Wikipedia:Wikipedia Workshop for Students of Fountain University

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Workshop for Students of Fountain University is a two-days workshop organized for students of Fountain University, Osun State, Nigeria by the Wikimedia User Group Nigeria as part of Wikipedia 15.

About the workshop[edit]

Group Photograph with Workshop Participants
Workshop Session

The purpose of this workshop is to acquaint the students with the overall scope of Wikipedia, its policies and practices. The workshop will provide a hand-on training on how to become valuable editors. At the end of the workshop, there will be an article writing competition between 28 January 2016 to 28 February 2016. The overall aim of the workshop is to increase the number of editors from Nigeria. Nigeria-related topics/subjects are poorly covered on Wikipedia and this could be attributed to low number of editors from Nigeria. The first workshop was held on 16 January 2016 on the University main campus and the second workshop will take place on 28 January 2016. Since the inception of Wikipedia, it has become an invaluable destination for millions of people across the globe seeking information. However, only a small fraction of Wikipedia’s legion of volunteer editors are from Nigeria. This workshop, is the first of its kind in Nigeria, and would address this concern, and also mark the start of a series of such workshops in Nigeria.

Important information[edit]

  • Participants are required to come to the hall with a mobile device (laptop, netbook, or tablet).
  • We are using the English-language Wikipedia to instruct participants.
  • Participants without a Wikipedia account are required to register using the Create account link.
  • We will provide Wi fi.
  • Lunch is on us.

Date and Venue[edit]

Day 1[edit]

  • Date: 16 January 2016
  • Day: Saturday
  • Start Time: 10.00 a.m.
  • End Time: 4.30 p.m.
  • Venue: University ICT Hall

Day 2[edit]

  • Date: 28 January 2016
  • Day: Thursday
  • Start Time: 10.00 a.m.
  • End Time: 4.30 p.m.
  • Venue: University ICT Hall