Education/Newsletter/July 2014/Professor training continues as part of the Wiki Learning program

Group photo of Wiki Learning participants on July 3

Professor training continues as part of the Wiki Learning program

By Leigh Thelmadatter (Wiki Borregos/Wiki Learning)

The Wiki Learning Project of Tec de Monterrey in Mexico continues this month with teacher and staff training in the basics of editing Wikipedia and brainstorming ideas for projects. There were two sessions of 14 hours each on June 19/20 and again on July 3/4 with a total of 28 participants. One major help for these sessions was the participation of students currently working with Wikipedia as part of community service, who acted as tutors as the participants created user pages and new text in Wikipedia. Along with the creation and translation of text into Spanish Wikipedia, ideas from participants at the end of the workshop include the creation and improvement of mathematical graphs, having foreign students work with Wikivoyage and using MediaWiki to allow for real-time collaboration among faculty and students among Tec de Monterrey's 31 campuses in various parts of Mexico.