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All 2013 projects | Key theme 2: Increasing diversity of knowledge – Goal 2: Diversity – Change 2.3: Encouraging participation

Project description: Be a part of Wikimedia[edit]

  • Over the course of the year, we will develop and produce teaching and learning materials of broader scope that will motivate people to take part in the Wikimedia projects. (P11)

Contact / Project Manager
tba (Education & Knowledge)
Total budget
Implementation period
March 15, 2013 – December 31, 2013

What is the project about?[edit]

Existing informational and educational materials will be further developed and new ones planned and produced under the heading “Be a part of Wikimedia.” More people from a wide range of backgrounds should be motivated to become active themselves through an appealing presentation of projects and opportunities for involvement that skillfully address different target groups.

Focus will be placed on creating educational materials that support teachers and lecturers in schools and universities and appeal to underrepresented groups. The Wikimedia projects should also educate people on the diversity of knowledge.

A systematic preparation of content is an essential basis for further activities aimed at increasing the diversity in the Wikimedia projects.

How will this project help us meet our annual goals?[edit]

Many people read Wikipedia or use pictures from Wikimedia Commons – but very few actively take part in the Wikimedia projects and contribute to the improvement of content and the dissemination of free knowledge. Wikimedia Deutschland has set itself the goal of combating this trend.

We will develop educational and informational materials with different methodological-didactic approaches for this purpose. The focus will be on presenting the opportunities for involvement in the Wikimedia projects in a way that appeals to the different target groups. The materials will demonstrate the scope of potential action and also motivate underrepresented groups to participate.

Activities undertaken so far will be used to develop new ways to address target groups and to increase the reach of future activities.

What are the key milestones along the way and by when should we reach them?[edit]

No. When What
1. May 31, 2013 Benefits analysis: By evaluating materials produced so far and formulating recommendations for action and conceptual strategies we will be able to produce materials in a professional way. Over the course of the year, materials can thus be produced under free licenses that contain content that is relevant to the various target groups and will be adequately distributed.
2. July 26, 2013 Publication of a brochure called “Diversity and Wikipedia“ in order to enable interested parties to take part in the process of developing a gender diversity concept.
3. October 31, 2013 Publication of teaching and learning materials with different methodological-didactic approaches. These will be presented in a differentiated and high-quality way.