The Library Department of Nile University, in collaboration with the Wikimedia Foundation, organized a one-day digital and media literacy training for the academic community of the Nile University of Nigeria.
The training themed “Wikimedia Awareness Edit -a- thon” aims to boost academic research, promote open knowledge and enhance the digital and media literacy skills of the staff and students of Nile University of Nigeria.
Instructors and resource persons for the training came from the Wikimedia Foundation and the academic division of Nile University of Nigeria. They included Mrs. Folasade Adepoju, the President of the Nigerian Library Association Abuja chapter, Mrs. Obiageli Ezeilo, the Coordinator of Abuja Wikimedia Hub, The founder of Kwara State University Wikimedia Fans Club Ms. Bukola James, and Librarian Mr. Olabisi Olatunji, from Nile University of Nigeria.
These speakers taught on “The Right Attitude Towards Media Contents and Identifying Fake News,” “The Metrics for Picking Top 3 Editors and Monitoring Edits on Wikipedia Dashboards,” and “Wikimedia Foundation Overview,” respectively.
Through a series of one-month competitions starting November 1st to the 30th, tagged “Edit -a- thon” the trained participants will be required to put their newfound literacy abilities to the test through citation and editing of Wikipedia content to foster the credibility of Wikipedia as an open source medium.
Read through the program Meta page for more: Wikimedia awareness and edit a thon in Nile University of Nigeria – Meta
For photos from the event, check out the Edit-a-thon in Nile University of Nigeria category on Commons.
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