Submissions/Wikipedia + universities + Estonia = ?

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Submission no.
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Title of the submission
Wikipedia + universities + Estonia = ?
Type of submission
Author of the submission
Ivo Kruusamägi
Country of origin
Wikipedian and founder of WMEE
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More than 1% of the articles in Estonian Wikipedia have been written by university students, there is a course "Wikipedia" in Tartu University and we have received image donations from the university. How is all this possible?
Detailed proposal

First steps were made in 2009/10 and 2010/11 but we really started the year after. And then there were at least 11 courses in University of Tartu alone that made students write articles to Estonian Wikipedia and that produced ca 550 articles. Biggest of those courses included more than 200 students. This continues in 2012/13 and University of Tartu has not been the only university we have started collaborating with.

We had a 2 ECTS course "Wikipedia" in Tartu University at Institute of Journalism and Communication in 2011/12. That continues in 2012/13 under Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science as a 3 ECTS course. The course gives an overview about the Wikipedia and with its interactions with the society. It will talk about copyright issues, crowdsourcing, encyclopedias, free software, information society, popular science, relations between Wikipedia and media, wiki software, Wikipedia in education, etc. Lets bring the awareness about Wikipedia to a new level.

Even though the acronym GLAM does not contain U for universities they also have a lot of media content. When cooperating with them we should not forget that. It took some time to get this going in Estonia but now the University of Tartu feels free to offer us quality content and we are ready to start with this in other universities as well.

If you want to know what we have achieved and how, then do not miss this presentation.

[Why so much about University of Tartu: it is the biggest and highest-ranked university in Estonia and well... I am just studying there]

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For the interested...
just look me up in Wikimania and lets have some discussion about the topic :)
Kruusamägi (talk) 20:55, 18 May 2013 (UTC)[reply]