On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 5:35 AM, David Richfield <email@example.com>
David Richfield here. I'm semi active on en-wikipedia at the moment.
We need to make people aware of options to use and contribute to
community projects like wikipedia, openstreetmap.org, linux, etc.
When people understand what they can get and how they can help others
in the process, we all gain.
We also need to educate the educators, so that they can help students
to understand the difference between different types of sources: what
is a primary source, a secondary source and a tertiary source? How do
you cite information? What do you use different sources of
information for? What kind of information to you need to track to a
primary source, and what to a secondary source? Can you cite
something you haven't read? When people can correctly answer these
questions, they'll know how to use and contribute to Wikimedia
Another thing: if language educators realize how brilliant translation
is as a language education tool, and how people who translate
Wikipedia into African languages can gain while giving, it should be a
great leap forward!
Looking forward to the meetup! Getting a venue sorted is now getting
urgent: any ideas?
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