User:Ananth subray/progress report

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Purpose of the report

This form is for organizations receiving Annual Plan Grants to report on their impact after completing the full year of their grant. The time period covered in this form will be the first 6 months of each grant (e.g. 1 January - 30 June of the current year). This form includes four sections; addressing global metrics, program stories, financial information, and compliance. Please contact APG/FDC staff if you have questions about this form, or concerns submitting it by the deadline. After submitting the form, organizations will also meet with APG staff to discuss their progress.

Global metrics overview - all programs

We are trying to understand the overall outcomes of the work being funded across our grantees' programs. Please use the table below to let us know how your programs contributed to the Global Metrics. We understand not all Global Metrics will be relevant for all programs, so feel free to put "0" where necessary. For each program include the following table and

  1. Next to each required metric, list the outcome achieved.
  2. Where necessary, explain the context behind your outcome.
  3. In addition to the Global Metrics as measures of success for your programs, there is another table format in which you may report on any OTHER relevant measures of your programs success

For more information and a sample, see Global Metrics.

Metric Achieved outcome Explanation
1. Participants 695
2. Newly Registered 463
3. Content Pages
  • 43 new artilces created
  • 840 page digitised on Wikisource
  • 4,200 labels and descriptions are translated in Wikidata.
  • 173 articles to be improved
  • 37 new enclcyopedic images are added on Wikimedia Commons
4. Footprint tracker 1
5. Value Of bytes deleted 0.12MB


Telling your program stories - all programs

Please tell the story of each of your programs included in your proposal. This is your chance to tell your story by using any additional metrics (beyond global metrics) that are relevant to your context, beyond the global metrics above. You should be reporting against the targets you set at the beginning of the year throughout the year. We have provided a template here below for you to report against your targets, but you are welcome to include this information in another way. Also, if you decided not to do a program that was included in your proposal or added a program not in the proposal, please explain this change. More resources for storytelling are at the end of this form. Here are some ways to tell your story.

  • We encourage you to share your successes and failures and what you are learning. Please also share why are these successes, failures, or learnings are important in your context. Reference learning patterns or other documentation.
  • Make clear connections between your offline activities and online results, as applicable. For example, explain how your education program activities is leading to quality content on Wikipedia.
  • We encourage you to tell your story in different ways by using videos, sound files, images (photos and infographics, e.g.), compelling quotes, and by linking directly to work you produce. You may highlight outcomes, learning, or metrics this way.
  • We encourage you to continue using dashboards, progress bars, and scorecards that you have used to illustrate your progress in the past, and to report consistently over time.
  • You are welcome to use the table below to report on any metrics or measures relevant to your program. These may or may not include the global metrics you put in the overview section above. You can also share your progress in another way if you do not find a table like this useful.
Target Last year (if applicable) Progress (at end of Q2) Projected (end of year) Comments
Example Example Example Example Example

Wikipedia Education Program

CIA’s

Nichole speaking to students and collecting there feedback

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA) assigned to its 1600+ undergraduate students in Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Sanskrit and Urdu. This initiative bridges inequality and brings in a greater contribution from various languages. This platform creates and builds student’s skills of editing and typing. The first of its kind Wikipedia video tutorials in two languages – Hindi and Kannada are given to the faculty, facilitators, campus ambassadors, and students. This initiative included in the academic curriculum not only makes one learn from it but also provides various perspectives making it possible for one to voice out one’s opinion to the world by using the powerful tool of Wikipedia. The CUWEP follows a structure to deal with a large number of students which is not an easy-going task at any time. It comes into action by the active support from the community through the CIS-A2K members who assign the these and give them to the faculty. The faculty intern gives assignments and details to the campus ambassadors who finally spread the word to the students. All of the bodies are of constant help to each other and are approachable at any time. The curriculum is divided into odd and even semester which consists of two CIA’s for the first and second-year students pursuing an undergraduate degree. They are as follows:

CIA 1(Odd semester)
  • I Semester Students – Type and digitize given text on Wikisource.
  • III Semester Students – Write an article on Wikipedia related to Culture and Language.
CIA 3(Odd semester)
  • I Semester Students – Type and proofread texts on Wikisource
  • III Semester Students – Add images to the articles (from commons) which were written for CIA 1.
CIA 1(Even semester)
  • II Semester Students – Write an article about themself on Wikipedia, which they will later use for creating their user page on Wikipedia.
  • IV Semester Students – Creation of articles related to their core subjects.
CIA 3(Even semester)
  • II Semester Students – Create their user page on Wikipedia.
  • IV Semester Students – Add relevant images to the articles which were written for CIA 1.

Internships

Christ (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru has started offering internships. Interested students are guided by the facilitators at CUWEP, Domlur, Bengaluru. It provides help to students who want to contribute to Wikipedia by creation of articles in several languages. This internship aims to bring in the spirit of a collaboration and builds a larger dedicated team as a work force to keep articles on a live track throughout the year on Wikipedia. It is conducted in two batches in December and April- May respectively. Students who have taken Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Sanskrit and Urdu as their second language are given this opportunity which is very limited and hard to find. This has been a fruitful venture.

Certificate course

Nichole with Christ university Faculty members and students took part in Certificate Course

As an active step towards enabling the spread of content editing and contributing skills on Wikipedia in vernacular languages, Christ (Deemed to be University), in collaboration with the CIS-A2K, began certificate courses on using and editing in Wikipedia in 2016 for students. This year, the courses, conducted after normal working hours, have lasted for a total of 45 hours, carried 2 credits to be added to students’ academic records and enrolled 30 to 45 students per batch.

The courses’ objective is to enable more students to help other students acquire skills in using and working with Wikipedia as well as attempts to be both technically equipping and holistic through its instruction. They consist of three major components. The first is an introduction to what the concept of Wikipedia is, which incorporates the history of online encyclopedias and Wikipedia itself, using sources, choosing and drafting articles and moving articles to the main space. The second teaches how to edit and publish articles. Here, common templates, editing, and wikification articles, adding content such as tables and references, legal aspects, policies and guidelines, tackling vandalism and tools for producing illustrations are dealt with. The third component discusses Wikipedia’s reliability and social significance. Under this component, Wikipedia is discussed in a critical and evaluative manner, where matters such as its ethics, existence as a social community, existence as a democratic project, use by students, teachers librarians and journalists, criticisms and measures to improve its quality come under the purview.

Social media campaign

In order to encourage the students, highlight ( article creation and editing), promote the work done by the Christ College students, an initiative has been taken to share articles written by the students on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

On 25 June 2017 one of the student created an article on Max born as a part of their internal assignment but on the 12-11-2017 it was selected as a Google Doodle

Time line

Odd Semester
Month 1st Semester 3rdst Semester
June Orientation on Wikidata, allotment of the Q numbers and students doing the activity Orientation and Writing the text about women achievers in 20 lines ( work done in Sandbox)
July Language correction and grading from the faculty Language correction and grading from the faculty
August - -
September Proofreading of text on Wikisource Wikification of the article written earlier and adding image
October Language correction and grading from the faculty Language correction, Wikification, and grading from the faculty
November Verification of the work done by the students from community members or CIS-A2K Verification of the work done by the students from community members or CIS-A2K
December Moving qualitative articles to the main namespace and updating it to community members Moving qualitative articles to the main namespace and updating it to community members
Even Semester
Month 1st Semester 3rdst Semester
November Orientation and Writing the text on their user page Orientation and Writing the text about their core subjects in 20 lines ( work done in Sandbox)
December Language correction and grading from the faculty Language correction and grading from the faculty
January Internship activity for the students Internship activity for the students
February Wikification of their user page and adding an Image Wikification of the article written earlier and adding image
March Language correction, Wikification, and grading from the faculty Language correction, Wikification, and grading from the faculty
April and May Internship activity for the students Internship activity for the students
June Analysis of the work done by the students in this year and reporting to community members Analysis of the work done by the students in this year and reporting to community members

Wikipedia Education Program review

Christ (Deemed to be University)

An investment in Knowledge always pays the best interest.–Benjamin Franklin

As rightly said, this investment is seen with the collaboration of Christ (Deemed to be University) and the Centre for Internet Society (CIS), Bengaluru. Nichole visited the faculty and students at Christ and took this platform to share our learnings, experiences, and views on this Wikipedia initiative. Her two days visit on 11/12/2017 and 12/12/2017 to the Main campus had a phenomenal impact where the leaning process did not have any confinements. Her meeting with the students was interactive on both the days wherein the discussion was fruitful. The session began with an introductory presentation wherein the achievements of the Wikipedia in the academic curriculum was mentioned. To keep the sessions active, activities were conducted for students on both the days wherein we had to share in our views on certain issues like Wikipedia acceptance was discussed widely and also the CIAS-A2K members, as well as students, had to prepare a report on Wikipedia wherein a basic template was given.

Vice Chancellor talking to Nichole, Sebastian K A, Tanveer Hasan with Student representatives of WEP at Christ University

These kept them active, interactive and the sessions were full of life which built a good rapport with the facilitator, Nichole. The discussions were later held with students along with the faculty as well as the CIS-A2K heads and representatives which inculcated our thinking process and we all had to now put our thinking caps and share our article creation and typing experience. Along with that several issues were brought up such as authenticity of Wikipedia being used as a research base, video- audio adding issues. Overall the discussion ended on a positive note wherein we learned more and promised to not repeat errors and she built in the faith that each one of us could effectively contribute quality articles by building our skills. She also shared her perspectives of the website and made us rethink and understand that being continuously active by contributing will lead to enhancement of such knowledge systems. The session concluded where students were delighted to have such an enlightening programme being conducted. We are thankful for her visit and look forward to her visit soon which had an inspiring effect on us. Thus, the visit brought in greater insights for all.

Andhra Loyola College

On 10 December 2017, A2K team arranged Nichole Saad visits Andhra Loyola College where there are Wikipedia activities from past few years and VVIT where Indic Wikimedian Krishna Chaitanya Velaga is trying to start a new WEP. In Andhra Loyola College, Management and A2K could review past activities and discuss how to scale up the current program. Nichole interacted with ALC students, management and staff who are been part of WEP or being interested to be part of future activities during the visit. In VVIT, Krishna Chaitanya lead meetings with management where Nichole could give her insights and suggestions about successful Wikipedia Education Program. Nichole, Krishna Chaitanya and A2K team members, met interested students in the college and could interact with them about WEP.

Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences

In the current workplan period, the A2K program tried to revive its old Wikipedia Education Program. As a first step, the A2K program organised a ground visit and needs assessment with the previously engaged teachers and authorities of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences. The plan was organised in collaboration with the Wikipedia Education Program team of the Wikimedia Foundation and the CIS-A2K. The program was organised for two days to identify the gaps and failure of the previous program. On the first day, around 20 students and 10 teachers attended the basic Wikipedia orientation program on Wikipedia and about Wikipedia Education Program. During the second half of day-1, two hours long needs assessment conversation happened with the teacher to understand the current situation of the teachers and institution in reviving the WEP. A2K has proposed teachers and other authorities to share their curriculums and academic calendars and also to organise a digital learning workshop for the University staffs.


GLAM

Technical Training of volunteers from Vigyan Ashram for Commons upload & OCR was conducted. After this process has started to bring Copyright free books on Commons under Category:Books in Marathi. OCR of 15 books on Wikisource was completed using OCR4Wikisource code in Python. Content donation started after IUCAA workshop. Books released under CC BY 4.0 by Jayant Narlikar, Mangala Narlikar, Sharu Ranganekar, Madhav Gadgil. The process has been started with Manoos Pratishthan, Sandarbh science magazine.

In continuation to the discussions with the librarians in the past two months, event was organised by Pune University Library & Information Science Alumni Association (PULISAA). Here, about 50 active librarians from various institutes across state came together. We discussed about enriching Wikisource with valuable copyright free reference books, indexing of digitised books, Conference on digitisation and Wikipedia Library Project.

Content Enrichment Activities

Revenues received during this six-month period

Please use the exchange rate in your APG proposal.

Conversion rate

Indian national rupees (INR) 1 → US$ 0.01459

Table 2 Please report all spending in the currency of your grant unless US$ is requested.

  • Please also include any in-kind contributions or resources that you have received in this revenues table. This might include donated office space, services, prizes, food, etc. If you are to provide a monetary equivalent (e.g. $500 for food from Organization X for service Y), please include it in this table. Otherwise, please highlight the contribution, as well as the name of the partner, in the notes section.
Revenue source Currency Anticipated Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Cumulative Anticipated ($US)* Cumulative ($US)* Explanation of variances from plan
WMF INR 7,000,000 4,297,935 2,702,065 - - 4,297,935 102,130 62,706.87

* Provide estimates in US Dollars


Spending during this six-month period

Please use the exchange rate in your APG proposal.

Conversion rate

Indian national rupees (INR) 1 → US$ 0.01459

Table 3 Please report all spending in the currency of your grant unless US$ is requested.

(The "budgeted" amount is the total planned for the year as submitted in your proposal form or your revised plan, and the "cumulative" column refers to the total spent to date this year. The "percentage spent to date" is the ratio of the cumulative amount spent over the budgeted amount.)
Expense Currency Budgeted Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Cumulative Budgeted ($US)* Cumulative ($US)* Percentage spent to date Explanation of variances from plan
- INR 7,000,000 1,382,370 1,629,942.87 - - 3,012,312.87 102,130 43,949.65 43.033% -

* Provide estimates in US Dollars


Compliance

Is your organization compliant with the terms outlined in the grant agreement?

As required in the grant agreement, please report any deviations from your grant proposal here. Note that, among other things, any changes must be consistent with our WMF mission, must be for charitable purposes as defined in the grant agreement, and must otherwise comply with the grant agreement.

Are you in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations as outlined in the grant agreement? Please answer "Yes" or "No".

Are you in compliance with provisions of the United States Internal Revenue Code (“Code”), and with relevant tax laws and regulations restricting the use of the Grant funds as outlined in the grant agreement? Please answer "Yes" or "No".

Signature

Once complete, please sign below with the usual four tildes.

Resources

Resources to plan for measurement

Resources for storytelling