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Wikipedians vow to revive School Wiki

DECCAN CHRONICLE | VINOD NEDUMUDY
Published Dec 22, 2015, 12:16 pm IST
Updated Mar 26, 2019, 3:45 pm IST
Will update websites, newspapers, encyclopedia with elder Wikians
The members of the Wiki Community who gathered at the Kozhikode conclave. 	(Photo:  FILE)
 The members of the Wiki Community who gathered at the Kozhikode conclave. (Photo: FILE)
KOCHI: The assembly of Wikipedians held in  Kozhikode on Saturday and Sunday  decided to revive the once- famed project of IT@School, the School Wiki, to benefit the children meaningfully.
 
School Wiki,  which was launched on the Kerala Piravi Day in 2009 to create the school equivalent of Wikipedia, had almost gone into oblivion without any updates for the past few years.
 
Each school was expected to post the details about students, teachers and alumni and a short history of the school,  the place and  the literary and artistic creations of the students.
 
There was space for curriculum-related creations like animated works regarding  class subjects on the site. The site could also give a map of the area of the school and the route.
 
However, www.schoolwiki.in  has stagnated  since 2011 with 93,86,166 visits, 9,755 members, 22,508 articles and 11,148 documents.  
 
Hence,  the “Wikisangamolsavam” decided to resurrect the initiative with the participation of the elder Wikians.  The project is the brainchild of former IT@School executive director K. Anvar Sadath and he moved a resolution in this regard at the Kozhikode conclave.
 
As per this, the now defunct local newspaper, the local encyclopaedia and the native place projects will be revived with the participation of the elders and the students.
 
Moreover, there was an ICT corner on the site where IT-based content developed at the school level was published. There was also provision to correct and add content independently at the School Wiki space.

 

 

 

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