The article and the title specifically sounds like the students have been
'commissioned' to edit Wikipedia. Doesn't this send a wrong statement
across?

On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 2:46 PM, CherianTinu Abraham
<tinucher...@gmail.com>wrote:

>
> *Sakaal Times : 1,000 city students selected to write for Wikipedia*
> http://www.sakaaltimes.com/SakaalTimesBeta/20110818/5418078935336057340.htm
> http://epaper.sakaaltimes.com/SakaalTimes/18Aug2011/Enlarge/page5.htm
>
> *PUNE: Over 1,000 local students, including 843 from College of
> Engineering, Pune (CoEP) alone, have become part of Wikipedia's 'India
> education program' that aims at generating quality content for the world's
> largest online encyclopedia with the participation from academic community
> in India. *
> * *
> *Wikipedia, during early June this year, had rolled out this initiative in
> India with Pune being chosen as preferred location for the pilot launch.*
> * *
> *“We have framed courses in seven different disciplines of engineering as
> a part of 'India education program' and a total 843 students have been
> enrolled for these courses. Students assessment in these courses will
> reflect in their internal evaluation,” CoEP director Anil Sahasrabudhe said.
> *
> * *
> *“We have appointed ten faculty members for these courses, while 12
> classrooms are practicing this innovation in teaching,” he told reporters on
> Wednesday.*
> * *
> *Hishan Mundol, who is leading 'India education program' said that
> Wikipedia and CoEP faculty members have signed agreement to execute the
> programme.*
> * *
> *“Our initiative has been facilitating innovative ways of teaching and
> innovative ways of engaging students.  Students undergo a lot of written
> assignments, some of which would be replaced by writing articles for
> Wikipedia,” he said.*
> * *
> *Symbiosis School of Economics, Modern College of Engineering and SNDT
> Women's University (Pune Campus) are other local institutions, whose
> students have participated in the 'India education program' in the beginning
> phase.*
> * *
> *Prior to launch of its programme, Wikipedia had trained a group of  22
> volunteers, referred as 'campus ambassadors', who are expected to reach out
> to campuses to aid faculties and students in the matter of editing/creating
> content on online encyclopedia.*
> * *
> *WIKI’S AIM*
> *Wikipedia is of the view that information about India is not adequately
> represented on the online encyclopedia and filling this void is their main
> aim.*
>
>
>
> Regards
> Tinu Cherian
> http://wiki.wikimedia.in/In_the_news#Aug_2011
>
>
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