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“Wikipedia is a testament to what we can create together as a global community”: Sara Mörtsell

Sara Mörtsell, Education Manager for Wikimedia Sverige, is working to help educators and learners in Sweden understand how free and open education can work for them.

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Wikitraining in Mykolaiv National University. Image by Illia Korniiko, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA-4.0.

Community digest—Wikipedia in Ukrainian education expands

Being wholly committed to Wikipedia, we in Wikimedia Ukraine have no doubt that Wikipedia belongs in education—the more educators and authorities who know this the better. This month, a significant step forward was made in the expansion of the Wikipedia Education Program in Ukraine, as we welcomed a whole new region into the Education Program: Mykolaiv Oblast.

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Community Digest—when a province mobilizes for Wikipedia

This week’s edition also includes the new revision scoring service, which “functions like a pair of X-ray specs”; the awarding of the Erasmus Prize; the possibility of an endowment; and more.

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Creating change one step at a time: Miguel Zuñiga Gonzalez

Miguel Zuñiga Gonzalez first started as a Wikipedia volunteer in 2006. Today, he combines this passion with his love of teaching, and works with university students on improving Wikipedia’s coverage of medicine.

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Wikipedia Education Program in Estonia encourages collaboration online and off

The Wikipedia Education Program in Estonia got students to contribute to the world of free knowledge on the internet by editing Wikipedia and bringing experienced editors of the online encyclopedia to work on the ground and help newbies. The journey was not an easy nor a short one for them. Leaders were able to take the challenge, support their initiative, and learn from their past lessons.

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Wikimedia Israel’s annual conference focuses on Wikipedia in education

Wikimedia Israel held its seventh Wiki Academy conference earlier this month, and was joined by Lila Tretikov and other guests from the Wikimedia Foundation.

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Making Wikipedia’s medical articles accessible in Chinese

Medical content on the Chinese Wikipedia was both increased and improved by a collaboration between Wikimedia Taiwan, Wikiproject Medicine, and a Taipei medical school. As a result, a wide range of medical articles were translated into Chinese, while introducing students to Wikipedia editing.

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Malebooks e-readers provide an offline library to children in Mali, including the French version of Wikipedia and thousands of educational books. Sakina, a student in Bamako, reads « Le Petit Prince » on a Cybook e-reader from Bookeen. Photo by Renaud Gaudin, freely licensed under CC0 1.0.

Children in Mali can now read Wikipedia offline, thanks to MALebooks e-readers

MALebooks e-readers provide an offline library to children in Mali, including the French version of Wikipedia and over 4,000 educational books. This experimental project addresses the serious lack of books for children in Mali, and is made possible by Kiwix developers, Wikimedia Switzerland and other supporters.

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Fighting corruption with Wikipedia: Johnson Oludeinde

Meet Johnson Oludeinde, who is using Wikipedia to expose corruption in Nigeria — and inviting others to prevent injustice through shared knowledge.

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Students in a Tanzanian high school without electricity can now access Wikipedia via Wi-Fi, using a donated Raspberry Pi computer. Photo by Janet Chapman, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

Raspberry Pi in Masekelo: Bringing Wikipedia to a school without electricity

Students in a Tanzanian high school without electricity can now access Wikipedia via Wi-Fi, using a donated Raspberry Pi computer. (…)

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