Education/Newsletter/April 2018

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This Month in Education

Volume 7 | Issue 4 | April 2018

In This Issue

Featured Topic

Wikimedia at the Open Educational Resources Conference 2018

From the Community

Global perspectives from Western Norway

Togh's WikiClub: Wikipedia is the 8th wonder of the world!

Aboriginal Volunteers in Taiwan Shared Experience about Incubating Minority Language Wikipedia in Education Magazine

Workshops with Wiki Clubs members in the Republic of Macedonia

Celebrating Book's Day in the University of the Basque Country: is Wikipedia the largest Basque language book?

Txikipedia is born and you'll love it

Students Write Wiktionary

From the Education Team

Presenting the Wikipedia Education Program at the Open Education Global Conference

Featured Topic

The 9th annual conference for Open Education research, practice and policy, OER18, took place at the Bristol Watershed Cinema on 18 and 19 April 2018. Its theme was ‘Open to All’ and it featured Wikimedia heavily in its programme. read more...

From the Community

For the second time around, Wikimedia Norway this January visited Åsane Folkehøgskole - Åsane Folk High School - to do a one-day Wikipedia editing workshop. read more...

We are representing the story of Togh's WikiClub which has colored the lives of dozens of students. read more...

Aboriginal volunteers in Taiwan shared experience about incubating their own language Wikipedia. That help us to see their needs. read more...

In April 2018, there were three workshops with the members of the Wiki Clubs in the Republic of Macedonia read more...

It is two years now since we started our collaboration between the Campus of Gipuzkoa of the University of the Basque Country and the Basque Wikimedians User Group. This year, our Education Program has raised this collaboration to a new level, and we have celebrated it with a meeting during the World Book Day under the motto "The biggest Basque-language book" read more...

Since the beginning of the Wikipedia there has been a discussion about how to address age knowledge-gap. Wikipedia articles are, usually, too long, technical and full of academic standards. Children are Wikipedia consumers, as many teachers and parents are pointing, but they find it hard to understand and it is definitely not written for them. Basque Wikipedia has created the Txikipedia, the first Wikipedia version —as far as our knowledge goes— for children integrated within Wikipedia. read more...

Over the last few weeks, an experimental project has been launched in Israel invites highschool students to write articles in the Hebrew Wiktionary. The students learn about expressions and dialects in Hebrew, research their sources and upload a dictionary article to the space of the articles. read more...

From the Education Team

Vahid Masrour presented the Wikipedia Education Program at the Open Education Global Conference, in Delft, The Netherlands. read more...

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