Dear Wikimedians interested in Education stuff :-)
Tommorrow I will broadcast the Education meeting from Milan. We will use the Big Blue Button system http://www.bigbluebutton.org/
For those who will not be in Milan you should be able to follow all the meeting by this way. In order to avoid a lost of time in setting up the system (still in beta version) I would recommend that:
1) For those who just want to look: should work without problem
2) For those who want to participate through BBB:
*Use and headset , micro + headphone is optimal, but headphone is mandatory (avoid spurious echo)
*try BBB on their website
I will post tonight a list of link to the BBB room for tomorrow directly on meta http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_Education_Program/Education_Pr…
If you need more information, do not hesitate to contact me.
I use this email for mailing list only.
Charles ANDRES, Chairman
"Wikimedia CH" – Association for the advancement of free knowledge –
I'd like to let folks know about the awesome international Free Culture
Conference in NYC on Saturday/Sunday of this weekend at New York Law School.
Free Culture is the larger movement for knowledge sharing and open
education, of which Wikipedia/Wikimedia are an integral branch.
A relevant conference highlight is the Wikipedia and Education Panel on
Please sign up to our page on-wiki for the Free Culture Conference:
And see the full details in the message below!
Students for Free Culture, the Institute for Information Law and Policy,
and New York Law School present-
*FCX2013: Free Culture Conference*
*Dates: *Saturday, April 20, 2013 - Sunday, April 21, 2013
*Location: *New York Law School, 185 West Broadway, New York, NY
The Free Culture Conference is an annual gathering of students, activists,
thinkers, and innovators who are dedicated to advancing discussions on
technology, law, and public policy and advocating for a more free, open,
and participatory digital environment. Through panels, keynote speakers,
and workshops, FCX 2013 will focus on current issues in intellectual
property law, open access to educational resources, maker culture, digital
rights, and technology policy.
For more information about the conference, visit the conference website:
If you have any questions, feel free to email board(a)freeculture.org. Program
details are below. After party details to follow.
*Through the generosity of our sponsors, SFC is once again able to offset
students' and activists' travel costs for this year’s conference in NYC. If
you can’t afford the cost of traveling to NYC, please do not hesitate to
fill out the form to request travel funding. We have some money and we want
to give it to you. Here is the form: **http://bit.ly/fcx2013_travelfunding*
*Day 1 (April 20, 2013)*
08:30 a.m. – 09:30 a.m.
09:30 a.m. – 09:45 a.m.
09:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
*A.M. Keynote: Benjamin Mako Hill *(Berkman Center for Internet and Society)
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
*Getting Past Gridlock: What does Tangible Copyright Reform Look Like?*
How can copyleft advocates and copyright reformists make progress in
effectuating change in United States copyright laws? This panel considers
what smaller, achievable reform looks like, how it can be accomplished, and
what next steps for the immediate future will be. Panelists will discuss:
Are the objectives of the Copyright Act being met in practice today? How
can reform, even at a small scale, benefit content owners, creators, and
*· **Parker Higgins* (Electronic Frontier Foundation)
*· **Patricia Aufderheide *(Center for Social Media, American University)
*· **Karen Sandler *(QuestionCopyright.org, GNOME)
*· **Sherwin Siy *(Public Knowledge)
11:45 a.m. – 01:00 p.m.
*The Future of Open Access Advocacy*
Open Access has been of great interest and importance to SFC for several
years. This panel focuses on what open access means and what kind of
advocacy work is being done in this area, as well as clarifying
misconceptions of what open access is really about. Panelists will talk
about their experiences with and perspectives on open access advocacy and
discuss: What is the impact of OA on academic research and publishing? What
are the core principles behind OA? How can people effectively advocate for
open access causes?
*· **Adi Kamdar* (Electronic Frontier Foundation)
*· **Nicole Allen* (Student PIRGs/Make Textbooks Affordable)
*· **Nick Shockey *(SPARC/Right to Research Coalition)
·* **Timothy Vollmer* (Creative Commons)
01:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
02:00 p.m. – 02:45 p.m.
*P.M. Keynote: James Vasile *(Open Internet Tools Project, New America
02:45 p.m. – 04:00 p.m.
*Makers, Hackers, and the World They Build*
Maker and hacker culture, highly collaboratory and extremely prolific, both
adopt free cultural ideals, such as sharing, open source, collaboration,
and remix. This panel explores how maker and hacker culture puts into
practice these free culture ideals, as well as how makers and hackers build
community and work towards social good.
·* **Trystram Spiro-Costello* (Rutgers University)
*· **Catarina Mota* (NYU ITP/openMaterials)
*· **Alicia Gibb *(NYCResistor/Open Source Hardware Association)
*· **Daniel Reetz *(DIYBookScanner.org)
04:00 p.m. – 05:15 p.m.
*The Changing Landscape of Online Speech and its Regulation*
Free speech is held as one of the central tenets of many online
communities, but what is meant by it? In many online communities,
censorship, freedom of speech, pornography, harassment, and hate speech are
often conflated without consideration of who is given the power to speak.
This panel will consider if, how, and when speech online should be
regulated, and by whom. Panelists will also discuss whether Internet
service providers should be held liable for user-generated content, and
what such liability would mean for free expression online.
*· **Jennifer Baek* (New York Law School)
*· **Molly Land* (New York Law School)
*· **Gabriel Rottman* (American Civil Liberties Union)
*· **Ari Waldman* (New York Law School)
05:15 p.m. – 05:30 p.m.
*Closing Remarks for Day 1*
*Day 2 (April 21, 2013)*
09:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
*Workshops Session I*
· *Open Access Advocacy*
*Moderators:* Nick Shockey (SPARC) and Matt Cooper (NAGPS)
· * **Wikipedia & Education*
*Moderator: *Lane Rasberry (Consumer Reports)
12:00 p.m. – 01:30 p.m.
*Workshops Session II*
· *Free Culture & Civic Engagement *
*Moderator:* Noel Hidalgo (Code for America)
*· The Future of the Org. *
*Moderators:* Kÿra (SFC), Jennifer Baek (SFC), and Adelaida McIntire (SFC)
01:30 p.m. – 02:30 p.m.
02:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
*SFC General Body Meeting*
I think there might be people here interested. Tom
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Subject: Join us for Online Learning Day
Have you registered<http://www.diplomacy.edu/registrations/online-learning-day>yet
for next week’s
*Online Learning Day*, on 17 April? No matter where you are located, we
would like to invite you to join our morning online debate. If you are
based in Geneva, you can also come to our evening get-together at Diplo’s
Online Learning Day is part of the Geneva E-diplomacy
Platform<http://www.diplomacy.edu/e-diplomacy>and aims to facilitate
an informed discussion on online learning and to
encourage an exchange of views and experience among providers of online
In preparation, we invite you to try out our short
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knowledge of online learning, and to complete a short online
poll <http://www.diplomacy.edu/onlinelearning-themes> to help us narrow
down the debate themes for the morning session.*
What to expect:*
The morning session (10.00 – 12.00 CET) will take place online and will
feature debates on current trends in online learning, including:
- opportunities and limitations of massive open online courses (MOOCs)
- social media tools to enrich online learning
- teaching practical topics (protocol, negotiations) effectively online
The evening session will be an informal meet-up style gathering at Diplo’s
office in Geneva (18.00 – 20.00 at 56, Rue de Lausanne), with refreshments.
Geneva-based providers of online learning will briefly present their
training programmes, and participants will have the opportunity to discuss
and ask questions in an informal setting. We will also hear directly from
participants who have attended some Geneva-based online learning courses.
This event is intended for anyone interested in online learning in the
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For more information and to register visit:
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I've just translated a page that I wrote on Vikidia that expound how a
Wikikids project can meet the prescriptions of some articles of the 1989
Convention on the Rights of the Child.
(you may correct my translation since my english is not perfect)
I'd like to translate as well another page :
in [[Wikikids/For children or by children ?]]. I think both can help to
understand and imagine what such a wiki can be.
I will attend the "Education Program Leaders Workshop 2013" by Wikimedia
in Milan on Thursday, April 18. And I offer to make a presentation about
the Vikidia/Wikikids project there, as I wrote there :
By the way, I have a figure to give you. Surprisingly Vikidia in
spanish, despite having no more real community, has shown the number of
unique visitors jump from 25.327 to 80.417 unique visitors a month in
one year, that is a 217,51 % progression...
Vikidia in french get 467.943 unique visitors a month (having by
contrast a lively and active community).
We had a thread about Wikikis/Vikidia on this mailing list in early
February, 2013 (subject : "[Wikimedia Education] Update on
Vikidia/Wikikids (was Wikipedia in schools)"), in which Samuel Klein
suggested to "Describe a potential schedule for a migration to WMF
hosting. See the history of the Wikivoyage page and the OmegaWiki page
Your help, reactions questions, and involvement for that are welcomed !
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a friend just shared this tool with me
*"SlideWiki aims to exploit the wisdom, creativity and productivity of the
crowd for the creation of qualitative, rich, engaging educational
SlideWiki users can create and collaborate on slides, diagrams, assessments
and arrange this content in richly-structured course presentations."
Tt seems interesting
I'll try it on my next presentation. :)
Everton Zanella Alvarenga (also Tom)
OKFN Brasil - Rede pelo Conhecimento Livre