Learning and Evaluation/News/Learning Day for Wikimania Mexico

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New Learning Day at Wikimania 2015![edit]

PAST WORKSHOP. You can view some of the day's outputs & outcomes by clicking HERE

We are happy to inform that we will be hosting a new Learning Day!
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. If you have received an invitation email, please be sure to confirm your attendance and remember to fill out the survey! If you have not yet been contacted by someone on the Learning and Evaluation team, and would like to take part, please email us at eval (_AT_) wikimedia  · org. Beware that the Learning Day takes place on the days prior to the actual conference.


A more detailed agenda for the day will be posted soon here, so follow this page for updates.

[Closed Pre-Conference sessions]

09:00 - 09:30 Welcome and Introductions.
09:30 - 10: 45 Designing SMART proposals
10:45 - 11:00 Lightning Talk
11:15 - 12:15 Evaluating Your Programs--Surveys & Tools for Data Collection
12:15 - 13:00 LUNCH (on site)
13:00 - 13:15 Post- Lunch Stretch and Ah-Ha Posting
13:15 - 14:00 Tools and Techniques for Volunteer Engagement - Interactive
14:00 - 14:15 Lightning Talk
14:30 - 15:30 Storytelling
15:30 - 16:30 Fail Fest - Learning together
16:30 - 17:00 Close
17:00 - 17:30 BREAK
17:30 - 19:30 IdeaLab mixer and Poster session.

[Open Education Pre-Conference sessions]

15:45 Hackathon to share lessons learned through Learning Patterns
17:00 Close

*Times and session order subject to change

Looking forward to a new day of Learning Together!

Share your knowledge at Learning Day

Instructions for sharing knowledge[edit]


Poster dimensions

The maximum dimensions for your poster are 36 x 48 in (91.44 x 121.92 cm). We suggest using the A0 paper size, which is 33.11 x 46.81 in (~84 x 118 cm): (http://www.prepressure.com/library/paper-size/din-a0)

Most word processor and layout programs will allow you to set the size of your poster file to A0. You can create a smaller poster if you want to, but bigger is (usually) better!

Creating your poster

There are many programs you can use to create a poster. We have found that Microsoft PowerPoint, LibreOffice Presentation, and LibreOffice Draw are the most easy to use, and make good looking posters. Other programs like Adobe InDesign & Illustrator have more features, but they are also more difficult to learn, and they are expensive.

Whichever program you choose, make sure to set the size of your poster file before you start adding words and pictures. This will help you make sure that the fonts you are using are the right size, and that the pictures you include have a high enough resolution to print properly. Here are some links that may help you create a poster of the correct size: 1. Poster templates for Microsoft Powerpoint: http://www.posterpresentations.com/html/free_poster_templates.html 2. How to set paper size in LibreOffice documents: http://smartpress.com/pages/posters-and-signs-in-libreoffice

Finalizing your poster

Once your poster is complete, please print it to PDF format and open it in a PDF reader to make sure that everything is displaying correctly. Are your pictures blurry? Is your text aligned? Once you are happy with the way your PDF looks, please send the PDF to eval@wikimedia.org.

If you have questions, or experience trouble making your poster

Please email María (mcruz@wikimedia.org). Remember that the deadline for submitting your poster for printing is Wednesday, July 8. If you have questions or requests for us to help you, please email no later than Monday, July 6.

Lightning Talk[edit]

Share with your peers something inspiring about your project experience. Give a 3-5 min talk and share:

  • What you did
  • How you measured success and
  • What you learned

Estimated Preparation Time is 1-3 hours.

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Pre Conference Agenda for Learning & Evaluation team:
July 15 (full day): Learning Day: data, tracking resources, SMART proposals, storytelling and other topics TBD.
July 16 (half a day): Learning Pattern hackathon

July 17-19: Wikimania 2015 in Méxic DF.