Grants:APG/Proposals/2015-2016 round1/Wikimedia Argentina/Progress report form

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Purpose of the report[edit]

This form is for organizations receiving Annual Plan Grants to report on their progress after completing the first 6 months of their grants. The time period covered in this form will be the first 6 months of each grant (e.g. 1 January - 30 June 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.

Contents

Global metrics overview - all programs[edit]

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

  1. Next to each required metric, list the outcome achieved for all of your programs included in your proposal.
  2. Where necessary, explain the context behind your outcome.
  3. 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.

Education Program[edit]

Metric Achieved outcome Explanation
1. # of active editors involved 25 Participation and content+Scaling up+Free Culture Awareness+Liberation and Creation of content
2. # of new editors 606 Participation and content+Scaling up+Free Culture Awareness+Liberation and Creation of content
3. # of individuals involved 1076 Participation and content+Scaling up+Free Culture Awareness+Liberation and Creation of content
Indirectly +2000 students involved
4. # of new images/media added to Wikimedia articles/pages n/a Contest launched in late June, still with no results.
5. # of articles added or improved on Wikimedia projects 423 Participation and content+Scaling up+Free Culture Awareness+Liberation and Creation of content
Take in mind that the school year in Argentina starts in late March
6. Absolute value of bytes added to or deleted from Wikimedia projects n/a We do not count the number of bytes. However they are approximately between 800,000 to 1.5 million


GLAM Program[edit]

Metric Achieved outcome Explanation
1. # of active editors involved 187 Participation and content+Scaling-up+Free Culture Awareness+Liberation and creation of content
2. # of new editors 238 Participation and content+Scaling-up+Free Culture Awareness+Liberation and creation of content
3. # of individuals involved 1463 Participation and content+Scaling-up+Free Culture Awareness+Liberation and creation of content
4. # of new images/media added to Wikimedia articles/pages 56 Participation and content+Scaling-up+Free Culture Awareness+Liberation and creation of content

We have released books instead of images these first 6 months.

4. # of new pages/media added to Wikimedia articles/pages 22,500 Participation and content+Scaling-up+Free Culture Awareness+Liberation and creation of content
101 new books uploaded
5. # of articles added or improved on Wikimedia projects 5938 Participation and content+Scaling-up+Free Culture Awareness+Liberation and creation of content
6. Absolute value of bytes added to or deleted from Wikimedia projects n/a We do not count the number of bytes. However we know the number is somewhere between 6-8 million.


Community Support Program[edit]

Metric Achieved outcome Explanation
1. # of active editors involved 145 Participation and content+Scaling-up+Free Culture Awareness+Liberation and creation of content
2. # of new editors 75 Participation and content+Scaling-up+Free Culture Awareness+Liberation and creation of content
3. # of individuals involved 308 Participation and content+Scaling-up+Free Culture Awareness+Liberation and creation of content
4. # of new images/media added to Wikimedia articles/pages n/a Participation and content+Scaling-up+Free Culture Awareness+Liberation and creation of content
5. # of articles added or improved on Wikimedia projects 214 Participation and content+Scaling-up+Free Culture Awareness+Liberation and creation of content
6. Absolute value of bytes added to or deleted from Wikimedia projects n/a We do not count the number of bytes. However, 214 articles have been created so we believe the number should be somewhere between 1.5-2 million.


Telling your program stories - all programs[edit]

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.

Context[edit]

Wikimedia Argentina has gone through a successful and remarkable first semester. Our programs and projects have been more focused and oriented to our goals, with remarkable results, in terms of articles created and improved and content released.
We continue struggling to involve new volunteers and build a more active community. Also we have not increase the numbers in terms of partners but we have focused our efforts in fostering our engagement to long term relationships with our stakeholders.
Our main results are the following:

2016 (first 6 months)
People involved 2847
Institutions involved 20
Articles created or improved. 6351
Content released 22,500
Volunteers involved 150
Women involved 466 (17%)
Press released 36 program mentions
Tutorials created/designed 6
Learning patterns designed 6
Iberocoop activities 2

Learning story: How context comprehension and awareness has given us better results[edit]

Working on Wikimedia projects has always been a challenge. Adapting project designs to our own particular context is also challenging and a responsibility. Understanding the way Argentina constructs its culture and educates its youth is essential to be able to organize our programs appropriately.
What have we learnt in the last two years? What information can we get from the context?
During the first six months of 2016, we have addressed the implementation of our programs in the following way:
1. Standing by for sustainable construction: Argentina is a country is constant change. In this sense, in January and for the first time in our history, a liberal party took office, which brought great changes of personnel in Ministries and Secretaries. Many of them were our counterparties in focal points. So we may say that we had to start over in many processes, but given the challenge, we considered the great possibility of doing things from a different perspective. The last two years, we have dealt mostly with requests from educational and cultural institutions, which has implied both a great effort and some wearing down. The change in context forced us to stop and reorganize activities that had not been successful and promote those which had had better results, reassigning the necessary resources.
2. Being aware of issues that go beyond the context: A changing context does not mean a change in our interests. And it does not mean that we can’t take care of what the community brings to our attention. It just means dealing with things in the appropriate way. Thus, we have defined more clearly than ever our lines of action for “the construction of Memory” and “gender”, which implied the articulation and definition of permanent projects with specific counterparties. Argentina is still interested and wants to be a part of the social criticism born from our projects on these issues.
3. The context is all of us: During the first months of 2016, we have organized more online than offline activities. This was due not only to the fact that we had to reconstruct part of our work, but also because the context has affected our community. Job insecurity and economic instability have curbed the enthusiasm of a large part of our community that has nonetheless actively participated in our online activities while they reorganized their lives according to the new context.
4. Context sets boundaries: Considering all the stakeholders we have worked with so far, being able to stop has helped us consolidate the relationships with those counterparties with whom we worked well. We don’t all make it together, but that doesn’t mean we can’t meet with one another.
Then, why do we believe we have achieved the best possible results? During these first six months of the year, we have done something we had never done before: being “timing-aware”. The context has redefined our partners and we have redefined some of our activities, but it has also given us a frame as to when we should carry out our actions. The results have been striking and we hope that what we have learnt will help us achieve even better results in the future.

Education Program[edit]

Sharing WMAR's Education Program Stories[edit]

What we succeed so far?: defining good practices to go beyond the new educational context (story 1)[edit]

The beginning of the year 2016 was a period of changes for Wikimedia Argentina having to face the transition in the program’s leadership and the new educational context of the country after the national elections.
We have had to face a double challenge: firstly, to strengthen those activities which are significant to our program and that have given us great results; and secondly, to reformulate and redefine activities whose results have not been the ones expected. To do this, we have asked ourselves: what can we do in this context to keep on strengthening our program?
The answers are given through the following two working core strategies:
1. Making new editors as a priority for a sustainable program:

  • Going beyond the context through online proposals: the online course that Wikimedia Argentina has been promoting since 2014, is already known. We consider that it is important to emphasize the new strategies that we put into practice in the edition of #Wikipuentes carried out in the months of May and June 2016: creating content with a double purpose:
    a) making high-quality edited articles on Wikipedia and on Wikimedia’s projects
    b) that the new editors can become freelancers who will be able to keep on editing on a regular basis

According to the 2015 outcomes, 89% of the articles created in that year in the Education program were written by the course’s participants, and +10 students remain as editors, so, can we talk about success? really, we really can.
During the 2016 course, we have even focused the curricula on editing in Wikipedia. The course, which was divided in a 6 weeks schedule, has dismissed the small editions as valid contributions during the course to accompany the teachers on their edits even of new articles. 264 articles have been edited by 185 teachers and 60 of them were new . This had never happened before. Plus, 81% are considered as high-quality edits by ratios established Wikimedia Argentina standards.
Educacion Placa 1 Online course 2016. Results.png
Why does our online proposal result in new editors compared to other MOOC inside the movement? Our secret is a known recipe: monitoring the teaching staff. During the 2016 course, we had 5 teachers (3 of them were students from the course’s previous editions) who have worked on an ongoing basis with the students and have accompanied them individually in the development of all their works for 6 weeks. Likewise, a network of Wikipedia’s volunteers helps us with the revision of each of the new articles and edited ones.
The online course is also an answer to the diversity and complexity of the context; it goes beyond contributing to the inclusion of new teachers editors from all the area with representatives from Argentina, Perú, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, México, Guatemala, Chile and Spain.
Our challenge?: to further improve the proposal to generate new editors and articulators of the Wikimedia projects in the classroom. We expect to make two new courses in 2016, one of them a new one and focused on editing.
Also we hope to scale the proposal at the regional level.
  • The first editors in the classroom have to be the teachers: during the first years of the educational program, Wikimedia Argentina has adopted the attitude of working through lectures and teacher trainings. During 2015, we carried out 28 training programs in different educational settings with the aim of being able to articulate Wikipedia in the classroom through the teacher.
    Did it work? the answer is no, it didn't.
The sporadic lectures or trainings sessions of being only a few hours or even a day don’t give good results in terms of teachers as content generators or articulators of projects inside the classroom. It is true that we have done a great job demystifying Wikipedia in the classroom, but this work hasn’t resulted in better outcomes.In this context, we understand that if we want to escalate our educational proposal through the teachers, they have to become editors themselves and they have to understand the work behind Wikimedia’s projects.
During the first six months of 2016 we have articulated with new educational institutions with whom we have organized innovative approaches of teacher training.
In this sense, at an on-site level, we have avoided creating specific proposals to suggest a training program in three units scheduled in three days. This pilot trial done at the Universidad Nacional de Río Negro involved the participation of 28 teachers - from which 21 of them were women - and 31 edited articles. After a month, +10 students remain active and 29 more articles have been edited. Furthermore, the trained group has promoted the Wikiproject: Patagonia Norte.
In this sense, promoting a new long-term methodology has resulted in new and better outcomes regarding the involvement of teachers as editors for Wikimedia Argentina. We hope that in the next month we will be able to turn these editors into escalators of our program.
Educacion Placa 2 Wikimisiones results.png
Similarly, teachers must not only become editors but should be able to articulate the Wikimedia projects in the classroom. It is in this sense that we encourage the second part of the project Wikimisiones, where 260 teachers were trained during two days to learn how to edit, how to use Wikimedia Commons within the classroom and designed educational proposals (7 ready to be used) through the Wikimedia projects; teachers as producers of content and resources for other teachers is a key strategy for scaling and bringing our program in the classroom.
Our challenge?: to standardize our new teacher training proposal in the coming months and to build a network of teachers that drive Wikipedia in the classroom. This is one of the big pending of Wikimedia Argentina . We do not have many active volunteers in the classroom . We hope that through standardize our proposals can slowly build a network. However we have diversified partners so that the coming months will be using Wikipedia in the classroom through other teaching specialties.
Educacion Placa 3 Wikilesas (EduGLAM-edit-a-thons). Results.png
  • Turning teachers and students into agents of change: involving teachers into a training session is not a difficult task. What is difficult for them is to edit, to get involved and to take on the project as their own. This is exactly what we have been doing through the program EduGlam and the 3 educational edit-a-thons, named Wikilesa, that we have been implementing during 2016. Through an initiative from a teacher at the Universidad Nacional de la Plata, we have already gotten 105 students and teachers involved in editing about crimes against humanity during the Argentinean military dictatorship. This project, which is one of Wikipedia Argentina’s most stable proposals, has already implied the editing of 59 articles, and at least 22 of them considered as good quality under WMAR ratios, and the involvement of 4 different institutions. 3 Wikilesas are planned for the next 6 months.
Our challenge?: to standardize the proposals and to bring it to all the memory spaces in the country, which are currently demanding the activity that has had great.repercussion in the press.Together with the magazine Cosecha roja, our partner, we are defining the project to obtain external funds and to scale the activity in the country and at the regional level.

2. Organizing the community at a regional and local level in order to create a sustainable program
How can we make an educational program grow or be scalable? Which are the agents we need? Wikimedia Argentina works within both regional and a local community, through which it articulates the educational program, as follows:

  • Teachers as escalators of the educational program: Our educational program wouldn’t be scalable without the teachers’ work. Although we believe that it is necessary that they know how to edit; it is also necessary that they are the ones to suggest the acquisition of skills through the use of Wikipedia inside the classroom. During 2016, 10 teachers have escalated or they plan to escalate our program somehow; so we keep on working to strengthen our alliances with educational institutions to continue transmitting the educational program inside the classrooms.
  • A new e-learning website to generate community: Wikimedia Argentina has focused its online course on a new e-learning portal. Online learning is one of the main themes of the educational program because of these three reasons: a) it allows us to deal with requests by teachers from the inland regions. b)It makes work easier in places with access to a good internet connection c) it is convenient as we can adapt ourselves to the teachers’ schedules.
From this point of view, during the previous years, we had to adapt our proposals to the schedules and times of the institution which gave us the facilities to carry out our course, where we only had some classrooms and a small place for exchanging. Currently, our e-learning portal has a space for forums, community and wide resources, to be able to interact and work in connection with the teachers involved.
Educacion Placa 5 Sharing knowledge Education Program (1).png
  • Iberocoop as a mentoring place: Iberocoop is a priority for Wikipedia Argentina and the articulation with teachers makes it a favourable space to work together. For us, to cooperate means to learn, and in this way, we boosted the I program of Interregional Cooperation with Wikimedia México. During 3 days of work, we articulated knowledge, good practices and failures from both chapters, where the Educational Program was the protagonist: the main aspects of the group work were how to make a sustainable program, which actors have to be involved, and which activities we should boost at the beginning. The full report can be read (in spanish) here.
  • Wikimedia’s community as a learning place: Wikimedia Argentina keeps on working to share the knowledge with the global community. New in education and new posts in English have been designed and made during the first month of the year 2016. We also continue to generate resources for teachers. We have drawn on material from the Education program of Wikimedia Israel, we have designed new and within the virtual course , 31 proposals for educational projects have been designed by teachers for teachers. We are currently designing a digital publication to value these teachers designs.
Our challenges? : to scale our education program through teachers and involving a real learning in the classroom. Also we intend to share our platform with other chapter,as Wikimedia Mexico with whom we have been working already. Similarly, keep adding and generate learning is one of our highest priorities.

Challenge: Wikipedia, obligatory or free homework: our difficulties while working with Wikipedia in the classroom (story 2)[edit]

Wikimedia Argentina has been working to improve the outcomes with students at primary and secondary school. This problem is not new since we have been analysing it since 2015. For this reason, during the first three months of the school year (in Argentina, the school year begins by the end of March) we have focused our job on understanding what the teachers need in order to articulate a Wikimedia’s project in the classroom appropriately. After the first years of putting the educational program into practice, we have learnt that:

  • The teachers not only need to be accompanied but they also need proposals in compliance with their reality and that of the students: In this sense, we have kept on stimulating the teachers’ work as project generators in the classroom - Wikimisiones, Universidad de Río Negro-, we have created new teaching materials and we kept on generating proposals regarding children like our annual UNESCO contest
Likewise, we have boosted new teacher training programs thought for the long term, which will help us have real experts on our projects inside the classroom. Through this training as editors, teachers can support projects correctly, mainly outside the classroom, with the goal of becoming representatives of the critical construction of knowledge.
  • Wikimedia Argentina understands and pays attention, in a timely manner, to the educational environment where activities are carried out: Access to internet connection inside the classrooms is very limited, so working with Wikipedia during the school hours is almost impossible. Therefore, we organized our activities with teachers through non-compulsory proposals, outside the classroom, where children - accompanied by an adult- can participate and work on Wikimedia projects.
Up to now (last two years), Wikipedia Argentina launched 3 photography and editing contests with good results. Currently, the first contest of the year has just started; sponsored by UNESCO and LATAM Airlines. This new proposal has also been been shaped by what we’ve learnt during previous years, about what and how can our students work in our context. You can see the new videos done for the contest here
Also,we are also redefining our activities for students according to our context. In this sense, we are organizing a new project that will involve children outside the classroom. The first "Club de edición" is scheduled for October.
Our challenge?: After two years of creating experience in the educational program, our main challenge is knowing how to standardize proposals to which all the teachers and students from the country could gain access to.
In this sense, we have been working to organize the program in such a way that we could program those activities which have turned up to be successful with the aim of being able to offer activities and finished products, directed to the teachers and the students’ demands.
During the first semester, Wikimedia Argentina has been systematizing projects and articulating the educational products and the educational strategy with strategic partners to offer them on a long-term basis.
As it happens on the GLAM program, where establishing a strategy has given us a stable and logic work environment, we hope that to establish a strategy through concrete projects will help us gain access to teachers and students on a stable and purposeful manner, trying to keep the order when attending demands.

Goals, Activities, Results & Learnings[edit]

Objectives 2016 Last year if applicable Progress until Q2 / 2016 Counts for story Comments/learnings Expected 2016
Strategic line 1: Participation and content: to encourage the participation of the education community through inclusive initiatives and proposals suited to their needs during the academic year 2015-2016
600 hundred education experts trained on WMAR’s Education Program and other Wikimedia projects in three online courses during the academic year 2015-2016 (March to December) 315 184
1 1st online course conducted. Wikimedia Argentina launched its own virtual platform, a place for teachers, students and cultural managers. The 1st online course of the year was carried out from May 19 to June 26. On target. At least two new courses will be launched in 2016.
At least 500 hundred education experts becoming new users of Wikipedia
360 finished the virtual course in time and form
311
175
184 out of 184

Not yet available

1 We expect to have the same number of teachers attending the next two online courses during the rest of 2016. On target.
a) To increase to 15 (now 8) the number of teachers involved in our Education Program from June to October
b) 35 editors retained after 6 months.
8
19
10 so far

Not yet available

1 Even though in Argentina we are in the 1st semester of the academic year; we are working with 10 different educational institutions to work with Wikipedia in the classroom. On target.
a) At least 320 articles improved by teachers
b) 100 defined as quality articles by WMAR standards
115 edited during the course. The number increased significantly after 6 months
n/a
263 articles edited

184 quality articles

1 The individual monitoring of the virtual course participants has given us very good results. 262 articles have been improved by 184 students, 60 new. To share our experience a learning pattern has been designed
+800,000 bytes added.
On target.
Increasing the number of projects to 10 ready to be used in the classroom, designed by the participants in the virtual initiatives n/a 7+ 31
1 Teachers in Wikimisiones worked in groups on designed education proposals ready to be use in the classroom. A digital publication about them is now being designed.

31 projects have been designed by our participants in our online course. This activity –which was not compulsory- included the creation of new resources by teachers and for teachers, from all over the region. Also, a publication to be shared with the teachers will be launched in the following months.

Above target.
Participation and content-onsite proposals: to improve the participation of educators and students from higher education institutions and secondary schools, as a way to include WMAR’s Education Program in the daily curricula
a)Training 100 secondary-school teachers during the first two semesters of the year
b) 700 students directly or indirectly trained
841 284

Not yet available

2 The education schedule starts late March in Argentina. So far, the projects that involve students directly haven't start yet. They are scheduled after the winter holidays in July. During the first semester we have focused on training 286 teachers, 250 coming from our activity Wikimisiones. They represented 21 different schools in Misiones and its impact is closed to 1200 students. Wikimisiones is now in the third stage of the project, that will continue as follows:
  1. Teachers designing education proposal within Wikimedia projects.
  2. Defining goals and Implementation of the proposal in the classroom.
  3. Final evaluation - involving students and teachers from all over the province the 4th and 5th of October.
  4. Standardize the proposal, presentation of final results, open for call to other province in 2017.

In the Universidad de Río Negro 28 teachers were trained and +50 articles improved so far.
We do continue working with Scholem School with 26 students involved.
We also trained 5 teachers from Benito Nazar School to help them implement Wikipedia in the classroom. Indirectly we have approached 2008 students

We have changed our focus, by focusing our work with teachers to scale our activities.
At least 80 teachers and 550 students becoming new registered users. n/a 283 teachers

Not yet available

2 Last year we reached many students and teachers, but this didn't translate into better results. We are trying now to focus on teachers by organizing long-term training programs. Re-difined activity
At least 100 new articles created or improved by 300 students through at least 5 specific and strategic edition contests 36 41 - Focus changed
2 During Wikimisiones, 41 articles were created and improved by teachers. We dismissed organizing editing challenges in the schools at least during the first semester of the year. The Argentinean educational context is making us redefine our activities with students from primary and secondary schools. After two years working in Education, online activities have given us better results. In this sense, again this year, and after improvements, we are launching an editing contest for students along with Ibertic-OEI and Educ.ar portal late July 2016. Re-difined activity
At least 100 students improve 150 articles by adding images to them through our annual contest launched in September 2016 70 Contest launched in June 2016 - Not results yet
2 A new photo contests has been launched along with our long term partner UNESCO. The last two years contests delivered good results but also lots of learnings. This year contest is more dynamic, friendly, and easy to understand for students and teachers.Find the page here On target.
200 students participating in 4 education editathons. This would mean at least 20 articles improved or created and 50 new images uploaded 204 students
35
20 images uploaded
105 participants so far

59 articles created and improved

Not results yet

1 The EduGlam edit-a-thons this year were defined by our strategic line of constructing the history and memory of Argentina. We conducted, along with the Universidad de la Plata, Universidad de Avellaneda and Cosecha Roja 2 activities to improve and create new content in Wikipedia about the dictatorial period in Argentina. 6 editors remain active after 3 months. This activity has been set as a Wikimedia Argentina and Cosecha Roja long term program. New Wikilesas are planned for the next 6 months. On target.
a) Engaging 2 new institutions of higher education in our work. b) 100 articles improved
c) 10 to 20 editors retained after 3 months
5 new institutions
54
24 retained
4

77

Not yet available

1 Wikimedia Argentina has signed new agreements with 4 new education institutions. 3 of them are universities and 1 secondary school. The institutions are: Universidad de Rio Negro, Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Universidad Abierta Interamericana (UAI), Benito Nazar School. Along with the Universidad de Rio Negro, we trained 15 teachers during 3 days, which has already translated into 77 created and improved articles.
Also, we trained, 5 teachers from Benito Nazar School from all different disciplines.
In September we are going to be working with the Universidad Abierta Interamericana (UAI) at the BA of Medicine.
We are defining the training schedule of teachers and students at Universidad Tecnológica Nacional
On target
  • General Evaluation: Partially Successful
  • Learnings: Standardize proposals as closed products is important for good results .
Strategic line 2: Scaling up: To encourage ownership of the Education Program by promoting the participation of educators and students from different regions of Argentina
To spread the WMAR Educational Program by training 100 future teachers, 80 new users, between April and September, 2016, focusing on their role of educators in different regions of Argentina. n/a dismissed
n/a At the end of 2015 we had a pre agreement to train teachers from a national training institute. The change in context has halted this activity. Dismissed
  • General Evaluation: Unsuccessful.
  • Learnings: Being aware of the context has helped us to properly define our activities and strive no more to not get results.
To increase the number of Wiki ambassadors of WMAR’s Education program during 2016 to 15 teachers (currently 8) 8 10 + 18 (Wikiproject)
1 We work with 10 educational references. Also 18 professors at the Universidad de Rio Negro have designed a Wikiproject.
We are currently in a stage of standardizing processes rather than expansion .
On target.
To increase the number of Wiki ambassadors of WMAR’s Education program during 2016 to 15 teachers (currently 8) 8 10
n/a We have worked with 10 educational references. Also 18 professors at the Universidad de Rio Negro have designed a Wikiproject.
We are currently in a stage of standardizing processes rather than expansion .
On target.
At least 10 activities carried out by at least 15 of our Wiki ambassadors between March and October 8 10
1 Complete activities carried out by at least 1 teacher:
1. Universidad de Rio Negro
2. Scholem School
3. Benito Nazar School
4. Universidad Nacional de la Plata x 2
6. HIJOS NGO
7. Universidad Nacional de Avellaneda
Already planned activities to be carried out by at least 1 teacher: 1. Universidad Abierta Interamericana
2. Universidad Tecnológica Nacional
3. FLACSO
4. UBA
On target.
a) At least 5 of these 10 activities being specific editing contests at schools, involving teachers and students in their development
b) At least 100 articles improved
n/a Re-defined
n/a We have come to the conclusion that organizing activities with teachers who are not active editors is very complicated. This, along with the limited access to internet connection in many schools, makes our work very difficult. That is why we are developing a new offline program to involve primary and secondary students. We are in the process of standardizing this new program. The first edition club for students will take place in late October. Re-defined activity
  • General Evaluation: Partially Successful
  • Learnings: We are not a chapter with a network of teachers and volunteers. It is for this reason that we are learning to find potential ambassadors of our program. We are standardizing teaching models so that we can implement and replicate in Argentina.
Strategic line 3: Free Culture Knowledge: to increase the understanding of free knowledge within the educational community as a way to position WMAR’s Education Program in the public agenda.
a) At least 5 lectures given in strategic seminars and conferences to position the WMARs education program b) attacting at least 500 people. n/a 3

135 people attending

1 Position the Education program remains a priority for Wikimedia Argentina On target.
a) To get in touch with at least 10 new educational experts during 2016.
b) To build a media agenda of at least 10 press contacts
n/a 8

8 (same)

1 Position the Education program remains a priority for Wikimedia Argentina On target.
  • General Evaluation: Successful
  • Learnings: To position the Education Program as promoter of the free culture has been and is still a priority.
To consolidate the role of WMAR’s Education Program as a political consultant during 2016. 2 dismissed
n/a Wikimedia Argentina was part of the advisory board of the Conectar Igualdad national program. The group is now out of service due to political changes . Dismmissed
  • General Evaluation: Unsuccessful.
  • Learnings: Being aware of the context has helped us to properly define our activities and strive no more to not get results.
At least 8 mentions in the media regarding our Education Program during 2016. 20 19
n/a To position our activities in the public agenda is a priority for Wikimedia Argentina especially to expand and make our community grow and attract new volunteers. On target.
  • General Evaluation: Successful
  • Learnings: To position the Education Program as promoter of the free culture has been and is still a priority.
Strategic line 4: Liberation and creation of content: to create new and useful material to suit the needs, contexts and reality of the education experts as way to build a long- term sustainable program
a) Own educational platform designed
b) 2 online courses conducted
c) 5 teachers' manuals placed on the platform
d) 10 teachers' projects available
e) A meeting space designed
n/a 1

1

10

Not yet available

1

1 Find more details about our online platform here and on the campus page

In addition, the e-learning site has been designed so that other chapters in the region can use it. At the moment, we are helping Wikimedia Mexico to implement the same campus in their country.

On target.
  • General Evaluation: Successful
  • Learnings: Having our own virtual platform has helped us to establish our times when conducting teacher training programs.
To design a gamified educational proposal n/a Scheduled for the next 6 months
n/a This activity is planned for the next coming 6 months. Not yet available
  • General Evaluation: -
  • Learnings: -
a) To release 5 educational manuals to help teachers.
b) 1 publication published and translated into English regarding the design of an online course.
c) At least 3 new learning pattens created
n/a ( In 2015, we released tutorials. To take in mind, Wikipedia en el aula was launched in Feb 2016) 3

1

3

1 Providing better support to teachers is a priority for Wikimedia argentina. During the first 6 months we have developed 3 new support materials for teachers :
1. Wikipedia in the classroom
2. How to design and evaluate educational projects in the classroom
3. How to evaluate the work of students.

We have also designed and published an online publication in English on how to design an online course.
Finally, sharing learnings with the Wikimedia movement is a priority. For this reason,3 new learning patterns have been designed by the Education program .

On target
  • General Evaluation: Successful
  • Learnings: To share education learnings has been and is still a priority.
Iberocoop: WMAR's Education Program in the region
Objectives 2016 Last year if applicable Progress until Q2 / 2016 Counts for story Comments/learnings Expected 2016
First mentorship regional program conducted n/a Wikimedia Mexico and Wikimedia Argentina

n/a

1 First mentoring regional program carried out along with Wikimedia Mexico. We worked during 4 days together to learn from each other's projects. In terms of education, our Education Manager worked during two days with representatives of Wikimedia Mexico to help them with their first steps to set their own Education Program.
To find more information about the results obtained, please check our project page here
New activity planned for 2016 due to the need detected.
Activities defined within Wikimedia Mexico for the next 6 months n/a Wikimedia Mexico and Wikimedia Argentina

n/a

n/a Wikimedia Argentina and Wikimedia Mexico are working on common educational proposals to support the development of the education program in Mexico that involves the standardization of proposals adapted to each context.

In this sense , we have defined the following activities to develop in the coming months:

  1. The virtual campus of Wikimedia Argentina will be incorporated by Wikimedia Mexico, as well as the online course.
  2. We are designing a project to encourage students to edit outside the classroom, along , along with Wikimedia Mexico
  3. In Wikimedia Argentina we are systematizing our learnings to share them with the region and in particular with Wikimedia Mexico .
New activity planned for 2016 due to the need detected.

For a more detailed explanation of our daily activities, please go here

GLAM Program[edit]

Sharing WMAR's GLAM Program Stories[edit]

What we succeed so far? quality and diversity aimed at improving our core strategy (story 1)[edit]

Wikimedia Argentina has two core strategies that run through all of our programs:
a) Human rights and the construction of Argentinean identity
b) Gender
Taking these into account, we work in order to make the content on Wikimedia’s projects not only wider but also with a higher quality. In the previous years, Wikimedia Argentina chose to focus its work on quantity, mainly because it was the easiest resource. During the first six months of the current year, we have focused our efforts on measuring the impact of our proposal on the quality of Wikipedia and the rest of the Wikimedia projects. In this sense, we have worked in the following way:

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  • Yes to more women on Wikipedia but also with an improved quality: women’s contests on Wikipedia in Spanish are a classic now. From March 8th to April 12th, Wikimedia Argentina launched the contest “La mujer que nunca conociste” (The woman you never meet) on its 2016 version. Until 2016, the contest had a double objective: a) improving the content on women on Wikipedia in Spanish and b) getting women to take an interest on editing. What happened to quality then? Does having more women mean having a better gender perspective? The answer is no. That is why, during the 2016 contest we analyzed articles following the guide on how to edit with a gender perspective. Likewise, we believe it is necessary not only to encourage writing about prominent women but also about gender-related and paradigms, or about gender related organizations and institutions. All of this will help us give an academic frame to the new articles about women. The quality of the content generated from the contest should also be measured on new global knowledge, which question gender, currently available on Wikipedia in Spanish. It resulted in 1262 articles, 38 participants, 13 women involved (29%) and 122 articles penalized due to quality standards. To have a better understanding of the impact, the report can be consulted here.
  • Resignifying our identity in other Wikipedias: during the month of May, Wikimedia Argentina, through the Iberocoop network, launched the first translation contest with articles that represent our identity. We understood that the best way to resignify our culture was to make it present in other Wikipedias. We cannot expect to be something we cannot see or that is not accessible to others. We understand Wikipedia as a global movement, where knowledge must be shared by everyone. This resignifying has also meant a new approach on the meaning of quality, where an article has to be not only good but must translate your culture to other spaces and make it accessible to the rest of the world as well. Likewise, as Wikimedia Argentina, we kept our gender parity on the proposed articles, where 7 out of 14 were about prominent women and essential to all Wikipedias. It resulted in 425 articles translated to 27 languages. For more information you can refer to our report here.
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  • Generating a sustainable network of strategic alliances: during 2016 we have continued to work with the cultural institutions that were present on our GLAM program throughout 2015.
While political change has slowed our activities with cultural institutions , we have been able to sign new agreements with the new directives and keep our partners. Likewise, we have improved the articulation with other chapters and groups of users, just like Wikimedia Mexico and Wikimujeres from Spain, in order to consolidate and work together towards common objectives regarding gender.

Working with Human Rights and Gender also meant having a solid strategy on which proposals to encourage on the GLAM program and how to do it. Our intention for the next months is to keep on working within these lines of action which concern Argentine society and align us with strategic counterparts in order to scale our activities globally.
Our challenge : During our next 6 months we intend to continue articulating proposals together with Wikimedia Mexico and Wikimujeres regarding gender. This line of action is essential to Wikimedia Argentina, besides being very much on the public agenda. Currently we have 2 edit-a-thons programmed with these organizations and a women's project. On the other hand, we will continue to promote Wikilesa and articulating a stable program over the next 3 months. Working with Iberocoop remains a priority, as well as working to promote our culture. Over the coming months we will continue to organize initiatives within the network.

Challenge: adapting offline and online proposals to a new context (story 2)[edit]

Argentina’s context is extremely changing. In November 2015 and for the first time in history, a liberal party took office in the country. This situation, which escapes our possibilities, has slowed down some of our activities due to the changes within the public sector.

  • Stable alliances, yet few offline activities: from 2015 onward, we have been resignifying the importance of finding balance between offline and online activities. Therefore, the number of offline activities has reduced considerably and transformed into larger and more specific activities throughout the year. The first months of 2016 have not been very productive in relation to activities that gather our community of editors offline.
Although we keep our alliances steady―we signed new agreements with the management―, we also consider that cultural organizations should participate actively when organizing activities and this should involve previous work with their communities. We have trained up until 15 people from to cultural institutions have been trained, we have done 2 edit-a-thons, with 14 articles created/improved and 82 people involved.4 edit-a-thons have been planned starting August.
Digitizing project results
  • Enhancing the value of our culture through the digitalization project: we have not stopped promoting new activities in spite of the slowing context. From May 2016 forward, Wikimedia Argentina formalized the incorporation of its first Wikipedian in Residence. Mauricio V. Genta became the new person in charge of the digitalization project and our focal point to work with cultural institutions. Since these institutions are reluctant to incorporate a WIR to their staff, Mauricio is working as a liaison between Wikimedia Argentina and the institutions’ needs (to see more of his work, refer here). Although the digitalization project has been slowed down due to the context, thanks to our WIR’s work, +100 new literature books on Argentinean identity and 6 books from the 19th century on works belonging to the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, have been freed.
Our response to the changing context has been to give value to the heritage we freed during 2015, thanks to the digitization project. This was done beyond the limits of Wikipedia, working with new projects such as Wikisource. During the month of June, we launched the first contest on Wikisource, with the intention of editing the +100 books freed by the Academia Argentina de Letras during 2015 and the Revista Mundo Peronista (Mundo Peronista Journal). The results of the editing challenge, leaded by our WIR, can be described as 1238 articles created in WikiSource that mean 7 complete books, 218 articles edited in Wikimedia Commons and 67 in Wikidata
Community-assessments - Editing-challenges
Editing-challenges-results
  • Taking care of our online community: During 2016 we have kept on consolidating our work with the online community. This is the answer that we, as Wikimedia Argentina promote to be able to work in a large country, where distances make some activities difficult.
Therefore, we continue to promote editing challenges and every two months we inquire editors about what they consider necessary to improve on Wikipedia. In this sense, through enquiries to our community, during 2016 we carried out
two challenges where editors were able to wikify, categorize and create new entries on Wikidata. At the beginning of 2016, Wikimedia Argentina conducted a :survey among its editors and results showed that Wikidata came just behind Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons in interest for them. This, in addition to favorable government policies regarding data opening, have made Wikidata one of the :projects we want to work on during 2016. More than 2600 articles have been improved through editing challenges to date.
It is important to mention the fact that although we are only halfway through the year, Wikimedia Argentina has generated twice the results on the GLAM Program compared to all of 2015. Still, we must keep on working to create activities that connect new editors with the existing ones. Although we are sure about how we organize our work with cultural organizations, these meeting spaces are necessary to keep the community growing. Our challenge for the next months is to balance this situation.

Our challenge : Over the next 6 months we hope to organize more onsite activities. Through them we hope to generate a new community of active volunteers with whom articulate new proposals and activities. Also, we will continue working on providing technical support to cultural institutions in their digitalization processes. We will continue launching our editing challenges, always within the framework of the interests of our online community and in order to balance the attention provided to both communities, online and offline.

Goals, Activities, Results & Learnings[edit]

Objectives 2016 Last year if applicable Progress until Q2 / 2016 Counts for story Comments/learnings Expected 2016
Strategic line 1: Participation and content:to improve the content of Wikimedia projects by increasing the participation of the community in WMAR’s GLAM activities
To involve in our GLAM activities at least 950 people offline-online during 2016 1154 594 + 800 (from an International congress)
n/a See the participation on the following links Participation and content + Free Culture Awareness + Liberation and Creation of content On target.
a) 50 new users and b) 50 active editors involved in our online GLAM c) 850 people in face to face activities (including lectures, events, edith-a-tons, etc) 645
256
n/a
194

162

1232

n/a See active editors involved + new editors+ participants Participation and content + Free Culture Awareness + Liberation and Creation of content Above target
a) To retain at least 10 new editors as a result of our GLAM activities during 2016
b) To increase the number of active volunteers from 25 to 30
n/a
11 new volunteers involved
Not yet available

11 new volunteers

n/a Wikimedia Argentina continues working in involving new volunteers to support our GLAM Program. a) Onsite activities: 3 new volunteers leading onsite activities - Wikilesa b) Digitizing project: 2 volunteers per institution as volunteers in our project. Above target.
a) To involve 200 students in GLAM cultural activities
b) 20 articles improved
c) 50 images uploaded
204
35
20
105

59 articles edited

Not yet available

See Education story 1 The EduGLAM edit-a-thons this year were defined by our strategic line of constructing the history and memory of Argentina. We conducted, along with the Universidad de la Plata, Universidad de Avellaneda and Cosecha Roja 2 activities to improve and create new content in Wikipedia about the dictatorial period in Argentina. The retention is 6 editors remain active after 3 months. This activity has been set as a Wikimedia Argentina and Cosecha Roja long term program. New Wikilesas are planned for the coming 6 months. Above target.
At least 1 online survey conducted among users and editors, with 100 people participating n/a 1 survey conducted- 102 participants
2 Please find the final results here On target.
5 editing and article-improvement challenges carried out from March to November 2016, that would mean at least 2000 articles created or improve
At least 10 active editors involved
3 editing challenges
1372 articles improved
4
2

2653

5

2 We have increased our activities with our online community as a way to improve the content in Wikipedia and also introducing our community to work in other projects as Wikidata. The results come as follows:
210 new articles in Wikidata
1238 new articles categorized in Wikipedia
578 articles categorized in Wikipedia + articles in Wikidata
49 articles wikified in Wikipedia.
All our challenges have been organized after conducting surveys to the community.
On target.
1 photo and editing contest on Wikivoyage launched in October 2016. n/a Launched in June (no results available)
n/a The contest was launched in June. During the 2016 edition we have innovated, following the proposals of our community, and articulate the contest as an editing challenge in Wikivoyage. We hope to get good results and to settle a contest that goes beyond photography . Not yet available
La mujer que nunca conociste 2016 editing contets 389 1262
1 This activity was not planned in the annual grant as activity led by Wikimedia Argentina. This year, Iberocoop did not organized the contest, which was organized by Wikimedia Argentina with the support of Wikimujeres and Wikimedia Mexico. 39 editors participated, 4 of them new, and 13 of them were women (29%). 931 articles were translated + 331 new articles edited + 27 new images uploaded to Commons and to improve new articles. 6 women leading the project. New activity.
  • General Evaluation: Successful
  • Learnings: Finding the balance to include our online community and our community offline is important for good results and generate a new community.
Participation and content-onsite proposals: To improve and support the participation of cultural institutions as active and essential actors in WMAR GLAM activities
To retain our four partners and develop 2 new partnerships by June 4 1
2 The political changes in Argentina had a significant impact on cultural institutions. In this sense, rather than adding new partners we have had to re-sign new agreements with our current partners. We currently work with: Academia Argentina de Letras + Archivo Histórico de la Provincia de Buenos Aires + Biblioteca de la Legislatura de la provincia de Buenos Aires + Museo Nacional de Buenos Aires.

We have also signed an agreement with MUNTREF

On target.
a) To constitute work groups within cultural institutions, with at least 2 people engaged in each team
b) Double the number of editing workshops from an average of 3 to an average of 6
c) To engage at least 25 people
d) At least the 10 cultural referents trained take part of our offline activities e) To retain at least 2 new editors
n/a 8 people involved

6

25

Not yet available

Not yet available

2 We continue to work on empowering the staff of cultural organizations in order to involve them as editors and curators of their own content in Wikimedia projects. The editing workshops are required before carrying out any activity together. To date we have conducted 3 workshops and have provided workshops on DIY scanners to 3 institutions. So far 25 people has been involved. On target.
a) 1 edit-a-thon organized per institution – 6 max-
b) 70 articles improved
c) 200 images uploaded
200 attendees
7
314
50
297
2

4

Not yet available

Not yet available

2 The first 6 months have not been fruitful regarding the organization of edit-a-thons. In part due to the context and also due to the reformulation of the activity we have been doing since last year. Looking ahead to the coming 6 months we have already closed the following date for edit-a-thons:
August 12: women edit-a-thon along with Wikimujeres and Wikimedia Mexico
Sept: Data edit-a-thon with Conocimiento Abierto
Oct: women edit-a-thon along with Wikimujeres and Wikimedia Mexico
3 Wikilesas already organized: August-November-December 2016
On target.
  • General Evaluation: Successful
  • Learnings: Although we have not carried out many edit-a-thons these first months, we have been strengthening our relationships with cultural institutions also from a technical aspect. Establishing stable relations and confidence has improved the involvement of organizations in our work together.
Strategic line 2: Scaling up: To increase the knowledge of the program and to build GLAM work groups throughout Argentina to support WMAR’s GLAM program
1 virtual course for cultural referents of 4 weeks long n/a re-scheduled for Nov 2016.
n/a This project has been rescheduled. The main reason has been to launch our new online platform. The pilot test was conducted with our online educational course, as we know it is a widely accepted proposal .The pilot online course regarding GLAM will be tested in November. For the development of content we work together with Wikimedia Mexico and Wikimedia Chile. re-scheduled
  • General Evaluation: Not yet available
  • Learnings: Not yet available
Strategic line 3: Free Culture Knowledge: to increase the understanding of free knowledge within the educational community as a way to position WMAR’s Education Program in the public agenda.
a) To give at least 3 lectures in strategic seminars b) To attract at least 300 people c) To engage at least 5 new cultural experts n/a 5

1007 (800 coming from an international event)

11

n/a Our GLAM program remains unknown. To place the program in cultural environments is a good strategy to promote it. Above target.
  • General Evaluation: Successful
  • Learnings: To position the GLAM Program as promoter of the free culture has been and is still a priority.
To maintain our current line of work with the local government of Buenos Aires. This will allow us to access at least 2 new cultural institutions. 1 dismissed
n/a Due to political changes, our activities with the local government are being re-defined. Dismmissed
  • General Evaluation: Unsuccessful
  • Learnings: We avoided to carry out projects that don't have the support they need since the beginning.
To receive at least 4 mentions in the media regarding GLAM activities by October 2016. 11 13
n/a To position our activities on the public agenda is a priority for Wikimedia Argentina , especially to expand and make our community grow and also to attract new volunteers. On target
  • General Evaluation: Successful
  • Learnings: To position the GLAM Program as promoter of the free culture has been and is still a priority.
Strategic line 4: To increase the amount of content in Wikimedia Commons by supporting donations of free content under the WMAR digitizing project
To retain and strengthen our collaboration with the four cultural institutions in charge of the preservation of Argentina’s heritage 4 4
2 The new political context has brought changes to the cultural institutions we work with. Since all managers have changed, we have signed new agreements.

Just like last year, the institutions we work with in the digitizing project are: Biblioteca de la Legislatura de la Provincia de Buenos Aires
Archivo Histórico de la Provincia de Buenos Aires
Academia Argentina de Letras
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

On target.
To organize 4 workshops on the subject of DIY scanners n/a 3
2 Wikimedia Argentina develops its digitalization project through offering comprehensive support to our partners. Part of our job is to provide technical support and human resources to our counterparts. In this sense, we carried out 3 workshops with the staff. Also All DIY scanners have been checked and updated to improve the scanning of documents by the institutions. On target.
To achieve a minimum of 4000-6000 images/documents from Historical Archives uploaded. 6177 Not yet available
2 Signing new agreements meant that our work has slowed down. Likewise, the new agreement with the Archivo Histórico de la Provincia de Buenos Aires has made progress in a project institutionalized within the institution. In this sense, although they are in an initial phase of work , the agreement stipulates that 8 hours a week should be used to digitize historical material and upload it to Wikimedia Commons.
We are looking forward to achieving the expected results in the coming months.
Under target.
a) To engage 2 more new institutions, aiming for the addition of 500 historical and cultural quality images
b) To use 300 images to improve at least 500 articles
c) To support 10 decorative images
n/a 1

Not yet available

Not yet available

2 Wikimedia Argentina has begun working with the Immigrant Museum. After training with the staff of the museum and one edit-a-thon with more than 60 people, we are working to release its bank of images that are already free and be able to upload them to Wikimedia Commons. Under target.
At least 1 cultural point in each institution in charge of the digitizing program, by November 2016. n/a 8
2 Currently we have 4 teams of 2 people per institution involved in our digitizing project. On target.
  • General Evaluation: Successful
  • Learnings: While maintaining the number of institutions we work with, we have improved our technical support within organizations and currently we have set focal points in each one. Having staff leading the project inside the institutions has helped us to better articulate our activities.
To digitize at least 5 historical books by November 2016 100 101
2 During the first 6 months our digitizing project has been driven by the release of books of Argentine literature. 95 books were released by the Argentina de Letras and 6 books by the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
22,500 new pages edited in Wikimedia Commons
Over target.
a) To use 2 of these books in EduGlam activities
To improve 10 articles
n/a 26
n/a Improving articles through images of books is much more complex. Since most of the released material are books, our results were not the expected. On target.
  • General Evaluation: Successful
  • Learnings: To value the argentine culture, remains our priority
a) To position the first WMAR’s WIR within one of our 4 main partner institutions. b) 1000 new images/pictures/documents etc. released,
c) 200 articles improved
n/a 1

Not yet available

1238 (Wikisource contest) + 285 as content editor

2 Wikimedia Argentina has positioned its first WIR. Since the cultural institutions are reluctant to an outsider, our WIR works part time at the office. Mauricio V. Genta joined late May and since then we have signed new agreements to put all scanners into operation and increase the value of the released documents. The results in number of articles edited are 1200 new articles in Wikisource and 46 new articles created by the WIR The results in number of articles edited are 1200 new articles in Wikisource and 285 new articles created/improved by the WIR. See more information about his job here Above target
  • General Evaluation: Successful
  • Learnings: Positioning our first WIR has meant the professionalization of our project.
Learning patterns created n/a 3
n/a Sharing knowledge with the movement is a priority for Wikimedia Argentina. You can find our GLAM learning patterns here On target.
  • General Evaluation: Successful
  • Learnings: To position the GLAM Program as promoter of the free culture has been and is still a priority.
Iberocoop: WMAR's Education Program in the region
Objectives 2016 Last year if applicable Progress until Q2 / 2016 Counts for story Comments/learnings Expected 2016
First mentorship regional program conducted by Wikimedia Mexico and Wikimedia Argentina n/a 1 mentoring program conducted

n/a

See Education story 1 First mentoring regional program conducted along with Wikimedia Mexico. We worked during 4 days together to learn from each other's projects. In terms of GLAM, Wikimedia Mexico shared its experience with us, to help us organize a better and more stable program.
To find more information about the results obtained, please check our project page here
New activity planned for 2016 due to the need detected.
Translating Ibero-America contest by Wikimedia Argentina + Iberocoop n/a 425 articles created 1 Wikimedia Argentina has driven activities to work increasingly through Iberocoop . This year we promote the Ibero-America translating contest in order to give more presence to articles regarding our culture in other Wikipedias. This initiative also resignified what we understand as quality, incorporating working outside our borders for the first time. For more detailed results, you can read the full report here Activity planned during 2016
Support and participate in regional activities n/a n/a 1 Wikimedia Argentina has supported and strengthened the regional women's network. Along with Wikimujeres and Wikimedia Mexico we have supported the women edit-a-thons in Costa Rica and Guatemala.
We have already planned an edit-a-thon in October and we are designing a worldwide project to create and improve Wikipedia content from a gender perspective.
Activity planned during 2016

For a more detailed explanation of our daily activities, please go here

Community Support program[edit]

Sharing WMAR's Community Support Program Stories[edit]

Learning story: the challenge of creating new a program and a new community (story 1)[edit]

Wikimedia Argentina has had a very stable community for years. For this reason, during 2016 we proposed a change of program, mainstreaming the federalization and opting to support our community. Although this program seems to be quite logical since all of our projects are promoted by the community, it is a great challenge. Our community is quite peculiar. Even though, they support each of our activities, their work is mainly individual and on extremely specific topics. Wikimedia Argentina’s community is active at analysing proposals and sharing ideas but not in leading projects. In this respect, although it is community that knows itself and it is involved in each of our initiatives, it proposes “to let us do” and prefers to channelize activities through the staff instead of assuming them.
At the long-term this situation is a problem. From Wikimedia Argentina we have analyzed other chapters’ proposals for the community, where its active members support and carry out projects and activities which translate into good results and a variety of proposals. With this challenge ahead and understanding the composition of our community, from Wikimedia Argentina, we have worked during the first six months with the purpose of creating and increasing our community through more and new volunteers who actively support us. In this regard, we articulate actions through two strategic cores:

Community-meetings-results

1. Creating a new offline community: diversifying our community with new members has been one of our main objectives during the first six months of 2016.
a) For this reason, we have started to carry out on-site meetings of the community (2 up to now, 45 people involved), where we can invite and meet new volunteers who can be added to our activities, through informal meeting spaces.
b) We have resignified the concept of community, involving new editors in our activities, giving them a say, and allowing their leadership. Currently, 70% of the proposals we promote from Wikipedia Argentina are lead by a new volunteer who is generally a new editor too.
c) Giving value to volunteers’ say has been one of our main objectives during 2016. In this regard, 2 volunteers have lead two local spaces representing Wikimedia Argentina (for further information, refer here) and 2 new presentations have been organized for the following months. Making our volunteers to lead activities and conferences is the best strategy to activate a community that is underactive At the beginning of 2016, to give a frame to this, we launched a documentary, where 8 volunteers and active members of the Wikimedia community gave value to their experience and voice so that more unknown people could know what it means to be a wikipedist. A little less visible, from Wikimedia Argentina we have been compiling and giving value to our community’s experience on our blog on our web page. So far at least 1 testimony per month has been published in our blog and 1 is pending to be published in the Wikimedia Foundation blog

Community-support

Since January, 6 entries about projects proposed by members of our community have been published.
d)“Rewarding” our volunteers’ work has also been a constant feature during these first 6 months. For the first time, Wikimedia Argentina has financed and supported the participation in Wikimania of two of our more active volunteers. Locally, we have been supporting monthly the mean of transport of one of our volunteers so that he could take part of the board of directors’ meetings. We also supported the mean of transport of any volunteer leading a project and we facilitated the participation in the 1st community meeting for a volunteer coming from Rosario. In the same way, we keep on supporting the projects proposed by our volunteers. The projects Wikimujeres keep on increasing and strengthening (214 new articles have been created since January)
e) Mainstreaming the federalization at the community’s support program implies being able to strengthen the communities with whom we have been working since 2016. During the first 6 months, we have worked with the editing community from Rosario (a province from the inland) who lead by 1 volunteer, a group of 5 community members, are going to organize their first edit-a-thon with the Universidad de Rosario and the Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, next September 1st.

Glam-Placa-8--Community-survey-results---new-editors-results

f) From this point of view, making autonomous and leading volunteers has also been one of our priorities. Although we are still creating a new community, better and more digital resources have been designed to organize proposals and activities so that the volunteers can implement actions easily.
2. Including our online community as an active part of decision making:

Glam-Placa-9--Community-survey-results---active-editors

Wikimedia Argentina takes into account the opinion of our community when organizing activities. Since 2015, we have been promoting surveys to understand our community’s opinion and ideas in relation to our proposals. But, for the first time, in 2016 we promoted a survey to know the opinion of our users and editors of Wikimedia’s projects in Argentina in order to know their opinion about our activities with the aim of adapting our online proposals to the active editors’ interests. We have realized that our community is not the same which takes part in our online proposals. Including and dealing with these editors as a part of our community is essential. The result has been 2653 improved articles.
So, which are the challenges we have to face?
a) Fulfilling the community’s proposals regionally: Wikimedia Argentina took active part at Wikimedia Conference and Wikimania to create learning spaces for the movement. Likewise, for us, both spaces are also favourable places to promote projects with Iberocoop’s community. The challenge is to fulfill all the projects which are laid out in these spaces. The following 6 months we are going to promote the project “Las imprescindibles” with Wikimujeres and Wikimedia Mexico, and we hope to fulfill an schedule of events with the network.
b) To improve the overall support for the community: currently, most part of the support given to the community is for projects we already know, we have seen grow and have been supporting steadily. During the next 6 month we intend to give an overall support to new proposals as to favour training spaces for volunteers, which is one of our pending tasks.

Goals, Activities, Results & Learnings[edit]

Objectives 2016 Last year if applicable Progress until Q2 / 2016 Counts for story Comments/learnings Expected 2016
Strategic line 1: Participation and content: To increase the participation in WMAR activities by building a community of users, editors and volunteers
a) At least 5 face-to-face community meetings held
b) At least 75 people attending
c) 20 of the attendants being newcomers
d) At least 5 former editors to become engaged again
At least 3 users becoming editors
e) 75% considered the meetings useful
New program 2 meetings organized

45 people involved

8 newcomers

Not yet available

Not yet available

89%

1 The Community meetings have become the right activity to meet the community, meet their needs and to involve their members in our activities. The WMAR's community isn't a very active one. However so far, 2 activities held this year have been led by community members and 1 more is planned for August 6th. All 3 were planned during our meetings.

The next community meeting will be also done on August 6th.

On target.
a) To engage new long-term volunteers New program Not yet available
n/a So far, 4 new WMAR volunteers have been involved in our activities actively. However, we need to wait until the end of the year to evaluate their involment. Not yet available
a) 20 community members using the office space at least once during 2016
b) 5 of these people being new
New program 9

5

1 Wikimedia Argentina has opened the doors of its office to serve the community. During the first 6 months of the year, 9 proposals / questions from the community have been responded by the staff of Wikimedia Argentina, supporting them with the best resources we have available. Also, 5 proposals were submitted by outsiders, who wanted to start a relation with us. On target.
At least 1 online survey conducted among users and editors, with 100 people participating n/a 1 survey conducted- 102 participants
1 Please find the final results here On target.
2 photo safaris or other type of activity according to the contests organized, carried out by November 2016 n/a Not yet available
n/a 1 photo safari planned for late August. 1 photo workshop planned for late September. On target.
1 call for projects launched in April 2016 and at least 20 projects. 1 Not yet available
n/a During these first months we have worked to reorganize our community and encourage it to participate in our activities. We plan to launch the call in October 2016. On target.
Volunteers project supported 1 1
1 We continue to support technically and following up the Wikiproject Mujeres led by one of our most active volunteers. Since January 214 new articles have been created. On target.
  • General Evaluation: Partially Successful
  • Learnings: To generate a new and renewed community is not easy. Similarly, we are working to be closer to our community and welcoming to new volunteers. While it is necessary to propose specific actions to support their projects, we believe that today we know more members than in December 2015.
Strategic line 2: Scaling up: to expand the Wikimedia Community by engaging users, editors and volunteers in Argentina
a) To retain the two existing communities
b) To consolidate communities consisting of at least 5 editors and users, with at least 1 focal poin
t c) At least 1 activity organized by each of the communities
d) At least two members of each community to be users or editors who had never been involved with Wikimedia Argentina
e) At least one person given transport and mobility grants per activity carried out
n/a 1 active community

5 editors involved

1 activity planned for September 1st

3 newcomers in WMAR activities

Not yet available

1 Wikimedia Argentina has been working actively with its community in Rosario. It consists of 5 people, 3 of them had not previously worked with us. They have a focal point with whom we organize possible actions. On Sept 1st, we will be working at the National University of Rosario with the chair of Political Science, training teachers and carrying out an edit-a-thon.
Under target
  • General Evaluation: Partially Successful
  • Learnings: To scale our projects inside the country remains a challenge for Wikimedia Argentina.
a) At least 1 individual GRANT presented with the support of WMAR in 2016 b) At least 2 training and writing sessions specific for GRANTs carried out in the community n/a 1 GRANT proposal to be submitted with WMAR support

1 training session done

1 1 GRANT proposal to be submitted in late July
1 training session with 2 community members involved conducted.
On target.
3 free training courses organized to strengthen the skill of volunteers n/a Not yet available
n/a From Wikimedia Argentina we have been working hard to get our community increasingly involved in our activities. This strategy is making us focus our objectives on creating meeting spaces with the community instead of learning spaces. We are still creating and laying the new foundations of this new program. n/a
  • General Evaluation: Partially Successful
  • Learnings: Support initiatives of our community is one of our main priorities. While we have not been able to propose a training program since we are working to strengthen our community, it is our pending task.
One survey conducted among our community to find out their needs, learnings and interests for anual plan's 2017 n/a Not yet available
n/a Survey planned to be conducted in late August. On target
  • General Evaluation: Successful
  • Learnings: Through surveys we can meet the interests and needs identified by our community. This has had a direct impact on how we have organized our activities
a) At least 3 members of staff from WMAR will attend Wikimania 2016
b) 3 conferences on good practices done
c) WMAR and at least 3 of its representatives will participate in WMCON
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1 Wikimedia Argentina continues to take part in all the international events of the movement. Importantly, this year, for the first time, we awarded two grants to attend Wikimania for two of our community members. We also helped applicants in their presentations for the grants to attend the event, we advised on drafting and reviewed all applications. On target
  • General Evaluation: Successful
  • Learnings: Improve our presence in international eventos is a must fro Wikimedia Argentina, no just as attendees but getting involve in the organization and advisory groups. Sharing learnings coming from the so called Global South and position the region is a priority for us.
Strategic line 3: Free Culture Knowledge:To support our community of users as promoters of the activities linked to free culture
a) WMAR will promote the participation of at least 1 community member (3 in total) in at least 3 events on free culture
b) At least 2 events leaded by 1 community member
c) At least 3 mobility grants will be awarded
n/a 3

2

4

1 Wikimedia Argentina is working to position our community and invite them to lead projects. During the first 6 months, 2 of our most active volunteers led two specific presentations on free culture at 2 of the largest open source events in Argentina: Frisol and the International Meeting of Conservation. Also, our youngest volunteer (16 years) will be coordinating a debate in SABF with young university leaders regarding Wikipedia and its impact.

4 community members supported with grants mobility: a) monthly support for a community member to attend our Board meetings b) 1 mobility grant to attend one community meeting c) 2 mobility grants for volunteers on behalf of WMAR in events.

Above target
a) At least 1 testimonial per month published on WMAR’s blog
b) At least 3 testimonials published on WMF’s blog
n/a 6

Not yet available (1 already approved)

1 As important as positioning our volunteers as project leaders, it is to spread their stories and experiences with Wikimedia projects. Since January we have been working to give visibility to their proposals.

The result is the following post on our blog:
a) Wikimedia Hackathon in Israel experience
b) Digitizing project experience
c) FLISOL 2016 experience
d) Women in Architecture edit-a-thon experience
e) Kiwix experience
e) Wikimania experience
Also, this last post about Wikimania has been already approved by Wikimedia Foundation to be on the blog in the coming months.

On target
  • General Evaluation: Successful
  • Learnings: To position the work done by our community is a priority for Wikimedia Argentina.
Strategic line 4: To improve the engagement of users, editors and volunteers as part of the Wikimedia Community by creating support material suited to their needs
3 new user guides on the subject of the organization of activities by the community, n/a 3
1 We have developed new materials to promote the appropriation of our projects by the community. Acceptance has been very good, and the new guides were distributed in each of our activities. Find them here:
Manual 1
Manual 2
Manual 3
On target.
  • General Evaluation: Successful
  • Learnings: To position the Education Program as promoter of the free culture has been and is still a priority.
Iberocoop: WMAR's Education Program in the region
Objectives 2016 Last year if applicable Progress until Q2 / 2016 Counts for story Comments/learnings Expected 2016
First mentorship regional program conducted by Wikimedia Mexico and Wikimedia Argentina n/a 1 mentoring program conducted

n/a

See Education story 1 First mentoring regional program conducted along with Wikimedia Mexico. We worked during 4 days together to learn from each other's projects. In terms of Community Support, Wikimedia Mexico shared its experience with us, to help us shape strategies to get our community more involved in our activities.
To find more information about the results obtained, please check our project page here
New activity planned for 2016 due to the need detected.

For a more detailed explanation of our daily activities, please go here

Gender and diversity approach[edit]

Montserrat Boix in action

INTERVIEW with Montserrat Boix: co-founder of Wikimujeres
Montserrat Boix is a long term wikipedian, the co-founder of Wikimujeres and a feminist activist. In early 2000, she created and developed the concepts of social cyberfeminism and feminist hacktivism. Another of her areas of work are gender violence and communication.
Wikimedia Argentina is currently working with Wikimujeres , Wikimedia México and its gender program and Iberocoop. During the first months of 2016, we launched the contest "La mujer que nunca conociste" that was by far more successful than the one launched last year. The main reason lies in strengthening this work and support network, especially among the three organizations. Today, and after meeting in Wikimania, we have already organized two edit-a-thons, a new project regarding women and Wikipedia and we are encouraging and helping Wikimedia Mexico to organize a new WikiWomen Camp.

Why is the work being done to make women more visible in Wikipedia so important?

Wikipedia has a serious shortfall not only in women’s biographies but also in content that makes visible the work of women in different fields: history, science, literature, art, politics, economic growth, activism in social movements, etc. To become aware of that shortfall, the evaluation we’ve begun and to systematize a collective network are key in the process of getting rid of the male-centred bias that content has nowadays in the Wikipedias in all languages.

What’s your opinion on the alliances among different countries such as Mexico, Spain and Argentina, among others?

It’s important to work together. This is a historic alliance that has already had a positive impact on the content of WP_ES. It’s not only about combining efforts but also about increasing our working potential and the results exponentially, apart from the enrichment from different cultural perspectives. It’s also important to share work strategies. The work experience of deep-seated chapters like WM Argentina and Mexico is key to make steady progress. I believe that Wikimujeres contributes with the daily incorporation of content and the experience we have from managing permanent spaces like the ones we created in Madrid and Barcelona. Also, the contact with female and feminist networks that we get from working with people with extensive experience on these issues.

What are the next steps, at a regional level?

To continue with content evaluation. It’s important to identify the essential biographies and evaluate their quality. We’ve begun working with PR|mujeres ‘ evaluation worksheets that rate importance and quality. On the other hand, it’s important to bear in mind that apart from the gender shortfall, we notice a great imbalance in the production of contents from the South. The project we just launched, called “Las Imprescindibles”, aims at trying to repair that and creating a balance, starting from the regions we are in. In this sense, the Iberocoop project is an important link to promote.
Weaving alliances with the academy, the departments of gender studies in different universities, feminist and women’s movements to identify lacking essential content and seek support for editing. Seeking alliances with female journalists who are used to editing and managing information discerningly will improve the quality of the articles, which is another challenge ahead.
We rely on face-to-face events as a sure way to renew our boost to keep on working.

Wikimedia Argentina and gender mainstreaming[edit]

Wikimedia Argentina has a strong commitment with the gender issue and women’s incursion as an active editor in our projects. During the first 6 months we have promoted actions not only to improve women’s content visibility but also we have promoted the work of women as project leaders. In the same way, we have established good quality ratios on which to evaluate our projects, when the content refers to women. In this sense, from Wikimedia Argentina we have been systematizing our activities regarding gender in the following way:

Number of girls participating Number of female educators Number of female ambassadors Number of women who follow WMAR’s activities to the end Number of female volunteers Retention of female editors Number of press releases/blog on the subject of gender Number of articles improved through quality and gender indicators Female speakers (%) % Attendance to WMAR’s invitations to activities. % of women assuming responsibility in the development of activities
Education program Not yet available 336 15 336 18 Not yet available n/a 1 4 between 75%-80% n/a
GLAM program Not yet available 69 4 70 11 15 1 1140 4 between 60%-90% 11
Community Support program Not yet available 61 1 n/a 1 53 1 blog post Not yet available 1 between 100% 1
TOTAL Not yet available 466 20 407 39 68 2 1140 9 between 60%-90% 12

Revenues received during this six-month period[edit]

Please use the exchange rate in your APG proposal.

Table 2 Please report all spending in the currency of your grant unless US$ is requested.

  • Please also include any in-kind contributions or resources that you have received in this revenues table. This might include donated office space, services, prizes, food, etc. If you are to provide a monetary equivalent (e.g. $500 for food from Organization X for service Y), please include it in this table. Otherwise, please highlight the contribution, as well as the name of the partner, in the notes section.
Revenue source Currency Anticipated Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Cumulative Anticipated ($US)* Cumulative ($US)* Explanation of variances from plan
FDC grant ARS 3.487.500 2.089.744 - 2.089.744 232.500 136.625
Membership fees ARS 5.808 500 410 910 600 60
Fixed-term bank deposit income ARS - 57.042 33.904 90.946 - 6.023 It is essential to keep purchasing power of Argentine Pesos, mantain them in bank fixed term deposits, as is explained on section below.
In-kind donations ARS - 16.000 98.065 114.065 - 7.554

* Provide estimates in US Dollars


  • Wikimedia Argentina has been trying to diversify funding as much as possible. During the first months of the year, we have presented two projects to be financed through international grants. We are still waiting for the results .
Also we have been systematizing all our proposals. One of the main reasons is to have structured projects and present them in different grants. In this sense, we are working the project of Wikilesa and two proposals for teachers and students through the education program.

Spending during this six-month period[edit]

Please use the exchange rate in your APG proposal.

Table 3 Please report all spending in the currency of your grant unless US$ is requested.

(The "budgeted" amount is the total planned for the year as submitted in your proposal form or your revised plan, and the "cumulative" column refers to the total spent to date this year. The "percentage spent to date" is the ratio of the cumulative amount spent over the budgeted amount.)
Expense Currency Budgeted Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Cumulative Budgeted ($US)* Cumulative ($US)* Percentage spent to date Explanation of variances from plan
Staff Expenses ARS $ 1.192.611 $ 346.535 $ 351.913 - - $ 698.448 USD 123.167 USD 46.563 38% -
General Administration ARS $ 328.352 $ 155.805 $ 72.196 - - $ 228.001 USD 33.915 USD 15.200 45% -
Education program ARS $ 245.300 $ 23.218 $ 99.224 - - $ 122.443 USD 25.333 USD 8.163 32% -
GLAM program ARS $ 206.000 $ 39.854 $ 47.908 - - $ 87.762 USD 21.276 USD 5.851 27% -
Federalization & Community Support program ARS $ 367.200 $ 87.308 $ 282.414 - - $ 369.722 USD 37.923 USD 24.648 65% -
TOTAL ARS $ 2.339.463 $ 652.720 $ 853.656 - - $ 1.506.375 USD 241.614 USD 100.425 42% -

* Provide estimates in US Dollars


Budget analysis[edit]

Argentinian economy is in a period of fluctuations that mainly affect the stability of prices and exchange rates[1]. The 2016 budget proposal for WMAR was made during 2015 using an estimated exchange rate of 9,68 ARS for each USD but the release of the TC by the economic authorities has placed the Argentinian Peso around 15 units per dollar[2]. This devaluation has led to fluctuations in both, revenue and expenditure of WMAR, generating an asymmetry in the computation of budget execution. It is reported in USD, as is shown in the table above, with the aim of exposing with interannual regularity and reaches 42%, although when it is calculated in pesos the execution amounts to 64%. Despite the fluctuations observed in the country's economy, this has not affected the regular activity and performance of the objectives proposed by WMAR.
In this sense, our expenses in ARS pesos come as follows:

Expenses Currency Budgeted Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Cumulative ARS Budgeted ARS Percentage spent to date (ARS)
Staff Expenses ARS $ 1.192.611 $ 346.535 $ 351.913 - - $ 698.448 $ 1.192.611 59%
General Administration ARS $ 328.352 $ 155.805 $ 72.196 - - $ 228.001 $ 328.352 70%
Education program ARS $ 245.300 $ 23.218 $ 99.224 - - $ 122.443 $ 245.300 50%
GLAM program ARS $ 206.000 $ 39.854 $ 47.908 - - $ 87.762 $ 206.000 43%
Federalization & Community Support program ARS $ 367.200 $ 87.308 $ 282.414 - - $ 369.722 $ 367.200 100%
TOTAL ARS $ 2.339.463 $ 652.720 $ 853.656 - - $ 1.506.375 $ 2.339.463 64%

Changes in Argentinian economy[edit]

Although initially the devaluation (54.9% between estimated and actual exchange rate) showed an increase in WMAR revenues, such depreciation of the currency has been transferred to the prices of products and services which have increased 47,1% in the last twelve months. As estimated by the authorities, inflation between January and December of 2016 will be around 43.7%. Thus, what might initially seem as a beneficial situation, is then diluted with rising prices, and its effect is practically null. As inflation have irregular effects on different areas of the economy, we believe that to have a more equal vision about budget execution could be useful see the table above that shows percentage spent in ARS.

Estimated Exchange Rate 9,68 ARS per USD
Actual Exchange Rate 15 ARS per USD
Variation % 54,96%


Month Index 12 month inflation
Ene 2016 282,91
Feb 2016 294,14
Mar 2016 303,9
Abr 2016 323,79
May 2016 340,09
Jun 2016 351,05* 47,1%
Jul 2016 358,92* 47,4%
Ago 2016 365,68* 47,4%
Sept 2016 372,10* 47,6%
Oct 2016 378,11* 47,5%
Nov 2016 383,94* 46,9%
Dec 2016 390,32* 43,7%

Inflation data compiled by Direccion General de Estadisticas y Censos de la Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires

  • Estimated data based on Market Expectations Survey (REM)-BCRA

Compliance[edit]

Is your organization compliant with the terms outlined in the grant agreement?[edit]

As required in the grant agreement, please report any deviations from your grant proposal here. Note that, among other things, any changes must be consistent with our WMF mission, must be for charitable purposes as defined in the grant agreement, and must otherwise comply with the grant agreement.

Are you in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations as outlined in the grant agreement? Please answer "Yes" or "No".

  • YES

Are you in compliance with provisions of the United States Internal Revenue Code (“Code”), and with relevant tax laws and regulations restricting the use of the Grant funds as outlined in the grant agreement? Please answer "Yes" or "No".

  • YES

Signature[edit]

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Resources[edit]

Resources to plan for measurement[edit]

Resources for storytelling[edit]