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This Month in Education

Volume 6 | Issue 10 | November 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

Hashemite University continues its strong support of Education program activities

Wikicontest for high school students

Exploring Wikiversity to create a MOOC

Wikidata in the Classroom at the University of Edinburgh

How we defined what secondary education students need

Wikipedia Education Program in Bangkok,Thailand

Shaken but not deterred

Wikipedia workshop against human trafficking in Serbia

The WikiChallenge Ecoles d'Afrique kicks in 4 francophones African countries


From the Education Team

A Proposal for Education Team endorsement criteria

In the News

Student perceptions of writing with Wikipedia in Australian higher education



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Hashemite University continues its strong support of Education program activities
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In the Spring of 2017 over 500 students participated in 12 courses at the Hashemite University. Recently the university announced it's continued support for Wikipedia education activities at their campus including financial backing for a Wikipedia Club. read more...


Wikicontest for high school students
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The "Wikiconcours lycéen" (high school wikicompetition) is an educational initiative arising from a course taught in schools and high schools in France. read more...


Exploring Wikiversity to create a MOOC
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The Wikimedia no Brasil UG is developing a MOOC, using Wikiversity as its platform read more...


Wikidata in the Classroom at the University of Edinburgh
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The University of Edinburgh are looking to support the development of a data-literate workforce over the next ten years to support Scotland's growing digital economy. This therefore represents a huge opportunity for educators, researchers and data scientists to support students in this aim. The first Wikidata in the Classroom assignment at the university is taking place this semester on the Data Science for Design MSc course and two groups of students are working on a project to import the Survey of Scottish Witchcraft database into Wikidata to see what possibilities surfacing this data as structured linked open data can achieve. read more...


How we defined what secondary education students need
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Basque Wikimedians User Group's Education Program has a clear focus: developing better content for secondary school (High School, K12) pupils with the help of university students and teachers. This goal harbours a big challenge inside, defining what is important for 12-16 year-old schoolchildren and measuring the quality of these topics. We started with the government's Curriculum Decree, and now we are trying to develop a more concise summary of topics so that we can reach a good understanding of schoolchildren's needs. read more...


Wikipedia Education Program in Bangkok,Thailand
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Two Presentation had been presented on Wikipedia Education Program in Bangladesh & Taiwan in International Conference On Education & E-learning (ICEEL2017) which was helded 2-4 November in Bangkok,Thailand.About 45 participants joined in the Conference and 13 participants joined this session under Category CAI and Online Education Assessment. Where Huang had presented 20 minutes and me 10 minutes about Wiki Education Project in Taiwan & Bangladesh. read more...


Shaken but not deterred
Two major earthquakes in Mexico affected Wiki Learning work, but I couldn't be more proud of our students and faculty who preserved to continue making fantastic Wiki contributions. read more...


Wikipedia workshop against human trafficking in Serbia
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Wikimedia Serbia, Unitas Foundation, Red Cross Serbia and University Library “Svetozar Marković” organized workshop on European Day Against Trafficking in Human Beings, which was held on October 18th. read more...


The WikiChallenge Ecoles d'Afrique kicks in 4 francophones African countries
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The WikiChallenge African Schools is a writing contest held in primary schools in several African countries (Mali, Tunisia, Madagascar, and Guinea). The contest takes place during October and November 2017 with primary school children adding Vikidia articles using the WikiFundi software. read more...



From the Education Team
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A Proposal for Education Team endorsement criteria
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This is a proposal for discussion within the community regarding the criteria that the Education Team at WMF should be using when assessing proposals for funding. read more...




In the News


Student perceptions of writing with Wikipedia in Australian higher education
Wikipedia Education Globe 2.pdf
New publication examining student perception of editing Wikipedia in class in Australian higher education. Surveys were combined with focus groups and case studies. The paper also includes a useful history section of when editing Wikipedia in academic settings started. Full citation: Cummings, R., & DiLauro, F. (2017). Student perceptions of writing with Wikipedia in Australian higher education. First Monday, 22(6). doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.5210/fm.v22i6.7488 read more...




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