For the past two months I was busy working with Microsoft and telecentre. org to create the Telecentre Knowledge Network, a wiki that
discusses issues facing the global telecentre movement, presents a condensed view of the knowledge about telecentres, and offers activists a place to share the knowledge and wisdom that comes from running telecentres.
(And as telecentre.org is a Canadian entity, “telecentre” is spelled correctly—although it took some getting used to.)
The wiki works like Wikipedia, except that it is for sharing knowledge about a specific field and not the world at large.
As for my contribution, I helped
- determine how the content from Making the CONNECTION: Scaling Telecenters for Development, written by the Academy for Educational Development, the book upon which the wiki was based, would be adapted to the wiki format
- design the wiki’s architecture
- create the style manual and tutorials on using the site
- decide what features the wiki should have
- coordinate requirements with the programmer
- oversee usability testing
Please explore the Telecentre Knowledge Network and tell others about it. Wikis are only effective when people share their knowledge and experiences.