Odia Wikipedia Workshop in IIMC, Dhenkanal

Posted by Sailesh Patnaik at Jan 31, 2017 12:00 AM |
An Odia Wikipedia Workshop was conducted at IIMC, Dhenkanal on 31 January, 2017
Odia Wikipedia Workshop in IIMC, Dhenkanal

Participant creating account on Odia Wikipedia/ Image By Sailesh Patnaik/ CC-BY-SA 4.0

Since 2013, the Odia Wikipedia community has collaborated with the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Dhenkanal for enabling students of the institution to partake in and contribute to the Wikimedia movement. An Odia Wikipedia workshop was conducted for the students of the institution on 31 January, 2017. The students were given an orientation on the basics of editing Wikipedia on the web and on their smart phones in addition to an explanation of Wikipedia policies, history of Wikipedia and Wiki News.

The 45 English and Odia language students with a male: female ratio of 60: 40, who took part were given a live demonstration of these topics. Along with the help of supportive faculty members, the students were exposed to Commons and Incubator as well. Overall, the event saw the creation of 20 new editors on Odia Wikipedia. A follow-up workshop is also being planned for the students in the coming months.