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Submissions/Klexikon the free encyclopedia for children poster

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This is an Open submission for Wikimania 2017 that has not yet been reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.

Submission no. 7011 Subject - P1
Title of the submission

Klexikon - a free encyclopedia for children

Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, poster, birds of a feather discussion)


Author of the submission

Ziko van Dijk

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Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

ZUM Zentrale für Unterrichtsmedien im Internet

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Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)
The Klexikon's owl

The poster explains the history and present of the Klexikon, a wiki website for children in German. The Klexikon was created with support of Wikimedia Deutschland and is hosted by ZUM, an organisation for open educational resources and wikis. Just like Wikipedia, the Klexikon is an encylcopedia but with content suitable for children from six to twelve.

The poster is based on the 2015 report for WMDE and further experiences since then. One motive for this poster is to encourage similar projects in other languages.

What will attendees take away from this session?

The Klexikon is based on similar principles as Wikipedia but has different ways to reach its goal; it stimulates to think about Wikipedia. One motive for this poster is to encourage similar projects in other languages.

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  1. Daniel Mietchen (talk) 03:13, 9 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Jamie Tubers (talk) 16:53, 9 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Much of my great love for Wikipedia came from my love for encyclopedias, which I developed when I was five years old and read an encyclopedia made especially for children. Although it had its flaws, it was good enough to bring me to where I am today, dedicating much of my waking time to Wikipedia in one way or another. This is a very interesting topic. Related: Submissions/Working with kids : Wikipedia vs Vikidia. --Amir É. Aharoni (talk) 10:06, 11 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  4. GastelEtzwane (talk) 18:01, 3 May 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Olaniyan Olushola (talk) 21:37, 3 May 2017 (UTC)[reply]