Hi Shyamal,

Thanks for sharing the deck and for stating the importance of Information
literacy and research techniques.  Could not agree any more about their
importance. However, as you have rightly noted the focus is more on doing a
successful outreach. Would try to incorporate some of these skill set into
the program design.

Best,
Vishnu


On 7 September 2013 08:43, Shyamal L. <lshya...@gmail.com> wrote:

> I see that core editing related matters are included only in point 5 and
> 6. I was recently examining some statistics related to BSNL dynamic IP
> addresses since I quite frequently see a new message for me when I log in
> in the morning on the en.wiki and the message turns out to be in almost all
> cases warnings against poor editing, vandalism and so on. On some IP
> ranges, about 1-6% of all IP talk pages have warnings and an analysis shows
> that the most common problem is poor sourcing, self-promotion and other
> forms of advertising.
>
> In my (limited) experience working with advanced students (MS + levels) on
> Wikipedia editing, I have found it very useful to cover Information
> Literacy and research techniques. Information Literacy skills are taught in
> very few higher learning centres in India (I may be wrong though since such
> courses were available to me both at undergrad and postgrad levels) I would
> suggest that it is vital that people know about what research is and how
> sources are evaluated. I also think there needs to be coverage of technical
> writing  (which includes reviewing literature, structuring, brevity,
> balance, avoiding closed paraphrasing and plagiarism, inline citation with
> templates, citation styles - Harvard, MLA, APA, use of bibliographic tools
> like Zotero )
>
> best wishes
> Shyamal
> PS: will check if i can find the slides that i use, only able to find my
> internet research slides at the moment
> http://www.slideshare.net/muscicapa/information-literacy-and-internet-use-for-entomologists
>
> 1) Public Speaking and Engaging the audience
>> 2) Presentation Skill and Body language
>> 3) Basic Video editing skills
>> 4) Leveraging mainstream and social media
>> 5) Basics of Copyright and Creative Commons for Content Donation and
>> Digitization
>> 6) Technical session on complexities of Indian Languages on Computers (or
>> based on majority participants need)
>> 7) Wikimedia India Chapter - History and Present
>>
>>
>>
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