CorfuPedia @ Wikimedia Conference 2018 Learning Days in Berlin
Μάρτιος 16, 2018
CorfuPedia goes international.
Wikimedia Conference 2018 Learning Days in Berlin will host in April a short session about CorfuPedia’s Activities and Learnings. The project was coordinated by Sotiris Fotiou with the valuable help of Evangelos Siotos, Nektaria Ioannou et al.
On behalf of Wikimedia Community User Group Greece the coordination was by Marios Magioladitis with the valuable help of Konstantinos Stampoulis et al.
CorfuPedia was a student project with main purpose to introduce students to Wikipedia, via creating new articles in the history of the place they live in. The project took take place in Corfu, Greece. The students of the cooperating schools, proposed the project to their teachers, since they have seen (after their introduction to Wikipedia) that there are not many articles referring to the local history of Corfu in Wikipedia.
The students come from 2 Junior High Schools (Secondary education schools, with students aged 12-14), one evening High school (students aged 15-65!) and one vocational evening High school (students aged from 16 to 38) and a team from the local, Ionian University (4 MA students with Phd candidates). The total number of students participated was 60.
The project took place during 2016-2017 school period from December to May and covered the main articles of the local history of Corfu between 1815 to 1864 that the island was under British occupation.
The project received award at the 1st Competition of Student Innovation in Corfu Greece and Bronze award at Educational Business Awards 2017.