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Kitamura Sae

Born in Japan
Joined Wikipedia in 2010
Favorite article is 激おこぷんぷん丸.

北村紗江氏の教室ではウィキペディアは読むだけの対象ではなく、書くものです。大学の授業の一環で受け持ちの学生はウィキペディア日本語版に投稿し98万記事を膨らませるのに貢献しています。

「つまり学生がもっと授業に(中略)興味を持つようにしたいのです」と語ります。

北村氏自身は2010年に初めてウィキペディアを編集したと言います。2011年には、研究者にウィキペディア執筆をうながすプロジェクトに参加し、記事を初めて書きました。

ウィキペディアの編集は公開の場で悪の手先とたったひとりで戦うようなもの。

“This project made me understand the importance of contributing to the society as a scholar/Wikipedian,” she explains.

She has not stopped since.

Now a Professor of English in Tokyo, Sae is still an active Wikipedian and advocate of the free and open knowledge movement. Recently, she found a way to match these interests and empower her students. She called it the “Wikipedia Translation Project.”

To engage her students practical language and research skills, Sae challenged them to choose an existing English Wikipedia article and translate it into Japanese.

“To improve students' information skills, I also teach how to use online databases and reference sources, and how to evaluate the credibility of information,” she adds.

Sae’s students contribute around 40 new articles to Japanese Wikipedia each semester. “Some students have grown very keen to correct wrong or unclear information, and I am glad at that,” she said. “Editing Wikipedia is like fighting against evil all alone in the corner of public sphere.”