Wikimedia Armenia/Reports/2014-11

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Wikipedia Education Program[edit]


In the following summary the contribution of Wikipedia Education program participant high schools is presented. Contributed bytes, number of edits, created articles, articles of the day is shown by October, 2014.

International involvement[edit]

EduWiki Conference 2014[edit]

Group picture, Edinburgh. Wikipedia in Education meeting

EduWiki Conference 2014 is the third annual conference organised by Wikimedia UK focusing on Education projects.

This was a one-day event raising awareness of the educational possibilities of Wikipedia and sister projects, and developing Wikimedia UK's academic engagement. In light of the fact that Wikimania 2014 drew substantial resources away from the EduWiki conference, this year's event was taking the form of a symposium bringing together all those in the Education sector who had benefited directly from WMUK support over the years. Aside from presentations about case studies from across the UK, this event also offers an opportunity for others across the education sector to attend workshops for Educators and/or Campus Ambassadors, providing support for those using Wikipedia as a teaching platform.

Wikimedia Armenia had its participant - David Saroyan in the conference and in the Wikipedia Education Collaborative meeting in Edinburgh, UK

Workshop with CBA[edit]

The Central bank of the Republic of Armenia (CBA) is an independent institution responsible for issuing all banknotes and coins in the country, overseeing and regulating the banking sector and keeping the government's currency reserves. The CBA is also the sole owner of the Armenian Mint.

The bank is engaged in policies to promote financial inclusion and is a member of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion.[1]

Within the cooperation between CBA and Wikimedia Armenia a workshop was organized for CBA staff on November 7.

Workshop trainers - Susanna Mkrtchyan and David Saroyan.

Wiki loves science[edit]

YSU Faculty of Philosophy and Psychology[edit]

Wiki loves Science, workshop with psychologists

In 1992 the Department of Psychology was opened at the Faculty of Philosophy and it was renamed the Faculty of Philosophy, Sociology and Psychology. Five chairs, the experimental psychology laboratory, scientific-research laboratories for experimental psychology and for personal and professional activities function in its structure, as well as Centre for Applied Psychology. One NAS RA Academician, 1 NAS RA associate member, 11 doctors of sciences and professors and 25 candidates of sciences and assistant professors are involved in the educational process of the faculty currently.

Within "Wiki loves Science" marathon a workshop was organized for 7 psychology students on November 13.

Workshop trainers - Lilit Tarkhanyan, David Saroyan.


Yerevan State Medical University after Mkhitar Heratsi is one of the leading Government Medical University in Eastern Europe. It was founded in 1919 as a faculty and established as an independent Institution in 1930. The University is enlisted in the Directory of Higher Medical Institutions adopted by the World Health Organization (WHO). YSMU is a State non-commercial instutution under the Ministry of Education and Science. Currently, over 162 Doctor of Sciences and 481 Ph.D. degree holders constitute the university faculty of 1100 Professors.

The cooperation between Wikimedia Armenia and YSMU within Wiki loves Science project continues. A workshop was organized in Wikimedia Armenia office for 5 students on November 15.

Workshop trainers - David Saroyan, Lilit Tarkhanyan.

YSU Faculty of Biology[edit]

Faculty of Biology of Yerevan State University has been established in 1933. Currently, the Faculty is the main educational center in Armenia to train high-quality specialists in various fields of Biology. At present, the Faculty consists of the following 8 Departments: (1) Botany; (2) Zoology; (3) Human and Animal Physiology; (4) Ecology and Nature Protection; (5) Microbiology and Biotechnology of Plants and Microorganisms; (6) Genetics and Cytology; (7) Biochemistry; and (8) Biophysics.

The cooperation between Wikimedia Armenia and YSU within Wiki loves Science project continues. A workshop was organized in Wikimedia Armenia office for 6 students on November 20.

WLS Third Weekend[edit]

Wiki loves science, Third Weekend group photo

WLS third Weekend took place on November 28-30 in Aghveran․ All participants were editors who earlier showed interest to wikiediting during workshops and wanted to learn more about wikimovement, editing tools, article creation etc. Internet was provided by VivcaCell MTS mobile operator. The schedule of the Weekend was planned beforehand. Along with mastering wiki editing tools participants were creating articles in their field of study. 28 participants and 4 organization team members took part in the Weekend.

Third Weekend metrics
Bytes net sum 845789
Pages created 615
Edits 101


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