Meeting global education program: 13th of December of 2011
- Jessie (USA)
- Nitika (India)
- Tom (Brazil)
Our classes will start here at the end of February (after carnival), so I believe we have to have CAs recruited before 10th (at most 15th) of February, so that we can organize the training for all of them in 15 days. I want to ask:
- How many campus ambassadors have applied there and what fraction of them were choosen as a CA?
- How was the selection process? What would you change after your first experience?
- How much time in advance have you had to publicize you were recruiting CAs before the selection process?
- What fraction of the candidates were on and off CAs?
- What fraction of them had already experience in editing Wikipedia? Were most of the classes with CAs already with a CAs with experience in editing Wikipedia?
- May you give me an idea how difficult was to train CAs without prior Wikipedia experience?
- Were there many cases where CAs have left the professor alone? What have you done in such cases?
- What fraction of the classes do you consider it was a success? May you give me such links?
Initially made here: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikimedia_Foundation_-_India_Programs/Education_Program/Program_Design (Obs.: move one level up)
- Used geo-notices for recruiting; only focused on peolpe in the geographic location (i.e., Pune)
- CAs first things they have done in India
- Had ~38 CAs, but only ~12 are active.
- Most of the inactive CAs are the ones that work/live off of campus
- Only 5-10% were Wikipedians
- Decrease the number of students (~100)
- Nitika will check how mny CA they have
- they thought about having scholarships to ambassador and are giving certificates
- We could make a competition with CAs to the
- Use scientific trainning students
- Use universities/schools with high ranks (not only tho)
- Use language professors + translations
- Spread classes by fields?
- Use google translation + crowsourcing translation (pad/gdocs + wikipedia) - I like it!
- Mistake: online ambassadors came very late
- From 700, they selected 20-22 CAs
- They had around 45 - 50 online ambassadors
- They had around 1000 students
- Needed more people to review copyright violations for this number of students and online ambassadors
- Some students braking Wikipedia rules and insisting caused them to be blocked
- Professors has to have user logins and use talk pages
- Involve community more (all the strategy and details)
- We should make videos of CAs teaching
- Use Wikiversity to involve professors
- 45% of the students made copyright violations (copyvios)
- IEP tried do not use commons, but some students have used it (with some copyvios)
- Tried to tie up online ambassador with students (1 OA to 5 students): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:India_Education_Program/Students
Copyright violations (copyvios)
- Professors not trained on this in Brazil; also was an issue in India
- Didn't occur in the past in India; there was just a big presentation
- Going forward, this would be a selection criteria for the professor
- Needs to understand the amount of effort required
- Had a hard time helping students
- Making assignments a voluntary assignment
- Jessie send trainning materials to Tom: (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedia_in_Education_Slidedecks )