*This is an open call for submission: *to share recent achievements,
innovative projects, or insightful reflections related to Wikimedia and
education in the Eduwiki Newsletter. Now is the perfect time to share! for
the October edition of "*This Month in Education."*
*Contribute your story: Submit your article here
Sharing your experiences and insights! Let us celebrate your work and
inspire others within the global WikiEducation community. Remember! Every
voice adds a unique perspective to our collective understanding and growth.
Looking forward to reading your contributions!
EWOC Newsletter and Communication Group
Dear Esteemed Wikimedians,
We at DCW trust this message finds you in good health and high spirits.
Your unwavering commitment to the Wikimedia movement has played a pivotal
role in shaping the world of open knowledge sharing, and for that, we
extend our heartfelt gratitude.
We are thrilled to extend a special invitation to you to participate in the
"Wikimedia Leadership Development and Skills Enhancement Survey." This
survey has been meticulously crafted to gather your valuable insights and
experiences regarding leadership development and skills infrastructure
within our community.
Title: Wikimedia Leadership Development and Skills Enhancement Survey
Duration: Approximately 10 minutes.
Purpose: Your input will be instrumental in guiding our efforts to better
support and empower Wikimedians in their leadership journeys.
How to Participate:
Click on the survey link
to access the questionnaire.
Thoughtfully and candidly complete the survey by 5th October 2023. Rest
assured that your responses will be held in strict confidence and used
exclusively for research
By participating in this survey, you become an integral part of the ongoing
evolution of leadership development and skills enrichment within the
Wikimedia movement and of DCW's ongoing project for the same. Your voice
matters, and your perspectives are essential.
We deeply appreciate your dedication to the Wikimedia community and your
willingness to help us continue to grow and thrive. Your insights will
directly impact the future direction of our project and movement.
Thank you for your time, commitment, and passion for open knowledge
sharing. We eagerly anticipate your participation in the survey.
Email address – affaf(a)dcwwiki.org
We're excited to announce a new regular meeting of the Wikimedia &
education community: the EduWiki Knowledge Showcase!
==About the EduWiki Knowledge Showcase==
The EduWiki Knowledge Showcase is a collaboration of the Wikipedia &
Education User Group and the WMF Education team. It replaces various
overlapping meetings of community members we used to have, and offers an
opportunity to highlight the work being done in education all over the
world. Each month, we'll highlight either a region or a program type, with
multiple speakers on the same theme. The time of the meeting will move
around to accommodate different time zones. You can see more about the
EduWiki Knowledge Showcase here:
==Join us for our first EduWiki Knowledge Showcase on WikiCamps!==
Our first meeting will be on Monday, 2 October, at 9 am UTC (
https://zonestamp.toolforge.org/1696237245), and will be themed around
WikiCamps. Our speakers each contributed a bit about their work:
* Susanna Mkrtchyan, Wikimedia Armenia & board member, Wikipedia &
Education User Group: Wikimedia Armenia has been organizing WikiCamps since
2014. In the same year, WikiCamp was recognized as the coolest project of
the Wiki movement. WikiCamps and WikiClubs are registered as trademarks of
Wikimedia Armenia. WikiCamp is one of the components of the Educational
ecosystem through Wikipedia, which was developed by me and is run by
* Natasha Nedanoska, Macedonian language teacher in a primary school,
member of GLAM Macedonia, education educator and coordinator of Wiki Club
Ohrid: I have been participating in Wikicamps since 2018 and so far I have
been to 4 (Berovo, Dojran, Seles, Mavrovo), and on the eve is the fifth
Wikicamp on Kozuv Planina, Mihajlovo. Wiki Camps are three days long,
starting with dinner and ending with lunch. There is always a well-prepared
program that includes: editing of articles, lectures on topics related to
Wikipedia, lectures by experts depending on the topic of the camp,
familiarization with the environment and visiting sights, morning
exercises, quizzes and entertainment. Participants usually leave richer for
certain Wikipedia topics and with more experience.
* Nebojša Ratković, Education Program Manager at Wikimedia Serbia: We
organize Edu Wiki Camps since 2016. Our primary goal is to bring together
students who are interested in Wiki topics through this activity in order
to motivate them to become Wiki ambassadors. At the camp, we always have
activities related to Wiki projects, but also soft skills workshops that
help the participants to empower themselves.
* Vjollca: Family and friends call me Vjola. My Wiki username is Vyolltsa.
I have been working as a Project Manager with Wikimedians of Albanian
Language User Group for 3 years now. When I started out in this position, I
developed an interest in involving more people in the Wiki world, and
together with some high school teachers, we set up the Wikiclubs. It has
been an amazing journey, and I look forward to continuing to promote open
knowledge in education in Albania. In the meantime, I have been dedicated
to increasing the number of events/programs within Wiki Education by
aligning them with the school projects and objectives.
Join us October 2, 9 am UTC, on Zoom:
If you need interpretation support from English to another language, please
reach out to Sailesh Patnaik at WMF to request it: spatnaik(a)wikimedia.org
==Or volunteer to host our next one!==
We're actively seeking volunteers to speak at future EduWiki Knowledge
Showcases. Collaborate with education program leaders in your region or who
run the same type of program you do to put together a panel, and recommend
a day and time that will work! If you don't know others in your region or
who run the same type of program, list your interest anyway, and we can
help find others to collaborate with you.
Hope you can join us on 2 October!
The Wikipedia & Education User Group