Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2017/Cycle 2/Engaging in the Knowledge Ecosystem
||The theme descriptions have been updated as of 19 May, 2017 to clarify the themes and allow for more accurate translations.|
We will build relationships with a wide variety of organizations dedicated to the ideals of free knowledge. Wikimedia communities will work with allies that they didn’t know they had. Our content and technology will become a central part of formal and informal education around the world. We will partner with leading institutions in education, arts, entertainment, civil society, government, science, and technology. Together, we will invite a new generation of people who learn, create, and care for a growing library of free knowledge for all.
This theme was formed from the content generated by individual contributors and organized groups during cycle 1 discussions. Here are the sub-themes that support this theme. See the Cycle 1 Report, plus the supplementary spreadsheet and synthesis methodology of the 1800+ thematic statements.
- Existing programs
Insights from movement strategy conversations and research
Insights from the Wikimedia community (from this discussion)
- Week 1 summary
- Week 2 summary
- Week 3 summary
- Week 4 summary
Insights from partners and experts 
- Summary of 20 expert interviews from India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Egypt, Brazil and Mexico (2017)
- Summaries of salons, meetings, and interviews with experts and partners
Insights from user (readers and contributors) research
- Generative research in Mexico, Nigeria, and India (2016)
- Summary of Indonesia research - Initial findings
- World Bank: http://data.worldbank.org/topic/education
- United Nations Education: http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/education
- Brookings: While overall literacy will rise, global access to post-secondary education will remain out of reach for billions of people: https://www.brookings.edu/research/why-wait-100-years-bridging-the-gap-in-global-education
- Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies: Burns, M. and Lawrie, J. (Eds.). (2015). Where It’s Needed Most: Quality Professional Development for All Teachers. New York, NY: Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies.
- UNESCO: Miao, Mishra and McGreal (2016). Open Educational Resources: Policy, Costs and Transformation. Paris, UNESCO.
- UNESCO: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0021/002164/216451E.pdf
- Harvard Business Review: https://hbr.org/2015/09/whos-benefiting-from-moocs-and-why
These are the main questions we want you to consider and debate during this discussion. Please support your arguments with research when possible.
- What impact would we have on the world if we follow this theme?
- How important is this theme relative to the other 4 themes? Why?
- Focus requires tradeoffs. If we increase our effort in this area in the next 15 years, is there anything we’re doing today that we would need to stop doing?
- What else is important to add to this theme to make it stronger?
- Who else will be working in this area and how might we partner with them?
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