Wikimedia Sverige and Higher Education/Lund University/About

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This is an overview about the work that Wikimedia Sverige and Lunds University have been doing together

Lunds University has been working together with Wikimedia Sverige since 2013. The work has centred around the creation of a network of staff members that know about Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects and how to use them effectively.

The idea is that this network then can support each other when they are integrating Wikipedia in their student assignments and research dissemination. Wikipedia might even be used as a research topic to study themselves - i.e. we are working with the Centre of Educational Development to see how Wikipedia can be used as a pedagogical tool.

To achieve this goal Wikimedia Sverige has been giving a series of lectures for the staff at the university, involving both professors, teachers, PhDs, and communication staff.

Time line[edit]

  • 17 September 2013 - Wikimedia Sverige had a first "Wikipedia Day" at Lunds University. We had two identical session to allow for more participants. Presentation
  • 14 November 2013 - A second event was organized focusing mainly on writing articles.
  • 17-18 March 2014 - This time, each day started with an introduction to Wikipedia and participants then edited content.
  • 2-3 June 2014 - Again, we had a two day event with separate groups of participants in each. Everyone was introduced to editing basics and then learnt editing by adding and revising content. We ended this event with a meeting with the organizers at Lund to assess and share our insights from the setup and changes to make for future events.