


Creating digitally minded educators at BETT 2017

In the News

Things My Professor Never Told Me About Wikipedia

"Academia and Wikipedia: Critical Perspectives in Education and Research" Conference in Ireland

Science is shaped by Wikipedia



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Wikimedia Serbia has established cooperation with three new faculties within the Education Program
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In November, Wikimedia Serbia established а cooperation with the Faculty of Dramatic Arts of the University of Arts in Belgrade, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Belgrade and Teacher Education Faculty of the University of Belgrade, which had not previously been included in the Wikipedia Education Program. read more...


Updates to Programs & Events Dashboard
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A few updates on what is being improved in the Programs & Events Dashboard (you know, the tool you need for all your editathons, training, indicators for reports and such). read more...


Wiki Camp Berovo 2017
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Wiki Camp Berovo 2017 took place on the weekend of 15-17 December 2017, in Berovo, Republic of Macedonia. The participants were 55 underage students from 10 different schools all over Macedonia. As a result: two new Wiki Clubs were started and more than 200 new articles were created. read more...


WM User Group Greece organises Wikipedia e-School for Educators
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WM User Group Greece organises Wikipedia e-School for Educators for second time this January. read more...


Corfupedia records local history and inspires similar projects
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CorfuPedia, a school project with the main purpose of introducing students to Wikipedia, via creating new articles about the local history of the island of Corfu, was organised in cooperation with Wikimedia Community User Group Greece. read more...


Wikipedia learning lab at TUMO Stepanakert
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TUMO center in Stepanakert has proposed to the Stepanakert WikiClub Coordinator Irina Safaryan to manage the Wikipedia learning lab for 10 TUMO students. read more...


Wikimedia CH experiments a Wikipedia's treasure hunt during "Media in Piazza"
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Wikimedia Switzerland has participated to the second edition of "Media in Piazza" (Media on stage) organized by the Faculty of Pedagogy of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) experimenting a virtual treasure hunt as a "gamification" of Wikimedia projects. The format has been successful and the feedback of the teachers has reported a high level of appreciation. read more...


From the Education Team
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Creating digitally minded educators at BETT 2017
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Main points from sessions attended at the BETT 2017 Leadership Summit, and a full text response to the questions asked during the panel "Creating digitally minded educators". read more...


In the News


Things My Professor Never Told Me About Wikipedia
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Jake Orlowitz shares a series of links that make very strong cases for the use of Wikipedia in Education. Definitely worth sharing with that teacher that says that "Wikipedia doesn't belong in education". read more...


"Academia and Wikipedia: Critical Perspectives in Education and Research" Conference in Ireland
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On June 18, 2018, at Maynooth University, Republic of Ireland: “Academia and Wikipedia: Critical Perspectives in Education and Research” is a one-day conference that aims to investigate how researchers and educators use and interrogate Wikipedia. The conference is an opportunity to present research into and from Wikipedia; research about Wikipedia, or research that uses Wikipedia as a data object. We welcome proposals from scholars (advanced postgraduates, early career faculty, and senior faculty) in all fields who use Wikipedia in the classroom or tap it as a primary source. Submissions are open until February 28. read more...


Science is shaped by Wikipedia
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A one hour video of the presentation (at Harvard, by an MIT professor) of the paper "Science Is Shaped by Wikipedia: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial" which demonstrates there is causation between contents available on Wikipedia and science development. Please share it to every phd program manager you talk to. read more...

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