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Pitfalls, Protocols and Prior Planning: a Panel on Making the Most of the Education Program

Submission:

https://wikimania2015.wikimedia.org/wiki/Submissions/Pitfalls,_Protocols_and_Prior_Planning:_a_Panel_on_Making_the_Most_of_the_Education_Program

Slides:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pitfalls_Protocols_and_Prior_Planning_a_Panel_on_Making_the_Most_of_the_Wikipedia_Education_Program.pdf

Sandbox:

https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:AKoval_(WMF)/Wikimania_2015_Education_Session_Sandbox

Etherpad:

https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/Education_Panel_July_17

Photographs:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Pitfalls_and_Protocols_session_documentation

Participants[edit]

# Name & Username Country Wikimedia Affiliation Wikimedia Role Session Role Wiki Credentials Wiki Age Profession/Occupation Citations/Notes
1 Anna Koval USA WMF Manager, Wikipedia Education Program Moderator bureaucrat, epcoordinator, sysop, translationadmin 2 years 0 months (staff) 4 years 4 months (volunteer) Teacher, Librarian, M.Ed. 1
2 Vassia Atanassova Bulgaria Wikimedians of Bulgaria Lead Presenter bureaucrat, sysop 9 years 1 month Researcher (math modeling) 1 2 3
3 Melina Masnatta Argentina Wikimedia Argentina Education manager, WMAR Panelist 1 year 2 months Professor, Researcher, Educational Technologist 12 3
4 Susanna Mkrtchyan Armenia Wikimedia Armenia President, Wikimedia Armenia Panelist 4 years 7 months Ph.D. Computer Science 1 2 3
5 Addis Wang China Wikimedia User Group China Coordinator Panelist sysop 6 years 7 months 1 2
6 Walaa Abdel Manaem Egypt Egypt Wikimedians Panelist editor, ‏epcampus، ‏epcoordinator، ‏epinstructor، ‏eponline، ‏sysop 3 years 4 months Professor, Researcher 1, 2, 3
7 Sven-Erik Soosaar Estonia Wikimedia Eesti Board Member Panelist sysop 9 years 8 months linguist
8 Konstantinos Stampoulis Greece Wikimedia Community User Group Greece Panelist bureaucrat, image-reviewer, filemover, global-renamer, sysop 11 years 10 months 1
9 Netha Hussain India Wikimedia India Panelist patroller, rollbacker 5 years 1 months Physician 1
10 Michal Lester Israel Wikimedia Israel Executive Director, Wikimedia Israel Panelist 1 years 10 months ED WMIL 1 2 3
11 Cvetko Nedelkovski Macedonia Shared Knowledge Board member, Education manager Panelist patroller, reviewer 1 years 5 months Teacher, Applied Physics Engineer
12 Paola Ricaurte Mexico Wikipedia Education Collaborative & Tec de Monterrey Panelist epcoordinator 4 years 4 months Teacher, Researcher 1
13 Filip Maljković Serbia Wikimedia Serbia President of Wikimedia Serbia, member of the Academy Board of Wikimedia Serbia Panelist bureaucrat, checkuser, reviewer, rollbacker, sysop 10 years 10 months Programmer 1
14 Sara Mörtsell Sweden Wikimedia Sverige Education Manager, Wikimedia Sverige Panelist 1 years 6 months 1 2 3
15 Habib M'henni Tunisia Wikimedia Tunisie Panelist image-reviewer, filemover, patroller 5 years 3 months 1
16 Vira Motorko Ukraine Wikimedia Ukraine PR-manager at Wikimedia Ukraine Panelist epcoordinator, sysop, translationadmin 6 years 3 months Wikimedia Ukraine staff
17 Roxana Sordo Uruguay Wikimedia Uruguay Education Coordinator Panelist Editor 2 years 6 months E.F.L. Teacher, Professor, Researcher, M. Ed. 1

Program Metrics[edit]

Table[edit]

Country Years Students Educators Volunteers Cities Universities Secondary Schools Primary Schools Adult Schools Senior Programs WM Projects Languages Articles Created Articles Improved Articles Translated Files Uploaded Bytes Added
Argentina 1 1890 867 59 15 3 96 2 1 603 61 1113 11381142
Armenia 2 500 100 50 10 3 28 4 1 77251 100 195411261
Bulgaria 8 8 5 2 6 1 2 1 300 200
China 3 300 4 3 3 1 1
Egypt 3 962 7 3 1 2 1 4 12 3665 45042173
Estonia 8 1500 10 2 2 2 6 2 2 1700 300 70 24000000
Greece 6 700 7 6 5 4 2 2 2 1 100 270 150
India 4 1014 30 40 3 1 1 1 2 2
Israel 4 1100 220 15 8 9 20 1 2 450 400
Macedonia 8 1000 9 9 10 6 36 1 1 1300 200 500
Mexico 4 1232 80 8 3 9 3 2 4 695 980 11483046
Serbia 9 2500 30 12 6 12 12 2 1 1250 25 350 5600000
Sweden 3 350 12 1 9 4 5 10 3 3 1
Tunisia 2 13 1 1 1 1 2 3
Ukraine 3 100 10 10 4 5 2 1 100 1400
Uruguay 3 903 80 6 24 2 2 851 68 1278
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Bulgaria[edit]

  • WEP Start Year: 2007/2008
  • Students: -
  • Educators: about 8
  • Program Volunteers: about 5
  • Cities: 2 (Sofia, Plovdiv)
  • Universities: 5 universities + 1 private software academy
  • Secondary Schools: 0 (1 public lecture in a secondary school)
  • Primary Schools: 0
  • Adult Schools: 0
  • Senior Citizen Programs: 0
  • Wikimedia Projects (list all): Bulgarian Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons
  • Languages (list all): Bulgarian
  • Articles Created: 300+
  • Articles Improved:
  • Articles Translated:
  • Files Uploaded: 200+
  • Bytes Added:
  • Links/Notes: Education/Countries/Bulgaria

Argentina[edit]

  • WEP Start Year:2014
  • Students: 1890
  • Educators: 867
  • Program Volunteers: 6
  • Cities: 15 (online y offline)
  • Universities: 3
  • Secondary Schools: 96 (some activities online involved many different schools)
  • Primary Schools: -
  • Adult Schools: -
  • Senior Citizen Programs: -
  • Wikimedia Projects (list all): 2 main Wikimedia projects: Wikilabs, WikiWorkshops, Collective Wikiexperiences, Educational Editathons
  • Languages (list all): Spanish, English
  • Articles Created: 603
  • Articles Improved:
  • Articles Translated: 61
  • Files Uploaded: 1113
  • Bytes Added: 11,381,142
  • Links/Notes: Education/Countries/Argentina
    Education Program website

Armenia[edit]

China[edit]

  • WEP Start Year: 2012
  • Students: 300
  • Educators: N/A
  • Program Volunteers: 4
  • Cities: 3
  • Universities: 3
  • Secondary Schools: 0
  • Primary Schools: 0
  • Adult Schools: 0
  • Senior Citizen Programs: 0
  • Wikimedia Projects (list all): Chinese Wikipedia
  • Languages (list all): Chinese
  • Articles Created:
  • Articles Improved:
  • Articles Translated:
  • Files Uploaded: 293
  • Bytes Added:
  • Links/Notes: Education/Countries/China

Egypt[edit]

  • WEP Start Year:2012
  • Students: 962 (total amount after Fall 2014)
  • Educators: 7 (total after Fall 2014)
  • Program Volunteers: 3
  • Cities: Cairo
  • Universities: Cairo and Ain Shams universities
  • Secondary Schools: 0 Now, before 1
  • Primary Schools: 0
  • Adult Schools: 0
  • Senior Citizen Programs:
  • Wikimedia Projects (list all): Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, Wikiversity, Wikisource
  • Languages (list all): Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Turkish
  • Articles Created: 3665 (After Fall 2014)
  • Articles Improved:
  • Articles Translated:
  • Files Uploaded:
  • Bytes Added: 45.042.173 bytes (After Fall 2014)
  • Links/Notes: Education/Countries/Egypt

Estonia[edit]

Greece[edit]

Note: Not all subprojects keep data for users/content. These numbers do not take into account the Wikipedia School project (Kaisariani secondary school & adult school, Orthodox Church adult school and, over this link, Poligono secondary and Samos secondary).

  • WEP Start Year: 2009
  • Students: ~ 660 university students + dozens of secondary and adult school students
  • Educators: 7
  • Program Volunteers: 6
  • Cities: 5
  • Universities: 3+1
  • Secondary Schools: 2
  • Primary Schools: -
  • Adult Schools: 2
  • Senior Citizen Programs:
  • Wikimedia Projects (list all): Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons
  • Languages (list all): Greek
  • Articles Created: ~100
  • Articles Improved: unknown
  • Articles Translated: ~270
  • Files Uploaded: ~150
  • Bytes Added: unknown
  • Links/Notes: Education/Countries/Greece

India[edit]

  • WEP Start Year: 2011
  • Students: 1014
  • Educators: ~30
  • Program Volunteers: ~40
  • Cities: 3
  • Universities: 1
  • Secondary Schools: 1
  • Primary Schools: 1
  • Adult Schools:
  • Senior Citizen Programs:
  • Wikimedia Projects (list all): Wikipedia, Wikisource
  • Languages (list all): en, ml
  • Articles Created:
  • Articles Improved:
  • Articles Translated:
  • Files Uploaded:
  • Bytes Added:
  • Links/Notes: Education/Countries/India

Israel[edit]

  • Education Program Start Year: 2011
  • Students: 1100 ~
  • Educators: 220
  • Program Volunteers: 15
  • Cities: Tel Aviv, Beer-Sheba, Jerusalem, Haifa, Netania, Jordan valley, Kiryat Shmona, Modi'in
  • Universities: 9
  • Secondary Schools: 20
  • Primary Schools:
  • Adult Schools:
  • Senior Citizen Programs:
  • Wikimedia Projects (list all): Wikipedia
  • Languages (list all): Hebrew, English
  • Articles Created: 450 ~
  • Articles Improved: 400 ~
  • Articles Translated:
  • Files Uploaded:
  • Bytes Added:
  • Links/Notes: Education/Countries/Israel

Macedonia[edit]

  1. Универзитет „Св. Кирил и Методиј“ (УКИМ)
    1. Филолошки факултет
    2. Филозофски факултет
    3. ФИНКИ
    4. Економски институт
    5. Економски факултет
    6. Студенти по медицина
    7. Природно математичкиот факултет
  2. Универзитет „Св. Климент Охридски“ - Битола, (УКЛО)
    1. Педагошки факултет - Битола, (УКЛО)
    2. Технички факултет - Битола, УКЛО
    3. Факултет за туризам и угостителство - Охрид, УКЛО
  3. Југоисточен Европски Универзитет - Тетово, (УЈИЕ)
    1. Факултет за современи науки и технологии, УЈИЕ
  4. Европски Универзитет - Република Македонија
  5. Универзитет за Туризам и Менаџмент - Скопје
  6. Универзитет „Гоце Делчев“ - Штип, УГД
    1. Факултет за образовни науки - Штип, (УГД)
  • Secondary Schools:
  1. СОУ „Цар Самоил“ - Ресен, вики-проект РЕЦС
  2. ОУТУ „Ванчо Питошески“ - Охрид, вики-проект ОХВП
  3. СОУ „Ѓорче Петров“ - Прилеп, вики-проект ППЃП
  4. СГГУГС „Здравко Цветкоски“ - Скопје, вики-проект СКЗЦ
  5. Гимназија „Добри Даскалов“ - Кавадарци, вики-проект КАДД
  6. СОЕПТУ „Кузман Јосифовски Питу“ - Прилеп, вики-проект ППКЈП
  7. Гимназија „Мирче Ацев“ - Прилеп, вики-проект ППМА
  8. Гимназија „Гоце Делчев“ - Куманово, вики-проект КУГД
  9. ОСУ „Јовче Тесличков“ - Велес, вики-проект ВЕЈТ
  10. ОУТУ „Ванчо Питошески“ - Охрид, вики-проект ОХВП
  11. СОУ „Ѓорче Петров“ - Прилеп, вики-проект ППЃП
  12. СГГУГС „Здравко Цветковски“ - Скопје, вики-проект СКЗЦ
  13. Гимназија „Мирче Ацев“ - Прилеп, вики-проект ППМА
  14. ССОУ „Димитрија Чуповски“ - Велес, вики-проект ВЕДЧ
  15. СОУ „Јосиф Јосифовски“ - Гевгелија
  16. СОУ „Перо Наков“ - Куманово
  17. СОУ „Моша Пијаде“ - Тетово
  18. Гимназија „Гоце Делчев“ - Куманово
  19. ОСУ „Јовче Тесличков“ - Велес, вики-проект ВЕЈТ
  20. mk:СОУ „Цар Самоил“ - Ресен, вики-проект РЕЦС
  21. ОУТУ „Ванчо Питошески“ - Охрид, вики-проект ОХВП
  22. СОУ „Ѓорче Петров“ - Прилеп, вики-проект ППЃП
  23. СГГУГС „Здравко Цветковски“ - Скопје, вики-проект СКЗЦ
  24. СОТУ „Ѓорѓи Наумов“ - Битола, вики-проект БТЃН
  25. СУ „Партенија Зографски“ - Скопје, вики-проект СКПЗ
  26. АСУЦ „Боро Петрушевски“ - Скопје, вики-проект СКБП
  27. СОУ „Ванчо Прке“ - Виница, вики-проект ВИВП
  28. ОСУ „Јовче Тесличков“ - Велес, вики-проект ВЕЈТ
  29. СУ „Јане Сандански“ - Струмица, вики-проект СРЈС
  30. СОУ „Кочо Рацин“ - Свети Николе, вики-проект СНКР
  31. ОСУ „Ацо Русковски“ - Берово, вики-проект БЕАР
  32. СУ „Наце Буѓони“ - Куманово, вики-проект КУНБ
  33. СЕОУ „Гостивар“, вики-проект ГОГО
  34. ССОУ „Димитрија Чуповски“ - Велес, вики-проект ВЕДЧ
  35. ССОУ „Коле Неделковски“ - Велес, вики-проект ВЕКН
  36. СУ „Јосип Броз Тито“ - Скопје,

Mexico[edit]

Note: Not all subprojects track metrics.

Wiki Learning (Tec de Monterrey)
  • WEP Start Year:2011 (one class in 2007)
  • Students: 1127 (Spring 2015)
  • Educators: 68
  • Program Volunteers:
  • Cities: Mexico City, Atizapan de Zaragoza, Edomex
  • Universities: 3 campuses of Tec de Monterrey
  • Secondary Schools:
  • Primary Schools: 3
  • Adult Schools:
  • Senior Citizen Programs:
  • Wikimedia Projects (list all): eswiki, Commons, enwiki (occasionally others)
  • Languages (list all): Spanish, English, German, French and some others
  • Articles Created: 695 (Spring 2015)
  • Articles Improved: (no idea, too many to count manually)
  • Articles Translated: Almost all are translations, but no easy way to distinguish
  • Files Uploaded: 840 photographs, 7 videos, 27 radio programs (Shot Informativo), 8 animations[1] and 98 recordings of pronunciations of Mexican place names
  • Bytes Added: 11,483,046 (Spring 2015)
  • Links/Notes: We need a way to distinguished between new articles,translated articles and improved articles. We cannot do this manually anymore.
Club Wikipedia Facultad de Filosofía y Letras (UNAM)
  • WEP Start Year:2011
  • Students: 105 (Spring 2015)
  • Educators: 5
  • Program Volunteers:
  • Cities: Mexico City
  • Universities: 4 colleges
  • Secondary Schools:
  • Primary Schools:
  • Adult Schools:
  • Senior Citizen Programs:
  • Wikimedia Projects (list all):
  • Languages (list all): Spanish
  • Articles Created: 16 (Spring 2015)
  • Articles Improved:
  • Articles Translated:
  • Files Uploaded:
  • Bytes Added:
  • Links/Notes:

Serbia[edit]

  • WEP Start Year: 2006
  • Students: ~2500
  • Educators: ~30
  • Program Volunteers: About a dozen
  • Cities: 6
  • Universities: 12
  • Secondary Schools: 12
  • Primary Schools: 0
  • Adult Schools: 0
  • Senior Citizen Programs: 0
  • Wikimedia Projects (list all): Wikipedia, Commons
  • Languages (list all): Serbian
  • Metrics for Q1/2 2015 only):
    • Articles Created: ~1250
    • Articles Improved: ~25
    • Articles Translated: N/A
    • Files Uploaded: ~350
    • Bytes Added: ~5.6 MB
    • Links/Notes: Education/Countries/Serbia

Sweden[edit]

  • WEP Start Year: 2012
  • Students: 350
  • Educators: 12
  • Program Volunteers: 1
  • Cities:9
  • Universities: 4
  • Secondary Schools: 5
  • Primary Schools: ~10 Primary Schools engage with Wikimini (metrics not included here).
  • Adult Schools: 3
  • Senior Citizen Programs: 0
  • Wikimedia Projects (list all): Swedish Wikipedia, Swedish Wikiversity, Commons.
  • Languages (list all): Swedish
  • Articles Created:
  • Articles Improved:
  • Articles Translated:
  • Files Uploaded:
  • Bytes Added:
  • Links/Notes: Education/Countries/Sweden

Tunisia[edit]

  • WEP Start Year: 2013
  • Students: 13
  • Educators: 1
  • Program Volunteers: 1
  • Cities: 1
  • Universities: 1
  • Secondary Schools: 0
  • Primary Schools: 0
  • Adult Schools: 0
  • Senior Citizen Programs: 0
  • Wikimedia Projects (list all): wikipedia, wikimedia commons
  • Languages (list all): fr, ar, en
  • Articles Created:
  • Articles Improved:
  • Articles Translated:
  • Files Uploaded:
  • Bytes Added:
  • Links/Notes:

Ukraine[edit]

  • WEP Start Year: 2012
  • Students: >100 (2015)
  • Educators: ~10
  • Program Volunteers: ~10
  • Cities: Lviv, Chernihiv, Kharkiv, Vinnytsia
  • Universities: >5
  • Secondary Schools: 0
  • Primary Schools: 0
  • Adult Schools: 0
  • Senior Citizen Programs: 0
  • Wikimedia Projects (list all): Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons
  • Languages (list all): Ukrainian
  • Articles Created: >100
  • Articles Improved:
  • Articles Translated:
  • Files Uploaded: >1400
  • Bytes Added:
  • Links/Notes: Education/Countries/Ukraine

Uruguay[edit]

  • WEP Start Year: 2012
  • Students: 903
  • Educators: 80
  • Program Volunteers: 6
  • Cities: 24
  • Universities: 0
  • Secondary Schools: 0
  • Primary Schools: 0
  • Adult Schools: 27 Proyecto Wikipedia en la Educación CFE-Plan Ceibal, Wikipedia Assignment Project in Foreign Languages
  • Senior Citizen Programs:
  • Wikimedia Projects (list all): Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons
  • Languages (list all): Spanish, English
  • Articles Created: 851
  • Articles Improved:
  • Articles Translated: 68
  • Files Uploaded: 1.278
  • Bytes Added: 1.900 text pages
  • Links/Notes:

Program Narratives[edit]

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Bulgaria[edit]

  1. How are Wikimedia projects used in Education in your country?
    University lecturers (educators) are contacted by Bulgarian Wikimedians, or they find by themselves about the WEP Programme in Bulgaria. Contact persons discuss with educators the specifics of their lecture course
  2. How are students and teachers valuable members of your community?
    Some of the teachers have contributed to the local wiki community in various ways, beyond their involvement with WEP. One is a Communications / PR expert and has provided positive publicity, contacts and opportunities for media outreach. Two other are law experts, helping with legal advise. This has further made them very valuable members of our community.
  3. What has made your country's education program successful?
    Probably, it is the fact that Bulgarian wiki community is a small one, and thus the few people who are actively involved in WEP initiatives have gained experience in many, and different, environments, students of various background, can experiment and apply the lessons learned in various contexts.
  4. What is one pitfall that you learned from?
    Never expect too much (or too little). :-) WEP is to be primarily discussed in the light of adding value to the student, not to Wikimedia. WEP cannot be considered a viable way to recruit new volunteers to the Wikimedia projects, and whenever this happens, this is a (happy) coincidence.
  5. What is one protocol to consider when starting or scaling an education program?
    Wikimentors and teachers shall carefully discuss the specifics of the course, in order to define well the WEP project parameters: number and type of assignments, workload, criteria for evaluations, time frame. A questionnaire to educators, aiming to systematize the local expertise in designing WEP projects is given here: Education/Countries/Bulgaria/Expertise.
    All the local experienced has shown, that the role model of the educators is of crucial importance. Whenever the educator shows to the students that he/she is also personally involved in their assignments (writes articles or contributes with free photos, like them), the students are more interested and motivated, and approach the assignment more seriously and ambitiously.
    Although the private feedback of the students' performance might be much more appreciated by them, the one which is working much better is the public one (the effect of peer review/peer pressure). Showing appreciation onwiki (cakes, thanks, etc.) is vitally needed (the effect of the Facebook "Like" button).
    In most of the cases, the experience has shown that the Wikipedia/Wikimedia assignment shall not be obligatory, and students are to be provided with other alternatives, too. Otherwise, we risk to get them cheating. :-(
  6. References/Citations/Links:

Argentina[edit]

1. How are Wikimedia projects used in Education in your program? We encourage you to articulate with the education annual plan. The simplest proposals generated by our educators are from the improvement and creation of new items. So what we call Wikidigital files. The inspiration to use other digital platforms, from Facebook groups (Ser Wiki) to digital campus or applications such as digital whiteboards or Wikireferences to share experiences in and out of the wiki platforms.Also they participate in competitions editing images to create high quality educational pictures and enriching articles about local issues or school curriculum.

2. How are students and teachers valuable members of your community? They are curious and committed to educating task. They understand what values and meanings that are promoted with free and collaborative culture. We have a severals Wikiambassadors (teachers and students), they are the real protagonists.

3. What has made your country's education program successful? The articulation with the local curriculum and national and local education plans is one of our strengths. Also talk with existing digital programs, to articulate with real needs and concerns, making our program sustainable.We work with various institutions and stakeholders in the education system, which also brings us a strategic perspective and ensures a genuine ownership of our educational program.

4. What is one pitfall that you learned from? One of the most important lessons is to consider the political issues, especially in times of elections and changes of government. Another point it´s the educational institutions´s time, sometimes it´s slower than we expected.

5. What is one protocol to consider when starting or scaling an education program? We could articulate with key agencies to propose scale with distance learning (digital and no digital too), to work with differents educators the idea of create bridges between educational, digital and free culture. That allowed us to work all over the country and the region. Be strategic with the partners that we choose, know and retrieve existing experiences and articulate them with our goals is what allowed us to scale quickly with few resources. Also we always we work articulating our educational program with our federalization and Glam programs.

6. References/Citations/Links:

Armenia[edit]

  • How are Wikimedia projects used in Education in your country?
Wikimedia projects are used as educational tools in Wikimedia Armenia educational programs. By editing Wiktionary secondary school students learn and improve their word spelling and grammar skills, as well as enrich their vocabulary. By editing Wikipedia high school students improve their translating and writing skills. By editing wikiprojects students learn about copyright and first of all learn the necessity to contribute in free knowledge.
  • How are students and teachers valuable members of your community?
The students who begin contributing now in wikiprojects are our future long-term wikipedians. We teach students editing tools, the main goals and importance of wiki movement from the early ages, in order we could have much stronger wikicommunity in a couple of years. Teachers play a key role in our community, as they are the people who stand closest to the students, know the needs of their students and best of all use wikiprojects as educational tools for their students.
  • What has made your country's education program successful?
The Education program volunteers and leaders devotion to the program, their clear goal - what they want and what they want to achieve are WM AM education program keys to success.
  • What is one pitfall that you learned from?
Many workshops are organized through the Wikipedia Education Program in Armenian high schools to involve more students in editing Wikimedia projects. During the program, Wikimedia Armenia noticed that not all of the students easily learn Wikipedia editing techniques or are able to write an article that meets the project's rules (encyclopedic style, etc.). As their wish to edit Wikipedia and its sister projects is enormous, we decided to involve these students in Wiktionary instead because it's easier to edit it for a newbie. After the students gain enough skills, then they can move on to Wikipedia. With this project, we were able to make editing Wikimedia projects available to any Armenian student.
  • What is one protocol to consider when starting or scaling an education program?
The education program leader should always be in touch with his students especially at the beginning of the program. He/she should try to be available as much as possible via social sites, phone, etc. in order students could turn to her if they have a question while editing.
The education program/course should be well organized and attractive for students.

China[edit]

  1. How are Wikimedia projects used in Education in your country?
  2. How are students and teachers valuable members of your community?
  3. What has made your country's education program successful?
  4. What is one pitfall that you learned from?
  5. What is one protocol to consider when starting or scaling an education program?
  6. References/Citations/Links:

We promote Wikipedia in the universities and help student learn what Wikipedia is and how to use it in correct ways. We start with the universities which we have Wikipedians there, and those students are organizing the event. We've built a few university Wikipedia communities, which keep promoting Wikipedia since Wikipedia is not popular in China. It's hard to engage the Wikipedia with actually class or get support from the universities, so we choose another way to expand the influence of Wikipedia in education.

It's very helpful to start a program with help from students who are from that university and are Wikipedians.

Egypt[edit]

1. How are Wikimedia projects used in Education in your country?

Wikipedia Education Program is integrated as an extracurricular activity in two Egyptian Universities. However, it does help students to practice what they learn in the overcrowded classes.

2. How are students and teachers valuable members of your community?

Students add the content, they are our passionate heroes. Teachers mentor and monitor. Both parties ensure the quality of the content added. However, sometimes when a limited number of teachers is participating, program leaders take on their role.

3. What has made your country's education program successful?

The human resources- students, ambassadors, and leaders are super excited, passionate, and hard-working. All of us believe we're helping our community and ourselves.

4. What is one pitfall that you learned from?

When the roles oh students, ambassadors, leaders are not clear, everyone gets confused about how to help.

5. What is one protocol to consider when starting or scaling an education program?

Start with a small number of volunteers, defined target, and clear roles.

6. References/Citations/Links:

Estonia[edit]

  1. How are Wikimedia projects used in Education in your country? University lecturers are contacted by Estonian Wikimedians to include Wikipedia article writing into their subject as part of the program. The program is compulsory and every student taking the course has to write one article in Wikipedia. We hired 2 educators funded by the Ministry of Educationn and Research to talk about Wikipedia in highschools and to instruct and supervise students' work. High school students had a wiki-task as a voluntary addition to schoolwork.
  2. How are students and teachers valuable members of your community? Students help to create articles in specific areas where there is few expertise among other Wikipedia contributors. Teachers help to explain the need for Estonian language Wikipedia content, although almost all students are able to read English Wikipedia.
  3. What has made your country's education program successful? We have had good partners in the Ministry of Education and in universities, who understand the importance of Estonian language Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects and help to introduce Wikipedia in their teaching programs.
  4. What is one pitfall that you learned from? We learned, that students have a lot of work to do and if the Wikipedia article writing is not included in their curricula, they most often do not have the time to do it. This is the difference in our high school and university program. The first was a failure, the other quite successful. We have started a program to create a course in Moodle environment for secondary school students about Wikimedia projects.
  5. What is one protocol to consider when starting or scaling an education program? The instruction of university lecturers and high school teachers is of crucial importance. If they are not familiar enough with Wikipedia environment and protocols, they cannot explain the students clearly what is expected from them. When students start to upload their work to Wikipedia without proper instructions it provokes conflicts with and frustration among WP admins, who are not able to manage large volumes of poorly formed articles.
  6. References/Citations/Links:

Greece[edit]

  1. How are Wikimedia projects used in Education in your country?
    • Mostly translating and improving articles in Wikipedia with some writing of new ones. What they achieve are skills in translating in topics with special terminology, editing collaboratively, writing for the public, doing research, etc. Students have also been engaged in Wikiexpeditions, uploading photos and building citizen science/local & cultural heritage galleries on Wikimedia Commons, a class has written their course textbook in Wikibooks and others have worked in Wiktionary.
    • All Wikipedia School Project students (Adults and Secondary) are volunteers
    • Most Adult and Secondary students create articles, some translate and then enhance them, a few just improve existing ones.
    • Wikipedia School Education Program is editor value creation oriented as much as article creation oriented.
    • Adult lessons have been offered via phone all over Greece.
  2. How are students and teachers valuable members of your community?
    • Students produce a lot of content each year, most of it being in topics with special terminology and interest, such as medicine and advanced mathematics that need some experts to write about them. We wouldn’t have this big number of vital articles in these topics without the contribution of these students. We're continually trying to improve their integration into the community and the quality of the produced content.
    • Another important factor can be identified in the case of adult/working/second-chance students editing Wikimedia projects, where the added value works in both directions: Wikimedia gains from the life experience brought in by these users, and second-chance working students gain self-esteem and sense of ‘making a difference in this world’ from their contributions.
    • Apart from contributing, Wikipedia School participants use Wikipedia lessons to live together with others well (communicating and collaborating) and learn how to exist, relating wikipedia skills to real life.
  3. What has made your country's education program successful?
    • Dedicated volunteers, open minded teachers, aiming on quality vs number of articles, educators eager to engage a wide spectrum of students including senior citizens and less-represented (i.e. minority, female etc.) groups.
    • We have lists of possible articles to be translated and we include unfinished articles from last year’s assignment. Most important: Students find it cool to work on Wikipedia!
    • In university is easy to put wikipedia assignments as long as the teacher is willing to do it. In secondary education it is hard but there is some flexibility of the school program in most cases.
    • School projects are becoming an integral part of the daily school program allowing us to work on new technologies.
    • Adult School has been running for more than a year, constantly (paused for August and September 2014 only), teaching more than once a week.
    • Secondary education was helped by a school contest all over Greece where over 25 schools participated.
    • Sustainability of Adult School's learning groups came by relating Wikipedia lessons to real life skills.
    • Teacher participated in university seminars for educators covering both adult and primary/secondary education and shared teaching material between Secondary Education Wikipedia Schools.
    • Helping libraries, museums, schools, companies, educational centers with lessons, and they gave back.
    • Shielding new users by developing and using a user-friendly multi-sandbox workplace
  4. What is one pitfall that you learned from?
    • You need to know the number of students that will participate, before you start a new project/assignment. Otherwise you can be in a situation where you need to check the contributions of many dozens of students in very short time.
    • Also, when the assignment involves translation of articles you need to have in mind that some of the students do not speak another language so you need to prepare another type of assignment for them
    • Cold or rainy days, especially during Christmas holidays do not help participation.
    • Whatever done during the first hour of the lesson in Adult School, during the second hour there must be team work like talks and games.
    • Catching a bad flu is a serious cause for canceling the day's lesson.
    • Not ready for systematic lessons over the internet, that were demanded.
  5. What is one protocol to consider when starting or scaling an education program?
    • Give a large number of proposed articles for the students to choose or generally find a theme that is the common interest of the group. Expect that most of the students will work near the deadline, so you need to allocate human resources for those days. Do not expect that students won’t be bitten by other wikipedias: they will. You should be watching very close to help them in their editing and discussions.
    • In secondary education, the motto is to encourage and reward efforts. Students are often intimidated in their first encounter with Wikipedia. Once they realize that their edits are welcome, they gain confidence and often produce impressive results.
    • Creating an education contract with the learning group, after discussing their needs and wills.
  6. References/Citations/Links:

India[edit]

1. How are Wikimedia projects used in Education in your country?

In my country, Wikimedia projects are used as sources of reference for school level projects. At the University level, Wikipedia is used as the starting point to find links to authentic sources of information. Media from Wikimedia Commons is commonly used by educators in teaching. The offline Wikipedia project was useful in reaching out to hundreds of school children who do not have access to the internet.

2. How are students and teachers valuable members of your community?

Among Indic language communities, students and teachers make up a good proportion of active editors. For students, editing Wikipedia is complementary to their studies. In the IT@School education program, students were introduced Wikisource to help them increase their typing speed and create familiarity to the internet environment. Some teachers write articles on Wikipedia to share their knowledge beyond the four walls of their classroom.

3. What has made your country's education program successful?

The success of our education program was mostly because of the planning and co-ordination between the volunteers. It was with volunteer support that education projects could be made possible at zero cost.

4. What is one pitfall that you learned from?

The Wikipedia education program in 2011 had to be terminated because of plagiarism. The organizers couldn't convince the students well enough about the importance of copyright laws.

5. What is one protocol to consider when starting or scaling an education program? 6. References/Citations/Links:

Israel[edit]

  1. How are Wikimedia projects used in Education in your country?
  2. How are students and teachers valuable members of your community?
  3. What has made your country's education program successful?
  4. What is one pitfall that you learned from?
  5. What is one protocol to consider when starting or scaling an education program?

Macedonia[edit]

  1. How are Wikimedia projects used in Education in your country?

Education projects are used in schools and universities, as well as in other thematic organisations such as NGOs. They are meant to improve content on various topics, depending on the faculty (thereby students get points towards coursework).

  1. How are students and teachers valuable members of your community?

They create new content, improve the coverage of topics in the Macedonian Wikipedia, deepen and extend the quality of content because editors are guided by more expertise.

  1. What has made your country's education program successful?

People's openness for collaboration and great people doing the educational work.

  1. What is one pitfall that you learned from?

From our relatively extensive experience, we have learnt that we need a person that will run the Educational Programme, one who will be exclusively dedicated to it - finding more educational institutions, educating and leading, finding and training other educators, organising events, projects and working on the development of new ideas.

  1. What is one protocol to consider when starting or scaling an education program?

Establishing the main areas of interest of the target group, surveying its size, demographic, and thus adjusting the scope and kinds of topic to be covered. It is very important that measures of success should set out correctly, so as to prevent unrealistic expectations and underachievement that may demotivate people from joining the movement and becoming editors.

  1. References/Citations/Links:

Mexico[edit]

  1. How are Wikimedia projects used in Education in your program? Translating and improving articles with some writing of new ones. We have experimented with various other means of getting involved such as photography (Wiki expeditions),audio clips, video, animation and collaborations with other institutions.
  2. How are students and teachers valuable members of your community? Students not only do the work, they lead. Most of our participating teachers are from the humanities and social sciences, so they tend not to be as tech-savvy. However, these teachers are indispensable in the development of projects and dealing with composition issues.
  3. What has made your country's education program successful? We are supported by Tec de Monterrey's dedication to innovation in education, in particular the Tec 21 Model program with administratively supports efforts like ours.
  4. What is one pitfall that you learned from? What works on one country does not necessarily work in another. Writing new articles may be a good focus for the US and Canada but for several reasons it is not good to put all our eggs in the article writing basket.
  5. What is one protocol to consider when starting or scaling an education program? If you are going to do something that has not been done before, or there aren't protocols/examples in place to follow, stay determined.
  6. References/Citations/Links: https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education/Countries/M%C3%A9xico/Tec_de_Monterrey

Serbia[edit]

  1. How are Wikimedia projects used in Education in your country?
    Mostly in the secondary level of education and in higher education (universities). Students and pupils mostly write articles on Wikipedia as part of their home assignments, which in turn usually gets them some points that go toward their grade. There are many variations in the model and they usually depend on the institution.
  2. How are students and teachers valuable members of your community?
    Students produce a lot of content each year, and we're continually trying to improve their integration into the community and the quality of the produced content. We're trying to educate the teachers so that they can later educate students, hoping to bring a more scalable model.
  3. What has made your country's education program successful?
    Longevity, persistence and Wikipedia as a medium. Personal connections are what we started from and we grew steadily and constantly, and now we have added capacity with an Education Program manager hired at the beginning of 2015.
  4. What is one pitfall that you learned from?
    Sometimes a teacher or professor shows enthusiasm, but it turns out to be short-lived. If the cooperation doesn't work out, we just move on -- you can't force it.
  5. What is one protocol to consider when starting or scaling an education program?
    Try to be flexible, as every institution is different and functions in slightly different ways. However, don't be lax when it comes to Wikipedia rules. While we need to be nice to our partners, we need to have ground rules from start, and that means that some things can and some things can't be done on Wikipedia.
  6. References/Citations/Links:

Sweden[edit]

  1. How are Wikimedia projects used in Education in your country?
    Educators, students and librarians use Wikipedia in the sense of consumers and the media literacy topic of "consumers turning producers" has prompted more educators to see the pedagogical potential of Wikipedia, which is used for critically reviewing content, identifying content gaps, adding content, learning about Wikipedia policy and guidelines. The more advanced educators also assign students to share media on Commons and learning resources on Wikiversity.
  2. How are students and teachers valuable members of your community?
    Students add quality content and improve Wikipedia coverage that would otherwise remian omitted, one such example is the numerous bot-created articles on Swedish Wikipedia where students successfully have contributed to taking stubs into featured content. Students also add to diversity to the community.
  3. What has made your country's education program successful?
    We are fortunate to have the great national success of one teacher who is really inspiring the community of educators in Sweden to recognize the pedagogical potential of Wikimedia projects. Success also comes from working with a network of educators where the awareness of the Education Program is growing and teachers feel safe in knowing there are resources and support available when they decide to engage with the project. We find it beneficial to the program to connect it to the wider topic and conversation about media literacy and digital literacies in Education. This is what we want to capture by issuing open badges to verify the important skills that teachers and students in the program develop, and the badges are one way of visually represent and acknowledge contributions.
  4. What is one pitfall that you learned from?
    Not learning about the level of skills and knowledge a teacher has about contributing to Wikipedia before setting up support and resources and taking for granted that Wikipedia is as easy for everyone as it is those who already edit it. In a Swedish context, we need to allow for the variation in the level of skills that teachers bring to the program and a successful program should be able to harness a range of learning projects.
  5. What is one protocol to consider when starting or scaling an education program?
    Have resources in place. Technical resources such as the Education Extension and Visual Editor, and resources for what these are and how to use them, for example the training modules for educators and students have been useful for us. With these in place on Wikipedia they also contribute to transparency to the community in a positive way. People are also resources, volunteers and ambassadors are resources from the community and it is vital to support them. And why resources are so important is because it puts focus on the learning experience, and this really resonates with educators. And it allows them to really make good use of the wonderful pedagogical potential that Wikipedia is, which is the reason for them joining the program in the first place, in our experience.
  6. References/Citations/Links:
    Swedish teacher wins national award for teaching with Wikimedia projects
    New badges recognize Swedish students and teachers who contribute to Wikipedia
    Swedish Wikimini 1 year anniversary

Tunisia[edit]

  1. How are Wikimedia projects used in Education in your country? Well, Wikimedia projects are used in Tunisia to illustrate, enrich and sourcing research made by students in primary schools, secondary schools and universities.
  2. How are students and teachers valuable members of your community? The potential of the student and teacher is very large, with the advent of new communication technologies that potential is limitless and is waiting to be tapped and channelled. Most of them speaks Arabic and French, the translation of the content of Wikipedia is a stomping ground.
  3. What has made your country's education program successful? Discovering the Wikimedia universe excites, any other institutions are interested about WEP and expressed to be involved for the next years!
  4. What is one pitfall that you learned from? Start with a fairly high number of students
  5. What is one protocol to consider when starting or scaling an education program? Searching for motivated students/educators, strong support from institutions.
  6. References/Citations/Links: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikip%C3%A9dia:Projets_p%C3%A9dagogiques/%C3%89cole_priv%C3%A9e_d%27ing%C3%A9nieurs http://fr.slideshare.net/habibmhenni/wikipedia-education-program-43046874

Ukraine[edit]

  1. How are Wikimedia projects used in Education in your country?
    We are working in mainstream direction - Wikipedia articles are written by students for getting scores. There is also WikiPhoto project, where students upload photos of places they are from, especially villages.
  2. How are students and teachers valuable members of your community?
    We still face low rate of students remaining contributors. Teachers are valuable article writers in their fields and pioneers in finding room for Wikipedia in curriculum.
  3. What has made your country's education program successful?
    Energy of certain volunteers. Some of the WEP's branches almost faded but others grow thanks to crazy Wikimedians connected to the institutions.
  4. What is one pitfall that you learned from?
    Relying on single workshop (and then leaving newbies on their own), leaving students on teachers if teachers are newbies themselves - this can't be done. Once we were naive to hope that it would work :)
  5. What is one protocol to consider when starting or scaling an education program?
    There may be agreements signed between institutions and Wikimedia chapter but Wikimedians should remain energetic; Wikipedia may be used in disciplines and courses, but students should be reminded that they can write about their hobbies as well.
  6. References/Citations/Links:
    Wikistudia, WikiPhoto projects

Uruguay[edit]

1. How are Wikimedia projects used in Education in your country?

  • Wikimedia projects are used in Education in Uruguay to teach college students how to search for information, look for reliable sources, edit and create new articles in order to develop their digital skills and improve their language skills both in Spanish and in English. They create new articles or translate them from English into Spanish.

2. How are students and teachers valuable members of your community?

  • Students and teachers contribute to Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons by editing and uploading files.
  • They self-evaluate their strategies and evaluate the articles they have created.
  • Students are not novice. They major. They are teachers-to-be who know specific subject matter content about Biology, Physics, History, Geography, Spanish, English, Literature, Philosophy, Chemistry, Arts, Music or Maths. They use their expert knowledge to read and write.
  • Some teachers create and use evaluation forms and rubrics in order to evaluate student reading and writing processes. They are material writers, editors and assessors.

3. What has made your country's education program successful?

  • Taking into consideration students´interests and prior knowledge on specific themes and topics.
  • We have created a list of possible articles to be created, accordingly.
  • We have shared lesson plans that include Wikipedia as a teaching resource and a language arena.
  • We have received some institutional support to organize workshops and make announcements. We have received an award from the education board of Uruguay for the Wikipedia Assignment Project in Foreign Languages.
  • We have theorized our teaching practices and made presentations about the projects.
  • We have promoted collaborative work.

4. What is one pitfall that you learned from?

  • There have been some personal constraints from the Spanish Wikipedia community. Some users have been bitten by some community members and some articles from the project were systematically deleted by them.
  • Lesson learned: We have learned to avoid having arguments with certain users, to use the Sandbox before creating the article and look for reliable sources for references in order to make sure that the article is relevant and backed up.

5. What is one protocol to consider when starting or scaling an education program?

  • Start by making a diagnosis of the educational context, taking into consideration students´needs and interests, teachers´perception and skills, resources and the institutional culture.
  • Write a well-planned project with general and specific objectives so that the education community accepts it and gets involved.
  • Build on language skills and interesting content to read and write about.
  • Writing articles and editing as a classroom task.
  • Teach students cognitive and metacognitive strategies.
  • Create a sense of belonging in the community and promote understanding and empathy.
  • Think of cross-cultural knowledge and higher order skills to evaluate the articles.
  • Promote teaching material creation (pdf, evaluation forms, rubrics, lesson plans) for the Wikipedia Education Programs.
  • Use gamification and provide students and teachers with some certifications in reference to Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons digital skills.

6. References/Citations/Links:

Evaluation material

Objectives[edit]

  • Experienced education program leaders from around the world will discuss how Wikimedia projects can be used in Education.
  • Experienced education program leaders from around the world will discuss how students and teachers can be valuable members of our communities.
  • Anna will share the new Education Program Toolkit.
  • Vassia will share her Wiki Educator's Survival Kit and questionnaire.

Outcomes[edit]

  • Attendees will learn about successful education program implementations from around the world.
  • Attendees will learn what are the pitfalls to avoid and the protocols to consider when starting or scaling an education program.
  • Attendees will learn about tools -- the Education Toolkit, the Learning Pattern Library, the Wiki Educator's Survival Kit, and the Education Program MediaWiki Extension -- which will help them make the most of their education programs and projects.

See Also[edit]