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Wikipedia for learning

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Abstract (in about 300 words)

We often use Wikipedia to fulfill our learning goal. While greedily looking out for pages of interest, a learner often finds a stop gap solution using Wikipedia, but may need to put in substantial effort to stitch together a set of content pages to address her learning needs. However, in educational resources like textbooks, the topics are structured in a sequential manner so that one learn in that order. But, textbooks in their current form have definite limitations. Firstly, the content is often not dynamic, and does not adapt to learner requirements. Second, unlike Wikipedia, textbooks are often not collaboratively authored, some are expensive, and many subjects have no structured learning resources at all. Hence, our motivation is to create a textbook kind of view from Wikipedia with respect to the learner's knowledge level.


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