Grants:PEG/Vitor Mazuco/Universidade Federal de Uberlândia-01-2015

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Vitor Mazuco/Universidade Federal de Uberlândia-01-2015
Wikipedia in University
targetPortuguese Wikipedia.
strategic priorityHelp professors and students using Wikipedia as tool for education
start date9, 10 and 11 of April 16 April
start year2015
end date18 April
end year2015
budget (local currency)R$1500
budget (USD)$550
grant typeIndividual
non-profit statusNo
creatorVitor Mazuco
contact(s)• vitor.mazuco(_AT_) or user:Vitor Mazuco


The project's goal is to encourage students, teachers and universities to use Wikipedia as a teaching tool, enabling new Wikipedians, developing skills and competencies, collaborative production of free knowledge, and especially helping to improve Wikipedia's quality in Portuguese.


To go from São Paulo City to Uberlândia City, Minas Gerais in April for some days and make a presentation at UFU, Federal University of Uberlândia, a federal educational institution in Brazil. I'm a ambassador in Wikipedia in University. Last semester I participated in two courses(please see the page) here and here too. I want to do it again this semester in order to continue this project. I have contact with a professor which is interested in using Wikipédia in her classes during 2015.


Help guidance on the format of an encyclopedic entry, teach edit and present the pillars and main editing rules, and standards and best practices common in Wikipedia.
I help many students use Wikipedia, create news articles and help professor how use Wikipedia in many courses.
The idea is to work with the same teacher from the last semester, considering that she is now understanding how the methodology works, but now broadening the number of teachers involved in this project. I hope that she can encourage more teachers to participate, and also invite some of these students to help the new teachers.
After the weekend course, I can keep the contact and help them by distance (discussions on Wikipedia, Facebook and email). By now, there is not a local Wikipedian, as I know it would be the best solution for the project.


Target readership[edit]

The impact will happen for increase Portuguese Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons articles and contribuition. Spread Wikipedia community with professors and students.

Fit with strategy[edit]

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I believe that this will increasing reach, when I presenting at conferences with a targeted audience. Increasing participation and improving editor diversity by recruiting new editors from a target group, onboarding and educating new editors with a plan for follow-up and mentorship with workshop and edit-a-thon.

This project will increasing quality in accessibility to reliable sources for editors, participation by subject matter experts to perform surface and in-depth reviews and interest-group collaboration on identifying articles for improvement.

Measures of success[edit]

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The success is for Education Programs that increase of teachers participating, improvement rate for article quality, increase contributions, accuracy and/or detail of contributions, diversity of information coverage, diversity of participants and increase respect for Wikimedia projects, like Wikimedia Commons.

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There will be two classes and about 90 students participating directly. Indirectly, we hope to have 30 more. They are Human Resources Management classes, in a Business Administration undergrad program. We hope to improve and/or create at least 10 articles, because they will work in groups.
  • # of teachers participating: 2 or 3 directly, and 5 others in the symposium

Return rate of teachers within one academic year: 1 Total

  • # of students participating: 120
  • # of female participants: 60
  • # of online ambassadors: 1
  • # of campus ambassadors: 0
  • # of articles created (or # of overall bytes added to Wikipedia articles): at least 10 improved

I will keeping contacts by Facebook, and I always talk about who is want to continue editing, or is interesting contribute for anything in Wikimedia Foundation's Sites.

Resources and risks[edit]

I believe this project is will help Portuguese Wikipedia, and will help the Brazilian people the use Wikipedia as source.


User:Vitor Mazuco

The past results


Low risk because of student disinterest.


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Project budget table
Number Category Item description Unit Number of units Cost per unit Total cost (BRL) Total cost (USD) Notes
1 Travel From Campinas City to Uberlandia City, Minas Gerais state and Back from Uberlândia City to Campinas City in São Paulo state. Airport costs. Per person 1 US$400 1020 US$400 This costs will cover the travel for my submission in UFU and back home in São Paulo
2 Costs to Hotel and breakfast Costs of Hotel in Uberlândia. Per person 1 UU$50 per day 417 UU$150 This costs will cover the hotel and breakfast food.
Total cost of project
More or Less USD$ 550, because depend on on costs os ticket on airport, that change the price every day. And the costs of hotel.
Total amount requested from the Project and Event Grants program
~R$1500 (~USD $550)
Additional sources of revenue that may fund part of this project, and amounts funded
I can help myself with others costs, like food launch and dinner and transportation inside the city.

Non-financial requirements[edit]

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Requests for non-financial assistance, if any


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  • Lechatjaune (talk) 13:32, 20 February 2015 (UTC), Mazuco has been doing a great job in outreach activities. I think making Wikipedia more respected and used by professors and students is very important to our community both online and offline. Lechatjaune (talk) 13:32, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
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