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Latest comment: 7 years ago by Reke

Hello, Liang and Reke! Thank you for this report, and for your work to organize this series of edit-a-thons. It seems like the reasons for lower attendance were straightforward, and that you have some strategies for enlisting the help of teachers to increase student attendance in the future. Thanks for sharing the link to the participant feedback you collected.

Do you have some ideas about why participants also created fewer articles than expected? You had about half the participants you expected (24 out of 60), but in the end they contributed to about 1/6 of the articles you expected (10 out of 60).

Thanks for your response! This report is accepted. Winifred Olliff (WMF Program Officer) talk 23:05, 10 February 2017 (UTC)Reply

Apologies, Liang and Reke. We could not locate receipts for this grant. Did you send any to Janice? We need to keep this report under review until we can review the receipts. Will follow up by Email. Best, Winifred Olliff (WMF Program Officer) talk 01:16, 15 February 2017 (UTC)Reply

Thank you, Winifred.
In the first event at NTU, we design a flow(the table on this page, Chinese) to let participants write their own article step by step, to make sure each participant can create one article. But some of them still couldn't finish. In the feedback, most participants said they don't believe that the quality of their work is good enough to keep on Wikipedia. Because of some reasons, we didn't run the same flow in the other two events, so participants can edit the same article, it also made the number of edited article more less than number of participants.
In Dec. 2016, I was invited to be a trainer in another edit event at Chiayi. This event had a similar flow, but organizer made a worksheet. Participants need fill every sheet at every step. That is helpful for trainer to make sure how participants do in this step, and to help them on time. I think that's what we lost in WAM, and will try to use the same tool in A&F Editathon on March, to make sure it's a correct suppose or not.--Reke (talk) 09:26, 15 February 2017 (UTC)Reply
Thanks for the answers, Reke . We received the receipts, so the report is accepted now. Use of the worksheet is interesting. Have you been in touch with the A&F international team about your edit-a-thon already? :) Winifred Olliff (WMF Program Officer) talk 17:41, 15 February 2017 (UTC)Reply
Yes. There was only one event in Asia can be found till now, that's Taipei, Taiwan. We feel a little lonely......(Kidding)--Reke (talk) 18:50, 15 February 2017 (UTC)Reply