simpleshow foundation runs workshop with Wikimedia Netherlands
Almost everybody uses Wikipedia. But how many of you know that the world’s largest online encyclopedia is written by volunteer authors? And do you also know, that the instructive explainer videos by simpleshow foundation are likewise scripted by volunteer authors and experts? That makes it obvious that our two organizations not only get along well, but mutually benefit from swapping skills.
After last year’s successful events in Germany and Mexico, the Wikipedians in the Netherlands invited us over. The Dutch team agrees that explainer videos can spread access to freely available knowledge in an entertaining and easy-to-understand format.
On March 19th, Ilya and Sarah ran a simpleshow workshop for the Wikipedians in Utrecht. The first part of the workshop revolved around the basic principles of a simple explanation and how to apply them to video communication. Then, in the afternoon, the Wikipedia authors grabbed their pens or keyboards and got to writing. Their goal was to work with our simpleshow trainers and develop preliminary scripts that will be transformed into simpleshow explainer videos during the following weeks.
You now can look forward to exciting simpleshows concerned with many realms of the enormous Wikiverse. We’ve got something about Wikipedia for kids, freedom of panorama, and the Wiktionary, the Wiki-based dictionary in store for you!.
Of course, we’ll post all of these videos on Wikipedia as well as the simpleshow foundation’s YouTube channel.
After this fantastic trip to Utrecht, we’re very excited that our international collaboration with Wikipedia is developing so promisingly. Dank u wel, Wikimedia Nederland!
Our next stop is Wikimania 2016 in Esino Lario, Italy. And we’ve also been invited to Belgium. 🙂
On that note, let’s explain the world together!
Ziko van Dijk