Title: How to expand the Education Program partnershipx in your local community
I am a wikimedian from Turkey. Pursued Political Science in Bogazici University and has been actively working in the Internet Services Sector for the last 16 years. I have started contributing to Wikipedia in 2005 and is one of the founding members of the Wikimedia Community User Group Turkey. Since 2015, i have been organizing Wikipedia Education Programs in Turkish Educational Institutes; gave Wikimedia training sessions in around 30 institutions. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Ba%C5%9Fak_Tosun#/media/File:Portrait_of_Ba%C5%9Fak_Tosun_in_June_2022.jpg
Room: Plenary Hall
Start time: Fri, 18 Aug 2023 17:30:00 +0800
End time: Fri, 18 Aug 2023 17:35:00 +0800
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Duration: 5 minutes
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Presentation language: en
Abstract & description[edit source]
Building relationships with university professors to assign wikipedia assignments to their students or contribute other Wikimedia projects might be difficult for Wikimedians. This presentation aims at suggesting several tactics to find prospect partners for such education partnership based on the experiences of the user group in Turkey.
In Wikimedia Community User Group Turkey we have accumulated great experience in building partnership with university professors and other education professionals for Wikipedia writing assignments their classrooms. We developed some tactics on how to reach potential partners. This presentation is for sharing our tactics. We would like to inspire fellow Wikimedians in building a successful Wikipedia Education Program by reaching out many Education partners.
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Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?
Assuring knowledge diversity in Wikimedia projects requires bringing expertise of people from different fields. Our session suggests fellow wikimedians methods to reach university programs/professors from different expertise fields to make partnerships for collaboratively building knowledge diversity in our projects.
Qn. What is the experience level needed for the audience for your session?
Average knowledge about Wikimedia projects or activities
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