Course application guidelines
Thank you for your interest in being part of the first edition of the Wikimedia & Education Greenhouse. Please read the following guidelines carefully and make sure you understand them before starting an application.
- The “Wikimedia Education Project Management” online course is a fundamental part of the first edition of the Wikimedia & Education Greenhouse. The Greenhouse is an opportunity designed for one team of highly motivated Wikimedians to have access to training, mentoring and resources to turn their idea into action. You can find the team application guidelines for the Greenhouse here.
- This online course is a co-learning experience designed for community members who are interested in integrating Wikimedia projects in education, and for education leaders within the movement who wish to expand their knowledge, skills, and network. It is particularly aimed to increase the capacity of individuals in emerging communities who do not have easy access to specialized training opportunities.
- The “Wikimedia Education Project Management” online course is not a space for the following: learning how to edit Wikipedia or other Wikimedia projects, learning how to create user groups or chapters, or developing an academic research paper.
- Participation in the online course is free, no payment fee will be required from participants at any point.
- The main language of instruction of the course will be in English, resources and assignments will only be available in English for the time being. However, spaces for interacting in other languages will be available so participants can have more localized conversations.
- The “Wikimedia Education Project Management” online course contains an introductory unit and three didactic units. The course is structured as follows:
- Unit 0: introduction to the course, getting familiar with the learning platform (Moodle), learning how to interact with instructors and other participants, how to acquire badges and certifications, and how to engage with the larger Wikimedia & Education community online.
- Unit 1: understanding the power of knowledge equity and the Wikimedia projects in global education, working with educators and education systems, developing workshops and trainings, working with the Wikimedia community on education projects.
- Unit 2: learning the basics of project management applied to Wikimedia and education, designing logic models, working with stakeholders, creating a budget, asking for grants.
- Unit 3: monitoring the development of our projects, evaluating impact, communicating our learnings and successes with the world, .
- The online course will be delivered at an accessible pace to ensure that all participants can fully participate. Each unit will require a time commitment of 2.5 - 3 hours per week during the span of 2-3 months. Except for certain scheduled open video-conference sessions, participants are free to decide the times and days they log in to the course to complete tasks and assignments. There will be a “break period” between each unit. Participants will receive a notification when the next unit is about to start.
- The tentative timeline for the first edition of the W&E Greenhouse is as follows:
- Applications open: April 5th - May 5th, 2019
- Wikimedia Education Project Management online course starts: July 1st
- Participants complete Unit 1: September 12th, 2019
- Participants complete Unit 2: December 6th, 2019
- Participants complete Unit 3: February 28th, 2020
- By completing all the units in this online course, participants will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to design and conduct a successful Wikimedia and education project in their local communities. However, participants are free to choose to complete all units or just a number of them. Participants will receive a recognition of completion according to their level of engagement in each unit of the course.
- A number of communication channels will be available for the participants in the Greenhouse (Moodle forums, Slack channels, Talk pages, etc). Participants are expected to follow a code of conduct for communications in these channels. Abusive behavior will not be tolerated.
When you are ready to submit your course application, follow this link. If you have any further questions, feel free to send a message to email@example.com