Ahoj Okino, jsem teďka v Budapešti až do konce týdne a nějak nezvládám do valné hromady dořešit ten problém s členstvím. Chtěl jsem tě poprosit, jestli bys to nemohl zařídit, aby všechno klaplo. Pak se domluvíme, kdy to osobně srovnáme. Pozdravuj v Praze, doufám že se to v sobotu všechno vyřeší. Kdybyste něco potřebovali, klidně mi zavolej, nebudeme koukat na utracené na forinty... --Zirland 14:40, 14 April 2011 (UTC)
Správcování na Wikizprávách
z Tvých posledních příspěvků chápu, že si od Wikizpráv hodláš dát opravdu dlouhé wikiprázdniny. Možná by v takovém případě bylo lepší, kdybys požádal o odebrání práv. Jsi na Wikizprávách jeden ze správců.--Tchoř (talk) 13:23, 30 March 2013 (UTC)
- Ano, chápeš to celkem správně. Nicméně jsem zaregistroval, že jste zahájili diskusi o možném desprávcování po delší neaktivnosti a navíc si myslím, že to takový problém není. Ale ano, už jsem i o tom uvažoval. Důvod, proč s tím chvátat, ale nevidím, jediné, kde to hypoteticky škodí, jsou statistiky...
- K Wikipedii - pozor, abys nebyl označen za své výroky o tom, jak to "utnout", za někoho, kdo to chce tutlat..... Okino (talk) 13:49, 30 March 2013 (UTC)
- Ano, pokud nerezignuješ sám, tak to asi časem dospěje k tomu, že o práva přijdeš. Možná to ten někdo i kvůli tomu otevřel. Vážný problém to opravdu není, spíš si myslím, že z hlediska vlastní pověsti je skoro vždy lepší ukončit to činně než trpně. Ale i to je vlastně detail a každý to může vnímat jinak.
- S tou Wikipedií: Já o ututlávání rozhodně nestojím. Zkusím si dát větší pozor, aby to tak nemohlo být pochopeno.--Tchoř (talk) 14:37, 30 March 2013 (UTC)
This Month in Education: August 2014
- Wikimania: Education at Wikimania
- U.S & Canada: U.S. and Canada Program Spring 2014 wrap-up
- Taiwan: Wikimedia Taiwan dreams of Open Knowledge
- Armenia: Vanadzor, Armenia again welcomes WikiCamp
- Netherlands: Education pilot projects by Wikimedia Nederland
- Sweden: Wikimedia Sverige creates Open Badges for education program
- Germany: Wikimedia Deutschland's July education activities
- Tech: VisualEditor for students and educators
- Media: Articles of interest in other publications: Israel, India, Armenia, Ukraine
This Month in Education: September 2014
- Wikipedia Education Collaborative welcomes five new members
- Wikimedia Deutschlands recent activities: events, events and more events
- Working with Wikipedia expands at Tec de Monterrey
- Digital agenda for education and open badges to be tested
- Most successful Czech course continues again this year
- Articles of interest in other publications
This Month in Education: October 2014
- Sweden: Swedish teacher wins national award for teaching with Wikimedia projects
- Greece: Greek university giving credit for translation of Wikipedia articles
- Greece: Wikipedia in Secondary and Adult Education: presentation at CIE2014 in Corfu, Greece
- Serbia & Hungary: Wikicamp 2014 in Serbia and Hungary brings chapters together
- Bulgaria: Bulgarian college students will explore Wikipedia in a new lecture course on "New Media and Participatory Culture"
- Bulgaria: Bulgarian college teachers "became nodes" in the Wikipedia Network
- Israel: 9th grade students in Be'er Sheva, Israel conclude a year-long project on Wikipedia
- Mexico: New classes and activities at Tec de Monterrey
- Catalonia: Education Program Extension enabled on Catalan Wikipedia
- Ukraine: Education Program Extension enabled on Ukrainian Wikipedia
- Netherlands: Education Program Extension enabled on Dutch Wikipedia
- WMF: Data Collection Round II has started: be part
- Articles of interest in other publications: Poland, Philippines, United States, WikiProject Medicine, Jimmy Wales, and more
This Month in Education: November 2014
- France: Wikimedia France obtains an agreement from the French Ministry of Education
- 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
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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
This monthly newsletter showcases the Wikipedia Education Program. It focuses on sharing: your ideas, stories, success and challenges. Be sure to check out the full version, and past editions. You can also volunteer to help publish the newsletter. Join the team!
In This Issue
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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