Wikipedia:Offline Internet Resources for Latin America

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Offline Innovation - Bridging the Digital Divide in Latin America, a 5-minute documentary about this campaign's distribution of Wikipedia's medical content in Kiwix through the Internet in a Box.

Offline Internet Resources for Latin America is a campaign by researchers and students at School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University to provide access to Wikipedia, Wikimedia resources, and other open educational resources to people in Latin America. The campaign has been ongoing since 2013. Every cohort of students has a different interest, so in each different project of the campaign, the outreach and research has a different focus in research scope, content sharing, and region in Latin America. Some common elements among many projects include sharing health information on Wikipedia and distributing offline Wikipedia content through the Internet in a Box devices.

This project has tie-ins with multiple other stakeholder groups. Briefly, this project is of interest to Wikimedia communities in New York City, WikiProject Medicine, Spanish language outreach projects, Kiwix, and offline deployment teams.

Project coordinators[edit]

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Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Columbia School of International and Public Affairs
  • Anne Nelson (user:Anelsona) - professor at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. Has participated in Wikipedia:Education program regularly from 2011-2016.
  • Kendall Stewart - program administrator at School of International and Public Affairs
  • Mariela Machado Fantacchiotti (user:Marielavzla) - Technical advisor for ICT projects at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University - Program Manager at Engineering for Change
  • Ramona Sunderwirth - physician and professor of emergency medicine at Mt. Sinai
  • Lane Rasberry (User:Bluerasberry - Consumer Reports and Wikipedia
  • the offline Wikipedia team, including meta:Internet-in-a-box which presents Kiwix
    • In 2017 they Kiwix has its own WMF-funded development project described at meta:Grants:Project/Stephane/Kiwix/Offline medical
    • WikiProject Medicine is curating an app
    • The idea is that Kiwix makes an app package, WikiProject Medicine fills the package with medical content, the app is loaded onto the Internet-in-a-box device, and this team deploys it in Latin America
  • Wikimedia NYC, the Wikimedia chapter in NYC which is local to Columbia University

Media[edit]

  • Lehman, Laura; Fantacchiotti, Mariela Machado; Sylvia, Emily; Bercu, Chiara; Verburg, Gary; Johnson, Tricia; Diaz, Ana Carolina (19 April 2016). "The Cuban Internet". Foreign Affairs.
  • Frías, Gabriela; Machado, Mariela (22 December 2016). "El ejemplo cubano para solucionar la brecha digital en el mundo". CNNEspañol.com (in Spanish).
  • Nelson, Katherine; Gonzales, Lucia del Pilar Haro; Millán, Maria González; Suito, Jorge Salem; Nelson, Katherine; Gonzales, Lucia del Pilar Haro; Millán, Maria González; Suito, Jorge Salem (8 June 2017). "Information for the Unconnected". Foreign Affairs.
  • Earth Institute; Nelson, Katherine; Gonzales, Lucia Haro; Millan, Maria Gonzalez; Suito, Jorge Salem (13 June 2017). "Internet-in-a-Box: Connectivity for the Rest of the World". Earth Institute.
  • Nelson, Katherine; Gonzales, Lucia Haro; Millan, Maria Gonzalez; Suito, Jorge Salem (14 June 2017). "Internet-in-a-box—connectivity for the rest of the world". Phys.org.
  • Nelson, Anne (2 August 2017). "Learning to Teach ICT4D: 10 Principles from 20 years in the Classroom". Engineering For Change.
  • bluerasberry (5 August 2017). "Sharing Wikipedia offline medical information in the Dominican Republic". The Signpost.
  • bluerasberry (23 October 2017). "Offline Wikipedia developed at OFF.NETWORK Content Hackathon". The Signpost.

Class events[edit]

Regional programs[edit]

Presentations[edit]

Wikimedia Foundation grant requests[edit]

Contact[edit]

For local Wikipedia support contact user:bluerasberry, lrasberry@consumer.org.