WikiAfrica Offline Resources/en
This page serve as a central repository for documents and material related to outreach in poorly connected areas of the world.
See also WikiAfrica Online Resources
Resources arranged according to need
Introducing the Wikis
|Teaching to learn||With the great outdoors||Reaching more people||In all languages||I'm a volunteer too|
|Dumisani Ndubane taking about his use of Wikiversity for electrical engineering||Mike Cline talking about how he uses Wikipedia to extend his outdoor pursuits||Veteran maths teacher, Poongothai Balasubramanian uses Wikipedia to extend her teaching||Ganesh Paudel explaining how Wikipedia can be created in all languages||Founder, Jimmy Wales explaining the beginnings, and his role today|
Basic information about Wikipedia
|Welcome to Wikipedia||Ten Simple Rules||Introduction to free licenses||Evaluating Wikipedia article quality||The Wikipedia Cheatsheet|
|This 17-page guide covers creating a user account, editing basics, communication, and how articles evolve and are evaluated, and includes a quick reference to help you to remember frequently used wiki markup.||This editorial from PLoS Computation Biology focuses on how to contribute effectively as an expert, and is great for setting expectations before students begin editing. Updated 2014. url (12 MB)||This brochure helps you understand the basic concepts of free licenses, as well as terms like "CC-by-SA" and "public domain".||This reference guide covers specific steps you can take to get the most out of Wikipedia, as well as a look at how its quality system works. Updated 2014. url||This one-page quick reference helps you to remember the most frequently used wiki markup commands. 2014. |
Mechanics of editing Wikipedia
|Starting a sandbox article||Basic editing: bold and links||How to use a watchlist||How to use talk pages|
|How to start an a sandbox page to play around with wiki markup or start an article draft (2m 11s)||How to use the most basic features of wiki markup to create bold text and links to other pages (3m 37s)||How to use a watchlist to keep track of pages you are interested in or have edited (2m 10s)||How to interact with other editors using talk pages, including article talk pages and user talk pages (2m 30s)|
|Basic editing: citing sources||Citing sources with RefToobar||Uploading files to Wikimedia Commons|
|How to add citations using "ref" tags (2m 3s)||How to use the 'Cite' tool for inserting automatically formatted references (2m 24s)||Uploading files such as images to Wikimedia Commons, using the upload wizard (2 min 48 sec)|
Writing articles on Wikipedia
|Article creation||Article improvement||Article assessments||Article evolution|
|A demonstration, recorded live, of how to create a Wikipedia article (7 min 50 sec)||A look at how to assess the shortcomings of an article and improve it (4m 22s)||An exploration of the standard article assessment system, with examples of each quality level (11m 30s)||A trip through the history of an article, from humble beginnings to Good Article status (6m 25s)|
Photography, media, and Wikimedia Commons
|Wikimedia Commons||Taking Better Photographs||Licensing tutorial for Wikimedia Commons||A guide to contributing content to Wikimedia Commons|
|The Wikimedia Commons brochure serves as an introduction to the online repository for free-use media files Wikimedia Commons. It explains what Wikimedia Commons is and how anyone can contribute to the growth and improvement of the media files stored here. Source: Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e.V. Translated from German .
||"Taking better photographs" - Workshop guide by Zack MacCune
||This short handout explains why and how uploaded files (images) should be licensed. url||Illustrating Wikipedia: A guide to contributing content to Wikimedia Commons shows newcomers the basics of contributing to Wikimedia Commons and adding images to Wikipedia and other wikis. Designed for printing on standard B5 paper. (If you must use A4, print at 116%.). 26 July 2013. For beginners. url (3.8 MB)|
Wikipedia in Education for teachers
For teachers or organizers of events
|Does Wikipedia belong in Education ?||Instructor Basics How to Use Wikipedia as a Teaching Tool||The Essentials||Wikipedia Education Program Case Studies||Sample Syllabus for Wikipedia assignment||Student Learning Outcomes|
|The Wikipedia Education Program survey report, based on a survey conducted with all stakeholders in the fall of 2017. NSaad (WMF). 2018. url (4.6 MB)||Brochure developed for the Wikipedia Education Program on how to use Wikipedia as a teaching tool in higher education classrooms. November 2012. url (3 MB)||"The Essentials: What to do before the term starts" is a brochure mailed to professors participating in the Wikipedia Education Program in the United States and Canada each term. Original version September 2013. Updated March 2014. url (400 kb)||Wikipedia Education Program Case Studies brochure. Design by David Peters of Exbrook for Wikimedia Foundation. June 2012. url (8,7 MB)||A full-term sample syllabus that incorporates many of the best practices for running major Wikipedia assignments. November 2012. url (2 MB)||Research report for Fall 2016 Student Learning Outcomes using Wikipedia-based Assignment. June 2017. url (1 MB)|
Collection "Wikipedia in the classroom"
Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom booklet for teachers to foster media and information literacy using Wikipedia. Part of the initial set of resources of the Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom project by the Education team at the Wikimedia Foundation.
Authors: MGuadalupe (WMF), VHargyono (WMF), NSaad (WMF), SPatnaik (WMF).
|Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom||Teacher's Guide Module 1||Teacher's Guide Module 2||Teacher's Guide Module 3|
|Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom. url
|Teacher's Guide Module 1. url
|Teacher's Guide Module 2. url
|Teacher's Guide Module 3. url|
One pagers from the Wikipedia Education Program
A collection of one pager from the Wikipedia Education Program.
For teachers, trainers and students
|Wikipedia Education Program||For students to help find articles to edit||For students to avoid plagiarism on Wikipedia||To help students cite sources on Wikipedia||Adding images to articles||Moving out of your sandbox||How to use talk pages||How to evaluate a Wikipedia article|
|One pager describing the Wikipedia Education Program. Original version December 2012. Updated vDecember 2014. url (94 kB)||One page advice for students to help find articles to edit. Original version December 2012. Updated July 2015. (Wiki Education Program version). url (94 kB)||One page guide for students to avoid plagiarism on Wikipedia. (Wiki Education Program version). December 2012.  (121 kB)||A one page guide to help students cite sources on Wikipedia. (Wiki Education Program version). December 2012. Updated July 2015. url (127 kB)||A handout for students participating in the Wikipedia Education Program that describes the types of images that can be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons and how to add an image to a Wikipedia article. March 2014. url (106 kB)||A guide to help students move out of their sandboxes. (Wiki Education Program version). December 2012. Updated July 2015. url (187 kB)||Handout for Wikipedia Education Program participants teaching them how to use talk pages. December 2012. url (127 kB)||2-page pdf handout on how to evaluate a Wikipedia article, with text adapted from the Wikimedia Foundation brochure "Evaluating Wikipedia brochure" but new layout. March 2014. url (272 kB)|
Intellectual property rights and free licences
|Introduction to free licences||Licensing tutorial for Wikimedia Commons||Free knowledge thanks to Creative Commons License|
|Introduction to free licenses helps you understand the basic concepts of free licenses. It explains the idea of free licenses, as well as terms like "CC-by-SA" and "public domain".
||This short handout explains why and how uploaded files (images) should be licensed. url||Free knowledge thanks to Creative Commons Licenses - Why a non-commercial clause often won‘t serve your needs. P. Klimpel - Publ.: Wikimedia Deutschland, iRights.info, CC DE, Wikimedia Belgium. |
Advanced level url
GLAM stands for Galleries, Librairies, Archives and Museums
|Donating Data to Wikidata||A guide for galleries, libraries, archives and museums|
|This video is made for institutions, companies, organisations and individuals who are interested in adding data to Wikidata.
January 2017. url
|How to work successfully with Wikipedia: A guide for galleries, libraries, archives and museums. Publ: Wikimedia UK. |
July 2014. url (1.14 MB)
Dealing with systemic biais: gender etc.
Video for Systemic Bias Kit on workshop flow. User:Keilana.
|Item||Audience||Version||Description||Download||Other interesting links|
|Intermediate||april 2014||First published draft of the Systemic Bias Workshop Kit, part of the IEG project for systemic bias workshop development. User Keilana|||
|Advanced||july 2016||In response to participant feedback, Art+Feminism convened a group of experienced community organizers - Alice Backer, Sheetal Prajapati and Marin Watts - to review our materials and methods, and to suggest changes to make the project as inclusive as possible. Source: 2016 Art+Feminism Diversity Review Committee. Authors: Alice Backer, Sheetal Prajapati and Marin Watts|||
Organising workshops and events
Organizers of events
|"Keeping events safe" is an event safety resource kit developed by the Community Engagement team at the Wikimedia Foundation in 2018. .||bla|
Various specific community initiatives
Videos Share Your Knowledge. The videos address GLAMs and they have been produced in collaboration with the Africa Centre; the voices have been recorded in South Africa (including the voice of Francis Awinda Wikipedian in residence at the Africa Centre, from Kenya).
Video Share Your Knowledge Why
Video Share Your Knowledge How
Things come together
Produced in collaboration with the Wikimedia Nigeria User Group, Anakle, and the Wikimedia Foundation.
Things come together. Nigeria
Emmanuella goes to school. Nigeria
Posters "I edit Wikipedia"
Posters for a Wikipedia campaign.
Wiki Loves Africa
Wiki Loves Africa is a photographic contest running in Africa since 2014.
Wiki Loves Women
Wiki Loves Women, a project to fight systemic bias on Wikipedia.
Flyer in English V1 (January 2017).
WikiAfrica Schools, an education project to increase children digital skills