Submissions/Wikipedia for E-Book Readers

From Wikimania 2012 • Washington, D.C., USA

This is a rejected submission for Wikimania 2012.

Submission no. 679
Child reading an ebook on a low cost Android tablet
Title of the submission
Wikipedia for E-Book Readers
Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)
Author of the submission
Heiko Hees
E-mail address
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

In a recent survey among Wikipedia readers, a large percentage of respondents expressed their interest in using Wikipedia offline (41%) and download collections of articles for later consumption. At the same time ebook readers, tablets and smart phones are relative low cost and widely available platforms capable to display ebooks. Providing real ebook exports (screen size adaptable EPUB instead of fixed layout PDFs) through the collection extension is a logical next step (hopefully taken until Wikimania).

Next to technical advances the presentation gives an overview on how Wikipedia enriched ebooks can be used in education.

Technology and Infrastructure
Length of presentation/talk
25 Minutes
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