Grants:IdeaLab/Wikipedia School Homeworks
Who are the people you want to introduce Wikipedia to?
Try to be as specific as possible about this group.
High School and University Students
In what languages do they search for information, online or otherwise?
Spanish and English
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.
Text applications (from Signal to Telegram and Whatsapp, Facebook, etc.)
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?
To corroborate news (as an assignment from school first, and then by good practice)
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?
By courses to high school profesors (who then teach to high school students) and to university students.
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.
Wikipedia is a way for people who don't know each other to communicate and to reach an agreement about the information being archived. The first step is to develop better tools for people to learn incrementally how to use it, the second step is to teach high school professors how to use it, the third step is to support them while they are arming their course around those new tools, and to validate scientifically that they students have been learning in a better way using those tools, with tests before and after for both the experimental and the control groups, atesting to the difference.
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.
Statistical analysis of pre tests and post test by colleagues from social science. Interviews to students.
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?
My master student could adapt the software of post calibrated peer review that we use for pedagogical videos (teachingislearning.cl) to wikipedia article, but I assume that he would need some support from wikipedia.
About the idea creator
University profesor. Work on Collective Quality Control.
Expand your idea
Would a grant from the Wikimedia Foundation help make your idea happen? You can expand this idea into a grant proposal.
No funding needed?
Does your idea not require funding, but you're not sure about what to do next? Not sure how to start a proposal on your local project that needs consensus? Contact Chris Schilling on-wiki at I JethroBT (WMF) (talk · contribs) or via e-mail at cschillingwikimedia.org for help!