WikiConference India 2011/Submissions/Wikipedia and School Students

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This is an open submission for WikiConference India 2011.

Timestamp
06:46, 27 August 2011 (UTC)
Title of the submission

Wikipedia and School Students : A study through experience

Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, or presentation)

Presentation

Author of the submission

അച്ചു കുളങ്ങര

E-mail address or username (if username, please confirm email address in Special:Preferences)

User:അച്ചുകുളങ്ങര E-mail : achchoottan@gmail.com

State of your origin (Country, if you are not based in India)

Kerala

Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)

(Nothing)

Personal homepage or blog

(Not available)

Abstract (maximum 500 words)

Wikipedia is being used by student community to a very good extent. The school students community not only uses Wikipedia, but also could contribute to it. This includes Local Mapping and contribution of pictures of local importance. School students in their day to day life, goes through a variety of knowledge streams through their study. As a section of Wikipedia users, who are thinking of various types of knowledge, we could approach knowledge in a comprehensive manner. We could better realize the advantages and shortcomings of wiki-movements and its contents.

In India, a large section of students having their study through the medium of local languages. They could not depend in the same scale as that by English medium students. Relatively lower contents in local language Wikipedia is the reason for the same. This builds up a gap in knowledge availability among student community. Hence the contents in local language Wikipedia has to be increased.

Here, this 30 minutes long presentation explains the experience of school students community with Wikipedia. This presentation submits few proposals as well to achieve a better utilisation of Wikipedia by student community.


Track (Community/Knowledge/Outreach/Technology)

Community

Will you attend Wikiconference if your submission is not accepted?

Not sure, ( Shall attend, if permitted from my school)

Slides or further information (optional)

This is a re-submission in English of an earlier proposal in Malayalam titled വിക്കിപീഡിയയും_സ്കൂള്‍_വിദ്യാര്‍ത്ഥികളും

Slides shall be provided later