WOW! We all know how much work goes not only into writing the GA but going 
through the GA review process itself is backbreaking. Hats-off to you, 

Special mention Hisham/Nitika/Shiju - this proves you are on top of your task! 
There was a lot of flack at the time of the copyright issue, now its only fair 
that you get your fair share of appreciation.

From: ntan...@wikimedia.org
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2011 13:09:13 +0530
To: wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
Subject: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikipedia India Education Program Updates

Hey everyone,
Just wanted to share few updates regarding Wikipedia India Education Program. 
1. We conducted over 11 sessions in different classes to address the issue of 
copyright violations to make sure that students understand the gravity of this 
issue. We visited each class and spoke with the students that they simply 
cannot copy-paste on wikipedia and have also been warned about the consequences 
of doing so. One of the important learning from this is that going forward we 
need to include the issue of copyvio in in-class editing sessions. In the next 
semester, we shall take all precautionary steps and make sure that the students 
have been taught in detail about copyvios so that we face less problems like 
this going forward.
2. We conducted an open wikipedia day at the SSE where we were available on 
campus the whole day and students could reach out to us for any fundamental or 
technical wiki editing problems that they would have - more like a help desk 
throughout the day. Unfortunately, it didn't work as well as we had expected it 
to as not too many students came by with their problems. We'll have to think of 
more innovate ways of conducting such open days - any ideas/suggestions are 
more than welcome.
3. We now have a bigger and stronger army of Campus Ambassadors & Online 
Ambassadors to support the students enrolled in the India Educational Program. 
17 more Campus Ambassadors and 26 new Online Ambassadors are now onboard and 
will be helping students write better articles. I'll be sharing an update on 
this shortly.
4. The so famous Robinson Crusoe Economy Article: 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robinson_Crusoe_Economy written by one of the 
students User:Abhilasha369: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Abhilasha369 is 
now a 'Good Article' on Wikipedia. This is an achievement for the program!!! I 
believe that this is just the beginning and we'll hopefully see many more GAs 
and FAs emerging out of the program.

5.  You can check out some of the other well written articles by the students: 
Lindahl Tax: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindahl_tax written by student 
user:Devanshi tripathi: 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Devanshi_tripathiBuddhist economics: 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhist_Economy written by student user:Prarthana 
rao: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Prarthana_raoIncome-consumption curve: 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Income-consumption_curve written by student 
user:Vandhana297: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Vandhana297Economics of 
Lord Mahavira: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economics_of_Lord_Mahavira written 
by student user: Uditichopra: 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:UditichopraAnimation Studio: 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animation_studio by student user: 
jinchurikidan:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:JinchurikidanYou can track the 
progress of the program via the India Education Program Page (WP:INDIAEDU) 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:INDIAEDU. Please feel free to write on 
students' talk pages and guide them how to further improve their articles.  
Please don't forget to leave words of praise on Campus Ambassador's talk page 
as well - they all have been doing a great great job!
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