Grants:IdeaLab/Involving Engineering Students into Wikipedia
Who are the people you want to introduce Wikipedia to?
Try to be as specific as possible about this group.
In what languages do they search for information, online or otherwise?
In what ways does this group communicate with each other?
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.
Weekly meetups, Whatsapp, University Web mail,
What are some reasons this group would use Wikipedia? How would they benefit from it, or what would they find useful?
Think about what they would be interested in reading and learning about; does Wikipedia provide better access to information this group cares about?
As i am planning to engage Engineering Students because they have to work a lot for their research/thesis paper. So it has a huge opportunity to involve them under a academic way.
What language Wikipedia projects will you promote to new readers?
How will you communicate with new readers? Will you be communicating with them online, in-person, or both?
As i have already implemented some sessions in my Department s definitely i will go for Weekly meetup. Besides we can create a fb Chat group also for update.
Describe your idea to engage new readers. How might it be implemented? What will you tell people about Wikipedia?
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.
I am planning to take more then 10 Workshop in my Department as they are the beginners, so they need basic guidelines for Contributing . Already i have taken one workshop of WikiProject Engineering here is the details . So i think as all the participants are Engineering Students at least they will be interested to use Wikipedia for their academic purpose.
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- I will try to make some goal like 1000 Engineering related Articles or 100 new Contributors or 500 new readers if i got the above result i can understand my project is successful.
Do you think you can implement this idea? What support do you need?
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?
Though i have communication with WEP Team but if i got any expertise help its more better. About financial i am not sure about it right now.
About the idea creator
I am Mohammed Galib Hasan hails from Bangladesh. Currently surving as a Education Outreach Volunteer in Wikipedia Education Program. Beside this i am Working on mostly in Bengali Wikipedia,Commons and Outreach. i am also involved With Chittagong Wikipedia Community and IIUC Wiki Club.My main activities in Wikimedia movement is project maintenance, scheduling and documenting Meetups, Work for Outreaching WEP, making collaboration with Other University for Wikipedia Education Program Outreach activities.
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