Grants:IdeaLab/Wikivideo

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Wikivideo
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I believe it is time to introduce Wikivideo a project whose focus is on creating and publishing learning videos. I know it won't be easy but with learning videos we are able to reach new people so we can spread our knowledge even wider than today. And I believe that this is the main job of our community: To educate people and preserve knowledge.
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Melodlebron
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created on21:19, 5 February 2017 (UTC)


Project idea[edit]

What is the problem you're trying to solve?[edit]

With Wikivideo we can reach more people and in some cases it is easier to understand something in a video than reading a five pages long article.

What is your solution?[edit]

Make a platform: Wikivideo. It's like Wikipedia, with all its advantages, but with video.

Who will you be doing outreach with?[edit]

Goals[edit]

Get Involved[edit]

About the idea creator[edit]

I am currently a student and I don't speak English natively. Many of classmate would educate themselves more if there would be more video material.

Participants[edit]

I would like to work on the required infrastructure in order to make the video creation process more suitable for Wikipedia (e.g. collaborative, changeable etc.) and I can also contribute by producing explainer videos (in cooperation with other volunteers) for Wikipedia. There are also some projects (e.g. Wiki Loves Explainer Videos) that contribute to this idea. --Norma.jean (talk) 15:57, 6 February 2017 (UTC)

Endorsements[edit]

  • Some people have greater comprehension if presented in a multimedia format such as video or podcast. Haslantis (talk) 08:51, 6 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Videos have become a popular format for the dissemination of information - especially short animated explainer videos which provide a quick overview over complex topics. The same principle applies to Wikipedia: videos can enrich existing content and provide an entertaining and easily comprehensible access to free knowledge. Norma.jean (talk) 16:19, 6 February 2017 (UTC)

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