Talk:Wikipedia Education Program Strategy

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Professors as fellows[edit]

HI, as a "Structural support / facilitation" or other item might include a very strong Teacher Fellowship Program. Here in Brazil it would make easier to teachears to join in it they feel really having something tangible to rely on. --Nevinho (talk) 00:07, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

Existing country programs[edit]

Very much support there being some continued support for existing programs and places, where things are going well. Let's figure out how to make the PPI (type program) sustainable, say at Georgetown. What can local volunteers do to help? What about retaining some students who then can become ambassadors? Also, what about trying to make some connections between our GLAM work (e.g. National Archives) and the students? Many ideas and things to think about and continue doing work in the US. Cheers. Aude (talk) 00:31, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

Thanks a lot for your feedback! Some students have already made the transition to become Campus Ambassadors. Also, I agree with you that we have to provide some basic level of support to keep things going in the US. Is there anything else that comes to your mind and that's missing? This is an open and transparent planning process and I appreciate all kinds of feedback a lot. Thanks again. --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 22:37, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

unambitious target agreement[edit]

2011/2: Germany-4-8-80 would be a step back. we passed this set of key figures (4/80) two years ago. additionally, german classes are substantially larger than US (~20 seems right) courses (in most disciplines, you can easily meet the 400 of 2012/1 with one or two classes) and measured by given the agenda of 2011/2 (conferences & paper): far too unambitious target agreement, especially if we keep the professional infrastructure (chapter+funding) in mind, regards --Jan eissfeldt (talk) 11:19, 23 March 2011 (UTC)

Low-hanging fruit: taking advantage of English Wikipedia infrastructure[edit]

One thing we've seen from the Online Ambassadors outside of the US a lot of enthusiasm for the Campus Ambassador role. Rather than just putting Canada in the "seeding" category, I think we should think of everywhere with interested Wikipedians and a university system based in English as a source of low-hanging fruit for global expansion. Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, and likely elsewhere, would be relatively easy to seed if we fully develop an alternative remote training method for Campus Ambassadors.--Sage Ross (talk) 18:19, 23 March 2011 (UTC)

Good point, Sage. One of the big drivers of "seeding"/"low-hanging" classifications was not just expressed Campus Ambassador interest, but actual faculty interest and intent - i.e., low efforts to recruiting needed (no need to go aggressively from university to university to recruit professors). So, it is focusing on these for now and also geographical areas that have dedicated resources from the strategic plan. Jwild (talk) 16:59, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

I'm interested in working at intersect of Education Program and Fundraising.--Open Research (talk) 19:34, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

Selection of country candidates[edit]

Hi there. It's very good news that the Global University Program is pushing forward this experience beyond USA. After reading the list of criteria to pick up candidate countries for expansion, I wonder how can you submit a proposal to be considered as such, and whether this process still accepts new members for second semester of 2011. Here in Spain I'm pretty aware that we'll have strong support from a number of Universities (at least 8-10), including different departments and disciplines (not only Comp. Science but also Sociology or Anthropology). We also have now an approved Chapter (Wikimedia-ES) and I think we also fulfill all other criteria established to prioritize selection. Thank you. --GlimmerPhoenix (talk) 16:11, 12 May 2011 (UTC)

Hi Felipe, that sounds great. The selection reflects my needs to come up with a budget for the new Global Education team here at the Wikimedia Foundation (for the fiscal year 2011/12). Although the budget has been submitted some weeks ago, I am eager to learn more about the situation in Spain. Do you have time for a Skype call? My Skype user name is "fschulenburg" -- how about if we set up a time via email? --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 16:50, 12 May 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for your prompt answer Frank. In fact, I've already tried to contact you by email last week, for a different issue but didn't get any answer from you. Perhaps I'm not using the correct address? Please, drop me a message to jfelipe@(==no ugly spamm==)_at_libresoft.es or glimmer_phoenix(==keep out spammers==)@yahoo.es so we can arrange a slot to chat. See you.

Global education program entrance page in other languages[edit]

Hi,I've just started a page for having a Portuguese version of the Wikipedia Education Program, Programa Global de Educação. Do you think this is the best way to do it? I want to translate it later. Can someone help me on ideas on where should I add a link to other languages? Or is it better a subpage /pt? Thanks, --Everton137 (talk) 13:48, 30 January 2012 (UTC)

The Portuguese page will be important for Brazilian who don't speak English. I just faced this while preparing an announcement for the Portuguese Wikipedia village pump. --Everton137 (talk) 15:51, 30 January 2012 (UTC)
Problem solved. --Everton137 (talk) 16:06, 30 January 2012 (UTC)
Nicely done. Sj (talk)