Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Let's Get Video on Wikipedia

Let's Get Video on Wikipedia is a joint project of five organizations including Miro, Kaltura, and the Wikimedia Foundation. As the name implies, the purpose of the project is get people to develop videos to complement Wikipedia articles. In an attempt to ensure that only quality videos appear on Wikipedia, Let's Get Video on Wikipedia has outlined a format and creation process for video submissions. Interested in making a video for Wikipedia? Take a look at the list of topics on this Wikipedia page.
To learn more about Let's Get Video on Wikipedia, watch the video below.


Applications for Education
Let's Get Video on Wikipedia could prove to be an excellent complement to Wikipedia entries. Other services have tried to match Wikipedia articles to YouTube videos in the past, but putting videos directly on Wikipedia pages would make it easier to quickly find videos that provide explanations. If you're looking for a video project in which students demonstrate their understanding of a topic, take a look at the list of suggestions on Let's Get Video on Wikipedia