Submissions/Taking advantage of students' tech skills rather than their writing weaknesses, the experience of Wiki Learning Tec de Monterrey

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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. 6035 - E2
Title of the submission
Taking advantage of students' tech skills rather than their writing weaknesses, the experience of Wiki Learning Tec de Monterrey
Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, poster, birds of a feather discussion)
Author of the submission
Leigh Thelmadatter (Thelmadatter)
type of submission
Language of presentation
E-mail address
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Wiki Learning Tec de Monterrey
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)
By far the most common assignment given to students in educational institution is to write new articles in Wikipedia. While this has gotten easier with the new interface, there is still one major hurdle for many students, the ability to write academic prose. This is a challenge for many students at the Tec de Monterrey as well, meaning that doing this kind of work requires heavy supervision from professors, an impediment to expanding our program. However, we are fortunate that students here learn a number of technical skills which are fairly rare among Wikimedians in general, professional level photography, audio recording, video recording/editing and animation. We have seen at presentations at prior Wikimanias how much the Wiki-projects are lacking in these and other audiovisual elements, which become increasingly important as Internet users increasingly expect to see more than simple text and photos in online information resources. This presentation will demonstrate examples of audiovisual projects, done by Tec de Monterrey students including video interviews, 3D modeling, recording of pronunciations (including those from native speakers of Mexican indigenous languages) and other spoken text, video/animation tutorials and PSA-type shorts, and clips demonstrating elements requiring movement, such as martial arts techniques and how machines operate.
What will attendees take away from this session? The purpose is to give other education programs ideas to reach students in classes where writing articles may not be valued as much as an opportunity to practice audiovisual skills.
Theme of presentation
  • Education

For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?
Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
25 minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Very unlikely, I am relying on funding from my school to go, which is likely only if I am presenting
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Submission is a Draft
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