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This is a Completed submission for Wikimania 2017 ready to be reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.

Submission no. 6034 - EO, S1
Title of the submission
The future of Wikipedia is creating a school on top of it. Presenting World of Knowledge WOK.
Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, poster, birds of a feather discussion)

Lecture

Author of the submission

Erik Bolinder

Language of presentation

English

E-mail address

erik bolinder wokcraft.com

Username

ironredblike

Country of origin

Sweden

Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

WOKcraft

Personal homepage or blog

www.wokcraft.com

Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

WOK project aims to take Wikipedia to the next level by adding a dimension currently missing- multiple choice questions. By adding control questions in form of a quiz in the end of every Wikipedia article, WOK has open up a new dimension of learning. Just as control questions at the end of each chapter in any textbook give the student time to reflect what has been read in order to learn. This is missing today in Wikipedia and the World of Knowledge project adress this issue. By the app WikiMaster but also with an API to be implemented by Wikipedia Community. See www.wokcraft.com/plugin

During 16 years and counting Wikipedia has been developing into the Nr 1 tool for trustful source for information and knowledge driving the extent of wikipedia articles beyond millions. WOK is a cousin project to Wikipedia developed by a dedicated small team since 2013 with a vision to enhance the grand Wikipedia project.

Today 350000 multiple choice questions is already tagged by the new Wikipedia community WOK. WOK mix Wikipedia, quiz and social media and aim to continue to be the Nr 1 Knowledge Network. WOK is Wikipedia with fun added. At date the Google App WikiMAster have a 4.4 rating and close to 200K downloads. WOK is currently on four languages with quiz and more will come.

WOK have added quiz to every article, indexed by wikipedia articles. With this simple and yet elegant solution; all the good with Wikipedia is still there. Nothing of Wikipedia is kept out or minimized. But just as good text books have control questions for reflection and learning in the end of the chapters: Wikipedia should have it. And with the collaboration of the growing community of WOKers, 350000 multiple choice questions on top of Wikipedia is already created.

What will attendees take away from this session? The insight of Wikipedia in its current form can be further developed into a school, a social network for learning and an even better tool for learning than it is today.
Theme of presentation
Education
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?

Beginning

Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
25 minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?

Most likely YES.

Slides or further information (optional)

To be sent

Special requests

none

Is this Submission a Draft or Final?
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This is a Completed submission for Wikimania 2017 ready to be reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.

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