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From Wikimania 2012 • Washington, D.C., USA

This is a rejected submission for Wikimania 2012.

Submission no. 689
Title of the submission
Wikipedia Education program
Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)
Author of the submission
Jeroen De Dauw
E-mail address
jeroendedauw at gmail dot com
Jeroen De Dauw
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
Wikimedia, Wikimedia Germany
Personal homepage or blog
blog twitter
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

The Wikipedia Education Program's vision is to mobilize and empower the next generation of human-knowledge generators to contribute to Wikimedia projects. Based on the learnings from the Public Policy Initiative, a pilot program to use Wikipedia in university classrooms in the 2010–11 academic year, the Wikipedia Education Program strives to expand Wikipedia's use as a teaching tool worldwide.

Professors who participate in our program assign their students to edit Wikipedia articles as part of their coursework. Students are assisted by trained Wikipedia Ambassadors, who help both in the class and on wiki.

Since the start of the program, several years back, it has grown a lot, and reached a point where it needs a more solid infrastructure to keep track of everything that's going on. To this end, the Education Program extension has been created. It keeps tracks of instututions, courses, instructors, ambassadors, students and what students are working on. This removes the need for a lot of manual curating, makes it a lot easier to track changes via the log and recent changes and allows for more thorough and automatic high-level analysis of what's happening in the program. It is scheduled to be deployed on Wikipedia before the start of the next term in the US.

This talk will introduce you to the extension and the new interfaces it brings, with as aim to both inform and gather feedback. Beta testing is also very welcome, and can already be done on the Education Program demo wiki.

Technology and Infrastructure
Length of presentation/talk
25 Minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Slides or further information (optional)
Special request as to time of presentations
Not during any WikiData or Semantic MediaWiki talks

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