Wikipedia Education Program/News/2 July 2013
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Swedish students contribute to articles on parasites
Students at Linnaeus University in Kalmar, Sweden, have been contributing to the Swedish Wikipedia since 2011. Staff members at the learning resources center have formed a team that helps students learn the basics of Wikipedia editing, and the results has been a number of articles about parasites on the Swedish Wikipedia from students who are studying to become biomedical health practitioners. Read more about their project.
Students' articles nominated for Featured Article
Two students in Dr. Abeer Abd El-Hafez's Spanish class from Cairo University have greatly expanded the article on Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez on the Arabic Wikipedia. The extensive article on García Márquez that the students worked on is now up for Featured Article status on the Arabic Wikipedia, garnering much praise in the process. Read the article.
Suggestions offered for starting education program
Vojtěch Dostál of Wikimedia Czech Republic authored a post for the Wikimedia blog detailing his suggestions for starting an education program for small chapters. Based on the experiences he and his fellow Wikimedia Czech Republic colleagues have had in getting their highly successful program off the ground, the post offers great advice for any small group of individuals who want to start educational efforts on their language Wikipedia. Read the post.