Submissions/Wikipedia and Wikiversity - Challenges and Benefits for India

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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.

Submission no. 
1021
Subject no.
A1
Title of the submission
Wikipedia and Wikiversity - Challenges and Benefits for India
Type of submission
Presentation
Author of the submission
Abhishek Singh
Country of origin
India
Affiliation
Infosys Ltd
E-mail address
abhishek_singh47@infosys.com
Username
abhisheksinghWIKI
Personal homepage or blog
http://in.linkedin.com/in/challenge
Abstract

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

Will be updated further

Track

Wikis in Asia

Length of presentation/talk

20 Minutes

Language of presentation/talk

English

Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?

Yes

Slides or further information (optional)

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  2. Andrey Dumchev (talk) 10:50, 21 February 2013 (UTC)
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