[Open Movement] can be a platform that allows people to access contents and materials openly or it can be a social gathering and movement toward knowledge and experience sharing.
Posts By: Jessica Ellis
At Wikimania Washington in 2012, the WikiAfrica at the Africa Centre’s need and vision were launched through the presentation below.
Why We Do It Africa is the least visible continent on the internet. Whether we look at the past or present in terms of marking events, people, places of global importance, literature, science or art, Africa is virtually silent. Over 2 billion people now use the internet as their primary source for research, information and, READ MORE
Open Education is regarded as a major trend in education around the world. With the rise of online platforms dedicated to sharing knowledge and making it accessible and free of charge, open education is a key player in how we learn and share knowledge. “Open education is a collective term to describe institutional practices and programmatic READ MORE
South Africa now enjoys Wikipedia Zero powered by MTN. Wikipedia Zero is a project which allows mobile phone users, using the MTN network, to access content and articles on Wikipedia for free. Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia for doing research and study, improved and authored by users across the world. It’s a collaborative online platform, READ MORE
Creative Commons is a nonprofit organisation that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools. Creative Commons facilitates the use of 6 free-to-use copyright licenses. These standardised copyright licenses are easy to use and understand, and give the public permission to share creative work on variable conditions of their READ MORE
The participating Wikipedians-in-Residence on the Open Advocate Training Course, #OpenAfrica14, enjoyed having Jonathan Carter on the programme to discuss Open and Free resources and software. Jonathan Carter works with the Praekelt Foundation, which is based in South Africa. He is the Technical Manager of the Foundation. Jonathan is a long-time software programmer who has been programming READ MORE
The WikiAfrica Incubator is an online portal on Wikipedia that nurtures new articles about Africa. Articles passing through the WikiAfrica Incubator are likely to stay on Wikipedia. This is because only those articles that follow the recommended writing guidelines of Wikipedia and have balanced, well-cited content, are able to progress from the WikiAfrica Incubator. Over READ MORE