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Submissions/Wikipedia and Wikiversity - Challenges and Benefits for India

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Submission no.
Subject no.
Title of the submission
Wikipedia and Wikiversity - Challenges and Benefits for India
Type of submission
Author of the submission
Abhishek Singh
Country of origin
Infosys Ltd
E-mail address
Personal homepage or blog

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

Length of presentation/talk

20 Minutes

Language of presentation/talk


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