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You Too Can Write on Wikipedia! — Training workshop

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 06, 2013 07:55 AM
The Centre for Internet and Society's Access to Knowledge (CIS-A2K) team in collaboration with Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation and National Institute of Tourims and Hospitality Management is organizing a two-days training workshop (December 5-6, 2013) in Gachibowli, Hyderabad.

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When

Dec 05, 2013 09:30 AM to
Dec 06, 2013 05:45 PM

Where

Gachibowli, Hyderabad

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As you may know, Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia, and is the 5th most-visited website in the world! It's completely free to use and re-use, it has no advertising, and is available in more than 280 different languages - including 20+ Indian languages. Wikipedia articles are written by ordinary people who volunteer to share their knowledge with the world.

What will you gain from Wikipedia editing?

It improves writing skills. Wikipedia provides students/professionals/researchers a platform to hone their writing skills. Writing on Wikipedia enhances critical thinking and the ability to see all sides of a story. Students will find this incredibility useful in both their personal and professional lives while evaluating the pros and cons of different situations, projects, assignments etc. Wikipedia editing also strengthens research skills. A Wikipedia editor has to provide credible references by looking up books, journals and online materials. Writing on Wikipedia is a good practice for those who will also work on a thesis or a research project.

Your articles will be read by thousands of people across the globe. If you edit a Wikipedia article, it is there *forever* and the audience can be any number from the 500 million who read Wikipedia every month!

It'll boost your chances in admissions or scholarships or placements.

It teaches students how to collaborate! Editing Wikipedia is magical. You add some content and someone from some other part of the class or school or town or country or somewhere else in the world adds a little bit more and makes the contribution that much better. Wikipedia helps one learn how to work productively with other people, even those you don’t know and may never actually meet.

The workshop will cover the following:

  • What exactly is Wikipedia and how does it work?
  • Who edits Wikipedia?
  • How do I edit Wikipedia?
  • What can I edit?
  • How can I input text in Indian languages?
  • How do I insert images?
  • How do I find and add references?
  • Do’s and Don’ts

Schedule

December 5, 2013 (Day 1)

TimingActivity
09.30 to 10.00 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
10.00 to 11.15 a.m. Building Knowledge Bases and Platforms via Mass Collaboration on the Internet
11.15 to 11.30 a.m. Tea/Coffee Break
11.30 to 01.00 p.m. Wikipedia demonstration + Basics of Wikipedia Editing (hands on activity)
01.00 to 02.00 p.m. Lunch Break
02.00 to 02.15 p.m. Energizer
02.15 to 03.45 p.m. Basics of Wikipedia Editing (Hands on activity)
03.45 to 04.00 p.m. Tea/Coffee Break
04.00 to 05.30 p.m. NPOV on Wikipedia (Spectrogram activity)
05.30 to 05.45 p.m. Look back on what has worked and what has not

December 6, 2013 (Day 2)

TimingActivity
09.30 to 11.15 a.m. Advanced Wikipedia Editing (Hands on activity)
11.15 to 11.30 a.m. Tea/Coffee Break
11.30 to 01.00 p.m. On Wiki activity
01.00 to 02.00 p.m. Lunch Break
02.00 to 02.15 p.m. Energizer
02.15 to 03.45 p.m. Wikimedia projects and Tourism
03.45 to 04.00 p.m. Tea/Coffee Break
04.00 to 05.30 p.m. Group Activity – Wiki projects on Tourism
05.30 to 05.45 p.m. Feedback and Closing session

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