User:Uzoma Ozurumba/EducationGreenhouseProject

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Project goal[edit]

The Wikipedia course for Igbo language lecturers and students in Alvan Ikoku College of education project will teach them how to use Wikimedia projects as a teaching tool to empower their students to add open educational resources in the Igbo language, as well as add content about Igbos and their culture.

This project will improve the quality of education in the Linguistic department, empower the students and lecturers to be digitally literate and also make knowledge available in the Igbo language for people that are not fortunate to acquire formal education to access knowledge relevant to them.

Project Plan/Strategy[edit]

Working with the Wikimedia community on my education project

Designing a strategy to engage the Wikimedia community in our education project

Wikipedia course for Igbo language lecturers in Alvan Ikoku College of education.

The Wikipedia course for Igbo language lecturers in Alvan Ikoku College of Education is a project that will aim at teaching the linguists the following:

  • how to use Wikipedia to add content
  • how they can harness it to benefit their students in terms of writing articles, doing research and adding educational content in the Igbo Wikipedia, about their culture and study.

The Wikimedia community to engage with:

I will engage with the Igbo Wikimedians User Group to execute this project

My purpose in engaging with the community:

*To collaborate with them and help facilitate the project.

*To mentor new members of the community.

*To Add their opinion and contributions about the project for a better outcome.

What to do before the education project starts:

*Finalise the event space, dates and time for the pieces of training with the school personnel in charge.

*Create my project page on meta and project dashboard.

*Contact people from the community who have shown interest to facilitate the project.

*Create online flyers for the project and post them in social media platforms.

*Send a program schedule checklist to the school and run it with the personnel in charge to ensure that everything needed for the training is sorted out.

*Prepare survey forms for participants feedback during the event.

What to do while my education project is developing:

*Show participants how to communicate with other Wikipedians online and how to ask for help.

*Collect data and Take surveys for every session.

What to do after the education project is completed:

*Thank the participants through an email or chat group created.

*Analyse and Evaluate the success of the project.

*Write my report to capture the targeted and achieved outcomes and include any additional relevant information about the project.

*Share the result of the project with the Igbo community and blog about it on Wikimedia space and other outreach engagement platforms.

*Follow up on participants and update and motivate them with information about projects and opportunities in the movement.

Problem Tree[edit]

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The surprising thing is this process helped me understand the assumptions made that need to be sorted out, as well as highlighting possible ways to resolve those assumptions.

What was the most challenging thing about this process?

My brainstorming on the effects of the problems was a bit difficult.



Logic Model[edit]

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What was something surprising you discovered through this process?

This process helped me improve my project expectations and also eliminated some assumptions.

What was the most challenging thing about this process? The most challenging thing is turning my effects on impacts.


Stakeholders Analysis[edit]

You can find my stakeholder analysis here


Budget[edit]

Wikipedia course for Igbo language lecturers and students. Project Duration: 6 Months July 2020 to December 2020
Expense type Activity Quantity/ number of Events Unit cost Total (Naira) Total (USD) Notes
Media and Advert
Media, Advert and Stationaries. Designing & printing (contractor) 2 60000 120000 332.4099723 Designing and printing roll up banner
80000 80000 221.6066482 Production of Registration materials and stationaries
60 2900 174000 481.9944598 Printing completion certificates
3 35000 105000 290.8587258 Covering of event by media houses
Media coverage (contractor) 65000 65000 180.0554017 Photography
Total Media, Advert and Stationaries. 544000 1506.925208
Snacks
Educationist workshop 1 65000 65000 180.0554017 Snacks and beverage for participants
Snacks Students workshop 1 65000 65000 180.0554017 Snacks and beverage for participants
Closing/Graduation ceremony (Also winners of contest announcement) 1 100000 100000 277.0083102 Snacks and beverage for participants
Total Snacks 230000 637.1191136
Travels/Transport
120000 120000 332.4099723 Travels for Project Managers
Travels /Transport Travels/Transport 5 20000 100000 277.0083102 Transport/Facilitation stipend for Volunteers
Total Travels/Transport 220000 609.4182825
Logistics
Equipment rental 3 45000 135000 373.9612188 Computers for training
120000 332.4099723 Prices for the Winning team of the contest.
3 7000 21000 58.17174515 Hiring of projector
3 6000 18000 49.86149584 Hiring of projector board
Logistics Internet 3 25000 75000 207.7562327 Internet connection fees for the training rooms (monthly subscription)
20000 55.40166205 Internet fee for pre-event cordinations
40000 110.8033241 Internet for post-event (for report writing, evaluation, etc.
Total Logistics 429000 1188.365651
Project Management
Project Management Fee 0 250000 692.5207756 Fee for Project Management
Contingency
Contingency (10%) 167300 463.434903
Grand Total 1840300 5097.783934

Project Monitoring and Evaluation[edit]

Monitoring matrix[edit]

Outcomes (Objectives) Indicators Data collection method Timing Owner
Design an interesting and practical course/module for the teachers on how to use Wikipedia as a learning and teaching tool as well as train them. 1. How many participants can explain how they can use Igbo Wikipedia.

2. The number of participants that added or edited an article in Igbo Wikipedia.

1. Questionnaires and Interview

2. Use the project outreach dashboard page that keeps the log of all participants editing activities during the project.

After the two series of training for teachers and students.

During the contest and the edit-a-thon

Project team
To harness community members skills to achieve an impactful project as well as extend our community to include more educationists and students. The number of participants that added their usernames to our membership page on meta. 1. New membership list or form.

2. The User Group’s membership page on meta.

After:-

1. The series of training
2. The contests and the Edit-a-thons.

Volunteers

Evaluation Plan[edit]

Evaluation plan
Logic model Evaluation questions Indicators of success Data collection method When?
Impact (long term impact)
- Have empowered teachers and students with the skills and devices needed to access OERs and edit Wikipedia. 1. Did the project empower the College educationists and students with the skills of contributing content to Igbo Wikipedia? 60% of project participants added content to Igbo Wikipedia. 1. The project Outreach dashboard. After the series of trainings and contest.
2. How many articles did they add or edit? 2. The User contribution logs in Igbo Wikipedia.
- Increased community engagement and collaboration skills among volunteers In the User Group and expand to have Wikiclubs in institutions of learning. 1. What skills did the community members that volunteered learn? 50% of volunteers learnt a new skill. 1. Questionnaires/ Survey 3 weeks after project completion.
2. Are there participants of the Education project that are currently members of the Igbo Wikimedians User Group. 40% of participants joined the Igbo Wiki User Group 2. User Group’s website
Objectives (short term and intermediate-term outcomes)
- Design an exciting and practical course/module for the teachers on how to use Wikipedia as a learning and teaching tool, train them. 1. On a scale of 1 to 10, how interesting and practical was the training? 60% of trainees chose scale 6 and above to the question of “How interesting and practical the training was” 1. Questionnaire/Survey After the 4 series of training for Educationists and Students.
2. Can the Educationists teach their students subsequently how to use Wikipedia and give them assignments to add content in Wikipedia? 50% Educationists that participated in the training admitted that they can give their students assignments that required editing Igbo Wikipedia. 2. Interviews During the graduation ceremony, after the series of training and contest.
To harness community members skills to achieve an impactful project as well as extend our community to include more educationists and students. Did members of the Igbo Wikimedians User Group take part in the project? If yes, in what capacity? Five number of volunteers and above from the Igbo Wiki UG volunteered in different capacity during the project. 1. Volunteer forms A month after the project completion.
2. Interview with the Volunteers.

Problem statement/Advocacy message[edit]

Statement[edit]

Igbo language and culture is our identity; Our history, culture and language should not disappear. It should be documented and freely accessed by anyone. Also, the less privileged in the remote areas of Igboland should know about the world and be literate through access to all forms of knowledge in Igbo, the language they understand.

Evidence[edit]

The Igbo Wikipedia has approximately 1500 articles, and most of them are biographies, which does not sum up the world knowledge, neither does it reflect our history and culture. Also, it is predicted by UNESCO that the Igbo language will go into extinction in the year 2050 if we don't embrace our language and culture.

Example[edit]

The Igbo Wikimedians User Group, an affiliate of the Wikimedia Foundation is making efforts to promote Igbo language and culture through projects targeted at adding content in Wikimedia platforms to provide Online Educational Resources in the Igbo language.

Action Desired[edit]

So as educationists and students in Igbo language discipline. We must learn how we can harness Online Educational Resources (OERs) as well as contribute to OERs using the Igbo Wikipedia as our platform.