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 > > -- Hari Prasad Nadig http://hpnadig.net | http://twitter.com/hpnadig http://flickr.com/hpnadig
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