WikiIndaba conference 2018/Submissions/Wikiversity to the rescue of African knowledge and its lake of secondary source

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Submission no. 015
Title of the submission

Wikiversity to the rescue of African knowledge and its lake of secondary source

Type of submission

lecture and tutorial/workshop

Author of the submission

Lionel Scheepmans

Language of presentation

Bilingual French and English

E-mail address



Lionel Scheepmans

Country of origin


  • Wikiversity
  • University of Louvain-la-Neuve
Personal homepage or blog

My user page on MetaWiki


EN : The idea of this presentation and the workshop that can follow, will be to show and demonstrate that Wikiversty as a project authorizing the original research work can be an appropriate publishing place for collecting African knowledge before introduce it to Wikipedia projects.

As an experienced administrator and user of the research space, as part of my university research within the Wikiversité francophone et anglophone project, it will be easy for me to present the Wikiversité tool, its specifications, the functioning of its community and its operating rules and then invite the assembly to begin its own experience.

In fact, peer-reviewed scientific journals are being set up within linguistic projects and could eventually be recognized as a high-quality secondary source within the encyclopedia.

FR : L'idée de cette présentation et de l'atelier qui pourra s'en suivre, sera de montrer et de démontré que Wikiversty en tant que projet autorisant les travaux de recherche inédits peut être un lieu d'édition adapté au recueil du savoir africain avant son introduction au sein des projets wikipédia.

En tant qu'administrateur et utilisateur expérimenté, dans le cadre de mes recherches universitaires, de l'espace de recherche au sein du projet Wikiversité francophone et anglophone il me sera facile de présenter l'outil Wikiversité, ses spécifications, le fonctionnement de sa communauté et ses règles de fonctionnement pour invité ensuite l'assemblée a entamer sa propre expérience.

Des journaux scientifiques avec peer review se mettent en effet en place au sein des projets linguistique et pourraient à terme être reconnu en tant que source secondaire de qualité au sein de l'encyclopédie.

What will attendees take away from this session?
  • Discoving Wikiversity project and its stakes for African member of the Wikimedia movement.
  • Learning how to edit original research within Wikiversity.
  • Solving the refusal of African knowledge within Wikipedia due to lack of secondary source.
Theme of presentation
  • Sister Projects
  • WikiCulture & Community
  • Education
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?

Beginner, intermediate and advanced.

Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)

25 min speech - 50 min workshop.

Will you attend WikiIndaba if your submission is not accepted?

Not sure.

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  1. Alangi Derick (talk) 10:31, 25 January 2018 (UTC)[reply]

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