WikiIndaba conference 2018/Submissions/Digital literacy and 21st century skills through education programs

Submission no. 010
Title of the submission
Digital Literacy and 21st Century Skills
Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, birds of a feather discussion)
Presentation with Q&A
Author of the submission
Tighe Flanagan, Wikipedia Education Program team at the Wikimedia Foundation
Language of presentation
English (could prepare bilingual French/English slides in advance if helpful)
E-mail address
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Wikimedia Foundation
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)
Digital literacy and other 21st century skills are key to students being successful learners at school and university, good candidates for a growing number of jobs, and good local and international citizens. Participants in Wikipedia Education Program activities have the ability to develop or build these skills with practical experience learning about our projects and making contributions to open knowledge. Teachers and program leaders who implement and support these programs also gain valuable skills that can serve them in the Wikimedia world and in their professional or private capacities. I would like to explore how a focus on student learning and education standards can have a strong mutual benefit for participants in education activities and initiatives, and explore how more of these types of activities can be supported in the region. I would also like to showcase what people have done or are already doing, look at some successes and also identify the practical challenges of running a quality program.
What will attendees take away from this session?
Participants will understand the value of educational partnerships and be able to evaluate if that type of outreach activity is a worthwhile investment for them to make in their local communities. Participants will also have some basic models they can adapt to implement in future, with support of colleagues in the movement and educaiton program staff and resources.
Theme of presentation
  • Education
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?
This could either be a presentation, a panel showcasing regional programs, or a workshop to develop a program plan. Depends on the potential audience and the space/time available.
Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
25 minutes for a presentation, 1 hour for a workshop
Will you attend WikiIndaba if your submission is not accepted?
I hope so!
Slides or further information (optional)
Special requests
Is this Submission a Draft or Final? Final

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  1. Alangi Derick (talk) 08:55, 25 January 2018 (UTC)

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