There are Wikipedia Education Programs in more than 60 countries worldwide. Some programs are working to develop open educational resourcess (OERs) in collaboration with local and national academic institutions and government partners. Some of these OERs are complete while others are still in preliminary stages. We list these OERs here.
Teemu Leinonen, Professor & Vice Dean, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland
Wikimedia Deutschland's Mapping OER program is a nationwide pilot project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research aimed to identify the challenges of OER in practice and to present ideas on how to implement OER broadly into the German education system. There are four central topics: quality assurance, qualification, licensing, and business models. To address these matters, they chose a multi-stakeholder approach, involving politicians, teachers, administration, content producers and publishers. Otherwise there was a risk of ending up with results and ideas that were not feasible for education or legal practices or which did not support the everyday work of users. Meanwhile, Wikimedia Deutschland and other non-governmental organizations created a Coalition of Open Education to allow for the strategic positioning and collaborative writing of statements and political position papers about OER.
3 Greek Wikimedians -- Mina Theofilatou, Marios Magioladitis and Konstantinos Skiadopoulos, all from the (Wikimedia Community User Group Greece) -- co-authored a paper called: " ". The paper was presented at the which was held 10-12 October 2014 in Corfu, Greece. The goal of the presentation was to encourage more educators to get involved in Wikipedia and Wikimedia editing by showing that subjects which adult students are well acquainted with can generate ideas for interesting contributions.
Wikimedia Poland is one of the four founding members of the Koalicja Otwartej Edukacji (KOED, Open Education Coalition), a group of 30 non-governmental organisations supporting the creation and development of Open Educational Resources in Poland. The Coalition is focused on a broad variety of topics, including promotion of open access to scientific and educational resources, as well as to cultural heritage. Members of the KOED monitor and support Polish lawmakers, publish handbooks on open access and open source movement and organise workshops for individuals and institutions who would like to join the movement. As part of KOED Polish Wikimedians are among the organisers of Polish Public Domain Day celebrations and the Polish edition of the Open Access Week.
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- Education/Newsletter/October 2014/Wikipedia in Secondary and Adult Education: presentation at CIE2014 in Corfu, Greece