Talk:Brazil Program/Reports/wep2012-general

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Draft of the milestones[edit]


  • 2nd school term: One successful case that estimulated WMF to start the Wikipedia Education Program in Brazil (apparently, no much conection with the Catalyst Program analysis)
  • June-July: global dev efforts announced to the most active Brazilian community (in São Paulo) in the mid of the year and a consultant position was announced
  • October: again a global dev visit with a bit more analysis of PT WP and the same job positions announced
  • December: a contractor, who was part of the community, was hired to start a small education pilot working partial time (20h/week) with the support of a manager in SF


1st school term[edit]

  • December-January: recruiting professors using the contractor network
  • January-February: a lot of work to try to organize the messed up pages related to the program and centralize them (a lot of work done with the community, which also involves a lot of support of volunteers from Portugal)
  • February: recruiting ambassadors together with the community (we could not fill all the slots and we loose some in the last moment)
  • February-July: started with 4 to 5 planned professors, ended with 3 actually working with WMF. 1 successful case, one so so and one bad. Other individual initiatives appeared.
  • May: decision to expand the program in the second scholl term (WEP director and managers) through an open call
  • June: open call for one month to select about 15 professors (strike on several universities obliged changes on the planned schedule)
  • July: Notification to selected professors (10 of them not affected by the strike and most near São Paulo)

2nd school term[edit]

  • August: Workshop in São Paulo with 7 professors WMF was going to work with (2 selected didn't reply)
  • August-December: worked with 15 professors, most of them affected by the strike. Only 6 out of 7 not affected by the strike have participated of the program until the end of the semester, althought some of them are still working with the articles review.
  • September: Workshop in Rio de Janeiro with 5 professors from the city (3 selected by the open call). Other professors we gave online instructions or smaller workshops. Workshops in Porto Alegre.
  • October: Workshop in Curitiba with one selected professor and one online instruction
  • November: Workshop in Vitória with 2 selected professors


Normal schedule (finished or review process):

  1. Alessandra: good articles (~10, but most still to be reviewed)
  2. Iara: good articles (~10, but half still to under construction)
  3. Regina: good articles (~15, but withought professor review)
  4. Rubens: articles lacking some formating (~15, already reviewed)
  5. Felipe: average to good articles (~6, reviewed offline)
  6. Sandra: small contributions (~6, no review)
  7. Heloisa (informed to be participating at the very end): bad experience, but didn't follow our advice
  8. Elie
  9. Monica
  10. Newton
  11. Pablo

Strike (still runing):

  1. Leni: great ivolvement with the wiki
  2. Rafael: great involvement with the wiki
  3. Viktor: seems to have a good knowlegde about wiki and is trying first in a different wiki platform, then he will migrate to Wikipedia
  4. Ricardo: good involvement with the wiki
  5. Edivaldo: good involvement with the wiki
  6. Camillo: he was already an wikipedian and seems to be dealing well with our recommendations
  7. Juliana: great involvement with the wiki
  8. Aureo: lost his ambassadors, but willing to collaborate with Leni and Yuri
  9. José Otávio: unknow


See here and here

Sugestões da Oona[edit]

O que está ocorrendo no Brasil?

  • 15 professores trabalhando no programa com métodos de trabalho distintos, a maioria preocupada em melhorar conteúdo
    1. professores preocupados em explicar o que é a Wikipédia e a cultura da colaboração
    2. alguns professores estão mais envolvidos no wiki
    3. seminários e workshops desenvolvidos pelos próprios professores


  • metodologia de recrutamento
  • treinamento
  • guias sobre o programa (professores, estudantes e embaixadores)

Prinpais aprendizados:

  1. Alto grau de dependência da WMF (professores e embaixadores)
  2. Reconhecimento (certificados e posts de blog)


  1. reunião via hangout entre professores


  1. Introdução
    • motivação dos professores


Quesitoning a sustainable growth of ambassadors with limited resources[edit]

My opinion is "There is not enough online and campus ambassadors and a sustainable growth is not possible yet, if possible". --Ezalvarenga (talk) 14:56, 21 January 2013 (UTC)