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Collab, translation of education materials, and printing

Cover of the "Instructor Basics How to Use Wikipedia as a Teaching Tool"

Some of Wikimedia Armenia Education team are members of Wikipedia Education Collaborative (or Collab) which is a network of international education program leaders who volunteer to share their expertise and experience to support other education programs in achieving their goals. As a part of their volunteer work in Collab they have translated "Instructor Basics How to Use Wikipedia as a Teaching Tool" brochure which tells about the usage of Wikipedia as a teaching tool in higher education classrooms. In March 2016 the Collab members met in person in Stockholm, Sweden to discuss a number of issues like the critical reflection on previous two years, planning for a year ahead, documenting best practices and experiences and the future of the Collab. During the meeting, 12 videos were recorded where the educators from different countries shared their experience in using Wikipedia in their classroom and education program. The video series can be found under the following category.

To better support and promote Wikipedia Education program a number of materials were printed like stickers, banners, barnstars, brochures, etc.

Saturday Workshops

Saturday Workshop, March, 2016

Every Saturday Wikimedia Armenia organizes open workshops edit-a-thons at the WM AM office where new editors are taught how to edit different wiki projects and the experienced editors participate in edit-a-thons dedicated to different themes. Anyone interested in wiki projects, Wikipedia, wiki editing and needing assistance, as well as wiki editors, who want to edit in pleasant atmosphere participate in these workshops. We have about 15-20 participants in each workshop. Among them there are also active wiki editors of hywiki, hywiktionary, hywikisource, Wikidata who help to conduct the workshops.