This Month in Education – September 2019

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The Monthly newsletter for the Wikimedia Education community

Learning history by expanding articles about novels

One of the challenges of the Education program in schools is the continuous effort to find new topics for articles that are appropriate for the students’ level and fit their study curriculum. In the project presented here, I suggested to add a chapter about the historical background of various novels read more…

Organizing the Education space at Wikimania 2019 – A conversation with Shani Evenstein

Shani Evenstein Sigalov lead the Wikipedia & Education UG as its Chairperson. In this capacity she was engaged in curating the Education Space at Wikimania 2019. In this conversation with WMF Education Program Officer, Melissa Guadalupe Huertas, she shares an insight into what it took to collaboratively organize this space read more…

Wiki Goes to School is back in three cities in Indonesia

After successfully collaborated with three educational institutions in Yogyakarta for Wikipédia Menyang Sekolah (en: Wikipedia Goes to School) in 2018 to 2019, Wikimedia Indonesia arranged the same program, with a slightly different name, that is Wiki Masuk Sekolah (WMS), which lasts from this year to the upcoming 2020 read more…

Wikipedia workshop at the Summer IT School for Teachers

As a part of our partnership with the Institute for Modern Education, Wikimedia Serbia participated in the Summer IT School for Teachers. read more…

WikiChallenge Ecoles d’Afrique 2019 is over

The WikiChallenge Ecoles d’Afrique (WikiChallenge African Schools) is a multi-national writing contest that creates a fun way for students (9-13) to learn how knowledge is built by contributing to Vikidia, the little sister of Wikipedia dedicated to children aged 8-15 years. It operated during the school year in 2017-2018, and then in school year 2018-2019 in French speaking Africa. We celebrate the end of this second edition read more…

Wikipedia Education Program held at Netrokona Government College, Bangladesh

The First Wikipedia Education Program in Netrakona, Bangladesh has been successfully organized. During this program participants had the opportunity to learn about WEP and projects of four Bengali Wikimedia Projects. This program enhance their skills that will help them in their further involvement at Wikimedia Bangladesh read more…

Stepanakert WikiClub turns 4!

Stepanakert WikiClub turns 4 this year. During these 4 years we have had a lot of challenges and obstacles to overcome and to become the first wikiclub opened in Artsakh. Two more wikiclubs have been opened following us and now after 4 years of hard working we are more than 260 wikipedians in all Artsakh read more…

Wikimedia Indonesia trained the trainers through WikiPelatih 2019

Wikimedia Indonesia for the second time held training for trainers in Jakarta, Indonesia. The event was attended by 30 volunteers who were also Wiki trainers from different regions in Indonesia read more…

Students learning Wikipedia editing by attending Wikicamp at Nabran

The newsletter includes information about Wikicamp at Nabran. This camp is organised for improving abilities of Azerbaijani youth on Wikipedia. Essentially, most of the participants of the Wiki Camp were students from different high schools in Azerbaijan. read more…

What is happening at Wikimedia Space?

In July, we created an education category to centralize communications about Wikimedia & Education, share active discussions, and announce events on the centralized map and calendar. In this article, we are sharing some of the open discussions at Wikimedia Space related Education read more…

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