Submissions/Wikipedia Translation Class Project: University Students and the Japanese Wikipedia

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This is an Open submission for Wikimania 2017 that has not yet been reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.

Submission no. 6010 Subject - E2
Title of the submission
Wikipedia Translation Class Project: University Students and the Japanese Wikipedia


Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, poster, birds of a feather discussion)
Lecture


Author of the submission
Kitamura Sae


Language of presentation
English


E-mail address
saebou@cc.musashi.ac.jp


Username
(User:さえぼー, or saebou)


Country of origin
Japan


Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Musashi University, Tokyo


Personal homepage or blog
http://d.hatena.ne.jp/saebou/


Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

Since 2015, the speaker and her students at the University of Tokyo and Musashi University have created or expanded more than 170 Wikipedia articles in Japanese as part of the Wikipedia Translation Class Project. This presentation discusses the results of this educational practice in order to help other teachers and/or Wikipedians who would like to incorporate media literacy or social contribution activities into their curriculum.

The Wikipedia Translation Class Project aims to improve students’ English and information skills and contributing to society by enriching the Japanese Wikipedia. In this class, each student is required to translate at least one English article into Japanese. As the teacher, I make a list of possible new articles, and the students are advised to select the articles they want to translate. The students are strongly encouraged to add proper citations and correct errors. I check all the articles translated by the students before uploading them to the Japanese Wikipedia. The project was started at the University of Tokyo in 2015 and has been conducted at Musashi University since 2016. Since I am a Shakespearean, I chose Shakespeare as one of the main fields for expansion because of the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death. The students have translated over fifteen Shakespeare-related articles.

In this presentation, I will describe my class project in a wider context by comparing it with other educational projects in the Japanese Wikipedia, not all of which are successful. In doing so, I hope to share general problems which teachers must face when incorporating Wikipedia into their curriculum. I also hope to offer a succinct description of educational activities in the Japanese Wikipedia, which would remain largely unknown to non-Japanese speaking Wikipedians.


What will attendees take away from this session? 
This presentations will help teachers and/or Wikipedians who would like to incorporate media literacy or social contribution activities into their curriculum, and will also offer a description of educational activities in the Japanese Wikipedia, which would remain largely unknown to non-Japanese speaking Wikipedians.


Theme of presentation
Education


For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience? 
Anyone welcome


Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
25 minutes


Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Not sure


Slides or further information (optional)
Brief explanation of my project in this article.


Special requests
Wi-fi and HDMI


Is this Submission a Draft or Final? 
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