Hello sir, I am glad you took such a step. I am a student of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER)- mohali. Presently I am in first year. I have been doing some work in the field of education for past 3 years but I was really active only in the past year. I would like to help you in chalking out a syllabus suitable for many state boards and the central boards. This attempt might work very well in english itself though publication in hindi would not be a bad idea either. However I doubt if some agency would be supporting this initiative. I can try to talk to some officials nearby but the problem is that I do not have proper credentials to represent any body. However, I will try to do whatever I can. Let me know, if I can be of some use.
--- On Wed, 31/8/11, Martin A. Walker <walke...@potsdam.edu> wrote: > From: Martin A. Walker <walke...@potsdam.edu> > Subject: [Wikimediaindia-l] Subject-based books of Wikipedia content > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Date: Wednesday, 31 August, 2011, 11:09 AM > I'm User:Walkerma from the English > Wikipedia. I've been working for some > time on producing offline collections of Wikipedia content > from the > English > Wikipedia. We're currently looking at the possibility > of subject-based > books (e.g., on topics such as mammals or chemistry) for > schools, using an > affordable local printer. > > Working with PediaPress I put together a "taster" example > on chemistry, > which is available here: > http://pediapress.com/files/schoolbooks/chemistry.pdf > though I'd like to expand it. This one is aligned to > the English schools > GCSE, but others could be designed around the curricula of > different > countries or provinces. I would see this just as a > start - we would want > to cover other subjects, other countries and other > languages if it was > successful. > > My questions: > *Would anyone here be interested in working with me on > developing this > further? > *Would English language books be useful in schools, or > could we only use > ones in Hindi, etc? > *If these books are useful, does anyone here have contacts > with a > provincial or local ministry/board of education that might > support an > initiative like this? > > Thanks for your time, > Martin > Martin A. Walker > Department of Chemistry > SUNY College at Potsdam > Potsdam, NY 13676 USA > +1 (315) 267-2271 > > > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l > _______________________________________________ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindiafirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l