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Certificate courseEdit

  Brief description: To improve student participation in the Wikimedia Movement certificate course for the interested students will be done at Christ (Deemed to be University). This helps the students to improve the knowledge of Wikimedia movement and also as an active step towards enabling the spread of content editing and contributing skills on Wikipedia in vernacular languages. In this year, the course is offered of the interested students. This course is conducted after normal working hours, this course is taken for 45 hours, carries 2 credits to be added to students’ academic records.
  History: CIS-A2K has conducted this course 3 times.
  What part of this program will remain the same and why? The main structure and the syllabus of the course will remain the same.
  What part of this program will change and why? Earlier this programme was focused on the students to help the peers in the regular wiki assignment. But from this year this course will mainly focus on the creation of the qualitative articles and in converting the students to Wikimedians.
  Target Around new 30 students will be taking this course and will create at least one articles and proofread 100 pages on Wikisource.

InternshipsEdit

  Brief description: CIS-A2K would like to give Internships for the really interested students at Christ University. This Internship will focus on developing the following skills in students:

  • To introduce the Wikimedia projects, which involves collaborative work, research skill etc.
  • To help the students to enhance their digital skill, do a critical evaluation of information, consumption, and creation of open knowledge resources.
  • To enrich the content of Indic language Wikimedia projects, which also train the students to access the information in vernacular languages and contribute to the worldwide web.

  History: Till now CIS-A2K has conducted 4 rounds of internship of the Christ university students. Which has helped them to develop the knowledge and skill related to Wikipedia editing.
  What part of this program will remain the same and why? The structure and allocation of the work will remain the same because in your earlier intervention we have achieved great success in this and community members appreciated it.
  What part of this program will change and why? The process of selection of the students will be changed and the allotment of the community members will be introduced this year because the guidance which the community members give is more precious and the students can be motivated to become a community member.

MediaWiki workshopEdit

  What? To conduct a MediaWiki training for the students who are having the basic knowledge of programming.
  Why? The Indic community which is associated with the technical aspect is very small. This event will focus to get more volunteers on board so that the community will be strengthened.
  How? A needs assessment will be done with the existing Wikimedia community and Media community to understand the exact place where the student's support is required and students skills will be analysed with a small discussion and then the MediaWiki training sessions and angeda will be prepared. This will be of 2-3 day event, mostly the students will be thought on basics of MediaWiki, Creation of simple extenison and fixing the bugs on phabicator.

Vasireddy Venkatadri Institute of Technology(VVIT)Edit

In next year VVIT WikiConnect and CIS-A2K will be entering an MOU. VVIT WikiConnect is a student organization from Vasireddy Venkatadri Institute of Technology, located in the vicinity of Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India. It is a college-based club that has been established to promote the concept of Wikimedia movement i.e. the concept of free access to knowledge, among the students and staff of the college.

The main reason behind this collaboration to provide better support to the student community so that we will be able to get the best out of the students and key objectives are:

  • To introduce the Wikimedia projects, which involves collaborative work, research skill etc.
  • To help the students to enhance their digital skill, do a critical evaluation of information, consumption, and creation of open knowledge resources.
  • To enrich the content of Indic language Wikimedia projects, which also train the students to access the information in vernacular languages and contribute to the world wide web.

Wiki Awareness Session(s)Edit

  What?To create Awareness among the students at college, so that we can get more number of students on board and contribute to Wikimedia movement.
  Why?In the VVIT every year new students will be joining the university. Not every student joined will be having the idea about the Wikimedia movement. these sessions will help the students to understand the key concepts of the Wikimedia movement and then if students feel interested we will be engaging them with the regular activities.
  How?

  • A poster describing the Wikimedia movement and its benefits will be created and put on the Notice board, College website and others.
  • A short welcoming video to the students of the Wikimedia movement and its benefits will be circulated over the social media channels and University mailing list.

MediaWiki workshopEdit

  What? To conduct a MediaWiki training for the students who are having the basic knowledge of programming.
  Why? The indic community which is associated with the technical aspect is very small. This event will focus to get more volunteers on board so that the community will be strengthened.
  How? A needs assessment will be done with the existing Wikimedia community and Media community to understand the exact place where the student's support is required and students skills will be analysed with a small discussion and then the MediaWiki training sessions and agenda will be prepared. This will be of 2-3 day event, mostly the students will be thought on basics of MediaWiki, Creation of simple extenison and fixing the bugs on phabicator.

Wikisource trainingEdit

  What? To create Awareness about Wikisource.
  Why? Wikisource is an important Wikimedia project. Which has lots of benefits and there is a need to build the community to do the Wikisource work.
  How?20 students will be selected from the student's community and 3 stages of training will be given. Where students will be monitored closely and at the 3rd stage students will be given training about the advanced topics in Wikisource.

Advanced Wikidata TrainingEdit

  What? To create Awareness of the knowledge storing in the structure format and Wikidata.
  Why? The current student community are having a basic knowledge of Wikidata. But the students are not aware of the recent trends in Wikidata and they lack in advanced skills. So they are not able to contribute in effective manner.
  How? A needs assessment will be done with the existing Wikidata community at VVIT to understand the exact place where the student's support is required and 2 days tainiing will be planned and a week long Wikidata editing campaign will be conducted.

Intensive Personalized Wiki TrainingEdit

  What? An Intensive Personalized Wiki Training (IPWT) will be organised to enhance the skills of the student's in the current project that students are working and interested in.
  Why? Intensive Personalised Training Program is a project where CIS-A2K attempts to provide support to the community member. We believe that community members can do much qualitative work if the community is trained with recent tools and development.
  How?To enhance the skills of very active students in VVIT, an Intensive Personalised Wiki Training Session will be conducted. All the participants selected should be consistently active for one year in any of the Wiki projects. Before the actual workshop, a needs assessment will be done to know the requirements of the participants and interests. Then the agenda will be prepared accordingly.