Learning and Evaluation/Events/2015

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Events of 2015[edit]

11 October 2015; 11:45 am (GMT-4)

In what ways might we create and improve Wikimedia outreach programs using creative problem solving techniques? In this 75 minutes workshop you will work with other program leaders to create and improve Wikimedia outreach programs using a creative problem solving process. Bring back to your community the best thinking of other program leaders for new and improved programs, as well as a process you can use to engage your community volunteers in creative program design. Sign up on the session page!

10 October 2015; 3:45 pm (GMT-4)

What are the characteristics of a healthy Wikimedia Community? What are communities doing to promote the welcoming and retention of new editors and contributors and support overall civility? In this session we will review what we have learned from recent and past Wikimedia research on community health as well as discover what other organizations are doing to support robust online communities. Sign up on the session page!

29 September 2015; 17:00 - 18:00 (UTC)

What makes a great Editathon? What are editahtons really good at accomplishing? How can we share lessons across the Wikimedia community? We invite community members across the movement to join us in a panel and discuss the last Evaluation Report of this program!Program leaders from Bulgaria, Albania and México will share their experience running this Wikimedia program. Sign up via Google Hangouts. The panel will be recorded and available later on our Youtube channel.

17 September 2015; 17:00 - 18:00 (UTC)

In this training session, we will demonstrate how to collect Global Metrics using Wikimetrics. We will also go over a few cases that have arisen among grantees from Inspire Campaign. Join us and bring your questions and challenges with the tool! The training will be recorded and available later on our Youtube channel.

13 September 2015; 12:00 - 13:00 (GMT+3)

A workshop with brief presentation followed by applied group learning activity for telling a story. While storytelling is a skill that few people naturally possess, many can learn ways to better incorporate storytelling practices to better share learning across the movement. The workshop will focus on the key types and aspects of storytelling as well as provide a framework for developing stories so that we might learn together from participants experiences.

12 September 2015; 20:00 - 21:00 (GMT+3)

A very brief overview about learning from failure including a useful strategy for framing failure stories. The overview will be followed by a share from an actual project failure and then smaller break-out groups for participants to share their stories and practice framing them for shared learning.

12 September 2015; 14:00 - 15:00 (GMT+3)

A roundtables session with three break-out group choices to learn about a handful of tools available for measuring work across the wikis. Participants who attend all three tables will learn the basics about five cool tools, how they work, and what they do. The tools which will be shared include:

  • Category Tools: GLAMorous and CatScan, two awesome tools from Magnus Manske helpful for monitoring categories of content, these tools are especially useful for monitoring image categories
  • Education Extension: A tool for connecting groups of users participating in a program or event together for easier coordination and impact tracking
  • User & Page Metric Tools: Wikimetrics and Quarry, two powerful tools for measuring the editing behavior across the wikis of groups of users
11 September 2015; 14:00 - 15:00 (GMT +3)

Overview workshop (and practical session) for using program toolkits for education, writing contests, and photo events and how to help them grow. Participants will learn about our new program toolkits to help connect community leaders to resources and best practices for planning, running, and evaluating programs as well as to each other as Wikimedia organizers. If scheduled for the full 60 minutes the session will also include a hands-on learning activity in which participants will, in addition to learning about the resources, gain practice in using and contributing to the toolkits.

15 July to 23 August 2015

We want to capture community impressions on what makes a healthy community online. Share your views and participate in a drawing to win a Wikimania 2016 scholarship! Participants can contribute a drawing or answer one of five questions. Make sure you are eligible and don't forget to sign up! Help us by spreading the word. Go to campaign's page.

19 August 2015

We invite program leaders to take part in a panel where they can present their experience coordinating an editing contest on Wikipedia. This virtual event will be a chance to look together at the data published on the evaluation report after the last round of data collection. It will also be an opportunity to get acquainted with different case studies across the movement. Join us! Sign up on the Google Hangout event page. The meet-up will be recorded and availbale later on our Youtube channel.

15 July 2015; 9 am GMT-5

We will host a series of workshops, on Wednesday, July 15, on the days prior to Wikimania 2015, in Mexico City. Due to limited space, attendance to this Learning Day is by invitation only. Participants will have the opportunity to further engage in topics such as tracking and reporting, storytelling, organizational development, and other topics in evaluation. Learn more on the event page on the portal. See you in person!

6 May 2015; 1500 UTC

We recently shared with the movement at large the first two evaluation reports 2015: Wiki Loves Monuments and Other Photo Events. Join us this Wednesday for the presentation and discussion of the reports! The event will be held via Google Hangouts on Air: sign up here. It will be recorded and will later be available on our Youtube channel. See you online!

May 2015

If you plan to come to Wikimedia Conference 2015, and are interested in attending Learning & Evaluation training workshops, let us know! We are asking participants to fill out a survey by February 6 to tell us their topics of interest and availability. Find out more on the event page on Meta.

10 April 2015; 14:00 to 14:50 (GMT +1)

If you are coming to GLAM-Wiki Conference 2015 in Holland, learn more about Program Evaluation and Design workshops! If you are new to Wikimetrics, or are experimenting with the tool, come by this new workshop! We'll host a live demo where participants can see step by step how to operate the tool. If you have a list of users (called a cohort) that you would like to run through Wikimetrics, bring it with you and we can go through it together.

11 April 2015; 15:30 to 16:30 hs. (GMT+1)

If you are coming to GLAM-Wiki Conference 2015 in Holland, learn more about Program Evaluation and Design workshops! «Tracking and Reporting for GLAM Partnerships» will include a panel of presenters who will: present their best practices for how to identify key tracking and reporting needs, share the important steps and strategic points for implementing successful tracking and reporting to your partnership collaborators, and call out any mistakes to learn from. Follow the page of the event on the conference's wiki, and sign up to come on the event page on Facebook.

10 April 2015; 15:30 to 16:30 (GMT +1)

If you are coming to GLAM-Wiki Conference 2015 in Holland, learn more about Program Evaluation and Design workshops! «Pitching GLAM Wiki Partnerships» will include a panel of presenters who will: present their best practices for how to identify a good potential partnership, share the important steps and strategic points for planning and launching a successful pitch, and call out any mistakes to learn from. Follow the page of the event on the conference's wiki, and sign up to come on the event page on Facebook.

14 February - 15 March 2015

If you worked to bring more diversity on Wikimedia projects, share what you know about Diversity in the Wikimedia movement. The aim of this campaign is to generate a pool of knowledge around different gaps spotted on Wikimedia projects, in a way to give support to the upcoming Inspire Grants Campaign. Share a problem, a solution, or write a Learning Pattern! You can win a Learning and Evaluation Barnstar!

26 February 2015

Join us for the launch of the first Wikimedia Program Toolkit! The Learning and Evaluation team at Wikimedia Foundation, together with the Education Collaborative have created the first of a series of program toolkits: a guide to implement Wikimedia programs, that stems from the very experience of program leaders all over the world. The event will be streamed live via Hangouts and will be available later as a recording on our Youtube channel. Join the live conversation and discussion of this new resource!