Wikimedia Armenia continues to establish WikiClubs in the regions of Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh where there are interested people in Wikipedia who want to have their contribution in the development of wikimovement and wikiprojects in Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh.
WikiClubs gather together wikienthusiasts who enrich wikiprojects. The editors are guided by the coordinators of the clubs who are almost always teachers who have previously participated in the Teacher seminar. Newbies are also welcome in the WikiClubs where the coordinators teach them wikiediting tools. The coordinators cooperate with different schools and other educational institutions to involve more students in the activities of the clubs.
To evaluate the work of WikiClubs WM AM team makes their metrics of Wikipedia, Wiktionary and Wikisource contributions each month. We also provide the clubs with different sources based on which they make most of their contributions.
In December 2016 Wikimedia Armenia opened a new WikiClub in Togh village, NKR. The club now has its editors who actively contribute in different wikiprojects.
Working with schools and universities
Since 2016 July Wikimedia Armenia has continued to involve more students to the Education program as well as to retain already active ones. WM AM Education program participants work on 3 wikimedia projects: Wikipedia, Wiktionary and Wikisource.
Workshops conducted within Wikipedia Education program:
- December 22 - workshop for the students of Yerevan State University, Faculty of Physics
Wiki Loves Science
Wikimedia Armenia has organized a two day “Wiki Loves Science” editathon that ran from 9th till 11th of December. 21 people have participated in WLS editathon. During the two days participants have enriched the Armenian Wikipedia with their professional articles. A total of 149 articles has been created during this editathon.
|Wiki Loves Science
(December 9 - 11)
|Number of participants||Wikipedia|
|bytes (net sum)||859,792|
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.