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Academic organizations, specifically schools and universities should assign their classes to update wikipedia pages which pertain to their class subject material.
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created on22:14, 12 January 2018 (UTC)


Who are the people you want to introduce Wikipedia to?[edit]

Try to be as specific as possible about this group.
Students of all ages.

In what languages do they search for information, online or otherwise?[edit]


In what ways does this group communicate with each other?[edit]

This can include services and apps in social media, mailing lists, physical spaces like conferences or lectures, or at specific institutions like at a library.
scial and physical

What are some reasons this group would use Wikipedia? How would they benefit from it, or what would they find useful?[edit]

Think about what they would be interested in reading and learning about; does Wikipedia provide better access to information this group cares about?
The class would be assigned a wikipedia page that was related to their subject matter to pore over. Learners would be assigned different tasks. For example one learner would be in charge of verifying the validity of the references while another would do a check to see that all relevant information about a subtopic was included in the article. The completion of the project would be marked by the teacher or lecturer and the results would be edited into the Wikipedia article. This would allow all these students to see how much effort goes into creating and maintaining a Wikipedia article but also will give them the tools and knowledge to update and use Wikipedia themselves.

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What language Wikipedia projects will you promote to new readers?[edit]


How will you communicate with new readers? Will you be communicating with them online, in-person, or both?[edit]


Describe your idea to engage new readers. How might it be implemented? What will you tell people about Wikipedia?[edit]

Think about the steps that might involved to make this idea happen, and what you might teach people about your experience or others' experiences using Wikipedia.
Firstly, get schools on board by showing them the benefits that such projects would have by being included in the curriculum.

How will you know if this project is successful? What are some outcomes that you can share after the project is completed?[edit]

If you’re not certain about how to respond to this question when starting your idea, you do not need to answer it right now. Campaign participants and Wikimedia Foundation staff can help you consider some options.
Measure, via a pre and post project survey as to how often students use and edit wikipedia

Do you think you can implement this idea? What support do you need?[edit]

Do you need people with specific skills or resources to complete this idea? Are there any financial needs for this project? Do you need advising from Wikimedia Foundation staff?
I would need financial support from Wikipedia to make the relevant Wikipedia guide that would be handed out to each learner. I would want advise from the Wikimedia foundation with respect as to rolling this project out.

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  • That is a very nice idea! Polvoazul (talk) 14:00, 17 January 2018 (UTC)

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No funding needed?[edit]

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