Education Pre-Conference/AmbassadorTraining

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Calling volunteers from around the world who are interested in providing face-to-face support to university students on how to edit Wikipedia, work with academics to incorporate Wikipedia assignments into classrooms, help recruit new Wikipedia contributors on campus, and participate in real life activities in support of free knowledge: You're invited to attend an ambassador training session on Wednesday, 6 August from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. as part of the Education Pre-Conference at Wikimania 2014.

Wikipedia Campus Ambassadors can be undergraduate students, graduate students, university staff members, faculty members, or anyone geographically close to a university -- the main qualification is that you must enjoy teaching people and spreading your passion for free knowledge. Campus Ambassadors not attached to Wikipedia teaching assignments can expect to coordinate or participate in recruiting events and outreach.

Details

  • Who: Educators from around the world
  • What: Training on how to use Wikipedia in your class
  • When: Wednesday, 6 August, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Where: South Frobisher 1 - Barbican Centre
  • Registration: This event is now full!

Questions? Email Toni Sant at toni.sant@wikimedia.org.uk

Schedule

12:00pm: Lunch (a light sandwich lunch will be served in the room for registered attendees only)
12:30pm: Welcome & Icebreakers - Raya Sharbain
12:45pm: Introduction to Wikipedia - Stefan Lutschinger
1:15pm: Lecturer perspective - Toni Sant
1:45pm: Impact of Wikipedia - Jami Mathewson
2:30pm: Break
2:45pm: Student perspective video - Hannah Jones
3:00pm: Wikipedia assignments - Toni Sant
3:30pm: Break
3:45pm: What does a campus ambassador do? (collaborative exercise)
4:00pm: Next steps round table discussion (led by TS)
5:00pm: end of session

See also