Maithili Wikimedians have started Wikipedia Education Program in Rajbiraj, Nepal. This Wikipedia Education Program was held on 27 January, 29 January and 2 April 2016 in World Vision Higher Secondary College at Rajbiraj, Saptari, Nepal. This program was held for 3 days about approx. of 135 minutes (3 teaching periods). There are in total three session of class about Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons with technical session to impart knowledge and skills for students to learn basis of Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons as well share their knowledge too. The Humanities stream (Grade:- 12) students were the participants of the first day (27 January 2016) of Wiki-Education Program being implement by the Wiki-trainers in this college. Similarly, (29 January 2016) Management stream (Grade:- 12) students were the participants for learning the same mentioned above and the final and last session of class is organized on 2 April for the Science stream (Grade:- 12) students. This program has followed the important components of the Wiki-Education Program basic curriculum using presentation, demonstration and workshop approach.
The following shows program time schedule (Nepal Time) during Wiki-Education Program in World Vision Higher Secondary College :-
|Time schedule of the Program|
|9:00 am - 9:15 am||Professors, Teachers co-ordination meetup & Students arrival.|
|9:15 am - 9:20 am||Welcome and Introduction from Wiki-team members.|
|9:20 am - 9:25 am||Some simple questions to students about internet connectivity & online.|
|9:25 am - 10:00 am||Introduction to WF & its projects. Focusing Wikipedia & Commons.|
|10:00 am - 10:20 am||Presentation, & live demonstration.|
|10:20 am - 10:25 am||Quick questions & answers duration.|
|10:25 am - 10:30 am||Closing remarks.|
We have completed three days program in this college and soon discussed for the regular Wiki-Session to engage students.
|Schedule of the Education Program|
|27 January||World Vision Higher Secondary College (Rajbiraj, Saptari, Nepal.)||12 (Humanities Stream)|
|29 January||World Vision Higher Secondary College (Rajbiraj, Saptari, Nepal.)||12 (Management Stream)|
|02 April||World Vision Higher Secondary College (Rajbiraj, Saptari, Nepal.)||12 (Science Stream)|
27 January 2016
The students of class 12 (Humanities) were participated in this Wiki-Education Program. The students were learned about Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons and other sister projects. There were 85 students rolled in the Wiki-educational class.
29 January 2016
The students of class 12 (Management) were participated in this Wiki Education Program. The students were learned about Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons and other sister projects. There were 90 students rolled in the Wiki-educational class.
02 April 2016
The students of class 12 (Science) were participated in this Wiki Education Program. The students were learned about Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons and other sister projects. There were 80 students rolled in the Wiki-educational class.
The following are wiki-trainers for Wiki-Education Program from Maithili Wikimedians User Group in Rajbiraj :-
Output & Outcome
The students as well teachers and professors who were attending the class learned about basic features, editing and creating an article on Maithili Wikipedia as well in other projects too. They created their accounts in Maithili Wikipedia (account creation logs); They also learned uploading images in the commons, created their user pages, and maintenance of some categories there. Students, teachers and Professors as well practice some basic editing in wikipedia and creating new articles on a topic they were interested in. It is felt that they had also understood the importance of Maithili Wikipedia in their learning process and acquire skills to contribute and benefit from sum of all knowledge in the Wikipedia and its projects.
- Create the awareness about Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons and other sister Projects, what it is, and the goals of the Wikimedia Foundation in building contents and other Wikimedia projects.
- Increase participation of both men & women on Wikimedia Projects and involvement in community projects too.
- Promote the contribution of local contents in the various languages of Wikimedia Projects.
Machinery & Things
The following are machinery & things that were used in this program :-
- Use of Projector,
- Canon EOS REBEL T5,
- Two laptops, (Presentation & live demonstration)
- Wimax indoor, (internet connectivity device)
- Extension cord.
Images during wiki-training program with students and trainers :-