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2023:Program/Education/HTUJGU-Wikidata for Education

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Title: Wikidata for Education

Speakers:

Justice Okai-Allotey

Justice is an emerging digital engagement strategist and enthusiast with core skills in business development, social media strategy, management, content creation and curation. I am also a Wikipedian in Ghana, leading efforts to improve Ghanaian articles on Wikipedia. I am a member and volunteer for the Wikimedia Ghana User Group, a Communications Committee of WMF and a Let’s Connect Working Group member.

Mohammed Kamal-Deen Fuseini (Dnshitobu)

My name is Mohammed Kamal-Deen Fuseini from Tamale, Ghana. I am a co-lead for the Gurene Wikimedia Community and a trainer at the Dagbani Wikimedians User Group. I have been involved in the digitization of the 16 Mabia languages and other underrepresented languages since 2016 and became a Wikimedian for the same reasons. I have been involved in the incubation and finally helping to get language Wikipedia for the Dagbani and Gurene languages. I have also supported other Wikimedians in Ghana and across in the digitization of minority languages. I am also Wikimedian in Residence for the Wikidata for Education project.

Pretalx link

Etherpad link

Room: Room 326

Start time: Fri, 18 Aug 2023 15:50:00 +0800

End time: Fri, 18 Aug 2023 16:20:00 +0800

Type: No (pretalx) session type id specified

Track: Education

Submission state: confirmed

Duration: 30 minutes

Do not record: false

Presentation language: en


Abstract & description[edit source]

Abstract[edit source]

Wikidata for Education is an initiative that aims to ensure that the “sum of all knowledge” can be aligned with school curricula and easily accessible by teachers and students to achieve their learning objectives. At present, aligning open educational resources with local, national, and international curriculum frameworks is difficult, because standards, competencies, and other elements of curricula are not machine-readable. Wikidata for Education has started as a pilot project in Ghana to structure curriculum data, add it to Wikidata, create more curriculum-aligned content, and develop platforms that help curate it. Below are examples of how this initiative will impact global education.

Description[edit source]

Wikidata for Education is an initiative that aims to align the “sum of all knowledge” with school curricula and make it easily accessible by teachers and students. In many countries, aligning open educational resources with local, national, and international curriculum frameworks is challenging because curriculum elements such as standards and competencies are not machine-readable. This session will explore how Wikidata for Education can help address this issue.

The primary objective of this session is to introduce Wikidata for Education and its pilot project in Ghana, which focuses on structuring curriculum data, adding it to Wikidata, creating more curriculum-aligned content, and developing platforms that help curate it. The session will provide a comprehensive overview of the current state of the project, including its successes, challenges, and future plans.

The session will also provide examples of how this initiative can impact global education. For instance, Wikidata for Education can enhance the accessibility of educational resources to students and teachers worldwide, regardless of their location or financial resources. It can also provide educators with better tools to track their students’ progress and ensure that they are meeting educational standards.

The session will be interactive and engaging, allowing attendees to participate in the discussion and ask questions. Attendees will gain a better understanding of how Wikidata for Education can contribute to the improvement of global education, and they will learn about the challenges and opportunities involved in the implementation of the initiative.

The session’s target audience is educators, curriculum developers, educational policymakers, and anyone interested in the intersection between technology and education. Attendees will leave with a greater understanding of the potential of Wikidata for Education to enhance global education and the steps they can take to participate in the initiative.

Further details[edit source]

Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?

The session aligns with the event themes of Diversity, Collaboration, and Future.

The Diversity theme is reflected in the session’s focus on aligning the “sum of all knowledge” with school curricula to ensure that educational resources are accessible to all students regardless of their location or financial resources. The session’s emphasis on incorporating curriculum data from a range of global contexts into Wikidata also promotes cultural diversity and inclusive education.

The Collaboration theme is reflected in the session’s emphasis on developing partnerships between educators, curriculum developers, and policymakers to improve global education. Wikidata for Education is a collaborative effort between a variety of stakeholders who work together to make educational resources more accessible and relevant to students worldwide.

The Future theme is reflected in the session’s exploration of the potential impact of Wikidata for Education on global education. By aligning educational resources with school curricula and making them more accessible, Wikidata for Education has the potential to transform the way education is delivered and received. The session will explore the challenges and opportunities involved in implementing this initiative, highlighting the steps that need to be taken to achieve this vision of the future of education.

Qn. What is the experience level needed for the audience for your session?

Average knowledge about Wikimedia projects or activities

Qn. What is the most appropriate format for this session?

  • Empty Onsite in Singapore
  • Empty Remote online participation, livestreamed
  • Empty Remote from a satellite event
  • Empty Hybrid with some participants in Singapore and others dialing in remotely
  • Tick Pre-recorded and available on demand