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Vicki Davis

Wikipedia:School of Open course/February 2014 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 3 views

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    So, you want to know how to edit Wikipedia? There's a course for you. We are delighted to announce a new round of our free online course, "Writing Wikipedia Articles: The Basics & Beyond" (#WIKISOO). The course runs from 25 February - 8 April 2014, and is now open for enrollment. As many of you know already, WIKISOO teaches the nuts and bolts of Wikipedia. We focus on building and improving articles related to Open Education. Enrollment is open to all. We'd especially like to invite past students to re-register: your knowledge and experience will be valuable to your fellow students, and it's also a great opportunity to deepen your learning about Wikipedia and OER. WIKISOO students learn about the values and culture that have driven hundreds of thousands of volunteers to build Wikipedia. Through your work in the course, you will join an effort that has generated millions of free articles in hundreds of languages since 2001. The course covers the technical skills needed to edit articles, and also offers practical insights into the site's collaborative norms and social dynamics. You will graduate with a sophisticated understanding of how to use Wikipedia both as a reader and as an active participant. Sign up is free.
Vicki Davis

53 percent of online Americans use Wikipedia | Pew Research Center's Internet & America... - 10 views

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    A study from this past January shows that 53 per cent of online Americans use Wikipedia. In order to improve the accuracy of Wikipedia and other sources like it, we need to teach students how to collaboratively edit.
Vicki Davis

Wikipedia Ponders Its Gender-Skewed Contributions - NYTimes.com - 5 views

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    Less than 15% of wikipedia editors are women. This isn't surprising to many of us. I used to be a pretty active editor on several topics myself but the constant arguments were not something I had time for. I have two teenagers for that.
Paul Hamilton

Simple English Wikipedia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 3 views

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    "...an English edition of the Wikipedia encyclopedia, written in primarily Basic English and Special English. The site's stated aim is to provide an encyclopedia for "people with different needs, such as students, children, adults with learning difficulties and people who are trying to learn English". As of August 25, 2010, the site contains over 64,000 content pages, and has more than 141,000 registered users."
Yoon Soo Lim

Mashpedia, the Multimedia Encyclopedia - 17 views

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    Student research 
Mark Moran

SweetSearch Resources for School Librarians - 8 views

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    The landing page for all of Dulcinea Media's content relevant for school librarians.
Mark Moran

The Top 10 Reasons Students Cannot Cite or Rely on Wikipedia - 25 views

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    To help students understand the limits of Wikipedia's reliability and credibility, we present these 10 reasons you cannot completely trust information in Wikipedia:
Maggie Verster

A Short Version of Wikipedia That Describes Everything in Under Ten Words - 13 views

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    Ten Word Wiki, a Twitter style version of Wikipedia that only describes stuff in under ten words but they also add a pinch of humor to all their definitions.
yc c

Wikimedia Downloads - 6 views

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    The following kinds of downloads are available: Database backup dumps A complete copy of all Wikimedia wikis, in the form of wikitext source and metadata embedded in XML. A number of raw database tables in SQL form are also available. These snapshots are provided at the very least monthly and usually twice a month. Static HTML dumps A copy of all pages from all Wikipedia wikis, in HTML form. These are currently not running. DVD distributions Available for some Wikipedia editions. Image tarballs There are currently no image dumps available
yc c

Wikipedia:Wikirace - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 6 views

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      Could be a interesting to do in a class. Can become very educational in many ways depending the chosen word. Eg: In history search a persona of a period they just studied. They learn stuff on the way. Highlights other competence.
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    A Wikirace is a race by as many people as you wish, using wikilinks to travel from one Wikipedia page to another. The first person to reach the destination page, or the person that reaches the destination using the fewest number of links, wins the race. Waypoints may also be added.
Daniel Mendes

Top News - Wikipedia co-founder launches YouTube-like web site for children - 16 views

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    Larry Sanger, co-founder of Wikipedia, has launched a new web site designed to gather and organize educational videos for students ages 3 to 18. The site, WatchKnow.org, currently features more than 11,000 videos across 2,000 categories on subjects such as math, science, and history.
yc c

Okawix - Home page - 0 views

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    "Okawix lets you download the whole content of Wikipedia, with or without images, so that you can browse it offline: Okawix is available in 253 languages and includes sister projects of the Wikimedia Foundation (Wikisource, Wiktionary, Wikiquote, Wikibooks)."
yc c

Google Translator Toolkit - 0 views

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    * Upload Word documents, OpenOffice, RTF, HTML, text, Wikipedia articles and knols. * Use previous human translations and machine translation to 'pretranslate' your uploaded documents. * Use our simple WYSIWYG editor to improve the pretranslation. * Invite others (by email) to edit or view your translations. * Edit documents online with whomever you choose. * Download documents to your desktop in their native formats --- Word, OpenOffice, RTF or HTML. * Publish your Wikipedia and knol translations back to Wikipedia or Knol.
Ted Sakshaug

Navify - Enjoy Wikipedia with images, videos, and comments - 0 views

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    A mash-up of wikipedia, videos and photos
Ted Sakshaug

Famous People Painting with Wiki Links | Historical Figures With Image Mapping - 0 views

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    painting of historical people with hyperlinks to info about the people
Anne Bubnic

Wikipedia:Public domain image resources - - 0 views

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    Public domain image resources is a copy of the master wikipedia page at Meta, which lists a number of sources of public domain images on the Web. The presence of a resource on this list does not guarantee that all or any of the images in it are in the public domain. You are still responsible for checking the copyright status of images before you submit them to Wikipedia.
Anne Bubnic

Wikipedia: Beneath the Surface [flash video tutorial] - 1 views

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    This wikipedia tutorial was produced by a group of librarians and present it from an academic standpoint. Good stuff!
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