Wikipedia Primary School Johannesburg 2014

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Wikipedia Primary School Johannesburg 2014

  1. 1. Wikipedia Primary School ! Providing on Wikipedia the information necessary to complete the cycle of primary education in the languages used by the different education systems WikiIndaba, Johannesburg 22/06/2014
  2. 2. Primary Education?
  3. 3. Kiwix,Wikipedia offline.
  4. 4. http://education.wikia.com/wiki/Education:Main_Page.
  5. 5. Framasoft et Wikimedia France proposent en 2012 une clé USB contenant l'encyclopédie libre Wikipédia accompagnée de plusieurs dizaines de logiciels libres.
  6. 6. We want to make Wikipedia a better education resource.
  7. 7. Identify content gap from school programs Trigger the production of content: new articles, improvements, editing of existing OER Peer review process on Wikipedia, with the involvement of journals, with the involvement of experts New content available on Wikipedia or for Wikipedia SCHOOL PROGRAMS SCHOOL PROGRAMS SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  8. 8. Article (not a stub) The content of the article corresponds to the title The summery summarizes the article It is understandable (high school level) It has examples from the world (international) The structure is easy to navigate The article is not too heavy (lengths)
  9. 9. Content gap [A] [missing topics] Create new content Review Propose new content to Wikipedia New article on non-existing topic New article replacing a stub Rewrite “from scratch” existing article Improve an existing article Peer review in a journal Peer review by wikipedians Peer review by experts from the project The review system depends on content Accept able for WP? Covered content [existing topics] Excellent according to WP [D] To be improved according to WP [C] Stub only [B] Review of NCS Check on WP List of 100 topics (incl. 50 edu systems) List of 100 articles by category Approv al from SC Translations
  10. 10. Why 1.We are already distributing Wikipedia as an educational tool 3. It is more and more accessible (online, mobile, offline) 4. Making sure it provides (good) content related to education 5. Improving underrepresented content 6.Taking advantage of existing resources and expertise 7. Supporting Wikipedia and its (potential and new) communities (readers and contributors)
  11. 11. What we are not going to do 1.We do not break Wikipedia rules. 2.We do not work for governments and ministries of education. 3.We do not consider Wikipedia a schoolbook. 4.We do not promote Wikipedia as a stable and passive resource. 5.We do not centralize all the activities, and in any case we can’t. !
  12. 12. Conclusion
  13. 13. © Mounir Fatmi, Les connexions, 2003-2004, installation
  14. 14. Wikipedia Primary School: Providing on Wikipedia the information necessary to complete the cycle of primary education in the languages used by the different education systems http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_Primary_School cc by-sa all, Johannesburg 22/06/2014 ! ! Mobile A2K, photo Zetalab for lettera27, Dakar, 2010, cc by-sa.
  15. 15. Identify content gap from school programs Target: 100 Trigger the production of content: new articles, improvements, editing of existing OER Peer review process on Wikipedia, with the involvement of journals, with the involvement of experts New content available on Wikipedia or for Wikipedia SCHOOL PROGRAMS SCHOOL PROGRAMS SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  16. 16. Wikipedia Wikipedia community Schools Content requirements Teachers Pupils Teaching requirements Authors Write articles Journals (SciELO), Wikipedians, experts for peer-review) Project team Select topics Authors Improve existing articles SciELO Translators Translate existing articles30 40 30 PEERREVIEW Mini-portal access to relevant articles + support Project Project team Existing content from projects30 Scientific Committee Approves topics SCHOOL PROGRAMS SCHOOL PROGRAMS SCHOOL PROGRAMS FOCUS Geographically: South Africa and Switzerland curriculum statements Topicwise: Geography, History, Science, Technologies School systems of African countries
  17. 17. Wikipedians Wikipedia Wikipedia Wikiversity Wikipedia Wikipedia Wikimedia South Africa Wikimedia user group Tunisia WikiAfrica Afripedia Nigeria Cameroon South Africa Tunisia Ghana Ethiopia Egypt Algeria Libya France Wikimedia Foundation WikiAfrica Cameroon Wikipedia Wikipedia USA … …Namibia Zimbabwe The Wikimedia movement online offline, individuals, groups and institutions. cc by-sa.
  18. 18. Offline Wikimedia user group Wikimedia chapter Wikimedia Foundation The current recognition systems in the Wikimedia movement. cc by-sa. Online User contribution Discussion pages User page Experience Projects Commissions Geriatric hierarchy “I know you” “I am an editor since…” “I have … edits” Newsletters Mailing lists meta Reports Projects funded by Wikimedia Foundation Events WikiGLAMs Projects in the field of education Report Fundings Blog Edit count
  19. 19. The challenges of the current recognition systems in the Wikimedia movement. cc by-sa. Offline Online Online there is a system - Offline there is no specific system ! CHALLENGES OFFLINE Criteria based on the online system Difficult entrance point for new volunteers Offline-relevant skills not considered No system to recognize individual offline contribution No system to recognize “BAD” individual offline contribution Request of acknowledgment
  20. 20. © Bili Bidjocka, Ecriture Infinie, http://www.ecritureinfinie.org.
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