User talk:Frank Schulenburg
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- 1 Licensing
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- 3 Content partnerships talk
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- 5 From Norway
- 6 Verifiability and Neutral point of view (Bookshelf)
- 7 watchlist e-mail notifications on outreach wiki
- 8 Public Policy Initiative project
- 9 Student group
- 10 DC outreach to SI
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- 21 Hello!
- 22 Renaming request - கலை to Kalaiarasy
- 23 AbuseFilter
- 24 Gadgets and LocalSettings.php
- 25 Wikipedia trifft Altertum
- 26 Benutzerrechte
- 27 Admin Rights
- 28 Wikipedia Campus Ambassador India Applications Confirmation
- 29 Getting Mail Addresses of Interested Professors for India Program
- 30 Wikipedia / Wikimedia partnership with new WikiQueer project?
- 31 WCI 2011
- 32 Welcome2WP - request
- 33 Talkback
- 34 Vielen Dank!
- 35 Hi!
- 36 Thanks for the invite
- 37 Wikipedia:India Education Program
- 38 Outreach Logo
- 39 Hi
- 40 ITESM-CCM Mexico
- 41 February Wikipedia Education Program Metrics and Activities Meeting
- 42 Scheduling March Wikipedia Education Program Metrics and Activities Meeting
- 43 March Wikipedia Education Program Meeting
- 44 Doodle for April Wikipedia Education Program meeting
- 45 Join us Monday for April Wikipedia Education Program meeting
- 46 Making the Wikipedia Education Program Meeting better
- 47 This Month in Education: August 2012
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- 88 Arab World Education Program at WISE Doha 2015
- 89 Wikipedia in Higher Education in Israel: A new for-credit elective course focusing on contributing to Wikipedia at Tel Aviv University
- 90 The collaborative production in open educational environments: Is Wikipedia an answer?
- 91 Collaboration with Masaryk University turns official
- 92 Wiki expeditions, animation clips about alebrijes and more at the Tec de Monterrey in Mexico
- 93 Wikimedia Argentina, about the global and local in the digital and academic communities
- 94 Online ambassador played a prominent role in helping Egyptian students to nominate their excellent content
- 95 Norwegian Masters students in History and Archeology twists their brains on Wikipedia
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- Done. Thanks a lot for sending me a message. Have a nice day! --Frank Schulenburg 13:53, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
hi Frank, like requested: i have started to document the, outreach relevant, part of my university-wikipedia projects. i will reconstruct the historical and write down ongoing projects under User:Jan eissfeldt/ongoing (including results/examples, if usefull). I will update Kathrin, on the relevant particulars, tomorrow, best regards --Jan eissfeldt 00:59, 12 November 2009 (UTC)
Content partnerships talk
I am looking to organize a session at the Gov 2.0 Expo  in DC this May, to talk about content partnerships between governments/public institutions and open source projects including both OpenStreetMap and Wikimedia projects. I forgot about the deadline for submissions, but it is tonight.
I'm getting something together now (will be out for an hour, though). Although, participants are not definitely confirmed, I do have people to talk about OSM and confident about getting people together to talk about Wikimedia (at worst case, I do all the talking myself). If you have suggestions, please let me know. Assuming the session gets accepted, I will continue to work on it and may need additional advice later. Aude 00:59, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
- They extended the deadline for submission to January 6, so there is some opportunity to improve the submission. Aude 21:56, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for your welcome. Have a nice day! :) --FollowTheMedia 20:32, 9 March 2010 (UTC)
Hi, I likes the meeting in Berlin very much. We were not re elected. If you want help contact us. --Nina-no 19:36, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
Why not have only to add a subtitle in the video, since there is a Mediawiki extension that makes it, instead of downloading the video as many times as there are language ? Crochet.david@frwikiversity 12:07, 24 April 2010 (UTC)
watchlist e-mail notifications on outreach wiki
(I haven't found the village pump here so I'm writing to you.) Is it possible to enable the option for watchlist e-mail notifications for this wiki? I would find it quite useful.
Thanks, --Bdamokos 16:54, 30 May 2010 (UTC)
- Done. Thanks, --Frank Schulenburg 17:20, 31 May 2010 (UTC) (who thinks that this is a great idea)
Public Policy Initiative project
Who is eligible to apply for the Wikipedia Campus Ambassador Training? And is it restricted to persons living in the US only or anyone in the world can apply for it? And how do you apply for it? Regards, Abbasjnr 05:19, 21 June 2010 (UTC)
- Frank could probably answer this in more detail, but I'll give it a shot. For now, the Campus Ambassadors program is going to be limited to the schools that are participating in the first phases of the Public Policy Initiative, a small number of U.S. schools. But the idea is to eventually make it a worldwide program; at this point, it's still very much an in-development project, and there will probably be some open discussions soon about what shape it should take.--Sage Ross 13:16, 21 June 2010 (UTC)
- Hi Abbasjnr: as Sage mentions, right now we are primarily looking for students at particular U.S. universities to be the Campus Ambassadors. We also highly encourage Wikipedians (student or not) to apply for this position, although due to the scope of the Public Policy Initiative we are currently recruiting only U.S.-based Wikipedians, with preference given to Wikipedians living near the participating universities. The plan is to expand beyond the U.S. in the future, but at least at this point we are still limiting our recruitment efforts to the U.S. I am not sure where exactly you are based, but if you are interested in getting involved either now or in the future, please let us know! Thank you. Annie Lin 17:02, 21 June 2010 (UTC)
- and again. Sadads 16:31, 25 June 2010 (UTC)
DC outreach to SI
We created a document for the outreach with the SI, see
File:Wikipedia and Smithsonian.pdf where would you like this to be linked to? It has some names and e-mails on it so it may be best to put it somewhere else? Sadads 20:46, 28 June 2010 (UTC)
- Strike that, what is our policy about releasing e-mails/real names? I will send you a copy via e-mail so you know what I am talking about. Sadads 20:52, 28 June 2010 (UTC)
Hi Frank. Thank you for your warm welcome. :) -- Sundar 16:57, 31 August 2010 (UTC)
- You are welcome! Let me know if you need any kind of help. --Frank Schulenburg 17:32, 31 August 2010 (UTC)
Hiya Frank! Thanks for the sysop bit. I notice that Special:Import is disabled here, is it possible to enable it? Of course this is not a huge deal, manual attribution is always an option. Just checking though, cheers! Arbitrarily0 (talk) 16:39, 18 September 2010 (UTC)
- Hi, you're welcome. How can I enable Special:Import? Is it something that the developers have to enable? --Frank Schulenburg 18:59, 18 September 2010 (UTC)
- A consensus must be made on enabling this and the import sources. Also, I can help around and be a WikiGnome, and thus you can give sysop. I-20 02:20, 19 September 2010 (UTC)
- Great to meet you earlier tonight Frank! Here's the updated discussion on the import-addition: Village pump#Special:Import. Cheers, Arbitrarily0 (talk) 03:26, 1 October 2010 (UTC)
Unfortunally, the meeting today/tonight went from being reasonably late to the middle of the night, so I cannot join this meeting either. I would have liked to, but since I was up the previous night, I will be dead to the world tomorrow if I had participated. But I will read the minutes and would like to meet about the other thing later. When will be convenient for you?//Hannibal 17:33, 8 October 2010 (UTC)
Hello there, Frank! Mind if you give me the admin bit here? MC10 04:55, 10 November 2010 (UTC)
- Done. --19:01, 10 November 2010 (UTC)
- Thanks. MC10 05:03, 11 November 2010 (UTC)
- You're welcome! --Frank Schulenburg 19:32, 13 December 2010 (UTC)
Admin rights request
Hello! Although I haven't contributed here much (yet), I'm active in multiple Wikimedia projects. I'm very interested in Contribution Team/Outreach activities, but it's come to my attention that this wiki needs some maintenance. Would you mind granting rights so I could work a little on maintenance here. Thanks, Mono 03:47, 14 December 2010 (UTC)
- Hi Mono, what kind of maintenance are you thinking of? --Frank Schulenburg 22:39, 17 December 2010 (UTC)
- Sorry for not getting back to you sooner...I was thinking of mainly updating outdated information (see main page), shortening the sidebar (it's longer than most of the content), importing content like this (for the ACIP) and various other tasks as they come up. Additionally, I've sent you an email, in case you missed it. Thanks, Mono 02:20, 12 January 2011 (UTC)
Can you explain to me the bot policy on outreachwiki? TeleComNasSprVen 09:29, 19 December 2010 (UTC)
- Hi, we don't have a bot policy yet. What kind of bot are you thinking of? --Frank Schulenburg 17:06, 23 December 2010 (UTC)
Where can users comment and help with writing materials on the bookshelf before they get printed? I heard a few complaints about the Welcome leaflet (and I agree to them) and would like to know where they can be submitted: discussion pages here seem neglected. --Elitre 09:49, 7 January 2011 (UTC)
You'll need to have a look at everything that "has been removed from public view" to get a full picture. Please remember to drop me a line that all has your full approval. You might not want to upset one of your more dedicated volunteers. On the other end it might be time to remove that line "Outreach Wiki needs you." It sounds so out of place. Have fun. Virgilio A. P. Machado. Vapmachado (talk) 04:12, 1 March 2011 (UTC)
Renaming request - கலை to Kalaiarasy
I'm living in Norway. Mainly, I'm a Tamil wiki contributor and I created the account with a username in Tamil. I did do a few edits in en.wiki and no.wiki too. I had problem in using the Soxred tool 'cos of this Tamil name. Besides, I felt that it would be nice to have my username in English (that everyone can read), and thus asked for renaming in ta.wiki. My username was then changed to Kalaiarasy (that is my first name) in ta.wiki. My username is not changed in all other wikis. As all other accounts except ta.wiki is still in my old name, there is a confusion, it seemed. The edits that I make with the new username is not being updated in the list of 'My contributions' or in the list of 'Pages created by me'. Therefore, please kindly rename my previous username 'கலை' with my new username Kalaiarasy in all wikis as soon as possible. Thanks in advance.--கலை (talk) 00:14, 17 March 2011 (UTC)
- user:Hannibal has done the renaming. Just want to let you know as I made a request here too. Thanks. --Kalaiarasy (talk) 14:32, 18 March 2011 (UTC)
AbuseFilter has been implemented on this wiki; I've set up a filter that should combat the spam we've been getting. If you have any questions, please contact me. Mono (talk) 00:33, 20 March 2011 (UTC)
Gadgets and LocalSettings.php
Hi Frank, could you please add the following text to the LocalSettings.php file for this wiki, to enable Gadgets (ie HotCat):
require_once( "$IP/extensions/Gadgets/Gadgets.php" );
- a) Special:Version says the extension is already installed. b) Wikimedia wikis don't work the same way that you'd expect; for config changes file a bug for developers. c) I've fixed it. Mono (talk) 00:42, 26 March 2011 (UTC)
Wikipedia trifft Altertum
Hallo Frank. Ist zwar kein WMF-Projekt, aber outreach auf seine Weise ist es ja auch - ob es sinnvoll wäre, das hier auch zu präsentieren? Vielleicht kann es ja auch Beispielhaft werden. Es nimmt im übrigen immer größere Dimensionen an. Wir haben mittlerweile mehr als ein Dutzend wissenschaftliche Referenten, dazu drei aus der Wikipedia und zudem noch die, die die einzelnen Fachbereiche Vorstellen. Ohne daß wir die eigentlichen Einladungen an die Wissenschaftlichen Einrichtungen schon versandt haben, haben wir insgesamt mehr als 40 Anmeldungen. Und dieses Mal wollen wir nicht nur in die Wissenschaft vordringen, sondern auch ihr Feedback. Wenn du dir die Themen ansiehst, kreist beispielsweise Einiges um "wie schreibe ich gute Fachartikel in der Wikipedia". Der bekannte Homer-Forscher Joachim Latacz überlegt noch mit einem Vortrag darüber zu kommen, wo denn die Grenzen der Wikipedia sind - und ob wir und wirklich an herkömmlichen Enzyklopädien orientieren sollten. Und bevor ich es vergesse - wir haben noch ein kleines "Attentat" auf dich vor. Am zweiten Tag gibt es auf Wunsch des DAI eine Podiumsdiskussion. Da hätten wir dich gerne als Wikipedia-Vertreter. Thema: "Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der Wikipedia".
- Noch ein Nachtrag - diese Woche geht meine Bewerbung für den WiR-Job an den Berliner Meseen raus - Daumen drücken erwünscht ;). Marcus Cyron (talk) 21:21, 5 April 2011 (UTC)
- Hallo Marcus, entschuldige die späte Antwort. Ich war unterwegs und bin erst gestern abend wieder von der Ostküste zurückgekommen. Was die Podiumsdiskussion angeht, so nehme ich gerne daran teil. Es ist gut, dass Du mir so frühzeitig bescheid sagst, dann kann ich mich etwas dafür vorbereiten. Was den Wikipedian in Residence angeht, so wünsche ich dir alles erdenklich Gute! Herzliche Grüße aus der Ferne, --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 15:53, 6 April 2011 (UTC)
Hallo Frank, zunächst einmal vielen Dank für Dein Vertrauen bzgl. der Adminrechte. Ohne unken zu wollen, mir ist aufgefallen, dass es hier weder CUs noch OSer gibt ... Gruß aus Andernach Axpde (talk) 12:05, 3 April 2011 (UTC)
- Na hoffentlich wird man sie in einem solchen Arbeitswiki nicht brauchen. Zumindest die CU'ler. Marcus Cyron (talk) 21:19, 5 April 2011 (UTC)
- I just noticed this - so I thought I'd say thank you! :) Thehelpfulone (talk) 11:31, 2 May 2011 (UTC)
- Yes, I would like to keep the outreach wiki as open as possible, so most people who have a user page and who are willing to help get the extended user rights. Thanks a lot in advance, --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 13:59, 2 May 2011 (UTC)
- Thanks for the rights sir. I am going to make this club active from this semester. :) As my last semester was a shortest & busiest one. :( So, I couldn't do much outreach work. :| Expect more outreaching work in this semester. :) thank you. --Surya Prakash.S.A. (talk) 14:02, 8 June 2011 (UTC)
Wikipedia Campus Ambassador India Applications Confirmation
- Hi, thanks a lot for asking. We expect the confirmation emails to be sent soon. --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 01:06, 5 May 2011 (UTC)
Getting Mail Addresses of Interested Professors for India Program
I read your Email looks good, but I don't see anywhere any database of professors whom you might wanna send this. Should this be created or you already have got one. Rangilo Gujarati (talk) 12:25, 19 May 2011 (UTC)
- Hi, we are using a Google document. Do you know professors in Pune who might be interested in participating? --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 13:36, 19 May 2011 (UTC)
Wikipedia / Wikimedia partnership with new WikiQueer project?
Greetings, I am the sysop and public representative for a new Wiki project, WikiQueer - specifically for the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning) communities - that supplements the LGBTQ content on Wikipedia with other resources, talking points and information pertaining to the LGBTQ population. We will be soft launching in the next few days with a grand opening later this year. I am very interested in partnering and supporting Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Foundation in whatever ways we can. A number of international, national and local nonprofit organizations and community leaders have already signed onto the project or are preparing to publicly join in the coming months.
I am hoping that as Wikimedia Foundation's Head of Public Outreach, you can help us navigate a possible partnership. We're especially keen on helping convey that we support Wikipedia and are trying to expand on and enhance that experience rather than challenge or compete. Any feedback on the WikiQueer project itself is also appreciated. We're also actively seeking individuals within or supportive of queer communities to join our Global Advisory Board if you or others you know may be interested.
- How can I help you? --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 04:32, 31 July 2011 (UTC) (you can also send me an email -- maybe that's easier)
- Can you please point me to get few promotional materials--Naveenpf (talk) 02:35, 24 August 2011 (UTC)
Welcome2WP - request
Hello! Wikimedia Poland Association is going to publish Polish version of "Welcome to Wikipedia" paper. For that we need to replace original screenshots in this paper onto screenshots from pl.wiki. I've tried to make such big screenshots (over 5000x4000px) but I could not. Can you help me making this screenhots or giving some advice? Thanks in advance! (Our first preview pdf is available here.) Best wishes from Poland, Patrol110 (talk) 18:57, 29 August 2011 (UTC)
- Hi Patrol110, wow, your first draft looks great! I'm more than happy to see that you translated the brochure. I recommend that you contact the French Wikipedian Trizek. The French have adapted Welcome to Wikipedia earlier this year and they've also replaced the screenshot you're referring to. Maybe you could also add a short section to Localization guidelines (Bookshelf) once you know how it works. Please let me know if you need further help. Thanks --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 13:34, 30 August 2011 (UTC)
Thank you Frank for welcoming me to the Ambassador Program. It's my first semester to use Wikipedia in the classroom. Our students here at USI, as well as elsewhere, know the kind of visibility that Wikipedia has on the Internet, and I've already seen signs of increased motivation about the journalism project, on which I have had students work in the past. I wished I had found out about this program earlier! It's a learning process for us all as I modify the assignment to Wikipedia, but the buzz factor is helping us as we work out the typical problems one has in shifting ways of doing things. I'll let you know how it all works it! Best, Crtew (talk) 03:52, 21 September 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the invite
Wikipedia:India Education Program
Hi. Something appears to have gone very wrong with the India outreach programme, and I feel that something urgent needs to done. Please see the comments here. Thanks --Kudpung (talk) 02:18, 7 October 2011 (UTC)
Hi Frank! Recently User:とある白い猫 requested a new logo for outreach wiki here, i think we can change the logo to something like here. :) Regards, ♛♚★Vaibhav Jain★♚♛ Talk Email 06:53, 7 October 2011 (UTC)
Hi Frank, It was a pleasure meeting you last week at the Wikimedia meeting at Souq Waqif, Doha Qatar...
Saludos from Mexico! Im Leigh Thelmadatter en:Thelmadatter, an English prof at ITESM-Campus Ciudad de México. I have been working the last few months or so "selling" the idea of Wikipedia to my school. I current teach four independent study students, whose projects are based in Wikipedia and I started Club Wikipedia at my school. The Club and the independent study students worked on an informal project, creating articles related to the en:Festival Internacional Cervantino in English and Spanish and a number of them contacted participating artists for photographs and info. One student in particular en:ItzelP worked very hard, making contacts with Festival staff and even procuring press passes! She was selected for a grant to attend GLAM camp in Holland because of this work. Because of this and because of the excellent presentation Campus Ambassador Matt Senate did yesterday at the campus(27 Oct), the administration is very interested in working with Wikipedia/Wikimedia in a more amplified way. Liam suggested that I get in touch with you for help and advice. I sure could use any you can spare!!!! Thelmadatter (talk) 21:49, 28 October 2011 (UTC)
- Hi Leigh, I've sent you an email through Wikipedia's email function. --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 14:26, 3 November 2011 (UTC)
February Wikipedia Education Program Metrics and Activities Meeting
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The March Wikipedia Education Program Metrics and Activities Meeting will be on 21 March 2012 at 20:00 UTC. We will have updates from countries around the world and Ayush Khanna will present some results of data analysis he's done on students' contributions. Instructions for joining are on the page linked above. I hope you can join us on Wednesday! -- LiAnna Davis (WMF) (talk)
Doodle for April Wikipedia Education Program meeting
Please leave your availability for the April Wikipedia Education Program Metrics and Activities Meeting on this Doodle so we can find the best time for all of us.
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Join us Monday for April Wikipedia Education Program meeting
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The next meeting has been scheduled for Monday, April 23 at 20:00 UTC. See the meeting information page for joining instructions and a time converter. Hope to talk with you on Monday! -- LiAnna Davis (WMF) (talk)
Making the Wikipedia Education Program Meeting better
Thanks for expressing interest in the Wikipedia Education Program Metrics and Activities Meeting. I'm investigating ways to make the meeting more effective, and I'd love to get feedback from you as to what we could do to improve the meeting. Please weigh in on the discussion there! -- LiAnna Davis (WMF) (talk)
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Something is not working with this new process because I'm not listed and I don't have access to my course page. I want to add my syllabus and list my students but I'm not able. I have followed all of the steps and have not received any feedback. Please help! Classes start. Crtew (talk) 17:19, 20 August 2012 (UTC)
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- Wikimania: Education at Wikimania
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An important message about renaming users
Dear Frank Schulenburg,
I am cross-posting this message to many places to make sure everyone who is a Wikimedia Foundation project bureaucrat receives a copy. If you are a bureaucrat on more than one wiki, you will receive this message on each wiki where you are a bureaucrat.
As you may have seen, work to perform the Wikimedia cluster-wide single-user login finalisation (SUL finalisation) is taking place. This may potentially effect your work as a local bureaucrat, so please read this message carefully.
Why is this happening? As currently stated at the global rename policy, a global account is a name linked to a single user across all Wikimedia wikis, with local accounts unified into a global collection. Previously, the only way to rename a unified user was to individually rename every local account. This was an extremely difficult and time-consuming task, both for stewards and for the users who had to initiate discussions with local bureaucrats (who perform local renames to date) on every wiki with available bureaucrats. The process took a very long time, since it's difficult to coordinate crosswiki renames among the projects and bureaucrats involved in individual projects.
The SUL finalisation will be taking place in stages, and one of the first stages will be to turn off Special:RenameUser locally. This needs to be done as soon as possible, on advice and input from Stewards and engineers for the project, so that no more accounts that are unified globally are broken by a local rename to usurp the global account name. Once this is done, the process of global name unification can begin. The date that has been chosen to turn off local renaming and shift over to entirely global renaming is 15 September 2014, or three weeks time from now. In place of local renames is a new tool, hosted on Meta, that allows for global renames on all wikis where the name is not registered will be deployed.
Your help is greatly needed during this process and going forward in the future if, as a bureaucrat, renaming users is something that you do or have an interest in participating in. The Wikimedia Stewards have set up, and are in charge of, a new community usergroup on Meta in order to share knowledge and work together on renaming accounts globally, called Global renamers. Stewards are in the process of creating documentation to help global renamers to get used to and learn more about global accounts and tools and Meta in general as well as the application format. As transparency is a valuable thing in our movement, the Stewards would like to have at least a brief public application period. If you are an experienced renamer as a local bureaucrat, the process of becoming a part of this group could take as little as 24 hours to complete. You, as a bureaucrat, should be able to apply for the global renamer right on Meta by the requests for global permissions page on 1 September, a week from now.
In the meantime please update your local page where users request renames to reflect this move to global renaming, and if there is a rename request and the user has edited more than one wiki with the name, please send them to the request page for a global rename.
Stewards greatly appreciate the trust local communities have in you and want to make this transition as easy as possible so that the two groups can start working together to ensure everyone has a unique login identity across Wikimedia projects. Completing this project will allow for long-desired universal tools like a global watchlist, global notifications and many, many more features to make work easier.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the SUL finalisation, read over the Help:Unified login page on Meta and leave a note on the talk page there, or on the talk page for global renamers. You can also contact me on my talk page on meta if you would like. I'm working as a bridge between Wikimedia Foundation Engineering and Product Development, Wikimedia Stewards, and you to assure that SUL finalisation goes as smoothly as possible; this is a community-driven process and I encourage you to work with the Stewards for our communities.
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- Mexico: Tec de Monterrey wrapping up semester projects
- Mexico: A student in Mexico makes the best of her study to edit Wikipedia
- Egypt: Egyptian Student invites his colleagues at Al-Azhar University to edit Wikipedia
- Sweden: Successful Wikipedia assignments presented by faculty at national conference in Sweden
- Global: Wikipedia Education Collaborative members meet in Edinburgh
- Global: Iberoconf discusses Wikipedia in education
- Global:Welcoming new WMF staff supporting education
- Articles of interest in other publications: MIT, Myanmar, and Jimmy Wales
This Month in Education: December 2014
- Uruguay: Wikipedia Education Program Celebration in Uruguay
- Egypt: Egyptian students wrap up their 5th term on Wikipedia with great success
- Serbia: First Wikipedia ambassador at the University of Belgrade
- Sweden: Swedish Wikimini 1 year anniversary
- UK: Wikimedia UK processing EduWiki 2014
- Regional: Eastern European education programs presented at regional conference
- Media: Articles of interest in other publications: Korea, Australia, the Gender Gap, the Wikipedia Library, WikiProject Medicine, Adrianne Wadewitz, Jimmy Wales, and Wikibombs
This Month in Education: [January 2015]
- Czech Republic: Young Czech scientists upload pictures at Fluorescent Night
- India: 100+ Indian college students will contribute to Wikipedia to support national pilgrimage
- Sweden: Master students design prototypes for categorizing images on Wikimedia Commons
- Egypt: Wikipedia Education Program expands to new campuses in Cairo
- Syria: Pilot Wikipedia Education Program in Syria
- Wikimania: Get a scholarship to attend Wikimania 2015 and discuss education with the worldwide movement
- Mexico: Wiki Learning expands to three campuses at Tec de Monterrey
- Sweden: Open Badges in the Education Program in Sweden
- Czech Republic: Senior citizens learn to edit Wikipedia in the Czech Republic
- Media: Articles of interest in other publications: Egypt, India, Armenia, Books, Jimmy Wales, and more
This Month in Education: [February 201
- Armenia: Wikimedia Armenia runs WikiCamps with great success
- Greece: Corfu adult school piloting WikiExpeditions and article writing on Wikipedia
- Serbia: High school student advocates for Education Program
- Sweden: Education Program succeeds with high school students
- Armenia: WikiClub contributes more than 300,000 bytes to Armenian Wiktionary in a month
- Egypt: New campus ambassador and new Chinese translation class
- Resources: New education toolkit helps program leaders develop their programs
- Resources: New education learning patterns answer many of your questions
- Communications: Wikipedia Education Program is now on Facebook
- Media: Articles of interest in other publications: Australia, Ireland, Black History Month, WikiWomen and Jimmy Wales
This Month in Education: March 2015
- Uruguay: A new edition of Wikipedia Education Program kicks off in Uruguay
- Czech Republic: Czech senior citizen program scales up
- Egypt: Cairo University students wrap up their sixth term on Wikipedia
- Israel: Education/Newsletter/March 2015/Educator conference successfully concludes teachers' online courses
- Argentina: Wikimedia Argentina reinforces gender diversity on Wikipedia with several women targeted events
- Mexico: Novel photo projects related to editathon at Tec de Monterrey
- Media: Articles of interest in other publications: Events commemorating WikiWomen History Month, WikiMed and Black History editathons
This Month in Education: April 2015
- WMF: Quarterly update from the education team
- Armenia: Teachers and journalists of Armenian community in Lebanon joined Wikipedia and Wikipedia Education program
- Ukraine: First round of WikiStudia wraps up with success
- Greece: Greek Adult school completes wikiexpedition on Greek villages
- Mexico: New to Wikipedia: A personal perspective
- Latvia: Education Program Extension enabled on Latvian Wikipedia
- Russia: Education Program Extension enabled on Russian Wikipedia
- Sweden: Students nominated for their MOOC on Swedish Wikiversity
- Media: Articles of interest in other publications: Studies and news from Harvard to Cambridge, women events and history editathons
This Month in Education: May 2015
- Tunisia: Rachidia music school celebrates 80 years of love and art by editing Wikipedia
- Mexico: Five new classes begin experimenting with Wikipedia
- Arab World: Arab World Education Program at WikiArabia 2015
- China: Chinese students commemorate deceased philanthropist Run Run Shaw
- Argentina: Editathon for young students to edit articles about their school
- Mexico: Maria enjoys editing Wikipedia as her community service
- Global: Registration for Wikimania Education Pre-Conference in Mexico City is now open!
- Sweden: Wikimedia conference 2015: better understanding for Wikipedia in Education
- Media: Articles of interest in other publications: School editathons, medical research, Jimmy wales and new Wiki
This Month in Education: June 2015
- Uruguay: A Wikipedia project in foreign languages receives a teaching award
- Hong Kong: The First Wikipedia Education Program in Hong Kong
- Greece: Adult school graduates learn to edit Wikipedia and inspire their peers
- Sweden: Mid-year Summary from the Wikipedia Education Program
- Mexico: New video tutorial for Commons created by students
- Armenia: Wikimedia Armenia New Office, Annual Conference, and WikiCamp 2015
- Argentina: Argentina contributes to a massive cross-border course of free knowledge in Spanish-speaking countries
- Israel: Education Program Extension enabled on Hebrew Wiktionary
- Global: New recognition certificates for program students, teachers and leaders
- Media Articles of interest in other publications: Uk, India, Palestine and more
This Month in Education: July 2015
- Israel: Wikimedia Israel's annual conference helps expanding its education activity
- Community: Join the Community Health learning campaign on Meta
- Global: Wikimania 2015: education highlights
- Education Collaborative: Wikipedia Education Collaborative is changing. Be part of the movement!
- Media: Articles of interest in other publications: Wikimania, Wikipedians in residence and public domain value
This Month in Education: August 2015
- Sweden: The benefits of teaching with Wikipedia broadcasted on Swedish National Radio
- Mexico: Summer term ends with great success and Fall begins at Tec de Monterrey
- Newsletter: On its third birthday, a retrospective of This Month In Education and proposed changes to the publication process
- Newsletter: Call for volunteers - This Month In Education
- Media: Articles of interest in other publications: Israel, Mexico and Australia
Wikimedia Education Newsletter: December 2015
- Arab World: Arab World Education Program at WISE Doha 2015
- Argentina: Wikimedia Argentina, about the global and local in the digital and academic communities
- Argentina: The collaborative production in open educational environments: Is Wikipedia an answer?
- Armenia: Armenian students inspire their teachers to join Wikipedia
- Armenia: Wikipedia Education Program participants commemorated the creation/discovery of the Armenian alphabet in Beirut
- Bangladesh: Wikimedia Bangladesh's new secondary school education program aims to increase Bangla Wikipedia readers
- Bulgaria: First Wiki Education Workshop in Bulgaria
- Central and Eastern Europe: Education Program at Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2015 in Estonia
- Czech Republic: Collaboration with Masaryk University turns official
- Egypt: Online ambassador played a prominent role in helping Egyptian students to nominate their excellent content
- France: A portal for teachers and education institutions on the French Wikipedia
- Greece: Two Wikimedian adult educators and an adult student present paper on Wikimedia editing at CIE2015 in Greece
- Hong Kong: The very first Wikipedia Education Program of Wikimedia Hong Kong
- Israel: Wikipedia in Higher Education in Israel: A new for-credit elective course focusing on contributing to Wikipedia at Tel Aviv University
- Israel: Dozens of articles were created by dint of a structured teaching process that incorporates new training tools and involvement of scientists
- Mexico: Wiki expeditions, animation clips about alebrijes and more at the Tec de Monterrey in Mexico
- Norway: Norwegian Masters students in History and Archeology twists their brains on Wikipedia
- Serbia: What I Learned: Wiki Photo School in Serbia
- Serbia: Teachers in Serbia professionally trained to use Wikipedia in the classroom by Wikimedians
- Sweden: Science Outreach on Wikipedia has impact on the Education Program in Sweden
- Uruguay: Education students in Uruguay reflect on Wikipedia as a learning tool
- Global: The Wikipedia Education Program now on Twitter
- Global: Recent improvements to the Wikipedia Education Collaborative bear fruit
- Global: Articles of interest in other publications
This Month in Education: [March 2016]
Snippet: Education Leaders at WISE Doha 2015 introducing Wikipedia Education Program in Egypt to WISE Conference attendees, as an example of a program in the Arab World, to share their experience to inspire other universities and institutions starting new programs in the area.
WISE 2015 Sessions and Plenaries were designed around three main pillars such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals; education and the economy; fostering innovation in education systems. Each pillar examined a variety of key topics including: the linkages between education, employment, and entrepreneurship; education reform and innovation in the MENA region and Qatar; emerging models of education financing, attracting, rewarding and retaining quality teachers; and the importance of investing in early childhood development.
Representatives of Wikipedia Education Program Walaa Abdel Manaem and Reem Al-Kashif participated in WISE Doha 2015 in Qatar, the annual World Innovation Summit for Education is the premier international platform dedicated to innovation and creative action in education where top decision-makers share insights with on-the-ground practitioners and collaborate to rethink education. Also, WISE 2015 was the first global education conference following the ratification of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September 2015. Contributions ranged from Arabic Brochure of Editing Wikipedia for students in WEP in Egypt and everybody who would like to edit Wikipedia without problems, The Arabic version of Welcome to Wikipedia reference guideline, PDF of brochure handed out during Arabic Wikipedia Convening, Doha, Qatar, 2011 and Introduction to Wikipedia. These contributions are related to show a case study of Wikipedia Education program in Egypt and how it worked since February 2012 till the November 2015, as the seventh edition ended last October. All discussions were about the program's mechanism and what were the motivations keeping it going. The program helped increasing gender diversity and supported the featured content on Arabic Wikipedia. Wikipedia Education Program, like any other initiative, has achievements and dark sides, for that reason, the representatives had to locate both of them and how they influence the Arabic community and how the community interact with this phenomenon.
Wikipedia in Higher Education in Israel: A new for-credit elective course focusing on contributing to Wikipedia at Tel Aviv University
Snippet: A first-of-its-kind, for-credit, elective course that focuses on contributing to Wikipedia has opened at Tel Aviv University and is now available to all B.A. students on campus
On October 19th a new for-credit elective course called "Wikipedia: Skills for producing and consuming knowledge" has opened at Tel Aviv University (TAU). The semester-long course (13 weeks) is available to all B.A. students on campus and this semester about 50 students from various disciplines are taking part in this first-of-its-kind course in Israel.
The course draws from "flipped classroom" concepts and uses "blended learning" methods, which practically means combining in-class lectures, workshops and small-group activities, as well as online individual learning. Both the Moodle learning management system (LMS) and the Wikipedia Education Extension are used to monitor the students' work and progress throughout the course.
The course has 2 main assignments - expanding an existing stub, as well as writing a new article, in the hopes that the content added during the course will assist not only the students themselves, but also future generations of learners as well as the general public. Though the course focuses on adding quality content to Wikipedia, it also aims to help students sharpen their academic skills and their 21st century skills, highlighting collaborative learning, joint online research and interdisciplinary collaborations in the process of constructing knowledge.
This course was initiated and is led by Shani Evenstein, an educator, Wikimedian and member of the Wikipedia Education Collaborative, in collaboration with the Orange Institute for Internet Studies, as well as the School of Education at TAU. The syllabus for the new course builds on the success of Wiki-Med, a for-credit elective course, which was designed in 2013 and is led by Evenstein at the Sackler school of Medicine for the third consecutive year. While Wiki-med is focused on contributing medical content to Wikipedia and is only available to Medical Students on campus, the new course is designed to accommodate students from different academic disciplines and varying backgrounds.
The course was chosen to be part of TAU's cross-discipline elective courses system ("Kelim Shluvim") and was approved by the Vice-Rector, who heads the program. In that, the course marks an important precedent in the collaboration between Academia and the Wikipedia Education Program, as it is the first time a higher institution acknowledges the importance of a course focusing on Wikipedia on a university level, offering it to all students, rather than a faculty level or individual lecturers as mostly practiced. It is our hope that other higher education institutions will follow this example and offer similar courses to students both in Israel and around the world.
By Melina Masnatta, Wikimedia Argentina
Snippet: University professors become Wikipedians in an online course during just a week.
Educators with different profiles and from different latin america countries, but most of them professors at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) from different faculties, have just participated in the online training and free course "Educational scenarios with technology. Among the real and the possible" organized by the Center for Innovation in Technology and Pedagogy (CITEP) of this university.
Different educational activities were carried out simultaneously. During the week and under the topic “Open movement”, Wikimedia Argentina participated with three different proposals: starting with an interview of Patricio Lorente accompanied with a short text to know more about the movement. To make an immersive experience we designed " Knowing Wikipedia by first-hand or Wikipedia in the first person" to work directly on the platform translating articles from english to spanish from a list created especially for that purpose. Along with this specific proposal, educators participated in a videoconference with Galileo Vidoni (available in Spanish), where participants could talk and learn more about how are the first steps to become a Wikipedian and the importance of the movement at the local and regional level.
With only seven days and without being mandatory, different educators discovered how to edit on Wikipedia, indeed many of them mentioned that they had it as a pending to learn and participate on the free encyclopedia, but never had the time or the real chance. The enthusiasm was also present on social networks, where they shared the experience with the hashtag #escenariostec.
More than 100 educators got involved and exchanged their experience in an online forum with more of 280 messages that reflected their learning process while experiencing with the activity. 80 of them were new users, and they created 61 new articles in spanish. An important fact: 78 of them were women, which means that working with educators is a key issue to continue closing the digital gender gap.Finally from CITEP, they shared the following insights regarding the question that ran through all the activities that took place during the week dedicated to the open movement. Some thoughts can be sum up as follows:
We share some of the voices of the protagonists in social networks with storify (available in Spanish). Read more about the Wikipedia Education Program in Argentina here.
The collaborative production in open environments: chaos or construction? (...) For the teacher also means accepting new challenges: encourage students to produce knowledge in an environment of divergent nature, it requires permanent operations and convergence. In a space that fosters interventions unmarked, the teacher needs to frame depending on the purpose of education and teaching purposes. (…) Wikipedia is the best example of the challenges posed by the digital era in the educational field, it forces us to rethink the relationship between technology and the production of knowledge and allows us to confirm that the collaborative work does not lead to chaos, if not to the construction. (. ..) [Authors: Angeles Solectic and Miri Latorre]
Snippet: The second largest university in the Czech Republic has employed a Wikipedian in residence, leading to a boom of Wikimedia activities in the city of Brno.
Collaboration between Wikipedia and Czech institutions has always been a priority for Wikimedia Czech Republic, but the year 2015 has taken this to another level. First, an official memorandum of collaboration with the National Heritage Institute (NPÚ) was signed in May 2015, to be followed by official collaboration with Masaryk University in Brno (the second largest city and university in the Czech Republic), which was contracted in November 2015. In fact, Wikimedia activities in Brno have been blooming for several years now, mainly as a result of the community's own development, but aided substantially by the external interest in Wikipedia by Masaryk University alumni society, demonstrated as early as March 2013.
In February 2015, the university employed one of the most experienced Czech Wikipedians – Marek Blahuš (Blahma) – who was appointed to become the university's first "Wikipedian in residence". Marek Blahuš has been in the center of the Wikimedia community in Brno for about two years, organizing regular Wikipedia meetups, the 2014 edition of the annual WikiConference (more in English here) and creating the Czech-Slovak Wikipedia translation tool, which has famously led to the creation of >9000 articles on Czech and Slovak Wikipedias (more in English here). His current work as Wikipedian in residence is funded by Masaryk University and runs under the patronage of Wikimedia Czech Republic as well as Masaryk University's rector Mikuláš Bek.
Since February, Wikipedia has taken a prominent role within Masaryk University. Marek Blahuš started a "Masaryk University Wikipedians team", gathering local Wikipedians and facilitating contacts with the university, aided by his status of a graduate and current employee in its language center. Articles about Masaryk University alumni and faculties have been identified and improved after consultations with Masaryk University archives and libraries which provided helpful resources. Wikipedia citation templates can now be directly generated from the university's on-line archive of theses. In September, a public conference called "Masaryk University Is Getting High on Wikipedia" took place on university grounds, featuring the experienced Wikipedian Jan Sokol (Sokoljan), who is a philosopher, university teacher and a former presidential candidate. The talks focused on the use of Wikipedia in university education, in line with the successful Czech "Students Write Wikipedia" program. One of the teachers, Jiří Rambousek, expressed his desire to organize a Wikipedia Club as a regular meetup where articles would be improved in a collaborative effort and new editors introduced to Wikipedia.
The program is actively preparing for 2016 when we expect Wikimedia Czech Republic to take a more active role in overseeing the initiatives as well as the creation of a position of a "Wikipedian in Brno" – person officially in charge of the wide array of Wikimedia activities happening in the city. The chapter's annual plan includes initiatives to increase the number of university courses which incorporate Wikipedia into the curriculum, public presentations of Wikipedia at various events, scanning and uploading of images from institutional and personal archives, and much more. Let's wish that our plans come true!
Snippet: Student participation is more than just text!
For the Fall 2015 Wiki Learning-Tec de Monterrey held two wiki expeditions in Mexico City and began a collaboration with the Museo de Arte Popular. We also received our first grant!
The 32-campus Tec de Monterrey system has each semester an event called "Semana i" (i Week), when students forego normal classes for an entire week to work on challenging projects called "retos." For the Mexico City and Santa Fe campuses, one option for students was to work with Wikimedia, with the aptly named projects "Reto Wikimedia." Both campuses opted to do wiki-expeditions to different parts of Mexico City. The Mexico City campus had the larger group with almost 90 students registered, who covered the two southern boroughs of Xochimilco and Tlalpan. The Santa Fe group had 35 participants, and covered the San Ángel neighborhood found not far from this campus.
Both campus took photos of landmarks with the Mexico City campus also focusing on photos of everyday life in the south of the city. The Mexico City campus tallied 5264 photos, 8 videos and 36 articles, including articles related to the area into French, Swedish and Danish. The Santa Fe group tallied 605 photos, and ten articles in Spanish on landmarks in San Ángel.
In addition, the Mexico City campus had a special speaker the borough chronicler of Xochmilco, Sebastián Flores Farfán. A short montage video of the event is in the works.
Some student photos:
Some video clips of the event:
Animation clips with the Museo de Arte Popular
Wikiservicio, students working with Wikimedia for their community service requirement, added a new component. To attract more students and encourage more students to do all of their community service hours with Wikimedia, a collaboration was set up with the Museo de Arte Popular (MAP)... the first of many we hope! Six students from the digital art and animation major (see last newsletter) have continued working with Wikimedia, but focusing their efforts in creating short animation clips in relation to the mission of promoting and preserving Mexican folk art. One clip has been completed and can be see to the right of this text. So far, the video has subtitles in English, German, French and Punjabi. A second clip is nearing completion at the time of this writing.
Classes and Wikimetrics
Fifteen students completed work with Wikiservicio doing translations, writing new articles and doing photography projects. As of this date, 7 have indicated interest in working with Wikiservicio on campus and another six with MAP.
Five university level classes and one high school class on the Mexico City (South) campus have had projects, all in writing and translation, with some video work.
Wikimetrics for the semester are:
According to Wikimetrics tool....
- 9,589,918 bytes to Spanish Wikipedia
- 3,098 edits to the mainspace of Spanish Wikipedia
- 367 pages created in the mainspace of Spanish Wikipedia
- 302 student and teacher participants
- 281 Spanish Wikipedia articles created or expanded
- 6,057 photographs
- 10 videos
- 9 articles in English Wikipedia
- 2 articles in French Wikipedia
- 1 article in Swedish Wikipedia
- 1 article in Danish Wikipedia
First grant Wiki Learning received its first grant from the Wikimedia Foundation. The long-term goal of this grant is to establish a system for financing Wiki Learning. The grant, which totals a modest 12,500 Mexican pesos, will be used for swag, such as t shirts, stickers, buttons, etc, especially for Semana i activities and promotion of wiki activities to other campus. The money will also be used for incidental travel expenses, especially for projects needing to move expensive camera equipment.
Snippet: Aprender para Educar writes about Wikipedia Education Program in Argentina.
The digital free magazine Aprender para Educar (Learning to educate) of the National Technological University (UTN) is recognized in the community of education and technology in Argentina to write about innovation issues in Spanish, which is not common in the academic dissemination and teacher training field.
Cristina Velazquez, general editor of the magazine invited Wikimedia Argentina to write an article that generally describes their activities in the Education Program, after reading the proposal she decided to publish it as the main article of the 12th edition.
To describe the education program, WMAR wrote two notes completing one another, as doing a zoom: from the local to the global and from the global to the local, showing how a movement of this magnitude does not stand alone, it is part of a huge network.
Melina Masnatta, education manager in WMAR and Patricio Lorente, chair of the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees wrote those two notes.The first one focuses on the Education Program, implementation, challenges and obstacles that they had at the beginning, plans to integrate it into the classrooms in Argentina and how different Wikimedia Projects are also relevant in education. The most important thing, Melina adds, is to strengthen the values that inspire them, show how the free culture give meaning to education in general and digital culture in particular.
Meanwhile in the second part, Lorente focuses on the global movement, the community pillars, the agenda of today's challenges and the effort of their volunteers as protagonists. It is not easy show the world what drives us and why we work as volunteers in different countries. In education very few people understand the value of building free knowledge. There is still a great prejudice or negative perceptions of Wikipedia in the classroom because teachers ignore how Wikipedia is built.
Everybody reads Wikipedia, but few people edit it. We can change this fact by spreading in spaces such as the Journal of the UTN and inviting more people to collaborate and be the protagonist of this huge collective work for humanity.Read more about the Wikipedia Education Program in Argentina here.
Online ambassador played a prominent role in helping Egyptian students to nominate their excellent content
Snippet: Online ambassador helped spanish students course in Cairo University to nominate their articles, scoring an exceptional record of WEP excellent content.
Bassem Fleifel, an online ambassador of Cairo university spanish course, played a prominent role to help all students to encourage them to nominate their excellent content to be a featured and good articles in Arabic Wikipedia. Those articles are History of bread (Featured article); Walt Disney; Daniel Radcliffe; Al-Andalus; Poet in New York; and Popol Vuh.
The seventh term, the program started in Cairo University with promoting posts on Wikipedia and social media websites to help new participants understand the general idea of the program as well as holding meetings with professors from the departments of History, chinese, English language and Spanish language. Walaa Abdel Manaem (program leader in Cairo University) and Bassem Fleifel (online ambassador) have held some workshops in campus and online for the whole students to teach them "How to edit Wikipedia". On the other hand, Prof. Abeer Abdel-Hafiz has exerted great efforts with her students in addition to introducing Walaa to new classes of senior students for whom she has organized general seminars about Wikipedia and the education program. At the same time Walaa was assigning her Spanish department students of the first and second year to edit Wikipedia.
This term, Prof. Abeer let the chance to her students to choose any articles they would like to translate from the Spanish Wikipedia to the Arabic Wikipedia or working on articles about history. They already have chosen some articles to translate with the target of nominating them to be a featured and good articles.
Most of students worked on articles about different topics like history, writers, actors, history of food and drink, mayan literature, islam and politics, etc. This course itself achieved an exceptional record of Wikipedia Education program excellent content and the best term ever in the history of WEP in Egypt in general and in the Faculty of Arts, Cairo University in specific. Walaa has held 2 online webinars to follow up with her students in addition to the workshops held at the campus. Regarding numbers, 38 students joined this course, of which 35 are female and 3 are male students. They worked on 1748 articles adding more than 12,282,943 million bytes to the article namespace on the Arabic Wikipedia, with the help of the online ambassador, who also participated as a student.
By Jorid Martinsen (Wikimedia Norge)
Snippet: This fall masters students in History and Archeology at the University of Oslo take on the task of Wikipedia editing as one of the main parts in a subject on communication of History.
The University of Oslo is Norway’s largest higher education institution, and it is the first time Wikimedia Norway collaborates with this University in forming and using Wikipedia editing as a integrated part of higher education. The collaboration started by Wikimedia Norway contacting assistant professor John McNicol, who already had gotten some media attention on his eagerness to make students skilled in knowledge sharing.
Starting off with a two hour lecture on the secret world of Wikipedia and a two hour editing workshop in mid-September, and in October the students will evaluate the life of their articles. Has there been many additional edits on their articles? Discussions? Request to delete everything? For Wikimedia Norge it is fun to see the students both engaging in Wikipedia editing and using the ways of Wikipedia to discuss how knowledge is formed.MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 08:26, 1 March 2016 (UTC).
This Month in Education: [March 2016]
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Volume 6 | Issue 1 | February 2017
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- Link to the course page at the TAU website (in Hebrew) - http://www2.tau.ac.il/yedion/syllabus.asp?course=1880180101&year=2015