[Wikimedia-l] And content - Re: WikiReaders4Kids

Mathias Damour mathias.damour at laposte.net
Sun May 5 18:31:38 UTC 2013


How should be token into consideration the low readability of Wikipedia, 
which was pointed out by some recent studies, as far as this device is 
devoted to children ?

There is Simple English Wikipedia as far as English is concerned. For 
other language, there is the *Wikikids* proposal that has had some 
activity recently and 2 or 3 existing and well running wiki for children.
That's about setting a frame pulled after the existing wikis for kids, 
to make good work, associate potential editors (including children), and 
then (notably ;-)) to supply a WikiReaders4Kids with suitable and 
quality content a few years later !
Present step is to assemble a comparison between those existing wikis to 
help to work out what should be the basic principles for such a project.
Have a look at it !

Le 05/05/2013 06:27, Victor Grigas a écrit :
> Hello everyone,
> My partner and I just started a campaign on Indiegogo.com to raise funds to
> buy all remaining WikiReaders and distribute them to schools and kids in
> places that don't have internet at no charge to the schools and kids.
> The campaign is here:
> http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-us-distribute-wikireaders-to-kids
> The video is here:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j07ROeiaFg0
> Please consider funding the campaign and if you can't fund the campaign,
> please share the link with others!
> While I am an employee of the Wikimedia Foundation, I am doing this
> entirely as a volunteer.
> Thanks!

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