Wikimedia Resource Center. Education/News. Wiki Camp 2014 Vanadzor Wiki Camp 2014 at Vanadzor By Lilitik22 Following the success of their Wikipedia Education Program, Wikimedia Armenia will be hosting a Wiki Camp this summer at in Armenia (July 6-20, August 12-26).
Participants in the camp program will be 14 -20 years old and will have shown active participation in the Wikipedia Education Program. The goal of the camp is to introduce them to tools and capabilities they are currently not familiar with and to help them improve the quality of their output on Wikipedia. EduWiki Conference in Belgrade 2014 By Ivan25 On March 24, first EduWiki Conference in Serbia was held in Belgrade. Learning Day - group photo EduWiki Conference 2014 - Belgrade was the first conference organized by Wikimedia Serbia, whose aim was cooperation between Wikimedia and educational and scientific institutions, as well as mutual cooperation between Wikimedia chapters on educational projects.
Learning Day was held on March 23, at the Wikimedia Serbia office. 1. 2. Should You Share Your Research on Academia.edu? Academia.edu’s motto, “share research,” may sound like a godsend to scholars who want to do everything possible to make sure their work echoes far beyond the ivory tower.
The pared-down social network lets users connect with colleagues, post their own publications, and track the readership of their work—all without having to dig through photographs of people’s cats and reactions to whatever is on TV. It’s a message with resonance, as the site’s growth bears out. More than 7 million people have created academic profiles on the site, says Richard Price, the company’s founder and CEO, with more than 800,000 joining each month. “Around 25 percent come back each month,” he says, “which is a return rate comparable to Twitter’s.” Teaching with Wikipedia: the Why, What, and How. WHY should you teach with Wikipedia?
Wikipedia is the encyclopedia anyone can edit but not everyone does. You and your students can dramatically affect the most popular and important reference work in the world.90% of Wikipedia’s editors are male.There are only 3,000 very active Wikipedians on the English Wikipedia. 3,000 people are controlling the world’s knowledge. That’s the size of a small town.Wikipedia is the most popular reference work in the world.If you want your students to learn about how a small community is influenced by demographics and how they can change that community by participating in it, Wikipedia is the place to go. Google takes information from Wikipedia, as do many other sites, because it is licensed through a Creative Commons Share-Alike license. Training/For students/My sandbox. Student editors in the US and Canada add more content than ever in fall 2013. In the seven terms of the Wikipedia Education Program in the United States and Canada, students have added 55 million bytes of content to the English Wikipedia, much of it high quality.
The Wikipedia Education Program in the United States and Canada recently wrapped up its seventh term. The program, where students edit Wikipedia as a part of their coursework, began in the fall 2010 term in the U.S. and expanded to Canada in fall 2011. In 3.5 years, student editors have added 55 million bytes to English Wikipedia. For some perspective, that’s about 36,000 printed pages, 73 reams of paper, or 12.1 million words. Editing Wikipedia brochure EN.pdf. British Library uploads one million public domain images to the net for remix and reuse. Talk:Welcome to Wikipedia (Bookshelf)/2013 edition/draft - Outreach Wiki. One of the goals of Wikimedia is diversity.
I think we can reach this goal if we inform possible contributers not only about wikipedia, but also about sisterprojects like WikiJourney, Wikiversity, etc. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Timboliu (talk • contribs) 18:02, 26 July 2014 Manual of Style/Words to watch. There are no forbidden words or expressions on Wikipedia, but certain expressions should be used with care, because they may introduce bias.
Strive to eliminate expressions that are flattering, disparaging, vague, or clichéd, or that endorse a particular point of view. The advice in this guideline is not limited to the examples provided and should not be applied rigidly. What matters is that articles should be well-written and consistent with the core content policies—Neutral point of view, No original research, and Verifiability. The guideline does not apply to quotations, which should be faithfully reproduced from the original sources; see the section on quotations in the main Manual of Style. Words that may introduce bias. It Will Take a Village to Keep Wikipedia From Failing - Kevin Evers. By Kevin Evers | 3:00 AM November 4, 2013 Wikipedia is in the mature phase of its development, but there may be some trouble ahead.
Its contributor base is shrinking, and the recruitment of new editors has proven difficult at best. These aren’t reasons to sound the alarm bells as of yet — in fact, a moderate amount of turnover in an online community can be good thing — but the managers of the crowd-sourced encyclopedia should make a few changes. A good place to start is with more openness to outsiders. Wikipedia, like any mature community, has developed a sophisticated set of norms and best practices that can be daunting to navigate for new members. SOURCE: What to Do When an Online Community Starts to Fail by Walter Frick. Category:Svenska litteratursällskapet i Finland. Why the student learning aspect matters in the Wikipedia Education Program.
Editor’s note: The following is an op-ed, meaning the views expressed herein are the personal views of the author.
Jami Mathewson I’ve been working with the Wikipedia Education Program in the United States and Canada for almost two years. In the program, university professors assign their students to edit Wikipedia as a part of the coursework. Typically, professors do away with a traditional research paper and instead train students to complete the same research and summarize it into a Wikipedia article. Education Portal/Projects and Programs. Webcast. 7 Excellent Resources for Public Domain Pictures Every Teacher should Know about. As the start of a new school year draws closer Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is diligently engaged in posting a series of posts featuring interesting digital resources to help teachers get better equipped for school re-entry.
Arabic Wikipedia grows thanks to Wikipedia Education Program students. In English Bytes added by students in the Wikipedia Education Program in Egypt over the first two terms With more than 280 million native speakers, Arabic is one of the world’s most spoken languages, but the Arabic Wikipedia has lagged behind other language Wikipedias in terms of the amount of articles.
The Arabic Wikipedia has only 205,000 articles — a tiny fraction in comparison to the English Wikipedia, which has 4.2 million articles. But the Arabic Wikipedia has been steadily growing over the last year, thanks in part to the efforts of college students in Egypt participating in the Wikipedia Education Program. The Wikipedia Education Program kicked off in Egypt with a Cairo pilot at two universities, Ain Shams University and Cairo University.
Participants in the 2nd Celebration Conference in Egypt, February 2013. GLAM/GLAMout. Introducing Wikispaces Classroom. We spend most of our time talking to and thinking about teachers. But recently we've gotten involved in a different conversation. A conversation about the education technology industry. We've always considered ourselves fortunate that we found a calling and a business model that works for us. Teachers came to us when we started Wikispaces, we figured out we could give them something they needed, and we built a great business by selling our services to the schools, districts, and universities that teachers work for. So we just focused on building great products and delivering great service and everything we've accomplished has flowed from that. In the last couple of years, investment in education technology has experienced a resurgence as people see big opportunities to disrupt a large and sometimes archaic industry.
Public library, not public domain. The launch of the Digital Public Library of America Yesterday saw the launch of one of the best initiatives for researchers the United States has ever seen: the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). Watch out for rights issues As described by the DPLA itself, the project has three key elements: • First, an easy-to-use portal where anyone can access America’s collections and search through them using novel and powerful techniques, including by place and time. • Second, a sophisticated technical platform that will make those millions of items available in ways so that others can build creative and transformative applications upon them, such as smartphone apps that magically reveal the history around you. • Third, along with like-minded institutions and individuals the DPLA will seek innovative means to make more cultural and scientific content openly available, and it will advocate for a strong public option for reading and research in the twenty-first century.
Wikipedia as a School Project - Society - The Ukrainian Week. University curricula demand that students be given creative individual assignments. Open Culture Data: Opening GLAM Data Bottom-up. Lotte Belice Baltussen, Netherlands , Maarten Brinkerink, Netherlands, Maarten Zeinstra, Netherlands, Johan Oomen, The Netherlands, Nikki Timmermans, The Netherlands Abstract Open Culture Data started as a grassroots movement at the end of 2011, with the aim to open up data in the cultural sector and stimulate (creative) reuse. In this context, we organised a hackathon, which resulted in the creation of 13 Open Culture Data apps. After this successful first half year, a solid network of cultural heritage professionals, copyright and open data experts and developers was formed.
MW2013 notes on OPEN-GLAM. User:LauraHale/Wikinews Review Analysis. Principles. V.1.0. Note: This is the fourth version of the OpenGLAM principles which we have drafted together with the OpenGLAM Working Group. We would like this to be a community effort so please give feedback on the OpenGLAM mailing list! Galleries, libraries, archives and museums have a fundamental role in supporting the advance of humanity’s knowledge. They are the custodians of our cultural heritage and in their collections they hold the record of humankind. The internet presents cultural heritage institutions with an unprecedented opportunity to engage global audiences and make their collections more discoverable and connected than ever, allowing users not only to enjoy the riches of the world’s memory institutions, but also to contribute, participate and share.
We believe that cultural institutions that take steps to open up their collections and metadata stand to benefit from these opportunities. An OpenGLAM institution champions these principles: 1. Authoring platform for OpenCourseWare. Teaching rural teachers in Namibia how to edit Wikipedia. Notes from the 1st US OpenGLAM Workshop. Last week, twenty U.S. GLAM professionals met at U.C.
Berkeley to learn about openness, culture, and how we could become evangelists for a movement already gaining traction in Europe and elsewhere. Wikipedia Education Program/News. Entire library journal editorial board resigns, citing 'crisis of conscience' after death of Aaron Swartz. Moby-Dick. Wikikids/Relation to the Rights of the Child.
Sweden’s LSH publishes 40,000 images under open licenses. Quebec school project improves French Wikipedia. WikiProject North Carolina. Engaging the local community in a school project on Commons. Egyptian student creates 68 new articles on the Arabic Wikipedia in less than a year. Lori Byrd Phillips. Pick of the Week: Indian School Journal and the records of the Chilocco Indian School. Open Data For GLAMs. Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York.
School of Open will launch during Open Education Week. Metrics matter: Open Images releases media usage metrics. Open Images » blog archive » Impact metrics: Increase in reach and reuse of Open Images. Doaa Seif helps drive the growth of the Arabic Wikipedia. Creative Commons for K-12 Educators. Essays. Piotr Konieczny on Prezi. Understanding Wikipedia: 6.1-6.2 Culture, collaboration, civility by Piotr Konieczny on Prezi.
Writing Wikipedia Articles: The Basics and Beyond. Wikipedia Backstage Pass Tour and Scanathon. Governance reform. Virtual Learning Environment - Wikimedia UK. Grants:IEG/Wikipedia Massive Open Online Courses. GLAM/Newsletter/January 2013. Pick of the Week: “A Fashionable Melange of English Words” Creating local content for Wikipedia. Walters Art Museum: A case study in sharing. Can beginners write high-quality articles? Czech students prove yes again! Open Collections. Category:Files from content partnerships. Category:Images from libraries.
Category:Images from archives. Category:Images from museums. Commons:Partnerships. Wikipedia Education Program/Education Program Leaders Workshop 2013. Recline Timeliner - Make Timelines and TimeMaps fast! Open Culture Data - overview of open culture milestones. Improving evolution articles on the Portuguese Wikipedia through class: Professor Yuri Leite. Education/Case Studies. Keep it free: National Gallery of Art (US) creates open access policy. MSI student is first Wikipedian in Residence at Ford Presidential Library. WikiLayer. The world of — and in — Wikipedia. Tutorial. High profile keynote speakers confirmed for GLAM-Wiki 2013.
Education Portal/Tips and Resources. Education Portal.