CIS-A2K/Events/Wikipedia Education Program review workshop

On 18 and 19 March 2016, a two day Wikipedia Education Program (WEP) workshop will be conducted at Christ University, Bangalore to discuss the efficacy, challenges and learnings of the Wikipedia Education Program. This workshop aims to bring students and faculty members from institutions that are running WEP in partnership with CIS-A2K. The meet up will help in designing the WEP in consultation with the local stake holders and take into account structural challenges such as academic schedule, institutional interest, faculty buy-in and more importantly response by the students.

The two day event will have voices from all parties: students, faculty and CIS-A2K team members. It will also aim to reflect WEP as imagined globally and simulate activities in accordance to the vision of WMF. New evaluation techniques along with community involvement in order to avoid acts of vandalism (some community members were concerned as the students had edited the main pages of their Wikipedias instead of individual talk pages) by students and measures towards addressing newbie bite and harassment of Wikipedia editors.


The participants of the event are:

  1. Amrut Ramchandra Pawar, SVERI, Pandarpur, Maharasthra
  2. Vishwanatha Badikana, Faculty, Department of Kannada, St. Aloysius College, Mangalore
  3. B. Siva Kumari, Dept. of Botany, Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada
  4. Sheena Dilma, KSPWSC, Pune University, Pune
  5. Pallavi Harshey, KSPWSC, Pune University, Pune

From SVERI Pandharpur

  1. Ranjeet Kagade,
  2. Aditya Kothare,
  3. Ajinkya Machale

From Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada

  1. Malleswara Naik
  2. D. Roy Kumar
  3. Anusha
  4. Gopalkrishna


This is the planned schedule of the event:

Day 1Edit

  1. 9:30 am to 9:45 am: Registration
  2. 9:45 am to 10:15 am: Inaguration
  3. 10:15 am to 10:45 am: Ice breaker activity 1 (TH-AG)
  4. 10:45 am to 11:00 am: Tea Break
  5. 11:00 am to 11:30 am: Session 1 (Introduction to WEP and design of WEP from A2K) (RS and AS)
  6. 11:30 am to 11:45 am: Feedback
  7. 11:45 am to 12:30 pm: Session 2: Presentation by the WEP Partner Institutions (St. Aloysius and Andhra Loyola College) (Moderated by PB)
  8. 12:30 pm to 01:00 pm: Discussion (Moderated by PB)
  9. 01:00 pm to 02:00 pm: Lunch
  10. 02:00 pm to 03:30 pm: Open Software Tools Hands on practice (RS and TD)
  11. 03:30 pm to 04:00 pm: Session 3: Wikimedia Projects in Classroom (TH and RS)
  12. 04:00 pm to 04:15 pm: Tea Break
  13. 04:15 pm to 05:00 pm: Reviewing of WEP Initiative: Challenges and Learnings (Group Discussion)

Day 2Edit

  1. 09:30 am to 10:30 am: Session 4: Presentation by the WEP Partner Institutions ( Chrsit University, Bangalore and SVERI, Pandharpur)
  2. 10:30 am to 11:00 am: Feedback (Moderated by RS)
  3. 11:00 am to 11:15 am: Tea Break
  4. 11:15 am to 12:00 noon: Student Activity (Re-design of WEP with their college group)
  5. 12:00 noon to 12:30 pm: Discussion based on activity (Moderated by SP)
  6. 12:30 pm to 01:30 pm: Student Activity (Redesign of WEP with peers) (TH and AS)
  7. 01:30 pm to 02:30 pm: Lunch
  8. 02:30 pm to 03:00 pm: Planning WEP for 2016-2017 (WEP Partner Institutions to A2K)
  9. 03:00 pm to 03:30 pm: Session 5: Redesigned WEP strategy from A2K (AS-AG-PB)
  10. 03:30 pm to 04:00 pm: Feedback 2016-17 Academic year (Moderated by Prof. Sebastian)
  11. 04:00 pm to 04:30 pm: Valedictory Session
  12. 04:30 pm to 05:30 pm: Wiki-editing Session