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Wikipedia Offline - Education tool for Schools


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Wikipedia Offline - Education tool for Schools

  1. 1. Wikipedia offline
  2. 2. Wikipedia is... The Wikimedia Foundation is... Worlds #5 Internet site in terms Not-for-profit organization that of monthly unique visitors owns Wikipedia according to ComScore Based in San Francisco, USA Over 19.9 million articles in 280+ with ~80 staff languages: 3.5M in English Budget for 2011/12 of US$30 159M in Arabic million 92K in Hindi Funded mostly by over 800,000 Built and maintained by over 1M donors who give an average of volunteers ~$25 Founded January 15, 2001 by 38 affiliated but independent Jimmy Wales chapter organizations around the world
  3. 3. ngle human being can freely share in the sum of all kno CCBYSA3.0 by Nicolas Goldberg `
  4. 4. Wikipedia is the top online information source 400 Measured using unique visitors. Data from comScore MediaMetrix. (Global Unique Visitors, in millions of users) 350 300 Wikipedia New York Times 250 CNN BBC News Merriam Webster 200 MSN Encarta National Geographic Encyclopaedia Britannica Wall Street Journal 150 PBS NPR 100 50 0 January July January July January July January April 2007 2008 2009 2010
  5. 5. Current access of Wikipedia INTERNET ~450M unique MOBILE OFFLINE visitors Est. 10M unique 30% of internet visitors Est. 18M unique population visitors <1% of mobile population <1% of offline population
  6. 6. Wikipedia is currently limited to a third of the world World Developing world Estimated that 70% of the under-25-year-olds in developing countries are not online yetSource: ITU World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators database
  7. 7. Wikipediaofflinesolution... bringing the wealth of online content to the offline world
  8. 8. content 1packages of sub-collections of Wikipedia to be displayed offline 2 reader software for reading the stored offline packages 3 distribution partnerships for spreading the information
  9. 9. 1Wikipedia for Schools: 5.5K articles selected for quality and academic relevance
  10. 10. 2 The experience... search bookma print rk Platforms supported:
  11. 11. 2 On Linux, an HTTP server can also be set up to read offline content Provides a search engine like Kiwix itsely computer connected to one running the Kiwix
  12. 12. 3 We need your help in distributing knowledge CC-BY-2.5IN By Lajpatdhingraz
  13. 13. 3 Ways to move forward Download Kiwix and a collection to test Decide on the type of install(s) that would be most helpful for your networks Operating system(s) (available for Windows, OSX, Linux, and Sugar) Content packages (size restraints and languages) HTTP server or individual software installations Communicate to us your decisions and preferences to get any additional help Go share the knowledge! CC-BY-2.5IN By Lajpatdhingraz
  14. 14. Thank you!Jessie Wild, Wikimedia Foundation (