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Submissions/Student clubs: How to maintain student contributors

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Student clubs: How to maintain student contributors
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One of the main goals of the Wikimedia Foundation is to increase the number of contributors worldwide in order for entries to be exhaustive and representative of expert consensus. There are many successful projects involving schools and universities that encourage and train students to be Wikipedia editors; however the biggest challenge is not only gaining contributors but to have editors continue to contribute and contribute consistently. This talk will present the success of the inaugural year of the Michigan Wikipedians, a student club at the University of Michigan centered around editing Wikipedia. We will discuss how the group functions, the activities of the student group, offer suggestions for maintaining editors and solicit ideas, present our future plans and answer questions on how you can start your own club on campuses.

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  1. Amir E. Aharoni
  2. Jwild 17:24, 13 July 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Mzk1 20:59, 31 July 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Everton137 13:34, 5 August 2011 (UTC)[reply]