CIS-A2K/Reports/Newsletter/March 2016

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CIS-A2K Newsletter, March 2016

CIS-A2K Work-plan for July 2016 - June 2017
Based on the learning and experience from its work with the Indic-language Wikimedia communities, CIS-A2K has submitted its Annual Grant Proposal along with a detailed work plan for the year 2016-2017.

Proposal and Work-plans
Click to see Kannada work plan
Proposal form
Click to see main work plan page
Main work-plan
Click to see Kannada work plan
Click to see Konkani work plan
Click to see Marathi work plan
Click to see Odia work plan
Click to see Telugu work plan
Click to see Tulu work plan
National Wikipedia Education Program Review Meeting At Christ University Bengaluru
Participants including faculty, Wikipedia Education Program leaders and Campus Ambassadors and student participants of the education programs.

During this 18-19th, a two-day long national-level Wikipedia Education Program Review meeting was organized at Christ University, Bengaluru. Around 25 participants consisting of Wikipedia Education Program (WEP) leaders from institutes like St. Aloysius College Mangalore, Maharashtra and Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, Krantijyoti Savitribai Phule Women's Study Centre participated in this event. The event aimed at collaboratively build an educational project in languages like Kannada, Marathi, Telugu and Tulu.

WEPs organized by CIS-A2K have managed to enroll about 3000 students so far to the program where the participating student have contributed in creating Wikipedia articles in five Indic languages and editing them as part of their classroom task.
. . . Read the press release here.

Event organized/participated

In this month we have organized or participated in this event:
  1. BHASHA-Indian Languages Digital Festival (Organized by news media YourStory; March 11, 2016; New Delhi). Subhashish Panigrahi gave a talk in the panel “The challenges of making regional language content available on the Web and on mobiles.

  1. Panigrahi, Subhashish. Eight Challenges That Indian-Language Wikipedias Need to Overcome (The Wire (March 17, 2016), Huffington Post,, Medianama)
Learning patterns

This month the following learning pattern has been created:

  1. Storytelling over demonstration in a Wikipedia outreach: a learning pattern describing the importance of storytelling over demonstration in a Wikipedia outreach;
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