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OER16: Open Culture
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 30, 2016 last modified Jan 30, 2016 06:53 AM — filed under: ,
The 7th Open Educational Resources Conference, OER16: Open Culture, will be held on April 19 and 20, 2016 at the University of Edinburgh. The event is organized by Association for Learning Technology.
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Wikipedia initiative - Celebrating legacy of Bangalore Blue grapes online
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 29, 2016 last modified Jan 29, 2016 03:44 PM — filed under: , , ,
Black is beautiful, and it can go places if it is well researched. When HL Omshivaprakash wrote a Wikipedia article about Karnataka's bidriware, the metal handicraft where gleaming black bowls and hookahs are dotted with delicate silver strips, he didn't expect it to be picked up by the French and Swedes.
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Blog Entry କେତେ ମାଗଣା ଫେସବୁକର ଫ୍ରି ବେସିକ୍ସ?
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Jan 27, 2016 last modified Jan 28, 2016 07:23 AM — filed under: , ,
This opinion piece in Odia on Facebook's Free Basics App was published in Odisha.com. The post highlights several user security and privacy that Free Basics is violating apart from violating net neutrality. It also brings the parallel of Airtel Zero and Free Basics with the Grameenphone project by Mozilla in Bangladesh and the worldwide Wikipedia Zero projects.
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Blog Entry Why It's Essential To Grow Indian-Language Wikipedias
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Jan 26, 2016 last modified May 28, 2016 06:52 AM — filed under: , , ,
On 15 January, Wikipedia, the free online encyclopaedia celebrated its 15th birthday, meeting this milestone with 36 million articles in more than 290 languages (the English-language Wikipedia alone has crossed the 5-million article mark). But here I want to address some major questions that we need to ask as Indians.
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Geographical Indications in India Edit-a-thon
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 26, 2016 — filed under: , , , , ,
Between 25 January and 31 January 2016, CIS-A2K is organizing an edit-a-thon to celebrate India's republic day. The goal of this edit-a-thon is to create and improve Geographical Indications articles.
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Blog Entry Digital Futures of Indian Languages - Notes from the Consultation
by Tejaswini Niranjana published Jan 12, 2016 last modified Jan 15, 2016 05:55 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
A consultation on 'digital futures of Indian languages' was held at the CIS office in Bangalore on December 12, 2015, to generate ideas and structure the Indian languages focus area of the CSCS Digital Innovation Fund (CDIF). It was led by Dr. Tejaswini Niranjana, Centre for the Study of Culture and Society (CSCS), and Tanveer Hasan, A2K programme at CIS; and was supported by CDIF. Here are the notes from the Consultation.
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Blog Entry ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଉଇକିପାଠାଗାର: ଓଡ଼ିଆରେ ଡିଜିଟାଲ ପାଠାଗାର ଆନ୍ଦୋଳନର ନୂଆ ମୁହଁ
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Jan 12, 2016 last modified Jan 28, 2016 07:25 AM — filed under: , , ,
Many would be searching for Odia-language books on the internet. Many would feel like correcting typos and other mistakes when found while reading a book, even online. Odia Wikisource is as a platform all those book lovers who want to read Odia books online and want to make more books available online.
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Read Bengali, Malayalam classics online as free Wiki libraries grow
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 10, 2016 last modified Jan 29, 2016 03:51 PM — filed under: , , ,
Content Includes Classics In Malayalam, Bengali.
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December 2015 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 31, 2015 last modified Jan 13, 2016 02:07 PM — filed under: , , , ,
Our newsletter for the month of December 2015 is below.
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Blog Entry Odia Wikipedia workshop in Puri, Odisha sparks creation of informal Wikipedia group WikiTungi
by Sailesh Patnaik published Dec 30, 2015 last modified Jan 12, 2016 05:28 AM — filed under: , , ,
The first ever Odia Wikipedia workshop in Odisha's historic town of Puri finally shaped in on this December 20. With 25 participants contributing to Odia Wikipedia this day, more Wikipedia outreach in the city were planned.
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