Grants:IEG/Curation of courses and resources on Wikiversity
What is the problem you're trying to solve?
We have created a user group v:Wikiversity:Curators to help curate resources, learning projects, and courses at the English Wikiversity. Some that have already been found are v:Upper Limb Orthotics, v:North Carolina World War I, v:Creating Dynamic Lessons, v:Gastronomy/Food in antiquity, v:Sport/Volleyball, v:Category:Possible copyright violations, and v:CIVICS so far. Small starts have occurred and are ongoing. We need volunteers willing to learn how to curate these and to find other learning projects in need of curation.
What is your solution?
Volunteers may already exist on other WMF projects but may not be aware that their talents are needed. We would like to try a variety of recruitment campaigns. Then, train these volunteers on the steps needed to bring these learning resources up to acceptance standards.
We are trying to recruit, train, and monitor volunteers to find and curate learning resources in need at Wikiversity.
Recruit, train, guide and monitor volunteers to help find and curate learning resources and projects at the English Wikiversity. We will carry this out by testing several recruiting advertisements and possible emails to other WMF projects. We hope to recruit help in curating projects already mentioned above. We also need additional curators to help find more, so a goal of at least ten more curators is reasonable.
- Project management: 3,000 USD
- Total Budget: 3,000 USD
Initially by posting an announcement of this grant proposal on local project Colloquiums.
When successful volunteers are found and trained, they will bring in others to help.
Measures of success
Initially, a few volunteers. Then, a few trained volunteers. Finally, a few volunteers working on or finding a few learning projects in need of curation.
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- Marshallsumter:I'm about halfway through v:Upper Limb Orthotics. This is a great learning experience and serves as a training and control group for assessing the needs of other learning projects. It has also shown some of the curation requirements needed in training volunteers. I've started v:North Carolina World War I but this is a massive, impressive project from the University of North Carolina. I'm about halfway through v:Sport/Volleyball 183 subpages. This is also a massive project and serves as a test case for v:Dominant group/Wikipedia which is an effort to improve participation of women and minorities on Wikipedia by isolating some of the causes of the apparent tokenism. I've so far found v:Creating Dynamic Lessons, v:Gastronomy/Food in antiquity/, v:Category:Possible copyright violations, and v:CIVICS, so skills in looking for them have been developed and can be passed on.
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