Grants:IdeaLab/Wikiversity and Vikidia joint outreach program for schools in Italy, Switzerland and San Marino

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Wikiversity and Vikidia joint outreach program for schools in Italy, Switzerland and San Marino
Logo Progetto "Relazioni interprogetto Wikiversità-Vikidia.png
summaryPartnership with Italian Vikidia community has already proved instrumental in engaging teachers and pupils aged 8-13 in Wikimedia projects on a small scale; with adequate means an extensive educational program would be possible, hopefully achieving a widespread interest and involvement of the youngest in wiki-editing across the Italian-speaking area.
targetItalian Wikiversity and other Italian minor projects
type of grantoffline programs and events
amountUSD 14,500
advisorMizardellorsa
contact• nicnatali@gmail.com
this project needs...
volunteer
join
endorse
created on21:35, 28 February 2017 (UTC)
round 1 2016


Project idea[edit]

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

Involvement in Wikimedia projects is woefully limited among the youngest, especially in school. In Italy in the Ministry of Education is issuing 10 notices aimed chiefly at introducing new educational methods, focused mainly on IT skills, into primary and secondary schools.

What is your solution?[edit]

Joining efforts with the community of Vikidia, which has a great experience with users aged 8-13, and many contacts with primary and secondary schools.

Project goals[edit]

  • Enhancing the it.Vikidia-it.Wikiversity partnership by close cooperation between both communities.
  • Bringing both communities up to strength by training new contributors from primary and secondary schools.
  • Building a network with schools across the Italian-speeking area.
  • Fostering the involvement of students and teachers in Wikimedia projects, particularly it.Wikiveristy, and Vikidia.

Who will you be doing outreach with?[edit]

Vikidia is a an on-line encyclopedia based on wiki technology, for 8-13 year-old readers and contributors; it is handled by the Association Vikidia, a French non-profit-organization, and hosted by OVH.

Get Involved[edit]

About the idea creator[edit]

I have been contributing to Wikimedia projects since 2006 and I have some experience in educational programs; we developed this idea together with Mizardellorsa, who is active within educational and cultural institutions, Martinligabue, and Samuele2002, who are both students and administrators on it.Wikiversity, with the active support of the Italian Vikidia community.

Participants[edit]

  • Advisor and Volunteer Mizardellorsa: I have organized a digital school library of Wikisource texts (in .epub format, accessible to dyslexic and visually impaired students as well) in a Milan secondary school. I am in contact with the Bolzano school inspectorate for introducing Wikimedia projects in the Ladin-speaking areas.
  • Volunteer Martinligabue: Martinligabue: I study at a scientific secondary school and I like to help MediaWiki projects, I started from Wikipedia, then I discovered others projects, later I moved to Wikiversity, where now I'm an admin.
  • Volunteer Samuele2002: Reding Wikipedia since early childood, editing from the age of 10, under the present username since 2015. I subsequently discovered the sister projects and I was charmed by Wikiversity: I consider it to be the most promising but least valued, since it could be extensively used in schools because of its adaptability. I am interested in other minor projects as well and I dream of all sister projets being equally known to the public. I'm currently contributing as a SWMT Member, an Admin on it.Wikiversity and test2.Wikipedia, a Translation Admin on Meta-Wiki, Wikispecies, Wikidata, and test.Wikipedia. --Samuele2002 (Chiedi pure!)
  • Volunteer Ferdi2005: From the age of 6 I have been reading Wikipedia, I started editing at 8, at 10 I discovered the sister projects. I am now Wikinews's sysop. At school we never talked about Wikimedia. I am volunteering for sister projects to become more and more widespread especially among students of Italian Schools. --Ferdi2005 (Posta) 22:00, 28 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Volunteer Pegasovagante: I have been contributing to Wikimedia projects since 2006 and I have some experience in educational programs. I strongly believe in the development of minor wiki communities, as I am experiecing it on it.Wikiversity, and in «interproject networking» (as I call it) combined with extensive outreach activities.
  • Volunteer. FYI in this grant too Grants:IdeaLab/"Sapere_aude!"... we didn't ask a lot of money but we cited you. Some of the members of the Associations works in schools, so it is part of the networking approach to interact. In the wikiversity lesson we can also cite Vikidia. the target is probably high school, in any case.--Alexmar983 (talk) 01:56, 10 March 2017 (UTC)
BTW if don't consider me a volunteer... I am not offended. I put myself in the endorsement part.--Alexmar983 (talk) 01:59, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

Endorsements[edit]

  • I think this project may be an opportunity to teach collaboration and shared knowledge building in the Italian school Maupao70 (talk) 11:02, 3 March 2017 (UTC)
  • A good idea. Kenzia (talk) 10:05, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
  • I think it can help improve the wiki Martinligabue (talk) 18:41, 9 May 2017 (UTC)

Project goals[edit]

  • Enhancing the it.Vikidia-it.Wikiversity partnership by close cooperation between both communities.
  • Bringing both communities up to strength by training new contributors from primary and secondary schools.
  • Building a network with schools across the Italian-speeking area.
  • Fostering the involvement of students and teachers in Wikimedia projects, particularly it.Wikiveristy, and Vikidia.

Project plan[edit]

Activities[edit]

  • Meetings in schools, introducing teachers to Wikimedia projects, e.g. Wikiversity, and Vikidia, and providing basic editing skills.
  • Training for teachers to enable schools to take part in joined programs.
  • Within schools, involving some classes and starting programs aimed at editing pages, such as Wikiversity lessons and Vikidia articles.

Budget[edit]

USD 14,500

  • refund of travel expenses (visiting schools for outreach activities)
  • leaflets and printed media for promotional purposes
  • other promotional activities (DVDs, telephone costs...)
Category Item description Currency Required budget Comment
Travel Travel cost USD 3,200 Travel, catering and accomodation for volunteers: visiting schools and meeting teachers to establish links and for information and basic training: April-June 2017.
Travel Travel cost USD 7,200 Travel, catering and accomodation for volunteers: visiting schools and meeting teachers to establish links and for information and basic training; basic training for students as required by schools: September 2017 - April 2018
Communication Printed media and gadgets USD 2,300 Leaflets, folders etc. for promotional purposes. DVD covers, stickers etc.
Communication Telephone cost USD 200 For contacting schools and teachers
Communication DVD USD 1,000 DVD including all Wikimedia projects in Italian (except Wikipedia)
Communication Postage cost USD 600 Mailing DVDs and promotional material to volunteers and to schools
General total USD 14,500

Community engagement[edit]

Interest in it.Wikiversity somewhat increased after Wikimania 2016, opening the way for the it.Wikiversity-it.Vikidia partnership. During 2016, Mizardellorsa has been able to meet several teachers in parts of Northern Italy, leading to a significant increase in active users, including students from selected classes. A lecture about Wikiversity has been given by Martinligabue and Pegasovagante in Florence during the local Wikipedia15 event to an audience comprising librarians and school teachers.

Project team[edit]

  • Advisor and Volunteer Mizardellorsa: I have organized a digital school library of Wikisource texts (in .epub format, accessible to dyslexic and visually impaired students as well) in a Milan secondary school. I am in contact with the Bolzano school inspectorate for introducing Wikimedia projects in the Ladin-speaking areas.
  • Volunteer Martinligabue: Martinligabue: I study at a scientific secondary school and I like to help MediaWiki projects, I started from Wikipedia, then I discovered others projects, later I moved to Wikiversity, where now I'm an admin.
  • Volunteer Samuele2002: Reading Wikipedia since early childood, editing from the age of 10, under the present username since 2015. I subsequently discovered the sister projects and I was charmed by Wikiversity: I consider it to be the most promising but least valued, since it could be extensively used in schools because of its adaptability. I am interested in other minor projects as well and I dream of all sister projets being equally known to the public. I'm currently contributing as a SWMT Member, an Admin on it.Wikiversity and test2.Wikipedia, a Translation Admin on Meta-Wiki, Wikispecies, Wikidata, and test.Wikipedia. --Samuele2002 (Chiedi pure!)
  • Volunteer Ferdi2005: From the age of 6 I have been reading Wikipedia, I started editing at 8, at 10 I discovered the sister projects. I am now administrator of Wikinews. At school we never talked about Wikimedia. I am volunteering for sister projects to become more and more widespread especially among students of Italian Schools.--Ferdi2005 (Posta) 22:01, 28 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Volunteer Pegasovagante: I have been contributing to Wikimedia projects since 2006 and I have some experience in educational programs. I strongly believe in the development of minor wiki communities, as I am experiecing it on it.Wikiversity, and in «interproject networking» (as I call it) combined with extensive outreach activities.

Community notification[edit]