Grants:Project/Rapid/Arts+FeminismEdit-a-thon2019/Report

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Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2018-19 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.
  • To read the approved grant submission describing the plan for this project, please visit Grants:Project/Rapid/Arts+FeminismEdit-a-thon2019.
  • You may still comment on this report on its discussion page, or visit the discussion page to read the discussion about this report.
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Goals[edit]

Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went? Yes - we met and exceeded our original goals. Thank you for your support on this project.

Outcome[edit]

Please report on your original project targets.


Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
3 edit-a-thon events, including two trainings leading up to the main edit-a-thon Training events were held March 26 and April 9. The main Edit-a-thon event was held April 23, 2019. This format was very successful. The training events welcomed and worked with 3 particular classes at IUP that had integrated the series of Edit-a-thon events into their curriculum. Because of the trainings and curriculum integration, these students were much better prepared to contribute to the main event. I would like to repeat this format in the future and continue to use the strategy of recruiting and working with particular courses that I can visit and invite to training sessions.
60-70 of participants 91 total editors This format worked really well and we had the largest number of participants since we began doing Edit-a-thons at IUP.

See the course dashboard for more statistics.

50 articles created or improved 73 articles We met are target on the number of articles created or improved as well. See the course dashboard for more statistics.
25 Number of repeat participants 50 This was met as well. The course adoption/curriculum method was as useful for this outcome as it was for the previous ones.


Learning[edit]

Projects do not always go according to plan. Sharing what you learned can help you and others plan similar projects in the future. Help the movement learn from your experience by answering the following questions:

  • What worked well?

What really worked well was working with specific classes - in a training/series model. I was able to contact professors in my department who were teaching classes related to the Art+Feminism goals (women's and gender studies, writing, art).

  • What did not work so well?

We used two rooms for the main Edit-a-thon but I don't think we best organized how we would use this. We had a lot of students coming in at different times and it was difficult to make sure that everyone got the training they needed.

  • What would you do differently next time?

Next time we decided to use one room as a "Training only" space where participants who were just coming in could listen to ongoing training and exercises. The other room would just be for editing once participants felt ready.

Finances[edit]

Grant funds spent[edit]

Please describe how much grant money you spent for approved expenses, and tell us what you spent it on.

  • Wiki Education Brochure Library - $491.00
  • Wikipedia Incentive Prizes/Giveaways - $451.68 (tshirts, mugs, pens, etc. From Wikipedia store)
  • Food expenses across three events (two trainings and one edit-a-thon) - $1000.00

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

Remaining funds have been used or will be used for other approved mission-aligned activities. This use has been requested in writing and approved by WMF.

No. $7.46

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project? no.