Easy Collaboratively Generated Video

3 May, 2019

Hey All

Likely everyone realizes that video is a key method of health education. We at Wikipedia have just launched an easy way to collaboratively create video. Nothing particularly fancy yet but you can see some examples here:

Video on polio https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:VideoWiki/Polio

Video on malaria https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:VideoWiki/Malaria

Instructions on how to make your own https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:VideoWiki/Tutorial

Tool is of course under an open license. Inputs to the tool must also be under an open license (including text and images / media). There is the ability to make videos in any language (for those languages in which text to speech does not have support a human's voice can be added).

Here is a video on dengue in Odia for example https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%E0%AC%89%E0%AC%87%E0%AC%95%E0%A...

Please come to Wikipedia and try it out :-)


James Heilman

MD, CCFP-EM, Wikipedian

HIFA profile: James Heilman is a Wikipedian and works with Wiki Project Med Foundation, a charity whose mission is to make clear, reliable, comprehensive, up-to-date educational resources and information in the biomedical and related social sciences freely available to all people in the language of their choice. He is an Emergency Room Physician in Cranbrook, British Columbia, and a Clinical Instructor at the University of British Columbia. jmh649 AT gmail.com