Cairo and Brazil pilots: follow-up meetingEdit
- Cairo and Brazil pilots situation
- Ambassadors recruitment
- Regular meeting in pairs of countries participating of the program instead of all together
- US in the 1st semester of the WEP (7 pages/student) vs Cairo pilot (13(!) pages/student). 1 page = 1500 characters
- Problem: a couple of classes really slow to move off wiki to on wiki
- Movement happening in workshops outside of the class time
- Since the community is small and more friendly, it's easier to work on the main domain of the Arabic Wikipedia as compared to other Wikipedias (like English and Portuguese Wikipedia)
- Using NGOs for recruitments
- Starting day: Cairo is starting on late September
- Goal: 20 classes; a couple cities/countries (Egypt + 1 or 2 other countries)
- Improving the trainning materials
- How important are the professor and ambassadors for engaging students on these workshops? Are most students engaging in those workshops?
- Professors are really essential for the success of those activities.
- What kind of NGOs?
- How many cities are you going to work with?
- How to say no to a professor and don't exclude him: be up-front in our limits (e.g., "We can only support 10 classes this semester")
- Requirements to join the program
- Expanding in a sustainable way
- Trainning students to be ambassadors
- Threats and actual cases of new wikipedians
- What to ask and what other programs have been asking
- Outreach materials
- Scholarship to ambassadors
- Extension course
- Certificates for students and professors
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