Talk:Education/Wikipedia Education Collaborative/Projects

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Decisions made[edit]

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  • I think a good idea would be first identify the audience profile. We could make a pre- campaign (as a pre-warming up) with a form to meet their the interests and experiences with Wikimedia projects. Then we can design how many activities, when is the best moment to launch, etc. I also suggest consider create badges or use some gamification technique. Melina Masnatta (talk) 10:49, 3 August 2016 (UTC)
  • I think the audience should be high school teachers and university professors that have an interest in edtech (Educational technology) or ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies). That audience probably follows one or more social media edtech outlets (twitter accounts, blogs, or specialized websites). We want these educators to include the use of Wikipedia (and Wikimedia at large) as one of the tech tools they use to improve student learning. --VMasrour (WMF) (talk) 21:29, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

1. Campaign name and hashtag[edit]

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  • I like #eduwiki the best, as it's the simplest and most encompassing variant. --Dungodung (talk) 16:04, 30 July 2016 (UTC)
  • We met with the Comms team at WMF, and also prompted them with this question. They thought that #eduwiki was a good choice because people are already using this hashtag to talk about their programs. María (WMF) (talk) 16:38, 1 August 2016 (UTC)
  • I personally liked #TeachWithWiki the best because I thought that it was very translatable and clearly articulated the goal, purpose, and target audience of the campaign. I felt that #eduwiki may not be clear to people who don't speak English. However, I value the input of the Comms team and I also see the merits of taking advantage of a hashtag that people are already using. If we do go with #eduwiki, the question arises of what exactly to call the campaign, because EduWiki is already the name of an annual series of conferences. Loreen.Ruiz (talk) 16:58, 1 August 2016 (UTC)
  • I think #eduwiki comprises both teaching and learning with wiki. It is more complete, but if we want to target teachers and professors #TeachWithWiki can be more effective. --Roxyuru (talk) 22:48, 9 August 2016 (UTC)
  • I'd stay for #TeachWithWiki just because it doesn't need much explanation if seen without context while #eduwiki and others do. -- Ата (talk) 14:13, 15 August 2016 (UTC)

2. Contest approach[edit]

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  • Goal-oriented, with challenges --Roxyuru (talk) 23:01, 9 August 2016 (UTC)
  • :: I think we should keep the campaign simple and focused on only ONE task. Having a contest on top of an education program/edu-activity makes it complicated for the end user (who is a teacher trying out the lesson plan for the first time). Besides, running a contest would need a lot of volunteer/staff support as monitoring and scoring the participants is not an easy job. When students contest, they may expect prizes for being victorious : do we yet have funding/ideas for what could be given as a prize and how to deliver it? While running an edu-contest is a great idea, I think the community and ourselves are not yet ready to execute it. --Netha Hussain (talk) 19:53, 10 August 2016 (UTC)
  • I agree with Netha, let's make it simple. If someone would rather make a competition, let it be between classes (that's imho the most comfortable level of school competitions). -- Ата (talk) 14:13, 15 August 2016 (UTC)

3. Number of assignments[edit]

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  • I agree with keeping all 4 options. As I wrote in the monthly Collab meeting, having more options might not have the biggest impact (compared to having only one option) in terms of clarity, but it would certainly cover more ground, as not everyone would be willing to do the one assignment (with 4 options, they have ample alternatives to choose from). --Dungodung (talk) 16:06, 30 July 2016 (UTC)
  • I think that 4 options are the best because I think it shows the diversity of Wikimedia Projects, and it is good in making sure that we don't exclude any teachers from the campaign. It also helps to show that "editing" can be more than just changing words on a page—it can mean adding an image, creating a citation, or translating something as well. Loreen.Ruiz (talk) 16:49, 1 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Shall we add videos to the list of assignments? --Roxyuru (talk) 22:53, 9 August 2016 (UTC)
  • 4 sounds nice. Not too ctrict, not too wide choice. PS. "4 and more" sounds like a slogan for something else Face-smile.svg -- Ата (talk) 14:13, 15 August 2016 (UTC)

4. Channels[edit]

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  • Registered users, I think. Maybe we can try out the unregistered users option as well in certain locales and if it goes well, maybe broaden it? --Dungodung (talk) 16:07, 30 July 2016 (UTC)
  • I'd rather vote for unregistered users as well. At least it will remind many to log in Face-smile.svg -- Ата (talk) 14:13, 15 August 2016 (UTC)
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