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Title of the submission
Wikipedia en el aula (Wikipedia in the classroom)
Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)
Author of the submission
Patricio Lorente
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Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
Wikimedia Argentina
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Abstract (please use no less than 300 words to describe your proposal)

Teachers of all levels of the educational system are facing a huge challenge: The internet is now part of the everyday life of their students and many of them just don't know how to deal with this new environment. In particular, many teachers don't know how to handle the presence and use of Wikipedia.

Wikimedia Argentina has collected experiences of teachers using Wikipedia in their classrooms, in different and creative ways, not only as a source of information but also improving the educational process. With this information, we published a booklet called "Wikipedia en el Aula" ("Wikipedia in the classroom"). During 2010 and 2011 we combined the booklet with workshops for teachers of all levels (and also for university students), and based on this work, the National Ministry of Education launched a website with a comprehensive set of educational tools and guides to help the teachers to use Wikipedia. This website is related to a government initiative to provide netbooks to 3 million secondary school students.

The presentation will share this initiative from the beginning, what we've learned in the process, and our prospects, taking into account that this experience is becoming massive and that we are dealing with new (and significant) partners.

Track (People and Community/Knowledge and Collaboration/Infrastructure)
Knowledge and Collaboration
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