Critical issues presentations/A Corseware for Training New Wikipedia Editors

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Submission no. 42
Title of the submission

A Corseware for Training New Wikipedia Editors

Author of the submission
  • Michal Lster
  • Shai Katz
Country of origin

Israel; Israel

Topics

Outreach, Projects, Technical

Keywords
  • courseware
  • education
  • technology
  • Hebrew Wikipedia
  • Wikimedia Israel
  • new editors
  • outreach
  • online tutoring
Abstract

In 2015, Wikimedia Israel initiated the development of a courseware aimed at introducing the Hebrew Wikipedia to new potential editors and training them in basic editing skills. The courseware currently includes 4 parts: Introduction to the Wikipedia interface, how to expand an article, how to create an article and how to upload an image. The courseware is in Hebrew. It has been used in all of Wikimedia Israel's educational projects in academic institutes, high schools and in Wiki-Women meetups. The courseware is also available to the general public through Wikimedia Israel's website. We are going to present the courseware and its benefits to increase the number of editors and edits on Wikipedia.

Result

Not accepted