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Title: Wikipedia Students Club - Experiment and Experience


Krupal Kasyap

My name is Krupal Kasyap I am active member in Telugu Wikipedia from 2006, managed a number of outreach programs and training, design curriculums to suit community capacity building .I am Career and Technology Evangelist. I believe in Knowledge Equity, Experience in community outreach projects that empower and inspire society. I am honored to work alongside passionate individuals motivated by the pursuit of advancing access to free knowledge. Personally I am budding Social entrepreneur !

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Room: Room 326

Start time: Sat, 19 Aug 2023 15:30:00 +0800

End time: Sat, 19 Aug 2023 15:40:00 +0800

Type: Lightning talk

Track: Education

Submission state: confirmed

Duration: 10 minutes

Do not record: false

Presentation language: en

Abstract & description[edit source]

Abstract[edit source]

Wikipedia Students Club is a valuable learning experience that provides students with practical skills and knowledge, while also contributing to the advancement of knowledge and the democratization of information, this includes learnings about a series of seminars and training workshops followed by meditations over 3 months focused on adding high-quality content Wikimedia commons and Wikisource on club interested domain including Wikidata but challenge for college students participating in volunteering projects is finding projects that align with their interests and schedules. balancing the demands of volunteering with academic and other obligations.

Description[edit source]

Wikipedia Students Club is a global initiative that aims to promote and support the use of Wikipedia in education. Wikipedia Students Club provides studetns with a way to make a positive impact in their communities, develop new skills, gain work experience, and build their resumes. Volunteering can also provide an opportunity for personal growth and development, allowing students to expand their horizons, learn about new cultures, and develop empathy and compassion for others. The objectives of Wikipedia Students Club can include:

Encouraging students to contribute to Wikipedia: Wikipedia Students Club seeks to motivate students to contribute to Wikipedia by creating awareness of the importance of contributing to the world’s largest free encyclopedia.

Promoting digital literacy: By using Wikipedia, students can develop digital literacy skills such as online research, writing, and critical thinking.

Enhancing students’ research skills: Wikipedia Students Club promotes the use of Wikipedia as a tool for research and encourages students to use it as a starting point for further research.

Improving the quality of Wikipedia sister projects: By engaging students in Wikipedia editing, adding photos,, Wikipedia Students Club aims to improve the quality of Wikipedia articles.

Building a community of Wikipedia editors: Wikipedia Students Club provides a platform for students to connect with each other and with experienced Wikipedia editors to learn from each other and collaborate on projects.

Overall, the goal of Wikipedia Students Club is to promote the use of Wikipedia as an educational tool and to build a community of Wikipedia editors who are passionate about improving the quality and reliability of Wikipedia content. One challenge for college students participating in volunteering projects is finding projects that align with their interests and schedules. Many colleges and universities offer resources and support to help students find volunteering opportunities, including online databases of volunteer opportunities, on-campus service organizations, and service-learning courses.

Another challenge is balancing the demands of volunteering with academic and other obligations. Effective time management and communication skills can help students successfully balance their commitments and prioritize their responsibilities.

Further details[edit source]

Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?

We don’t have many contributors for Wikipedia sister projects The idea is to run outreach events in universities, institutes, or interest groups that engage people in fun activities around Wikipedia and free knowledge and building collaborative activities with Students and institution

Qn. What is the experience level needed for the audience for your session?

Everyone can participate in this session

Qn. What is the most appropriate format for this session?

  • Tick Onsite in Singapore
  • Empty Remote online participation, livestreamed
  • Empty Remote from a satellite event
  • Tick Hybrid with some participants in Singapore and others dialing in remotely
  • Empty Pre-recorded and available on demand