|This Wikimedia Participation Support report has been accepted by the Wikimedia Participation Support Committee.To see the original request, please visit Grants:TPS/Geraki/EEPEK2016.
I was talking under the topic "Wikipedia in education as a tool to reduce gender inequalities", a paper written by Marios Magioladitis and me. The track I presented in was for teachers of Informatics. and there were about 30 people in the audience at the time I was talking. There was interesting feedback from some of the teachers. They were encouraged by the fact that it is now easier for pupils to contribute, due to the existence of the Visual Editor. Some of these educators expressed their interest in using Wikipedia in their classes. The one who showed the most interest is the vice-director of the Model Experimental High School of the University of Thessaloniki. She said she would like to try things at that school, starting with training the educators. We exchanged emails so I can support her, something that will be easy since I live in the same city. I had distributed Wikipedia leaflets in the venue, and put a banner out of the room. Glavkos was also in site, helped me, and talked with educators.
- Option 1: Shared Experience:
- A blog post about the presentation was published in http://blog.wikimedia.gr/2016/10/eepek-report/ including some conclusions from the comments and questions of the teachers who attended the presentation.
- The paper was published in the EEPEK Conference Proceedings, ISSN: 2529-1580, volume 1, pp 209-215, available for free through the conference website, something that will spread the word to many more educators in Greece, than the 30 who attended the presentation.
- Slides were uploaded to Wikimedia Commons: File:Wikipedia in education as a tool to reduce gender inequalities.pdf
Amount left over
- Transportation: 61.4 €
- Per diem: 16.4 €
- Registration fees: 60 €
- Total: 137.8 €
Receipts have been sent to participation at wikimedia dot org