Grants:APG/Proposals/2014-2015 round2/Wikimedia Armenia/Impact report form
Purpose of the report
This form is for organizations receiving Annual Plan Grants to report on their results to date. For progress reports, the time period for this report will the first 6 months of each grant (e.g. 1 January - 30 June of the current year). For impact reports, the time period for this report will be the full 12 months of this grant, including the period already reported on in the progress report (e.g. 1 January - 31 December of the current year). This form includes four sections, addressing global metrics, program stories, financial information, and compliance. Please contact APG/FDC staff if you have questions about this form, or concerns submitting it by the deadline. After submitting the form, organizations will also meet with APG staff to discuss their progress.
Global metrics overview - all programs
We are trying to understand the overall outcomes of the work being funded across our grantees' programs. Please use the table below to let us know how your programs contributed to the Global Metrics. We understand not all Global Metrics will be relevant for all programs, so feel free to put "0" where necessary. For each program include the following table and
- Next to each required metric, list the outcome achieved for all of your programs included in your proposal.
- Where necessary, explain the context behind your outcome.
- In addition to the Global Metrics as measures of success for your programs, there is another table format in which you may report on any OTHER relevant measures of your programs success
For more information and a sample, see Global Metrics.
|1. # of active editors involved||523|
|2. # of new editors||514|
|3. # of individuals involved||more than 770|
|4. # of new images/media added to Wikimedia articles/pages||4056||Inculdes images/media from WLM and GLAM, as well as word pronunciations from WikiCamps and article recordings from Spoken Wikipedia.|
|5. # of articles added or improved on Wikimedia projects||116951||Includes Wikipedia articles created/improved, Wiktionary entries (mostly created), and Wikisource proofread pages.|
|6. Absolute value of bytes added to or deleted from Wikimedia projects||177,713,965||Includes Wikipedia articles created/improved, Wiktionary entries (mostly created), and Wikisource proofread pages.|
Telling your program stories - all programs
Please tell the story of each of your programs included in your proposal. This is your chance to tell your story by using any additional metrics (beyond global metrics) that are relevant to your context, beyond the global metrics above. You should be reporting against the targets you set at the beginning of the year throughout the year. We have provided a template here below for you to report against your targets, but you are welcome to include this information in another way. Also, if you decided not to do a program that was included in your proposal or added a program not in the proposal, please explain this change. More resources for storytelling are at the end of this form. Here are some ways to tell your story.
- We encourage you to share your successes and failures and what you are learning. Please also share why are these successes, failures, or learnings are important in your context. Reference learning patterns or other documentation.
- Make clear connections between your offline activities and online results, as applicable. For example, explain how your education program activities is leading to quality content on Wikipedia.
- We encourage you to tell your story in different ways by using videos, sound files, images (photos and infographics, e.g.), compelling quotes, and by linking directly to work you produce. You may highlight outcomes, learning, or metrics this way.
- We encourage you to continue using dashboards, progress bars, and scorecards that you have used to illustrate your progress in the past, and to report consistently over time.
- You are welcome to use the table below to report on any metrics or measures relevant to your program. These may or may not include the global metrics you put in the overview section above. You can also share your progress in another way if you do not find a table like this useful.
Wikipedia Education Program is one of the priority programs of Wikimedia Armenia and is essential for the spreading and developing the Armenian wiki movement, as well as for the usage of Wikimedia projects in education. Since the launching of Armenian Wikipedia Education Program in 2013 due to activities of Wikimedia Armenia more than 1100 users were involved from different educational institutions. During July 2015 - July 2016 on the average 84 participants were active on Wikipedia and 99 on Wiktionary (see detailed statistics on Outreach) providing more than 16% retention rate.
This result is due to the wide range of activities organized in the scope of Wikipedia Education Program, including Wikiseminars for teachers, workshops in different educational institutions, WikiCamps, WikiClubs etc. These activities are presented in details in the "Activities" and other programs section. During these activities, we encountered various inspiring stories. Some of them can be found in the "Stories" section. Lastly, the Education Program Team learned a lot while implementing the activities and the most important valuable learnings are given in the "Valuable learnings" section.
Measures of success
- Sustain and increase the reach of wiki movement and educational projects in the regions of Armenia - (see "Activities" section for details).
- 6 (first 6 months) and 5 (second 6 months) new schools are added to the Education program. The number of schools which are involved in educational projects was increased from 16 to 27 by July 1, 2016.
- 13 schools maintained and are currently participating in Wikimedia Armenia Educational Programs from proposed 10.
- 24,352 articles (excluded WikiCamps) are created on Wikipedia from proposed 10,000. (the number of improved articles are unknown)
- 71,735 entries (excluded WikiCamps) are created on Wiktionary from proposed 8,000.
- More than 183 participants survived 12 months in the education program (made 1 edit).
- More than 82 participants survived 12 months in the education program (made 5 edits).
- 11+ participants organized local events in their communities by July 1.
More detailed monthly stats with individual results in Armenian.
A number of activities have been carried out during the Education program which has given support to the program to a great extent.
One of the activities are workshops organized in different schools by both teachers and Education program participants who after years of editing and supporting WM AM has now taken an initiative of organizing events in their schools to involve more students to the program. Each Saturday up to the present a workshop is organized in the AYB school by the librarian of the school and a student. The students of this school are assigned to do social work each year (about 40 hours) and many of them choose editing Wikiprojects as a part of their social work. A number of workshops have also been organized in other schools of Yerevan, Charentsavan, Artashat, Gyumri, Mrgavan, Lernapat, Arevatsag, Artsakh, etc.
- Wikiseminar for teachers
Wikimedia Armenia organizes wikiseminar for teachers of different regions of Armenia twice a year during school holidays to spread the reach of wiki-movement throughout the country, to involve new editors and volunteers in the WM AM projects. The first wikiseminar was organized in Aghveran in October 2015 and the second one in Dilijan in June 2016. It should be noted that each time the number of applicants to take part in the seminar increased which means that more and more people are interested in learning and being involved in the Wikipedia Education program. We had 100 applicants for the first wikiseminar of which only 29 were chosen and from 146 applicants 51 were chosen for the second seminar.
During the seminars, the teachers learned about the wiki-movement, its ideology, wikiprojects, how to edit different wikiprojects, the main rules, and tools. Of course, there were teachers who run into difficulties during the first days while learning editing tools and main principles of Wikipedia but as soon as they mastered their skills they kept up with the rest of the teachers and began to improve and create articles. It is very significant to state that there were teachers who have applied to the seminar being inspired by their students and children (for more details please see the "Stories"). After the seminar, many of the teachers actively try to organize different events in their schools. As the criteria to be a participant of the wikiseminar was relatively low we have got many applicants. However, we decided to make the application form more detailed and increase the criteria for participating in the next seminar, thus we expect to have fewer participants.
Here is the metrics:
|Edits||Pages created||Bytes positive||Bytes negative|
Blogposts about wikiseminars in WMF Education newsletter:
- Armenian students inspire their teachers to join Wikipedia
- Armenian students inspire their parents to join Wikipedia
Detailed metrics of the Education Program:
- Cooperation with NCET
Within the frames of Wikiseminar since 2015 Wikimedia Armenia began to cooperate with the National Center of Educational Technologies. The NCET was established in 2004 with the mission to develop a contemporary educational environment in Armenia. The organization helps us in spreading the wikiseminar announcement in all the regional schools of Armenia thus fulfilling the role of the promoter at schools.
- Collab, translation of education materials, and printing
Some of Wikimedia Armenia Education team are members of Wikipedia Education Collaborative (or Collab) which is a network of international education program leaders who volunteer to share their expertise and experience to support other education programs in achieving their goals. As a part of their volunteer work in Collab they have translated "Instructor Basics How to Use Wikipedia as a Teaching Tool" brochure which tells about the usage of Wikipedia as a teaching tool in higher education classrooms. In March 2016 the Collab members met in person in Stockholm, Sweden to discuss a number of issues like the critical reflection on previous two years, planning for a year ahead, documenting best practices and experiences and the future of the Collab. During the meeting, 12 videos were recorded where the educators from different countries shared their experience in using Wikipedia in their classroom and education program. The video series can be found under the following category.
To better support and promote Wikipedia Education program a number of materials were printed like stickers, banners, barnstars, brochures, etc.
- Students inspire their teachers
During the first wikiseminar organized for teachers in Aghveran in October some of the teachers confessed that their students have inspired them to apply and join the program. Varsenik Danielyan from Mrgavan village secondary school said:
I have many students who want to learn editing Wikipedia and every time they ask me for help. I can't support them because I myself haven't edited before. I also have a very active student who all the time speaks about Wikipedia and tries to involve his classmates and when we learned that a wiki seminar is going to be organized he encouraged me to participate.
Gayane Gevorgyan - a Computer Science teacher from Stepanavan N1 high school revealed that about 4-5 years ago one of her students approached her and asked to help him create an article in Armenian Wikipedia. After some attempts they succeeded. Her former student has now become one of the active editors on the Armenian Wikipedia who created more than 1071 articles and having 5137+ global edits. And when she learned about wiki seminar she applied with great enthusiasm.
- Children inspire their parents
At the second wikiseminar organized for teachers in Dilijan, among the participants, there were also parents whose children already actively edit Wikipedia in the frames of Wikipedia Education program. Seeing their children so active in editing they wanted to learn to edit themselves. One of the parents - Hamest Melikyan confessed:
I was worried that my son spent hours in front of the laptop. But now, seeing the important work he is doing by creating and sharing free knowledge, I'm more understanding. I'm so proud of him!
Hamest's son - user:7Vendetta7 is a high school student, one of the active editors of Armenian Wikipedia. Editing for only 1 year and 3 months, he has already 4023 edits in different wikiprojects and 795 articles on Armenian Wikipedia 2 of which (Dennis Bergkamp, Dean Martin) have been chosen as featured and good articles in Armenian Wikipedia. 7Vendetta7 was also one of the editors of Armenian Wikipedia Education Program, who had been selected by Wikimedia Armenia to participate in WikiCamp Portugal organized for Western Armenian students and the Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2016 organized in Dilijan, Armenia.
The other student who has inspired her mother - Anahit Vardanyan to join Wikiseminar and Wikipedia is the user:Enirack who reveals:
I have told a lot my mom about Wikipedia, WikiCamps and wiki-environment in general, before the wiki seminar. When I learned that there will be a seminar for teachers I immediately told my mom about it. At first, she thought that it would be difficult but then told that would like to get acquainted with wiki world.
Wikipedia is a wonderful way to get and share knowledge for Anahit. The wiki skills she got during the seminar help her to manage her free time in wiki world. Anahit Vardanyan has created 147 articles and done 1119 edits while her daughter Enirack has created 645 articles and done 3604 global edits. Mother and daughter have also participated in 100wikidays challenge.
- Charentsavan school story
Narine Muradyan the psychologist of the Mesrop Mashtots school of Charentsavan applied to participate to the very first wikiseminar organized in May 2015 in Aghveran. Returning home Narine continued actively edit Wikipedia mainly on art themes creating a number of articles and templates about paintings. A few months later, Narine began teaching her students wiki-editing tools and soon they were involved in Wikipedia Education program. Her students edit so actively that 6 of them were chosen to participate in WikiCamp 2016. Narine on involving her students in editing process:
When I have been editing for a couple of months and have already mastered my editing skills, I decided to involve my students in editing Wikipedia as well. At the Winter WikiCamp 2016, I was a team leader and seeing the campers unity and solidarity, I decided to involve my students in this cool program. After talking to the head of the school who positively responded to my offer we did our first steps. Wikipedia is one of the best ways of self-perfection for me.
Narine Muradyan has created 74 articles and done 1857 global edits. She was also one of the teachers to be chosen to participate in Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2016 organized in Dilijan, Armenia.
- Wiktionary based education program
In 2015 the Education Team initiated the Wiktionary based education program for the secondary school students, which brings one of the major changes in the Armenian education program.
As the wish to edit Wikipedia and its sister projects among secondary school students was enormous, Education Team decided to involve these students in editing Wiktionary. Editing Wiktionary doesn’t have the same requirements as writing an encyclopedic article; the editors just fill the necessary fields using the provided dictionaries. Helpful guides, word lists, dictionary links made the editing process much easier for secondary school students. As the Armenian Wiktionary did not have active users, Wiktionary tutorials were created for them. Also, different free dictionaries have been found and digitized, word lists were created and provided to the students, all of which gave a foundation to begin enriching Armenian Wiktionary with words.
The process was simple: students were asked to write the word’s definition, examples of usage, etymology, expressions, synonyms, derived forms, and translations. Before the start of the Education program, there was a major gap in Armenian-language content and no complete free dictionary. This gap inspired the Education team and was the main reason why the focus was solely on Armenian content.
- Wikisource as a part of education program
The main breakthrough after the Wiktionary based education program was realizing that other Wikimedia projects could be as effective education tools as Wikipedia, so there were attempts to implement other iterations. Wikisource was the next one, it was initially used in June 2016 during the WikiCamp. On the basis of digitized materials from the Digitization program, several books were chosen which were provided to the education program participants, who after learning the basics of Wikisource, started to proofread. At the initial stages, the Education Team tried to choose easy books because Armenian OCR is not of the best quality so there is usually a lot to proofread.
After the official and successful launching at the Summer WikiCamp 2015, proofreading process continued mainly in the WikiClubs thus increasing the number of digitized and proofread content on Armenian Wikisource and using Wikisource as a tool in the education program.
- Teachers as the main center of wiki-movement at their schools
At the beginning of our education program, most of the workshops and promotion of the program was done by the Wikimedia Armenia's volunteers and/or staff members. As the education program enlarges, Wikimedia Armenia started to need more human resources to implement workshops, assess, promote and maintain the education program in different institutions of Armenia. Mostly because of this lack, Education Team proposed to launch teacher training seminars, where teachers from different regions and institutions of Armenia will learn Wikipedia and Education program basics, try to promote the program in their institutions thus involving new students and spreading the wiki movement. This is a valuable learning for us because it gave us the possibility to increase the reach of the wiki projects even more and involve new educators.
The WikiCamps are editing camps which have been organized by Wikimedia Armenia since 2014. Though the project name reminds the same, much was changed since the first Summer WikiCamp of 2014. From the participants of the Winter WikiCamp 2015 ~50% survived after 6 months. This result contributes to the increase of long-term editors and developing of new wiki-generation. Since July 2015 3 WikiCamps were organized, as well as the Western Armenian WikiCamp in Lebanon. During these WikiCamps, we had overall 170 campers contributing more than 21 million bytes on Wiki projects. From proposed 14 days of Summer WikiCamps, this year we had it only for 10 days. The main reason for this change was that the staff members were very busy with organizing the CEE Meeting and other projects. The WikiCamp participants were highly inspired by the WikiCamp atmosphere so we have got many stories following the camp.
Measures of success
- 61 (Winter WikiCamp), 46 (I) and 63 (II) campers (Summer WikiCamp)
- 60% of participants survived 1 year after the camps - still not known
- 3 cities were involved in the Education Program with the aim of founding WikiClubs: Jermuk, Charentsavan and Stepanavan.
- Winter WikiCamp
- 1,013 articles created on hywiki from proposed 1,200.
- 2,372 entries created on hywiktionary from proposed 800.
- 120 Armenian words pronunciations uploaded to Wikimedia Commons from proposed 50.
- 6,088,673 bytes added to wiki projects from proposed 3,000,000.
- From 61 campers in Winter WikiCamp:
- 33 survived on Wikipedia
- 2 survived on Wikisource
- 6 survived on Wiktionary
- 23 survived on Wikidata
(5 edits, as for 1 August, 30 rolling days)
- Summer WikiCamp
Note, that the duration was shortened to 10 days from 14 proposed and instead of 200 proposed campers we had only 170.
- 5,599 entries improved and 585 (I) created in Armenian Wiktionary from proposed 6,600.
- 469 (I) and 420 (II) pages proofread in Armenian Wikisource from proposed 2,000.
- 2,076 (I) and 970 (II) files uploaded to Wikimedia Commons (Armenian words pronunciation) from proposed 500.
- 255 (I) and 2,276 (II) articles created in Armenian Wikipedia.
- 15,460,088 bytes added to wiki projects from proposed 13,000,000.
A number of activities were performed before, during and after the camps. This year some organizational points of the camps undergone transformations based on the learnings of the previous year. The organization team was divided into 5 groups: Financial team, Wiki team, Camp coordinator and team leaders group, Western Armenian and Georgian Wikipedia team and Technical team.
At first, the appointments with the rest house and the transportation company were done, online applications, parents agreement for the campers were reviewed and updated, the camp page was created on Armenian Wikipedia, after which the announcement to register for the camp was made. Meanwhile, the design of the printed materials was done (banners, hoodies (for winter camp) and t-shirts (for summer camps), stickers, name tags, badges, certificates, etc) were prepared, the team leaders and camp coordinator were chosen. When the registration was over, WM AM chose the participants based on their online and offline wiki activities. A meeting day was announced for those parents who might have questions to discuss with the organizers before allowing their children attend the camp. The organization team together with the camp coordinator discussed the workshop hours, the excursions route, which non wiki activities will be included in the camp schedule (intellectual and sport games, dance and sing hours, presentations and discussions on different topics, etc). The experienced campers were also invited to take part in this online and offline discussion, to express their ideas as they play main role in the organization of non wiki activities/competitions. The organization team also contacted one of the active editors of Georgian Wikipedia, a teacher to choose up to 4 active students editing Georgian Wikipedia to attend the WikiCamp.
The wiki team was formed of experienced editors of Armenian Wikipedia (teachers from Wikiseminar, Wiki loves Science participants, WikiClubs coordinators and WM AM other volunteers). Some members of the team worked on the lists of the articles and entries to be created in Armenian Wikipedia and Wiktionary as well as the list of the words the pronunciations of which were to be recorded and uploaded to the Wikimedia Commons and used in Wiktionary. The themes of the articles were chosen based on the survey results of the previous camps. The Wiki team also asked to WM AM digitization team to scan and OCR a free licensed book to be proofread during the camp. The division of the participants into groups were done, the schedule was finalized and the team leaders contacted the participants to inform the details of the camps and to answer the arisen questions and concerns. During the camps the participants edited Armenian Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikisource and Wikimedia Commons. During workshops the participants were divided into 3 (summer camps) or 4 groups (winter camps) - experienced editors, newbies, Western Armenian editors, Georgian participants who edited Georgian Wikipedia. At the end of each day the wiki team was reviewing the written articles, giving points to the participants and choosing the best editors, team and articles written during the day. The results of the previous day were announced next morning.
During the camp, presentations were also prepared for the campers on different themes, like environmental science, health promotion, etc. One of the professional divers of the ArmDiving NGO tought basic rules of diving in one of the summer camps. A professional national singer was also invited who volunteered to teach national songs to the campers during the weekends of all camps. The camp also hosted Aram Pakhchanyan (head of Ayb school, vice president of ABBYY) as an honorary guest who gave a talk on "Volunteering" as well as was one of the jury members of the debate between the campers on the same topic.
This year we managed to record a great number of word pronunciations (≈3000) during the summmer camps thanks to the Pronuncify tool. Asaf Bartov introduced the tool to some organizers of WikiCamp during Wikimedia Conference Berlin 2016.
After the camp WM AM staff remained in contact with the newbies assisting them to continue editing wikiprojects (for Western Armenian camp in Lebanon please see "Western Armenian project" section).
More photos are available at WikiCamp FB page.
The metrics of the camps:
|Number of participants||Wiktionary||Wikipedia||Wikimedia Commons||Number of participants||Wiktionary||Wikipedia||Wikisource||Wikimedia Commons||Number of participants||Wiktionary||Wikipedia||Wikisource||Wikimedia Commons|
|bytes (net sum)||-||1,916,668||1,378,243||-||-||91,487||10,348,752||-||-|
|bytes (net sum)||373,558||2,255,986||2,596,196|
|bytes (net sum)||243,006||1,724,938|
- WikiCamp inspires to start a WikiClub
The story of Mrgavan WikiClub establishment begins with Mrgavan school student - Christian Ginosyan. Chris began editing on Armenian Wikipedia soon after one of his teachers, a participant of Wiki seminar for teachers, introduced him Wikipedia. Being an active editor he was given an opportunity to participate in Summer WikiCamp which inspired him to first ask his another teacher to participate in the Wikiseminar to learn editing tools and rules and then to work hard with his teacher on the creation of a WikiClub in their school. Now Mrgavan WikiClub is one of the most active WikiClubs which participants edit on Wikipedia and Wiktionary as well as participate in WikiCamps and other projects of WM AM. For being an active editor on Armenian Wikipedia for more than a year and creating 188 articles (one of which - Misery, a novel by Stephen King, has become a good article on hywiki and a number of articles were selected to be represented on the main page of hywiki as Day articles) and having done 2407 edits, he was chosen by Wikimedia Armenia to participate in WikiCamp Portugal on August, 2016 organized by Wikimedia Armenia and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation as well as in CEE Meeting 2016 Dilijan, Armenia.
You can't imagine what an incredible honor it was to attend WM CEE Meeting 2016, to be among so many clever and influential people. It isn't only the WikiCamps that motivate me to be active in Wikipedia but the knowledge I get and share while translating each line. Both the Camps and the Wikipedia have changed my whole life for the better. I won't stop editing Wikipedia because I want to have my contribution in the development of Armenian science and education.
- Inspired team leaders
The inseparable part of each WikiCamp is team leaders which are core members of the organization team responsible for the campers accommodation in rooms, intellectual, sport and leisure games, various contests organization, etc. This year team leaders of 2 summer WikiCamps were all volunteers who were not editing Wikipedia. The reason of taking non-Wikipedians was the fact that the Wikipedians who could be team leaders could not assume that role for 10 days due to work and other issues justified by the fact that we had 2 WikiCamps in summer - 10 days each. After being inspired by the camp atmosphere, some of the team leaders expressed a wish to learn editing Wikipedia, thus turning from offline volunteers into online ones and contributing in the development of Armenian Wikipedia.
- Payable campers becoming non-payable
It is well known that WikiCamps are organized for active editors of Wikipedia Education program. However, there are participants (though they form small percentage of the campers) who do not edit wikiprojects but have a wish to join the wiki-family, learn editing tools and rules and have their contribution. Such participants need to pay to attend the WikiCamp. The experience shows that when payable participants learn Wikipedia principles and acquire editing skills, many of them continue editing after the camps. It is promoted also by the fact that the participants get acquainted with the active Wikipedians, make friends during the camp thus edit to participate to next wikicamps free of charge to meet their friends again. As the campers are mainly from different regions of Armenia as well as from the Armenian Diaspora the camps are their meeting place where they spend their time together for 10 days sharing happy moments and, of course, enriching wikiprojects which are the reasons that have gathered all of them together.
- WikiCamp is more effective with larger WikiTeam
At the WikiCamps of 2014, the contribution during the camp and summarizing of each day results were mainly done by 3 organizers. On the one hand, this distracted organizers from other works related to the WikiCamp, on the other hand, organizers could not manage to assess that amount of contribution. For this reason when organizing the Winter WikiCamp 2015 we contacted experienced Wikipedians and asked them to attend WikiCamp involving them in the WikiTeam. The increased number of WikiTeam members highly contributed in making quality content because WikiTeam members edited and assessed the contribution of every camper at the end of a working day. WikiTeam members are experienced Wikipedians, their voluntary work at the WikiCamps helped campers to become better contributors and editors.
- Campers and WM AM volunteers are group leaders
At the WikiCamps of 2014, group leaders team mainly consisted of individuals with no Wiki experience at all. The organizers of Winter WikiCamp decided to ask experienced campers over 18 to be group leaders. These campers were called "Group supporters". In Summer 2016, an older group leader and a group supporter were responsible for each group. Choosing the group leader and supporter from the wiki community is now crucial for us because it contributes to the leadership development of wiki community members and volunteers, which later helps us when organizing other events.
The WikiClubs project is a program of Wikimedia Armenia intended to increase the reach of wiki projects in the regions of Armenia creating special centers where every editor or anyone interested in editing can freely attend and contribute. This year, 3 new WikiClubs were established in the cities of Stepatanakert, NKR, Artashat, Ararat Province as well as in Mrgavan village, Ararat province. Unfortunately, we could not maintain the number of active WikiClubs: Yeghvard, Aparan, and Ashtarak WikiClubs were closed because of the disagreements between Wikimedia Armenia and the club sponsor. However, as the WikiClubs influence on these cities was high, some of the WikiClub participants still continue to edit.
Measures of success
- Wikipedia Education program was spread, more schools were involved.
- 3 out of proposed 5 WikiClubs were established.
- 4 out of proposed 7 WikiClubs were maintained.
- Estimated number of persons attending each WikiClub per month exceeds 800.
- Estimated number of workshops organized in each WikiClub per month exceeds 150.
- Connection with the clubs already established and enthusiasm to train and attract newcomers were maintained.
To establish a WikiClub WM AM needs not only active editors in that particular city/village but also an institution which will provide the space for free, and a sponsor who will cover the WikiClub expenses, i.e. provide at least 5 laptops, furnish the space with tables and chairs, cover internet and electricity bills, etc. During a year, WM AM makes contacts with different persons and organizations trying to find sponsors for WikiClubs. For this purpose, a promotional brochure and a video were made sponsored by one of the donors to spread the word about WikiClubs and to involve new benefactors.
There are WikiClubs which are open every day on fixed hours and there are clubs which host editors 1 day a week. It depends on the coordinators' busyness and the number of attendees. A number of workshops are organized in WikiClubs during which newbies are taught editing tools and rules in Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikisource and the experienced editors help the newbies to master their editing and language/translation skills with their coordinator, as well as meet their wiki-friends or just edit in a pleasant atmosphere. Besides workshops, the WikiClubs coordinators also organize other educational non-wiki events (for more details please see Stories section).
As WikiClubs are local wiki centers, Wikimedia Armenia team always supports them in every possible way. This could include assisting the WikiClub or its coordinators in their initiatives, solving the online and offline problems they might face, and connecting wikiclubs to each other. Each month WM AM team also evaluates the clubs work, makes the statistics and metrics of contributors, like counting the number of created/improved articles, edits and bytes (see Education program section).
The WikiClubs are not only places where users gather together to learn and edit Wikipedia and its other sister projects. Usual workshops and edit-a-thons are accompanied by other activities which are not directly connected to Wikipedia but are aimed at improving the content on different wikiprojects. Thus, from time to time, the Arevatsag village WikiClub coordinator organizes film screening of old Armenian movies after which the club attendees improve the articles of the movies. The Lernapat WikiClub actively participated in Wiki Loves Monuments 2015 contest. The club coordinator organized a tour to several cities to take photos of the monuments after which the club attendees uploaded all of them to Wikimedia Commons. Artsakh WikiClub coordinator recently organized a hiking tour to the Hunot canyon, Natural umbrellas of Artsakh, where the participants took photos, uploaded them to Wikimedia Commons and improved the article. The Mrgavan WikiClub coordinator organized 2 tours to Yerevan during which the students visited the Wikimedia Armenia office where a workshop was conducted for them. After the workshops, the students visited some museums and got acquainted with the Armenian heritage, found some new inspirations for their future articles.
- WikiClub functions more productive when out of the educational institutions
To establish a WikiClub Wikimedia Armenia team needs to get space in the particular residence. This space can be located either in the educational institutions (schools, universities etc.) or outside. When running WikiClubs we noticed that those WikiClubs which are established outside of educational institutions function in a more productive way. This is caused by several reasons. When working inside of an educational institution WikiClubs should always adapt to the institution's schedule which usually causes many inconveniences. In addition, we noticed that attending to a place which is not in the school motivates students even more.
- Out of wiki events increase WikiClub effectiveness
Editing all day can be boring for WikiClub participants. That's why we try to organize diverse activities which are not directly connected to editing but supports education and personal development. These activities include movie screenings, expeditions, visits to different cultural and scientific institutions etc. Out of wiki activities encourage WikiClub participants thus increasing WikiClub effectiveness.
The Community Support program is a complex of different activities connected to the development and promotion of wiki-projects, free knowledge, and open network culture in Armenia and its region. These activities help to bring together new and experienced wiki editors and provide an environment for them to share their experiences and knowledge with each other thus supporting community growth. Several activities were organized in the framework of this program, including the Celebration of Wikipedia 15, Saturday Workshops, Different Meetups with persons connected to free knowledge, New year celebration and more. We also run a new project the "Spoken Wikipedia" which was not originally proposed.
Measures of success
- 450-520 active editors sustained on Armenian Wikipedia.
- 80-180 active editors sustained on Armenian Wiktionary.
- 40-80 active editors sustained on Armenian Wikisource.
- More than 100 new editors involved in wikiprojects.
Activities and stories
- New Year preparations
Wikipedia Education program participants offered to have a Christmas tree in Wikimedia Armenia office and expressed a wish to decorate the WM AM office as well as the Christmas tree. Thus, on December 7 our young editors gathered together for this mission. The Christmas tree was decorated with Wikimedia, Wikipedia logos, and other toys. During the event, there Winter WikiCamp 2016 preparations were also discussed, as many of the team supporters were present. The participants had a great time communicating with each other.
- Wikipedia 15
Each year Armenian wiki community celebrates Wikipedia day. This year too, on January 15, 2016, the Armenian wiki-community gathered together to celebrate the Wikipedia day. The event was organized in the Wikimedia Armenia office. About 70 people joined the event among which there were editors, Wikipedia Education program students, WM AM different program participants, etc. During the event, the Wiki Loves Monuments winners and the participants who uploaded the most photos were awarded. On that day Wikimedia Armenia announced the results of the Armenian-Georgian collaboration month and winners. The event was a great opportunity for editors to meet each other, discuss different themes and just have a great time together.
- Saturday Workshops
Every Saturday Wikimedia Armenia organizes open workshops edit-a-thons at the WM AM office where new editors are taught how to edit different wiki projects and the experienced editors participate in edit-a-thons dedicated to different themes. Anyone interested in wiki projects, Wikipedia, wiki editing and needing assistance, as well as wiki editors, who want to edit in pleasant atmosphere participate in these workshops. We have about 15-20 participants in each workshop. Among them there are also active wiki editors of hywiki, hywiktionary, hywikisource, Wikidata who help to conduct the workshops.
- WM AM hosts Dan Gillmor
On October 9, 2015, Wikimedia Armenia and Armenian Wikipedians hosted American technology writer, lecturer and media entrepreneur Dan Gillmor․ Dan Gillmor visited Armenia by the invitation of "Journalists For the Future" NGO to participate in the presentation of the Armenian version of his book "Mediactive". Wikimedia Armenia collaborating with "Journalists For the Future" NGO could make the Dan's meeting with Armenian Wikipedians possible.
During the meeting Gillmor had a surprise for Armenian Wikipedians. We had a skype call with Jimmy Wales, who greeted all of us. The editors had a unique opportunity to talk to him and ask questions. Wikipedians also had a productive discussion with Dan Gillmor on Wikipedia, modern media and related themes.
- Spoken Wikipedia
The idea of the spoken Wikipedia was taken from the one of English Wikipedia, the main goal of which is to record articles in Armenian. Audio recordings are made in the recording studio of Wikimedia Armenia. Each month 4-5 recordings of different article synopsis are made. These articles are mainly featured/good articles of Armenian Wikipedia or have good quality. Speakers are different volunteer actors whom we invite to come and record articles on behalf of Wikimedia Armenia and free knowledge.
Activities and stories
- Georgian-Armenian collaboration
The Georgian-Armenian collaboration was organized in October 2015 on the basis of previous collaboration projects' experience. 1500+ articles օn Georgian and Armenian history, culture, geography, nature were created and improved on Armenian and Georgian Wikipedias. The collaboration had 46 participants (16 on kawiki and 30 on hywiki), it made possible for two wiki-communities to get closer and promoted the improvement of articles on both countries. Two winners from each country were awarded to visit the neighbor country for 5 days. The visits were organized in April and May. See the usernames of the winners and other stats on the infographic.
- 46 editor participants of proposed 25.
- Have 2 winners from each country
- Wikimania 2015 & 2016
Wikimedia Armenia had only 1 representative to participate at Wikimania 2015 because the other participant's visa was refused thus he could not attend the conference. WM AM participant - Susanna Mkrtchyan had a submission in Wikimania on how to organize a WikiCamp, which are the main principles in preparing WikiCamp and what challenges you have to face and solve during the camp. During Wikimania WM AM president Susanna Mkrtchyan was among honorable mentions by Jimmy Wales for being innovative, collaborative and collegial and a model Wikipedian. Wikimedia Armenia's Western Armenian program was also recognized as the second coolest Wikimedia project.
Wikimania 2016 in Esino Lario hosted 3 participants from Armenian Wiki community, one of which was granted a scholarship by the WMF Scholarship committee. WM AM president Susanna Mkrtchyan had a talk on "The system of interdependent Wikimedia projects". WikiCamps, WikiClubs, Teachers’ seminars, Wiki loves science and other projects in a general interdependent conceptual system. How to build a general system of interdependent Wikimedia projects. Wikimedia Armenia's WikiClubs' project was recognized as the coolest Wikimedia project.
- Wikimedia Conference 2016
The Wikimedia Conference is an annual Wikimedia conference organized in Berlin, April 22-24. Wikimedia Armenia had 3 participants. The conference was an opportunity to exchange ideas with other Wikimedia movement members. We exchanged useful information for our organizations, discussed the grants, fundraising and finances, the movement’s strategy and future.
The conference helped to learn about other Wikimedia chapters' experience and activities, to get acquainted with new people for further cooperation as well as motivated the Armenian participants continue working on WM AM projects with more enthusiasm and new ideas after returning home.
During the conference WM AM representatives had a discussion with one of the Wikimedia España's Board members - Jesús Tramullas to start a mutual project. The result of the collaboration is "The castle's challenge" which was organized in September 2016. More details of the contest will be available in the APG 2015-2016 round2 report.
- Wikisource Conference
One Wikisource community member and one Wikimedian participated in the first Wikisource Conference, Vienna on November 20-22. This was the first Wikisource conference, due to which Armenian participants got closer to the Wikisource community. They shared the collaborations and issues the Armenian Wikisource community has in the digitization, proofread, and editing on Wikisource and learned about the digitization, new tools, projects, and experiences of different and more developed Wikisource communities.
- WikiConference Costroma 2015
On October 3-4, 2015 the Russian 9th Wikiconference was organized in Kostroma, Russia. There were two participants from Armenia, as well as from Poland, Russia, Uzbekistan, the Czech Republic and Estonia. Armenian participants presented several programs of Wikimedia Armenia. The attendees were especially interested in the WikiCamps.
- WM CEE Meeting 2015
Wikimedia Armenia had 2 participants in the WM CEE Meeting 2015, Estonia, who presented 3 talks - How Wikipedia Education Program works in a WikiClub, How to organize a WikCamp in another country. WikiCamp in Lebanon and Translator's Corner. Contributing without knowing Wiki Markup. These presentations reflected the work WM AM did mainly in the scope of Education Program. WM CEE Meeting 2015 helped Armenian participants to make new contacts from the CEE region and get acquainted with new tools, which later were implemented on Armenian Wikipedia. During the WM CEE Meeting 2015, the CEE community decided to organize the next CEE Meeting in Armenia, Dilijan, which was held in August 2016.
Wikipedia in Western Armenian
"Wikipedia in Western Armenian" is a program aimed to develop Wikipedia content in Western Armenian with the help of editors from the Armenian Diaspora, which are the predominant Western Armenian speakers. This year we concentrated our activities on the Armenian community of Lebanon which is one of the largest and well-organized communities of the Diaspora. With the help of trained teachers from WM AM's previous seminar, the WikiCamp Lebanon was organized, gathering together students from 11 Armenian colleges. Wikicampers assisted us later to organize local WikiClubs at their colleges. All these activities contributed to the increase of article count in Western Armenian which now exceeds 4000 and there are about 25 active Western Armenian editors.
Measures of success
- 52+ Western Armenian speakers involved in the editing process by July 1, 2016.
- 25 new active and long-term Western Armenian editors.
- 4300+ articles created and improved in Western Armenian by July 1, 2016.
- 2 educators involved in the Wikipedia Education Program.
- Applying for an ISO code is still in process.
- WikiCamp Lebanon
On August 3-12, 41 students from 11 Lebanese-Armenian secondary schools participated in WikiCamp 2015 Beirut and 4 high school students from Armenia joined the camp. During the camp, the students had an opportunity to develop their skills in writing and editing articles on Wikipedia, as well as translating articles from other languages into Western Armenian. Outside the Wikipedia workshops, the WikiTeam also planned various cultural and sports activities.
The WikCamp encouraged and attracted many students from 11 Lebanese-Armenian secondary schools which increased the reach of wiki movement and "Wikipedia in Western Armenian" Program in the Diaspora. Due to the camp Western Armenian section of Armenian Wikipedia was enriched with quality content.
- WikiClubs in Lebanon
After the WikiCamp the active students offered to participate in the process of establishing WikiClubs in their schools and keep them active by involving new students. As a result, 2 WikiClubs were opened in 3 Armenian colleges of Beirut: Yeghishe Manukian national college, M. & H. Arslanian Djemaran college and Armenian Catholic St. Cross-Harpoian college. In these clubs, active Wikipedians conduct regular workshops, where the students learn editing tools, create or improve already existing Western Armenian articles by translating them or by using different Western Armenian sources. These WikiClubs are coordinated by active Western Armenian campers and teachers.
There are several other activities which can be found described in the reports of "Wikipedia in Western Armenian" project.
In 2015 a WikiClub was opened at Yeghishe Manukian national college, Beirut for Western Armenian speakers Lebanese-Armenians. This WikiClub was coordinated by an active wiki camper - Shahen Araboghlian and a teacher - Sevan Danielian. With the help of their teacher participants of the WikiClub not only contribute to Wikimedia projects but also organize different activities related to the Armenian language, culture etc. Here's one of the stories.
On Friday, October the 23rd, 2015, Yeghishe Manoukian College, the high school section, commemorated the feast of the Holy Translators the creation/discovery of the Armenian alphabet, organized by the school’s WikiClub.
The opening speech was presented by Shahen Araboghlian (User:Shahen Books), a previous WikiCamp participant, wiki editor, who after emphasizing the importance of having the discovery of our alphabet, our dearest translators throughout history and their outstanding roles in our language. At the end of his speech, he noted how the Armenian wiki movement, the editing in our native language and the typing in Armenian is helping the language development in our minds, adding a pinch of information, article by article, for the better of our future.
The event was wrapped up by school principle Zohrab Ghazarian, who saw the Armenian school as the defending wall of the language, without which the language would crumble. He also reminded everyone how the WikiClub plays an important role in the development of language digitization.
Wiki loves science
The Wiki Loves Science (WLS) program was originally created to impact on the number and quality of Armenian Wikipedia science articles, thus increasing the usage of Wikipedia in the education process. In order to do this, several workshops and activities were implemented through the year. The best editors from these activities were invited to participate in the WLS Weekend edit-a-thons where they had an opportunity to improve editing skills and work on more Wikipedia articles. There were some concerns regarding this project in general, which influenced on the number of organized edit-a-thons and workshops. This, in its turn, affected the number of created or improved articles, almost reducing it by half. More than 600 scientific articles were created or improved due to the activities of WLS. The details of these activities and concerns are described in the "Activities" and "Lessons learned" sections correspondingly.
Measures of success
- Only 6 workshops are organized out of proposed 20+.
- Number of newly registered editors during workshops are 25.
- Number of stub articles created during workshops is 204 from proposed 40.
- 5 edit-a-thons were organized instead of proposed 8.
- 102 high-quality articles created/improved from proposed 400, 2 are selected as featured articles hy:Սպիտակուցներ (Proteins) and hy:Ենթաոստայնային արյունազեղում (Subarachnoid hemorrhage).
- 342 middle-quality articles created/improved from proposed 1000.
The Wiki Loves Science program consists of two parts: workshops which are organized mainly before the edit-a-thon and the edit-a-thon during which the participants of different professions create and improve articles related to science. 6 workshops were conducted in total for the students of different scientific and educational institutions, including 3 workshops at AGBU Virtual College, 3 workshops with Psychology Faculty and the Physics Faculty of ASU. During the workshops, the newbies got acquainted with the wiki-movement and Wikimedia Armenia programs, especially Wiki Loves Science program, its results. After the introduction participants learned Wikipedia editing rules, main principles and made their first steps in wikiprojects. After the workshops, the users who remained active were invited to edit-a-thons organized countryside where they had an opportunity to master their wiki editing skills with experienced editors of Armenian Wikipedia.
In general, 5 edit-a-thons were organized for Wiki Loves Science participants, 4 of which in Aghveran (September 25-27, October 30-November 1, December 18-20, February 5-7) and 1 in Dilijan (June 17-19).
See the metrics of each edit-a-thons below:
- Concerns about Wiki Loves Science
WLS organizing team observed several issues in the organization and course of WLS program:
- Uneffectiviness of workshops and edit-a-thons, the results were not satisfying and did not correspond to the originally stated measures of success.
- Motivation of the participants was not as expected. It was very hard to involve new participants to the editing process.
- WLS team was very busy with WM AM's different projects, which was the main reason that team was not focused on this particular program.
Considering the above said, it was decided to change the organization process and structure of WLS workshops and edit-a-thons.
Wiki Loves Monuments
In 2015, Armenia joined the Wiki Loves Monuments photo contest, which was the second WLM Armenia participated. The photo contest had 81 participants, 26,528 photos were uploaded. In October, a photo expedition was organized with 18 photographers. The participants visited Armenian cultural and historic heritage places, especially those, that lack information and media files on Wikimedia projects. The Wiki Loves Monuments awarding ceremony was held during the Wikipedia 15 celebration. The authors of three best photos and of most uploaded photos were awarded. A Wiki-calendar was designed and printed with WLM 2015 photos. All participants of Wiki Loves Monuments received Wiki-calendars as presents.
Measures of success
- Promote free-content and free-knowledge in Armenia,
- Promote historic preservation in Armenia,
- 26,528 photos uploaded (out of proposed 23,919-33,919) (10000+ files) by October 1,
- 81 participants out of proposed 100,
- 152 new Armenian-heritage-related articles created on Wikipedia by January 1,
- 824 images were used on Wikimedia projects out of proposed 300
The Digitization is one of the core programs of Wikimedia Armenia. Though the activities of this program are few and not visible, the results and impact on the other programs are huge. Digitization of content assists the Education Program, WLS, GLAM etc. It also provides sources for reliable Armenian content, on the basis of which many articles are edited. In the first half of the year, the Digitization program was not active, caused mainly by the malfunctioning DIY scanner but WM AM staff and volunteers put much effort to make it active again; the issues connected to the scanner were fixed.
This year 51 books were digitized, 38 of which are free books shared under Creative Commons licenses or are in public domain. These books were uploaded to Wikimedia Commons and are now available on Wikisource. The rest - 13 books, are non-free books which were digitized exclusively for reference by the request of different editors. The digitized copies of these free books were not distributed anyway but kept by the editors to cite and improve different articles.
Most of the digitized books available on Wikisource underwent proofreading. Other programs of Wikimedia Armenia helped to increase the number of proofread pages. As a result, 20 books out of digitized 38 were proofread which represents more than 3979 pages. Depending on the content of this books corresponding pages were created on Wikisource which was in its turn used on Wikipedia as different sources for non-fiction books. From overall digitized 51 books, 13 were used in other programs of Wikimedia Armenia.
- See the list of all digitized books here.
Measures of success
- 51 books were digitized out of proposed 90.
- Number of active editors on Armenian Wikisource is 40-80.
- 20 books were proofread out of proposed 20 (more than 3982 pages).
- 13 out of 30 planned were used in other Wikimedia program.
In the framework of the GLAM program, Wikimedia Armenia cooperated with different GLAM institutions. This year was productive because WM AM cooperated also with some authors who provided their books or works under the free-licenses which allowed us to upload all of them to Wikimedia Commons thus making them available to the wider public layers. Workshops were organized for different museums where museum staff got acquainted with Wikipedia and it's principles, Wikimedia movement, etc.
In 2015-2016 annual plan the GLAM project was removed from WM AM programs as the program needs to be enlarged, needs more focus and dedication and Wikimedia Armenia doesn't have sufficient resources for now.
Measures of success
- Cooperating with National Library and with little museums.
- Created and improved 156 articles on the base of materials given by GLAM partners out of 200․
- 1 workshop organized in Avetik Isahakyan house-museum of Yerevan.
- 1 workshop at WM AM office for Russian art museum staff of Yerevan.
- 1 workshop WM AM office for National library staff.
- 4 books released under free licenses.
- Tsolag Hovsepian donated his photos to Wikimedia Armenia
Since 2015 Wikimedia Armenia began collaborating with Armenian photographer (97 years old) Tzolag Hovsepian in order he published his "Familiar Faces" album photos under the free license. Hovsepian has taken photos of many famous Armenians (and not only), celebrities, artists, and national figures who had crossed his path including Aram Khachaturian, William Saroyan and many others. He released all his photos under Creative Commons, which later with the help of Wikimedia Armenia became available on Commons. These photos are really valuable for wikicommunity, most of them are unique and there are no alternative free photos on Commons.
In total 158 photos where uploaded to Wikimedia Commons 61 of which were used in 242 articles in different languages.
- Aziz Tamoyan
Since September 2015 Wikimedia Armenia began cooperation with the President of the National Union of Yezidi in the Republic of Armenia - Aziz Tamoyan. As a result of this cooperation he released his 3 books under the Creative Commons 4.0 license. Wikimedia Armenia digitization team scanned the books and uploaded them to Wikimedia Commons (A story of one family, Yazidis in Nagorno-Karabakh War, Heroism of Yazidi nation). The editors of Armenian Wikisource proofread almost all the pages of the books (for more details please see Digitization section).
- Wikipeduia Education Program statistics in Armenia, Outreach
- What I Learned: Improving the Armenian Wiktionary with the help of students
- Dan Gillmor had a surprise for Armenian Wikipedians (hy)
- Jimbo’s 2015 Wikimania speech
- Wikimania 2016 - The coolest projects of Wikimedia Chapters - be inspired
- WMES en la Wikimedia Conference 2016
- "Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian". www.gulbenkian.pt. Retrieved 2016-01-21.
Revenues received during this period (6 month for progress report, 12 months for impact report)
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Revenue source Currency Anticipated Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Cumulative Anticipated ($US)* Cumulative ($US)* Explanation of variances from plan Wikimedia Foundation USD 122,653.00 72,252 50,401.00 122,653 123,894.92 122,653 USD 1,201.83 of anticipated ammount are underspends from previous PEGs. Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation USD 15,000 7,441 7,393 14,834 15,000 14,834 Calouste Gulbenkian grant for "Wikipedia in Western Armenian" program GEO Team AMD 1,140,000 1,140,000 2394 Payable WikiCamp participants Donation from Grant Candy LLC AMD 1,000,000 1000000 2,100
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Spending during this period (6 month for progress report, 12 months for impact report)
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|Expense (Program name)||Currency||Budgeted||Cumulative||Budgeted ($US)*||Cumulative ($US)*||Percentage spent to date||Explanation of variances from plan|
|Office operating activities||AMD||3,863,200||4,475,854||8,113||9,399.29||116%|
|Education program||AMD||308,000||5,491,266||647||11,531.66||1783%||Teacher training seminars were included in our Education Program because of its high efficiency.|
|Wiki loves science||AMD||5,066,000||2,654,540||10,639||5,574.53||52%|
|Wiki loves monuments||AMD||1,566,000||1,704,600||3,289||3,579.66||109%|
|Community support||AMD||4,686,000||1,076,844||9,841||2,261.37||23%||Wikiconference budget was spent for the Teacher Wikiseminar|
|Winter WikiCamp 2016||AMD||3,946,000||4,966,000||8,287||10,428.60||126%|
|Western Armenian Project||AMD||7,142,857||7,268,562||15,000||15,263.98||102%|
|Summer WikiCamp 2016||AMD||25,700,500||15,702,969||53,971||32,976.23||61%||Part of Second Summer WikiCamp expances was spent after July 2016 from APG 2015-2016 round2|
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Resources to plan for measurement
- Global metrics are an important starting point for grantees when it comes to measuring programmatic impact (Learning Patterns and Tutorial) but don’t stop there.
- Logic Models provide a framework for mapping your pathway to impact through the cause and effect chain from inputs to outputs to outcomes. Develop a logic model to map out your theory of change and determine the metrics and measures for your programs.
- Importantly, both qualitative and quantitative measures are important so consider both as you determine measures for your evaluation and be sure to ask the right questions to be sure to capture your program stories.
Resources for storytelling
- WMF storytelling series and toolkit (DRAFT)
- Online workshop on Storytelling. By Frameworks institute
- The origin of storytelling
- Story frames, with a focus on news-worthiness.
- Reading guide: Storytelling and Social change. By Working Narratives
- The uses of the story.
- Case studies.
- Blog: 3 Tips on telling stories that move people to action. By Paul VanDeCarr (Working Narratives), on Philanthropy.com
- Building bridges using narrative techniques. By Sparknow.net
- Differences between a report and a story
- Question guides and exercises.
- Guide: Tools for Knowledge and Learning. By Overseas Development Institute (UK).
- Developing a strategy
- Collaboration mechanisms
- Knowledge sharing and learning
- Capturing and storing knowledge.