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Title: Wikipedia Education Program in primary schools for girls in Jordan


Mossab Banat

Dr. Mus’ab Banat is a Jordanian physician who graduated from the Hashemite University and they are now working as research assistant at their university. They are active on both Arabic and English Wikipedia as well as the founder and team leader of a Wikipedia education program at their university. They are one of the most prolific medical editors: 8th in 2015, 40th in 2016, 10th in 2017 and 16th in 2018. They were the most prolific Arabic medical editor in all three consecutive years (2014-2015-2016) and the second highest Arabic medical editor in 2017 and 2018. They are also an admin on Arabic Wikipedia, Wiktionary and Wikisource. He is the Wikipedia education program team leader and directed the translating of the WHO list of essential medicines. He also participated developing the offline medical app in Arabic. At WMCON 2018 he was a representative of Wikimedians of Levant and organized many collaborations including on medical topics: examples include Punjabi Arabic Ealaqat, Arabic–Bengali Cultural Exchange Program, Armenian-Jordanian cooperation and Arabic- Serbian collaboration. He has been involved in bringing over translations of Osmosis medical videos from YouTube to Commons. They founded a Wikipedia student club under the name of digital Arabic content club and served as the chairman since 2017. He is a member at his University council and also was a member of the student’s union and the Committee on Foreign Relations at the student’s union. in the faculty of medicine he used to be a member of the financial and human resources committee. In relation to medicine he serves as an associate editor at the WikiJournal of Medicine. He Founded Jordanian Digital Arabic content Association (JDACA) and he serves as the president since March 2021. He have an interest in Wikipedia and education and works to spread the wiki awareness in this regard. One of their major activities was initiating the MOU between the Wikimedia Foundation and Hashemite University. This includes having presented Wikipedia to King Abdullah II at the university.

Areen Aburumman. user:عرين أسد أبو رمان

عرين أسد أبو رمان حاصلة على شهادة البكالوريوس في العلوم الصيدلانية من الجامعة الهاشمية في عام 2020. كاتبة متطوعة في موسوعة ويكيبيديا العربية منذ 5 ىسنوات، وحاصلة على صلاحية محرر ومراجع تلقائي. لي المئات من المقالات المتنوعة على الموسوعة والاف التعديلات في شتى المجالات المعرفية الطبية والعلمية وغيرها. https://twitter.com/acorjordan/status/1319210422734651394?lang=ar

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Track: Education

Submission state: submitted

Duration: 30 minutes

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Presentation language: en

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Abstract[edit source]

The Wikipedia Education Program is an initiative aimed at improving the quality of Wikipedia articles by engaging students in research, critical thinking, and content creation. The program seeks to promote the use of Wikipedia as an educational tool to enhance digital literacy, promote open access to knowledge, and support the development of 21st-century skills.

In primary schools, the Wikipedia Education Program can be adapted to promote girls' education by providing them with the necessary tools and resources to create and edit Wikipedia articles. By participating in the program, girls can develop their research and writing skills, gain a better understanding of digital media, and enhance their critical thinking and communication skills.

To implement the program, schools can partner with local Wikimedia chapters or volunteers to provide training, support, and mentorship for students and teachers. The program can be integrated into the existing curriculum, allowing students to work on Wikipedia articles as part of their regular coursework. Teachers can also use the program to introduce new topics and concepts, and to promote collaboration and teamwork among students.

The Wikipedia Education Program in primary schools for girls can help to promote gender equality and empower girls to become active contributors to the digital world. By participating in the program, girls can develop the confidence and skills needed to engage with technology, create content, and make their voices heard in the online community. we will present our experience in primary schools for girls in amman, jordan.

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Wikipedia Education Program in primary schools for girls is an initiative that aims to improve the quality and diversity of information on Wikipedia by involving girls in primary schools. This program seeks to provide young girls with the opportunity to learn about Wikipedia and contribute to its content by creating and editing articles on a variety of topics.

The program focuses on empowering girls to be active contributors to the online encyclopedia and to help bridge the gender gap that currently exists in Wikipedia. According to a study by the Wikimedia Foundation, only about 18% of Wikipedia's biographies are about women, highlighting the need for more women to contribute to the platform.

The program is designed to promote diversity in several ways. First, it encourages girls from different backgrounds and cultures to participate and share their unique perspectives and knowledge. Second, it promotes the creation and editing of articles on topics that are relevant to girls, including women's history, literature, science, and technology. This helps to ensure that a diverse range of topics and perspectives are represented on Wikipedia.

Collaboration is also a key component of the Wikipedia Education Program. Participants work in groups and collaborate with their peers to create and edit articles. This not only encourages teamwork and communication but also fosters a sense of community and belonging among the participants. In addition, the program facilitates collaboration between students and teachers, as well as with the wider Wikipedia community.

The program has the potential to impact the future in several ways. By promoting diversity and collaboration, it can help to create a more inclusive and equitable society. By teaching girls how to research and create high-quality content, it can also help to improve their critical thinking and communication skills. Finally, by promoting the use of open educational resources, the program can help to increase access to knowledge and education for girls who may not have had access to these resources previously.

In conclusion, the Wikipedia Education Program in primary schools for girls is an important initiative that promotes conference perspective in that by empowering girls to become active contributors to Wikipedia, it helps to bridge the gender gap in the online encyclopedia, promote diversity, and improve access to knowledge and education.

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

The Wikipedia Education Program in primary schools for girls can relate to the event themes of Diversity, Collaboration, and Future in several ways:

Diversity: The program can promote diversity by encouraging girls from different backgrounds to participate and contribute their unique perspectives and knowledge to Wikipedia. By creating and editing articles on diverse topics, girls can help to increase the representation of marginalized voices and cultures on Wikipedia.

Collaboration: The program emphasizes collaboration by encouraging students to work together to research, write, and edit articles. Through collaborative efforts, girls can learn from each other, share ideas, and develop teamwork skills.

Future: The program helps prepare girls for the future by equipping them with the digital literacy skills needed to navigate the digital world. By participating in the program, girls can learn to critically evaluate online information and contribute to the creation of knowledge. This can help prepare them for future academic and professional opportunities.

In summary, the Wikipedia Education Program in primary schools for girls can promote diversity, collaboration, and future-readiness among girls by empowering them to create and edit Wikipedia articles.

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?

  • Tick 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
  • Empty Pre-recorded and available on demand