Talk:Education/Greenhouse/teamsubmissions/Alva's Wikipedia Students Association
Thank you for your application!
|Thank you for submitting your team application to the very first edition of the Wikimedia & Education Greenhouse! We appreciate your efforts and passion for the Wikimedia movement and its value in education. From today May 13 until May 19 you will get the chance to receive input from the community and improve your applications. Do try to to engage with the community and take some minutes to reply to questions and feedback you might receive. Feel free to make edits and/or add more details to your team application until May 19. The selection committee will start evaluating applications on May 20. Cheers! --MGuadalupe (WMF) (talk) 15:42, 13 May 2019 (UTC)|
Hi @Ashoka KG, Durga bhat bollurodi, Ananth subray:, Just wanted to first say thank you for submitting a complete and detailed application! I have a few questions I'd like to bring to your attention: - What do you mean by “leadership training workshop”? Is it an opportunity to grow as a leader in the Wikimedia community connected to academic leadership for the students who will participate in the project? - I see that your goals are connected to encouraging the participation of women in the movement, does this mean that the activities you describe will be conducted with female-only audiences? - You mention that developing digital literacy, critical thinking and problem solving skills are important benefits of using the Wikimedia platforms in education. How do you plan to measure the impact of your project in the development of digital skills in the students involved? I think this would be a really good point to add to your indicators of success!
Additionally, I think it would be great if you could specify which languages you will be focusing on when you create/improve articles on Wikipedia and when you proofread Wikisource entries. Thank you and again kudos for a great submission! Best, --MGuadalupe (WMF) (talk) 01:27, 17 May 2019 (UTC)
- What do you mean by “Leadership Training Workshop”?
Answer:When we conduct a Wikimedia Education events. we get a good number of students to develop the Wikimedia project, in which there are types of students
- Who is having a high-interest level.
- Who is not having any interest.
The leadership training the workshop will focus on training the highly interested students to become the leaders and in return, they will conduct the outreach activities in a there locality or they will help us conduct the future activities. Leadership training will include presentations, group discussions, seminars, one to one interactions about Wikipedia topics, research topics on the relevant subject area and preparing the youngsters in framing them to come out of nervousness, discouragement and less involvement.
- Do your activities will be female-only audience?
Answer: No. the activities throughout the year are planned involve both men and women. Among them 20% of programmes exclusively women oriented and among the new trainers more than 50% students must be girls.
- How do you plan to measure the impact of your project in the development of digital skills?
Answer: The Colleges which we are focusing on belongs to the rural region, where students will have a minimum availability of internet connectivity and laptops also exposure to the internet world. Most of the students will be aware of the basic use of computers. We will be measuring the growth of Digital literacy skills with the help of the following parameters:
- Communication and collaboration
- Digital content creation
- Which languages you will be focusing?
Answer:We will be working on Kannada, Tulu and Konkani 3 South Indian languages and also we will try work on other Indic languages if students are interested.--Ashoka KG (talk) 05:15, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
- Thank you for your detailed answers, Ashoka KG. All the best! --MGuadalupe (WMF) (talk) 15:33, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
Hello, Thank you for applying to WPE Green House, I read all your application and looking forward to your great work!
As I did understand from your application, you are going to improve the women content on Wikipedia with the help of college students, it's a very good goal becuace women content needs to be improved in the encyclopedia, Are you going to involve both males and females students? Will you be preferring females over males?
Are you going to enrich Indic language only?
It's great to involve visitors and encourage them to ask question so that they could know more about Wikimedia Foundation and its projects, This is good for Wikimedia goals, I really liked this part from your aims.
As I noticed that there is no limits for the number of edit-a-thon workshops, since they are so important to rate students, it would be great to set limits.
For offline training, it is great to involve schools and universities, Do you think that it would be easy to find schools, universities, and people who may give an interest to your project?
It's great that you are working in founding a sustained WPE.
You can use the Pet scan tool here to find articles that need to be improved in a specific category in your language.
With luck. --Mohammad Hijjawi (talk) 19:49, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
Answer on Comments
- Are you going to involve both males and females students? Will you be preferring females over males?
Answer: Yes. We are going to involve both male and female students. As our Association students already working with the Wikipedia work majority of the active editors are girls. Definitely, we prefer more number of female over male in this greenhouse project.
- Are you going to enrich Indic language only?
Answer: Yes. We are going to enrich Indic language only at present but in future we extend it to other languages. Our motto is to grow globally with different languages.
- Do you think that it would be easy to find schools, universities, and people who may give an interest to your project?
Answer: Our team is related to education system, and we are connected with different colleges which come under different universities. So that makes us easy to reach the students in a possible level.--Ashoka KG (talk) 06:34, 28 May 2019 (UTC)
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