Submissions/Presenting and teaching 'Wikipedia'

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Submission no.
2020
Subject no.
B6 or B5
Title of the submission

Presenting and teaching 'Wikipedia'

Type of submission

presentation

Author of the submission

Dr. Ziko van Dijk

Country of origin

Germany (living in the Netherlands)

Affiliation

President Wikimedia Nederland

E-mail address

vandijk@wmnederland.nl

Username

User:Ziko on the projects

Personal homepage or blog

http://zikoblog.wordpress.com

Abstract

It is difficult to present Wikipedia and Wikimedia related issues: the most important may be copyright, free knowledge, wiki principle, and encyclopedic writing. What are the interests of our specific audience, and what are actually your interests or the interests of the movement you represent? 'Teaching Wikipedia' is even more challenging.

I have presented our issues many times in schools, universities, hobby associations, at panel discussions, in four different languages, and I have written a printed Wikipedia textbook in German. For Wikimedia Deutschland I am a Referent in its 'Knowledge and Education program'.

Detailed proposal


Presenting Wikipedia and Wikimedia related issues (copyright, free knowledge, wiki principle, encyclopedic writing etc.) can be quite a challenge. What are the interests of our specific audience, and what are actually your interests or the interests of the movement you represent? 'Teaching Wikipedia' is even more challenging. Wikipedians tend to find it difficult to make a good choice of what content they should present, and what are precisely the skills to teach in a Wikipedia lesson. For someone who is heavily involved in the Wikimedia universe it is difficult to change the perspective, to avoid jargon etc.

I have presented our issues many times in schools, universities, hobby associations, at panel discussions, in four different languages, and I have written a printed Wikipedia textbook in German. For Wikimedia Deutschland I am a Referent in the 'Knowledge and Education program', having tought pupils, college students and senior citizens in contributing to Wikipedia.

Outreach is based on an analysis of the audience, a thorough thinking through of your subjects, the didactical reduction and a very, very thoughtful use of technical terms. In this session I would like to share my experiences and get some feedback.

Track
  • Cultural and Educational Outreach
Length of presentation/talk
25 Minutes
Language of presentation/talk

English

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Yes

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  1. Dyolf (talk) 22:45, 15 February 2013 (UTC)
  2. This is a fundamental problem and I am sure that Ziko has insight. Blue Rasberry (talk) 08:33, 19 February 2013 (UTC)
  3. Simon Villeneuve
  4. Slashme (talk) 18:12, 7 April 2013 (UTC)
  5. --Gereon K. (talk) 22:07, 23 April 2013 (UTC)
  6. Siesta (talk) 16:05, 28 April 2013 (UTC)
  7. Yes, it can be challenge. CT Cooper · talk 00:10, 29 April 2013 (UTC)
  8. --Claudia.Garad (talk) 19:33, 29 April 2013 (UTC)
  9. Brest (talk) 14:08, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
  10. - because I'm not with you! Presenting and teaching Wikipedia es really easy! Marcus Cyron (talk) 22:27, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
  11. Mglaser (talk) 20:38, 1 May 2013 (UTC)
  12. GastelEtzwane (talk) 15:40, 4 May 2013 (UTC) I am very interested in these issues, even though I work with younger students/contributors.
  13. Axel Pettersson (WMSE) (talk) 09:33, 6 May 2013 (UTC)
  14. Atropine (talk) 13:30, 10 May 2013 (UTC)
  15. Sannita (talk) 08:53, 13 May 2013 (UTC)
  16. Bellayet (talk) 17:36, 13 May 2013 (UTC)
  17. Chuq (talk) 05:48, 14 May 2013 (UTC)
  18. Kavya Manohar (talk) 06:22, 28 May 2013 (UTC)
  19. Ecce Ralgis (háblame) 05:10, 27 July 2013 (UTC)
  20. --ProtoplasmaKid (talk) 16:52, 29 July 2013 (UTC)
  21. BlaueWunder (talk) 22:22, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
  22. --SusikMkr (talk) 19:15, 3 August 2013 (UTC)
  23. Vera (talk) 19:23, 4 August 2013 (UTC)