WikiNews2Learning

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WikiNews2Learning regards a news as a triggering event for learning and capacity building. Applied on an Open Community Approach Wikinews and Wikiversity are connected. The news page describes the event and the wikiversity learning resources support citizens in dealing with the outcomes of the event. This includes further application of Wiki products like Wikipedia, to explain used terminology in the news and the learning resources in Wikiversity.

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Imagine news about climate change, new technology, events include sometimes information, terminology or touch scientific topics that might not be clear for everyone. News can be linked to learning and capacitiy building material that allow a better comprehension or could even suggest local activities correponding to the news.

  • Hurricane is coming (News), learn about self protection (Capacity Building in Wikiversity),
  • Number of Diabetes Patients in Country X is increasing (News), learn about a diet that reduces health risk (Capacity Building)
  • News about Great Pacific Garbage Patch (News), What is that? (Wikipedia) and how can I reduce my plastic garbarge? (Wikiversity).

The big benefit of such an approach is that a certain problem, risk or event in the wiki news can be linked directly to the following:

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