Grants:APG/Proposals/2014-2015 round1/Wikimedia Argentina/Impact report form/Programs Metrics

A note concerning the following report:
During the period 2014-2015, Wikimedia Argentina developed three main programs. The annual plan presented for this year was written according to strategic work lines for each program. Along the course of the year, the implementation, follow up and evaluation of these programs were done according to those lines of work and their expected results. That is why, this report is organized around those three programs launched in 2014/2015 by Wikimedia Argentina, specifying the estimated results of each line of work.


Program 1: Education ProgramEdit

Participation and contentEdit

Activity Month Short description #Active Editors #New editors # People involved #Articles created/improved #Articles improved by adding images Other metrics/Content Learnings Volunteers involved Staff involved
Editing Workshops Feb-Dec Editing Workshop for teachers and students during the year n/a 79 1154 45 21 20 workshops done, 7 institutions involved Reach new audiences. However, there was a lack of continuity and the effort made that some of them, weren't worth it. 5 3
ORT School Feb-March 2 editing workshops carried out during Feb 2015 as part of the 2014 agreement. n/a 235 100 teachers/135 students n/a n/a Several projects designed by teachers of different subjects done. Main results: +400 pictures uploaded to Wikimedia Commons (Luz, Cámara, Clic) +20.000 bytes added to articles (+30 improved) +135 students involved +43 audios released Importance of setting a long term relationship with schools and position the Education Program as part of the school curricula 1 2
Scholem School March-Nov Wikipedia project in the classroom from March to November n/a 40 40 13 articles improved. Unsuccessfull in terms of content for an academic year. n/a 97% of improvement regarding students knowledge Understand the teachers’ needs in terms of implementing Wikipedia as a learning tool in the classroom. We learned to focus our evaluation in other metrics 1 3
Virtual Cours "Puentes entre la cultura escolar, digital y libre" April-June Online course about Wikimedia projects and editing Wikipedia 4 311[1] 315 509 (29 created) 110 +1000 interested in the course. 175 finished in time and form. Great strategy to retain editors (19) 1819 articles improved 6 months after (183 new) 3 2
Universidad Nacional de la Plata April-Nov Wikipedia project in the classroom from April to November n/a 13 13 1 n/a UNLP wasn’t a great experience in terms of content but a great experience in terms of engaging teachers to work with Wikipedia in the future.

+10.000 bytes added

University teachers’ need to be accompanied while implementing Wikipedia in the classroom
Face to face trainings are necessary
The online tutorials do not always respond appropriately to their questions
1 1
National Policy Plan Sarmiento May Teacher’s training (3) in the frame of the National Policy: Plan Sarmiento. 55 174 229 n/a n/a We had planned to train at least 10 teachers of the National Policy Plan Sarmiento. At last, 229 teachers attending. Good activities to reach new audiences. Does not mean to engage teacher's in our activities. n/a 3
Education Edit-a-thon (see EduGlam section) May 1st Education Edit-a-ton along with the National University of la Plata and el Colegio Nacional de la Plata 0 120 120 25 2 Retention: 2 students active editors.
16 new pages created 6 months later
Link Education with GLAM n/a 3
Online Course UNLP May-July/Sept-Nov Online course specifically designed for teachers in the University. n/a 31 31 8 n/a We are designing our own virtual platform to avoid depending on other’s virtual platform and be able to address the evaluation through the WMAR’s ratios of quality. 2 1
FLACSO June-July Wikipedia as evaluation tool within the Education Master’s degree. 5 37 43 5 n/a 138,704 bytes added in a week. 27 remain active. The proposal worked excellent. While it was a pilot test, we will be replicating it in 2016. 1 2
Mis Monumentos July-Oct Editing contest along with the National Portal Educ.ar, for primary and secondary students. 1 129 130 36 28 52 girls involved/36 women teachers involved/58 teachers involved/38 education institutions We expected better results. Students could participate in different ways. We believe that it could be confusing. We also need to generate better tutorials for teachers and students. 2 2
2nd Education Edit-a-ton along with Conectar Igualdad and the Bicentennial Museum July 2nd Education Edit-a-ton along with Conectar Igualdad and the Bicentennial Museum 0 84 84 5 3 20 new images uploaded We learned to use Wikipedia as an inclusion tool. Students who participated came from very vulnerable contexts.There was no retention ; we must assess the reality of the students we will work with to understand that there is still a gap in the access to technology in Argentina 2 3
Wikimisiones Oct Teachers and students’ training in the Province of Misiones 900 1100 40 articles created n/a 1000 students involved /200 schools involved/ 59 wikiambassadors -16 women-/+100 teachers/15 education coordinators leading the project Wikimisiones was an excellent experience . While we deal with specific context problems , such as connectivity , it is a long-term project with students and teachers involved .To improve further development is necessary to develop a common evaluation tool for teachers. 59 3
UBA Oct WMAR’s participation in UBA’s MOOC 20 80 100 95 n/a 22 new articles created post-event by new users. 4 people retained The translation tool is great for those who are beginners in editing Wikipedia. n/a 2
Total March-Dec 13 main activities 85 2233 3594 782+ 1819= 2601 164 n/a n/a 67 Wikiambassadors: 59 Wikimisiones/8 teachers scaling the Edu Program 5 WMAR's volunteers involved All staff involved: 46%
2 person involved: 38%
1 person involved: 15%

Community EmpowermentEdit

Activity Month Short description #Active Editors #New editors # People involved #Articles created/improved #Articles improved by adding images Other metrics/Content Learnings Volunteers involved Staff involved
Wikiambassadors strategy Feb-Dec To establish a community of teacher's ambassadors of WMAR's Education Program. n/a n/a 67 n/a 24 women involved To scale up the Education Program in a sustainable way 67 2
Education Program Webpage March Education Program Webpage launched n/a n/a +2000 n/a n/a Address teacher's needs in terms of resources and projects available. n/a 1
Teacher's projects and resources June Teacher's projects and resources available n/a n/a 15 n/a 15 teachers coming from the online course proposal Engage new teachers as project designers using Wikipedia after the online course. Share the expertise with the global community 15 2
Total Feb-Dec 3 main activities n/a n/a 2068 n/a n/a n/a n/a 67 Wikiambassadors 15 teachers as project designers Between 1-2 staff involved

CooperationEdit

Activity Month Short description #Active Editors #New editors # People involved #Articles created/improved #Articles improved by adding images Other metrics/Content Learnings Volunteers involved Staff involved
Education Learning Patterns Feb-Dec 7 education learning patterns created n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Share WMAR’s learning with the global community n/a 1
Wikimedia Chile Anual Conference March Participating through the WMAR's Education Program n/a n/a 100 n/a n/a n/a Scale up our Education Program outside Argentina. 1
Month of the Women March Education activities regarding gender gap. n/a n/a 40 women n/a n/a n/a Reach new audiences. Position the gender gap issue in the public agenda 10 3
Wikimania 2015/Wikipedia Education Collab July-Dec WMAR through its Education Coordinator, organized along with the Wikipedia Education Program, the education pre-conference. Since Nov 2015, Melina Masnatta is part of the Wikipedia Education Collaborative n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a To share experiences and lessons learned in face to face meeting in such a large movement promotes learnings and evaluation within your chapter. n/a 1
Historic Data Improved Nov-Dec Share the historic Education Program data within the Wikipedia Education Program and Wikimedia movement. n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Share results and learnings with the movement. Learn from other's best practices. n/a 2
Total Feb-Dec 5 main activities n/a n/a 140 n/a n/a n/a n/a 10 2 staff involved

Free Culture AwarenessEdit

Activity Month Short description #Active Editors #New editors # People involved #Articles created/improved #Articles improved by adding images Other metrics/Content Learnings Volunteers involved Staff involved
Media Coverage March-Dec Wikimedia Argentina’s education program media coverage n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 20 press released Good strategy to reach new audiences and position our activities n/a 3
Educatina Agreement April-Aug 12 video tutorial designed for students regarding Wikimedia projects. n/a n/a 3000 aprox n/a n/a Having strategic partners opened us to new publics. n/a 1
Creatón Didáctico Nov 1st Educational Hackaton about Wikipedia and big data n/a n/a 70 educators n/a n/a 9 education guides ready to be used in the classroom Great way to involve new audiences. n/a 1
Total March-Dec 3 main activities n/a n/a 3070 n/a n/a 20 press realeased 9 education guides ready to be used n/a n/a 1 staff involved

Program 2: GLAM ProgramEdit

Participation and contentEdit

Activity Month Short description #Active Editors #New editors # People involved #Articles created/improved #Articles improved by adding images Other metrics/Content Learnings Volunteers involved Staff involved
Month of the Women March 3 main activities were carried out for the Month of the Women. Read the story in our Progress Report 10 9 19 25 (17 new articles post event) n/a 3 users remain active editors Reach new audiences.Position in the public agenda Wikipedia and the gender gap issue 9 3
WikiTour 2014 April Wiki Tour Award Ceremony n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a WMAR’s community is now reviewing what needs to be improved in Wikimedia Commons regarding the Argentina’s cultural heritage. We dismissed to launch the contest in 2015 and we are planning the new Wiki Tour for 2016.
The awards were granted by LAN which become a long term partner.
4 volunteers involved in defining the winners 2
Education Edit-a-thons May-July Trainings for students regarding their local heritage 0 204 204 30 5 See EduGLAM strategy Great strategy to involve students with their own cultural heritage reality. This activity is helping us to redefined the concept of edit-a-thons 2 people was retained. 2 3
Contest “Mostranos la Riqueza cultural de nuestro país" May-Aug Contest launched in partnership with Unesco. Primary and secondary students improve Wikimedia Commons and Wikipedia by adding images of their inmaterial cultural heritage. 0 69 69 n/a 70 No retention. Great strategy to engage students from outside Buenos Aires. The tutorials were not clear enough, and the teachers and students got a little bit lost.
4 2
Luz. Cámara, Clic May End of the photo contest launched in late 2014 19 209 228 n/a 15 1101 images It is great to have a database of images of Argentine’s schools, but it did not mean an improvement in Wikipedia or other projects. Not worth it in terms of valuable content n/a 2
Lecture and Edit-a-thon, Foreign Communities in Argentina June Lecture given and an Edit-a-thon done about the different communities living in Argentina 2 5 7 2 n/a n/a It wasn’t a successful activity. The edit-a-thon was framed within a hackaton organized by the local government. However the local government has become a long term partner, nowadays. 2 3
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes June Agreement to release part of the MNBA heritage + an editing workshop and a edit-a-thon n/a n/a 3 69 articles created 414 articles improved 835 images released.414 used in articles Through the agreement with the museum, our strategy with cultural institutions was modified with less specific activities and longer-term work and quality . 3 2
Archivo Histórico de la Provincia de Buenos Aires June Released of material regarding Argentina historic heritage. n/a n/a n/a n/a 54 1081 images released during 2015. 54 used in articles. We have adapted to the resources of the archive. Our activities apart of releasing materials are focused in helping the archive to improve its digitizing project. Long-term relationship. 1 2
Mundo Peronista June We released the "Mundo Peronista" magazines that can't be currently found today. n/a n/a n/a 2 56 98 magazings= 5096 pages. 56 images used in articles. Wikimedia Argentina focused its digitizing program in releasing materials from Argentina's cultural heritage. 2 2
Teatro Colon Edit-a-thon Aug 1st edit-a-thon in one of the most emblematic scenarios in Buenos Aires 35 36 71 (more than 150 participate during the day) 125 ( 57 post event, by 5 new active editors) 13 113 new images added to Commons. +100.000 byttes added. 5 new active editors. The result was excellent. Working with the local government+ the institution was a perfect strategy to approach new people and new editors. The relationship remains, and it is planned to organize similar and new activities in 2016. 20 3
Donation of 141 images of the Antarctica Aug Images donation of the Antarctica. 1 n/a 1 n/a 2 Images donated by one WMAR's volunteers regarding the daily life in the Antarctica. To value the historical heritage owned by our volunteers is a strategy that will drive in 2016, too. 1 0
Biblioteca de la Legislatura de la Provincia de Buenos Aires Editing Edit-a-thon Aug Edit-a-thon in the library 16 19 35 13 (7 post event) 15 56 new images uploaded. 2 people remain active after 4 months. Libraries can be great GLAM partners. Even though Amical Wikimedia has a great experience working with them, was the first experience for us. We want to foster our relationship with the National Library Network to organize new activities in 2016. 12 3
Archivo General de la Nación digitizing project Sep Released of historic material of Argentina. n/a n/a n/a n/a 69 127 historic images released. 69 used in articles Foster the strategic line of releasing material of the Argentina's culture. 1 1
Editing Challenges Oct-Dec Editing online challenges 61 4 65 1372 63 n/a Increase our activities with our online community as a way to improve the content within Wikipedia. All our challenges have been organized after conducting surveys to the community. n/a 2
MNBA Edit-a-thon Nov 1st edit-a-thon as part of our two year agreement. 5 7 24 8 24 Most of them work in groups. Edit-a-thon conducted for the team work of the museum. Edit-a-thons understand as an activity that not always need the involvement of our community. We did an editing workshop first 2 3
Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo Edit-a-thon Nov 1st edit-a-thon with Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo 4 13 19 5 1 Most of them work in groups. Focus our strategy in improving the content related to Argentina's historical memory. 4 3
Academia Argentina de Letras digitizing project Nov Digitizing Program along with the Academia. n/a n/a 1 7 n/a 100 books digitized = 10.000 documents. 7 images used to improved articles To put in charge a volunteer in the digitized project in 2015 has become one of the best successful projects in 2015 1 1
Total March-Dec 16 main activities 152 575 824 1658 799 3186 +98 magazines=5096 + 100 books= 17000. +17.000 documents released
10 people retained
n/a 68 volunteers involved At least 75% of them are the same volunteers participating in different activities. Between 2-3 staff involved

Community EmpowermentEdit

Activity Month Short description #Active Editors #New editors # People involved #Articles created/improved #Articles improved by adding images Other metrics/Content Learnings Volunteers involved Staff involved
Call for projects May 1st call for projects to support at least one volunteer project. 1 n/a 1 74 595 1202 new images of trains and Argentine culture uploaded to Commons, 595 used in articles. Excellent results. One of the reasons why we introduce a new community support program in 2016. 1 1
Work teams GLAM program May Building groups of GLAM projects n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 2 groups built: 1- leading GLAM activities 2- leading the digitized project The work groups are still very small, but we have in charge great volunteers doing excellent job. The digitizing results from 2015 are thanks to the involvement of 4 active volunteers. The project is lead by 1 very active volunteer who is in charge of working directly with the institutions. The GLAM activities group is leaded by 2 very active volunteers. You can find the results mostly in the Participation and Content section. 6 1
Edit-a-thon Women in Architecture Nov 1st edit-a-thon regarding women in architecture. 9 8 17 159 n/a 116 = 114 improved, 13 new. 4 people retained. See the programa Federalization & Community Support. Activities lead by volunteers give us great results 3 1
RSG-Wikipedia Hackaton supported Dec Support to the RSG-Wikipedia Hackaton n/a 12 12 5 (1 post) n/a +80.000 bytes added. 1 retained. To put in charge a volunteer in the digitized project in 2015 has become one of the best successful projects in 2015 1 1
Total May-Dec 4 main activities 10 20 30 238 595 5 people retained n/a 11 volunteers involved 7 of them involved in different activities 1

CooperationEdit

Activity Month Short description #Active Editors #New editors # People involved #Articles created/improved #Articles improved by adding images Other metrics/Content Learnings Volunteers involved Staff involved
GLAM Learning Patterns Feb-Dec 3 GLAM learning patterns created n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Share WMAR’s learning with the global community n/a 1
GLAM Program Historic Data Feb-Dec Historic data and GLAM's projects information n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Share WMAR’s GLAM Program with the global community n/a 1
Contest "La Mujer que nunca conociste" March-April Contest launched with the Iberocoop newtwork to create and translate women articles and improve the Spanish, the Italian and the Portuguese Wikipedia. 39 4 43 389 88 17 women involved Great proposal to improve the Wikipedia content regarding the gender gap issue At least 11 - 1 per chapter/user group 2
CCEBA Edit-a-thon Sep Edit-a-thon along with the Iberocoop network 47 14 62 35 n/a n/a Foster Cooperation between chapters 38 2
Edit-a-thon Trasandina Oct Edit-a-thon along with Wikimedia Chile regarding the Argentine and Chilean shared culture. 8 14 22 14 (1 post event) n/a n/a Foster our relationships with regional partners. 1 person retained. 12 2
Ciudad Oculta Editing Workshop Oct Engage new publics and improve Wikipedia in its social role. n/a n/a 11 1 n/a n/a We learned what Wikipedia is not. We weren't prepare enough for implementing this project. n/a 2
Total Feb-Oct 6 main activities 94 32 138 439 88 17 women involved
1 person retained
n/a 61 volunteers involved. At least 90% participate in different activities. 2 staff involved

Free Culture AwarenessEdit

Activity Month Short description #Active Editors #New editors # People involved #Articles created/improved #Articles improved by adding images Other metrics/Content Learnings Volunteers involved Staff involved
Media Coverage March-Dec Wikimedia Argentina’s GLAM program media coverage n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 11 press released Good strategy to reach new audiences and position our activities n/a 2
GLAM lectures given Feb-Dec Lectures given in different cultural spaces about the GLAM Program n/a n/a 93 n/a n/a n/a Reach new audiences and engage new strategic partners n/a 2
Biblioteca de la Legislatura de la Provincia de Buenos Aires Editing Workshop Aug Editing workshop for team work of the Library n/a n/a 42 n/a n/a n/a We set the editing workshops in the cultural institutions we work with as mandatory. It helped us to improve our edit-a-thons numbers and engage new audiences. n/a 2
Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo's Editing Workshop Nov Editing workshop for team work of the institution. n/a 11 13 n/a n/a n/a We set the editing workshops in the cultural institutions we work with as mandatory. It helped us to improve our edit-a-thons numbers and engage new audiences. n/a 2
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes's Editing Workshop Nov Editing workshop for team work of the museum n/a 7 14 n/a n/a n/a We set the editing workshops in the cultural institutions we work with as mandatory. It helped us to improve our edit-a-thons numbers and engage new audiences. n/a 2
Total March-Nov 6 main activities n/a 18 162 involved n/a n/a n/a 11 press released n/a 2 staff involved

Federalization ProgramEdit

Participation and contentEdit

Activity Month Short description #Active Editors #New editors # People involved #Articles created/improved #Articles improved by adding images Other metrics/Content Learnings Volunteers involved Staff involved
Survey conducted among editors April Survey conducted among editors 193 0 193 n/a Be aware of our editors' interests, how much they would like to get involve in WMAR's activities and how much they know WMAR.
See the Progress Report story for more detailed data
2 1
UNER May-Aug WMAR's online course carried out by UNER University from the province of Entre Ríos. 0 47 47 11 n/a 47 people involved, 20 people finished in time and form. They created their own facebook page to share learnings and projects regarding the online course. Reach new audiences. Improve our presence in the provinces. 2 2
Conectar Igualdad training June Conectar Igualdad training in Buenos Aires province. 2 32 34 7 n/a When we organize activities outside Buenos Aires without volunteers involved , monitoring gets difficult and generate good results too. 0 3
Meeting in Rosario Sept. Meeting in Rosario with Wikipedian editors. 13 0 16 n/a n/a 1 volunteer leading activities for 2016. The community created one Wikiproject in Wikipedia with 5 editors involved. Meetings in the provinces work as isolated activities and to identify possible volunteers leaders. 5 1
Meeting in Mendoza Oct. Meeting in Mendoza with Wikipedian editors. 0 6 8 n/a n/a Meetings in the provinces work as isolated activities and to identify possible volunteers leaders. 6 2
Total March-Dec 5 main activities 208 79 298 18 n/a 1 Wikiproject created n/a 16 mainly,2 staff involved

Community EmpowermentEdit

Activity Month Short description #Active Editors #New editors # People involved #Articles created/improved #Articles improved by adding images Other metrics/Content Learnings Volunteers involved Staff involved
Mobility Grants Jan-Dec Mobility grants to support our volunteers.
12 given to participate in the Board sessions
3 given to lead activities in different provinces
1 given to participate in the Community meeting in Mendoza
4 n/a 4 n/a n/a 2 activities lead by a woman To support our local community is a great strategy we will continue to focus on during 2016. 4 1
Women's Wikiproject July We supported the creation and the improvement of the project Wikiwomen lead by one of our more active volunteers. 80 n/a 80 204 (as 31 of December) n/a 59 women involved. To support global community proposal is a great strategy we will continue to focus on during 2016. 1 2
Women in Architecture work group Oct After the Edit-a-thon Women in Architecture we support the creation and content improvement regarding Women in Architecture. 0 4 4 116 (31 of December) n/a 4 editors retained (women) To support global community proposal is a great strategy we will continue to focus on during 2016. 5 1
Total Jan-Dec 3 main activities 84 4 88 320 n/a 4 editors retained n/a 10 volunteers involved 1

CooperationEdit

Activity Month Short description #Active Editors #New editors # People involved #Articles created/improved #Articles improved by adding images Other metrics/Content Learnings Volunteers involved Staff involved
Iberocoop Contest: "La Mujer que nunca conociste" March-April Contest launched with the Iberocoop newtwork to create and translate women articles and improve the Spanish, the Italian and the Portuguese Wikipedia. 39 4 43 389 88 17 women involved Great proposal to improve the Wikipedia content regarding the gender gap issue. Included in GLAM Program. At least 11 - 1 per chapter/user group 2
Iberocoop newtwork CCEBA Edit-a-thon Sep Edit-a-thon along with the Iberocoop network 47 14 62 35 n/a n/a Foster Cooperation between chapters.Included in GLAM Program. 38 2
Iberocoop newtwork Edit-a-thon Trasandina Oct Edit-a-thon along with Wikimedia Chile regarding the Argentine and Chilean shared culture. 8 14 22 14 (1 post event) n/a n/a Foster our relationships with regional partners. 1 person retained.Included in GLAM Program. 12 2
Participation in Wikimedia Conference 2015 May Represent WMAR in international meetings n/a n/a 3 n/a n/a We were involved as advisors in the WMCO's program designed
We conducted one workshop about movement strategy along with the ED's network.
We gave one lecture with Wikimedia Mexico regarding Iberocoop
To share and learn from movement experiences, is considered very valuable for WMAR. 2 1
Participation in Wikimania 2015 May Represent WMAR in international meetings n/a n/a 4 n/a n/a We were involved as program leaders in the organization of the Education Pre-Conference
We were involved and gave to lectures regarding the gender gap issue.
We gave one lecture about Iberocoop
To share and learn from movement experiences, is considered very valuable for WMAR. 1 3
Total Marc-July 5 main activities 94 Included in GLAM Program. 32 Included in GLAM Program. 127 Included in GLAM Program.
7 from Federalization Program
438 Included in GLAM Program. 88 Included in GLAM Program. 17 women involved
1 person retained Included GLAM Program.
n/a 52 volunteers involved Included in GLAM Program .
4 volunteers involved .
3 staff involved

Free Culture AwarenessEdit

Activity Month Short description #Active Editors #New editors # People involved #Articles created/improved #Articles improved by adding images Other metrics/Content Learnings Volunteers involved Staff involved
Lectures given in the provinces Feb-Dec Lectures given in different provinces about WMAR's Programs n/a n/a 93 n/a n/a n/a Reach new audiences and engage new strategic partners. Included in GLAM Program n/a 2
Campaign against the proposal for changing the copyright law Setp. Campaing against the Argentina's proposal for changing the copyright law. Find the story here n/a n/a +95.000 n/a n/a n/a We position the issue on the public agenda and we participate in the congress as part affected by the possible change in the law . While it may be amended, the proposal initially 100 years post morten- was much worse than estimated today- 50 years after the first publication (currently 25 years). 6 2
Media coverage Sept-Dec Media Coverage of our Federalization activities n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 3 press released. To position WMAR's activities is always a priority for us. n/a 2
Total May-Oct 3 main activities n/a n/a 93 involved in lectures Included in GLAM Program. +95,000 indirectly involved n/a n/a 3 press released n/a 6 2 staff involved
  1. The number expressed in the progress report was wrong