Submissions/Wikipedia and Wikiversity - Challenges and Benefits for India
Please note that this submission is not yet complete because the detailed proposal is a total duplicate of the abstract.
After careful consideration, the programme committee has decided not to accept the below submission at this time. Thank you to the author(s) for participating in the Wikimania 2013 programme submission, we hope to still see you at Wikimania this August.
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- Wikipedia and Wikiversity - Challenges and Benefits for India
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- Abhishek Singh
- Country of origin
- Infosys Ltd
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This submission aims to explore the challenges and benefits for Wikipedia/ Wikiversity in India. From infrastructure challenges like internet penetration, education standards to cultural challenges like language barriers and collaboration in creation, the presentation seeks to highlight the key metrics of what are the barriers to larger adoption of Wiki initiatives in India. Additionally, it seeks to explore the benefits of ‘free knowledge´ for a country like India where the relevance to study western education while documenting its own traditional knowledge both pose tremendous benefits given the significant size of its knowledge-starved human capital (coupled with its demographic dividend).
- Detailed proposal
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Wikis in Asia
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