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Neuromathematics on Wikipedia: creating and improving content on web 2.0 platforms

Grant number: 17/04989-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Journalism
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2017
Effective date (End): March 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Communications
Principal Investigator:Fernando Jorge da Paixão Filho
Grantee:Wilson Krugner Vicentim
Home Institution: Instituto de Matemática e Estatística (IME). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ), Canada  
Associated research grant:13/07699-0 - Research, Innovation and Dissemination Center for Neuromathematics - NeuroMat, AP.CEPID

Abstract

One of the main challenges faced by the academic community, science diffusion may be and is already potentialized by technologies attributed to the so-called web 2.0, among which, there is Wikipedia. This project has as goal to continue the process of intensification ofthe use of the on-line encyclopedia in the diffusion of contents related to Neuromathematics,focus of the NeuroMat Wikipedia Initiative. Another purpose is to understand the relationbetween numeracy in a country and the level of its inhabitants' contributions to the entries onthe subject on the electronic encyclopedia.