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Convincing teachers to use Wikipedia as a teaching tool
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Different solutions can be used to persuade professors/teachers to use Wikipedia as a teaching tool
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idea creator
Reem Al-Kashif
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community organizer
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this project needs...
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created on10:00, 23 June 2016 (UTC)

Project idea[edit]

What is the problem you're trying to solve?[edit]

We need more teachers to get involved in Wikipedia community but they are resisting and sticking to the old system.

What is your solution?[edit]

Case studies: -showing them good examples -telling them inspiring stories Disrupting the old system: -broadening the word "education" -changing the rules of the government -integrating Wikipedia in the syllabus Benefits of Wikipedia for teachers: - making them "cool" teachers - providing replacement of their other work - making it part of the teacher accreditation process Benefits for students: -Students will write something useful for the society -it gets students excited and motivated - give students ready tools - creating an easy program plan


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About the idea creator[edit]

We are a group of Wikipedians working during the Learning Days at Wikimania 2016


  • Community organizer I'd like to contribute. Wassan.anmol (talk) 12:29, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Volunteer good idea Leulw (talk) 13:08, 4 February 2017 (UTC)


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