Grants:IEG/Curation of courses and resources on Wikiversity

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Curation of courses and resources on Wikiversity
summaryWe have created a group of participants, called v:Wikiversity:Curators to help with special projects including maintaining and restoring resources and courses. We need to find ways to recruit more volunteers for this user category, train them on how to curate projects already found that are in need, and to find other courses and resources on Wikiversity in need of curation.
targetEnglish Wikiversity
strategic priorityincreasing participation
amount3,000 (USD)
this project needs...
created on17:32, 18 March 2016 (UTC)
round 2 2015

Project idea[edit]

What is the problem you're trying to solve?[edit]

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?[edit]

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.

Project goals[edit]

We are trying to recruit, train, and monitor volunteers to find and curate learning resources in need at Wikiversity.

Project plan[edit]


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

Community engagement[edit]

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[edit]

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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