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This page compiles all the information regarding India.


This is a list of events celebrated in this country.
Name Type DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. Website
Annual Conference of Malayalam Wikimedians 2012 conference 28 April 2012
Wiki Conference India 2011 conference 18 November 2011
Wikipedia CPOV Conference 2010 Bangalore conference 12 January 2010


This is a list of authors in this country.
Name Affiliation Website
Gaurav Paruthi
William Thies


This is a list of publications by authors of this country.
Title Author(s) Keyword(s) Published in Language DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. Abstract R C
VidWiki: Enabling the crowd to improve the legibility of online educational videos Cross A.
Bayyapunedi M.
Ravindran D.
Cutrell E.
William Thies
Massive open online course
Online education
Video annotation
English 2014 Videos are becoming an increasingly popular medium for communicating information, especially for online education. Recent efforts by organizations like Coursera, edX, Udacity and Khan Academy have produced thousands of educational videos with hundreds of millions of views in their attempt to make high quality teaching available to the masses. As a medium, videos are time-consuming to produce and cannot be easily modified after release. As a result, errors or problems with legibility are common. While text-based information platforms like Wikipedia have benefitted enormously from crowdsourced contributions for the creation and improvement of content, the various limitations of video hinder the collaborative editing and improvement of educational videos. To address this issue, we present VidWiki, an online platform that enables students to iteratively improve the presentation quality and content of educational videos. Through the platform, users can improve the legibility of handwriting, correct errors, or translate text in videos by overlaying typeset content such as text, shapes, equations, or images. We conducted a small user study in which 13 novice users annotated and revised Khan Academy videos. Our results suggest that with only a small investment of time on the part of viewers, it may be possible to make meaningful improvements in online educational videos. Copyright 0 0
Mapping large educational websites to interactive DVDs Ittan S.
Gaurav Paruthi
William Thies
Proceedings - 2012 IEEE 4th International Conference on Technology for Education, T4E 2012 English 2012 In areas lacking computers and Internet connectivity, one promising strategy for delivering electronic educational content is to utilize common household technologies such as TVs and DVD players. Recent work has demonstrated that it is possible to leverage the interactive features of DVD players to provide an (offline) Internet browsing experience, using the remote control for search and navigation. However, until now it has not been documented how to overcome the engineering challenges in mapping large numbers of interactive menus to a single DVD. This paper offers the first description of such a tool. We have applied this tool to burn over 257,000 screens of Wikipedia content to an interactive DVD, for use by low-income communities. 0 0
Utilizing DVD players as low-cost offline Internet browsers Gaurav Paruthi
William Thies
Dvd players
Educational technology
Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference on Human factors in computing systems English 2011 In the developing world, computers and Internet access remain rare. However, there are other devices that can be used to deliver information, including TVs and DVD players. In this paper, we work to bridge this gap by delivering offline Internet content on DVD, for interactive playback on ordinary DVD players. Using the remote control, users can accomplish all of the major functions available in a Web browser, including navigation, hyperlinks, and search. As our driving application, we map the entirety of - encompassing 5,500 articles and 259,000 screens - to a double-layer DVD. We evaluate our system via a study of 20 low-income users in Bangalore, India. Using our DVD as reference, participants are able to answer factual questions with over 90% success. While most participants prefer to use a computer if one is available, for resource-poor environments the DVD platform could represent a viable and low-cost alternative. 0 0