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Africa Growth Pilot/Online self-paced course

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This page describes phase two of the Africa Growth Pilot experimental program by the Wikimedia Foundation.


In this phase the project team is co-creating, in consultation with the editing communities, a comprehensive online course introducing complete newbies to the Wikimedia ecosystem, and specifically to the core policies of English Wikipedia, with the aim of preparing course graduates to edit English Wikipedia competently and confidently.

The plan[edit]

The course will be hosted on the WikiLearn platform, will be self-paced, including computer-graded comprehension questions, and will be accessible to anyone with a Wikimedia account at any time ("open enrollment").

The curriculum[edit]

The course consists of several modules, intended to be taken in order:

Course modules
Number Module name Module description
0 Introduction to Wikimedia TBD
1 Introduction to peer-based collaboration TBD
2 101 ways to contribute to Wikimedia An introduction to the variety of ways one can contribute to Wikimedia, including sibling projects
3 Neutral Point of View TBD
4 Verifiability TBD
5 Notability TBD
6 Copyright and free licenses TBD
7 Dealing with feedback TBD

The timeline[edit]


Feedback and questions[edit]

You can reach the project team at (TBD).