Best practices documentation team
This page is kept for historical interest. Any policies mentioned may be obsolete.
For current activities, see Community Engagement and mw:Developer Relations.
Coordination and documentation of the Best practices documentation team's activities.
Best practice in public outreach is a collection of articles describing experiences in winning new volunteers, partners, content and audiences. Given that several chapters already developed successful projects to engage new target groups or deepen relationships to new Wikimedians, the Best practices in public outreach page is a forum for those who want to share their knowledge and for those who want to spread the word.
Please feel invited to join our team by adding your username below.
- KathrinJ (Volunteer Project Lead Best practices documentation)
- Jan eissfeldt
- John Broughton
- Jennifer Riggs or User:jriggsy
- Wikimedia Foundation Staff (support)
Weekly Planning Calendar
What's on the teams to-do list for the next weeks?
- Calendar Week 40 (September 28. - October 4.)
- Bücherwürmlein offers his help to create a project-chart
- Liam is incorporating his article about the term content liberation
- Calendar Week 41 (October 5. - 11.)
- Improve Best practices in assigning Wikipedia articles as coursework to students in the following areas:
- Goals for your students
- Action Plan: What are the drawbacks? Solution?
- Action Plan: What does execution mean? How could it look like?
- Action Plan: Create a new page for feedback-possibility! Create a questionnaire!
- Subscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/best-practices/
- Archive: http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/best-practices/
Note: You don't need to be part of the team to join the mailinglist. But as soon as you subscribe to the list, please send a short note to the mailinglist and introduce yourself.
- Our next meeting
- Meeting notes July 30, 2009
- Meeting notes August 20, 2009
- Skype conference recommendations
- May 2009
- May 13: Frank Schulenburg starts best practice documentation with Best practices in giving a Wikipedia presentation
- May 13: Frank Schulenburg announces the start of the best practice documentation project on mailinglist internal-l
- May 20: Frank Schulenburg recruits volunteer Jan Eissfeldt and starts subseries Assigning Wikipedia articles as coursework to students
- June 2009
- June 1: Frank Schulenburg starts subseries Setting up a Wikipedia booth at a third-party event
- June 4: Frank Schulenburg recruits Kathrin Jansen as "Volunteer Project Lead Best practices documentation"
- June 23: Frank Schulenburg invites chapter members to participate in discussion about Best practices quality criteria
- July 2009
- July 13: Kathrin Jansen meets Lennart Guldbrandsson (President of Wikimedia Sverige) and Mathias Schindler (Project Manager Wikimedia Deutschland) at the Wikimedia headquarters in San Francisco. The group agrees on making a) best practices in assigning Wikipedia articles as coursework to students and b) best practices in establishing partnerships with cultural institutions priorities of the best practices documentation project
- July 24: Kathrin Jansen and Jan Eissfeldt develop an introduction for the best practices series: Best practices in public outreach
- July 30: Kathrin Jansen organizes the first best practice documentation team meeting: Meeting notes best practice documentation team 2009-07-30 (Skype conference call with volunteers in Germany, Austria and the United States)
- July 30: Volunteers establish a "contactgroup for Wikipedia school and university projects": Template:Classroom coordination on the English Wikipedia
- August 2009
- August 6: Mathias and Kathrin started the first Best practices in building a content partnership with a cultural institution article: Building a content partnership with a cultural institution in a nutshell
- August 6: Kathrin starts the page Skype conference recommendations to facilitate further team meetings.
- August 10: Nemo extended the Best practices in building a content partnership with a cultural institution article. Please share your experiences!
- August 11: Günter completed Best practices in using Wikibooks in the classroom. Additions are still highly welcome!
- August 13: Kathrin starts Best practices in exercises for Wikipedia newcomers
- August 20: Second team-conference-call. See the results under: Meeting notes best practice documentation team 2009-08-20
- August 20: Jan starts new page Create a timetable for your project as part of the series Assigning Wikipedia articles as coursework to students.
- August 27: The best practices team will get support from Dr. Robert E. Cummings and Professor Herbert Hrachovec.
- August 28: Kathrin started Educational materials with a first draft of a table of content. Please edit!
- August 28: Frank presented the Best practices documentation initiative at Wikimania 2009 in Buenos Aires.
- September 2009
- September 1: Jennifer Riggs created Best practices in Wikimedia loves photography events.
- September 10: Jan developed an example-timetable Create a timetable for your project
- September 11: Pharos continued with the work on Best practices in Wikimedia loves photography events
- September 28: Release of an article about the term "content liberation"!
- September 29: Redesign of Best practices in assigning Wikipedia articles as coursework to students - Thanks, Jan and Bücherwürmlein
- October 2009
- October 1: Eugene Eric Kim started Best practices in using CentralNotice.
- October 9: Jan, Erzbischof und Kathrin improved the Action Plan and Goals for your students
- October 10: Jan started a feedback-opportunity for participating courses: Coursework feedback