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statusnot funded
summaryPromote Wikibooks and WikiJunior and presenting the paper "Wikibooks and Wikijunior – Collaborative Writing and Editing"
event locationBerlin, Germany
event date(s)17th - 19th August 2016
amount requestedUSD 2266
home countryMalaysia
submitted on16:16, 13 June 2016 (UTC)

Proposed participation[edit]

I would like to present my research work on how Wikibooks and Wikijunior are used as platforms for collaborative writing and editing open-content textbooks. In this initiative, I would like to provide insights into the collaborative perspective of writing Wikibooks, guides in contributing to Wikibooks and Wikijunior, editing Wikibooks and discusses the initiatives on engaging active readers, approaches to attract more online readers and encouraging university students to the creation of contents in Wikibooks.

My involvement in OpenSym 2016 will also includes showcasing examples on how to use collaborative tools in Wikibooks such as Wikibooks User Page, Wikibooks Discussion Page, Wikibooks Reading Room to foster collaboration of authors from diverse expertise in Wikibooks and Wikijunior. Besides, I would also like to demonstrate the use of Wikibooks facilitation tools such as Wikibooks Sandbox, Template Sandbox that are useful for Wikibooks editors and writers.

I would like to walk-through the attendees with my blog entitled "wikibookians – I love Wikibooks!" which is an initiative that is used to engage wider audiences of Wikibooks and Wikijunior. The blog post ideas/topics are chosen mainly based on key areas of inspiration such as seasonal topics, holidays and occasions.

Featured books in Wikibooks and Wikijunior are chosen to complement the blog post initiative such as blog post: Earth Day Book for Children in Wikijunior with the featured book: Wikijunior:Solar System as well as reaching out to more Wikibookians and worldwide writers during Easter to join Wikijunior in this blog post: Helping out in Wikijunior!

Goal and expected impact[edit]

By attending the OpenSym 2016 conference, I would like to share my experiences and challenges of using Wikibooks tools to contribute in the writing and editing of Wikibooks and I would also encourage other Wikibookians/attendees to document their efforts and describes their approach undertaken using social media to reach more audiences. Additionally, I wish to establish discussions with other attendees, demonstrate the potential value of Wikibooks tools and encourage other Wikibooks users to maintain continued interest in writing/editing content in Wikibooks.

My submission detail is as following: Authors : Sheng Hung Chung, Title: Wikibooks and Wikijunior – Collaborative Writing and Editing, Track: OpenSym 2016 Industry and Community Track

Budget breakdown[edit]

  • Registration: USD 202
  • Travel Flight: Round Trip economy seat from Penang, Malaysia to Berlin, Germany): USD 1400
  • Accommodation: USD 116 per night x 4 nights = USD 464
  • Meal/incidental cost: USD 50 x 4 days = USD 200
  • Total estimation: 2266 USD

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