Education/Newsletter/June 2014/Wikimedia Sverige: Classrooms and ambassadors

Wikipedia for immigrants.

By Sara Mörtsell (Wikimedia Sverige)

Wikipedia ambassadors Paulina Bäckström and Caroline Gunnarsson shared their experience from working with Luganda Wikipedia on site in Uganda in this blogpost on the Wikimedia blog, where we learnt that it all started with being assigned to edit Wikipedia articles as part of their course work in high school.

The Wikiversity resource for educators and students in the Swedish for Immigrants program has now been presented at two national conferences in Sweden. The possibility of having students mentored by volunteers in their own language versions was highlighted by the educators as one of the key features of the resource. To further improve our outreach in this project, we now also have the brochure ready to ease the introduction and to give educators every chance to feel confident in trying Wikipedia with their adult learners of Swedish.