Submissions/WikiProfessor: Virtually tutoring reached out new Wikipedians

From Wikimania 2014 • London, United Kingdom

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 2014 programme submission, we hope to still see you at Wikimania this August.

Submission no. 3049
Title of the submission
WikiProfessor: Virtually tutoring reached out new Wikipedians
Type of submission (discussion, hot seat, panel, presentation, tutorial, workshop)
Author of the submission

Subhashish Panigrahi

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Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Centre for Internet and Society
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

WikiProfessor is a thematic project idea that encompasses on creating virtual tutorial building to educate users to learn Wikipedia editing. Wikimedia movement has been putting a lot of efforts and resources to sustain the new editors. During mass scale Wikipedia Education Programs and other outreach, new editors need a system in a place for regular follow up and gradual learning about Wikipedia editing with policies and advanced options. This presentation would include various experiments on tutoring and mentoring new wikimedians and learning from outreach. While implementing long term outreach like Wikipedia Education Programs, there are certain obstacles that Campus Ambassadors (Wikipedians who act like tutors in the campus) face. To generate a good momentum in the budding community and making the new wikipedians part of the Wiki Community has been a big challenge in the Wikimedia movement. While working with young mass interactive presentations, fun activities and primarily learning tutorials work really well. Outreach education documents so far have been more detailed and there is a tremendous scope of bringing quality teaching materials for mass outreach. Based on case studies of different language communities I would also recommend certain practices including that have worked and new ideas and tutorial building for educating more people on the internet about Wikipedia editing.

Education Outreach
Length of session (if other than 30 minutes, specify how long)
30 minutes
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