Learning and Evaluation/Archive/Learning patterns/Categories

Learning pattern categoriesEdit

We currently recognize the following 11 categories of learning patterns. These categories are not mutually exclusive: a single pattern can belong to more than one category. And they aren't meant to be complete: if you have a pattern (or an idea for one!) that doesn't seem to fit into any of these categories, you can suggest additional patterns on the talk page.

If you like, be bold and create a new category. Just be mindful that this category list may become harder to use if it gets too long, so consider whether other people will are likely to add patterns to a category before you create it. If you create a category, please make sure of the following:

  • add it as a child of Category:Learning patterns;
  • add a name for the category to the list at right (all lowercase, three words max);
  • add a short description of the category below.
WWC arrow up.png Event patterns
Patterns related to Wikimedia events, such as Edit-a-thons, meetups, and conferences.
WWC arrow up.png Survey patterns
Patterns related to designing and conducting surveys, or analyzing survey data.
WWC arrow up.png Online engagement patterns
Patterns related to organizing online initiatives or events (such as social media campaigns), organizing on-wiki collaborations (such as WikiProjects) or designing online tools that encourage participation (such as editing games).
WWC arrow up.png Outreach patterns
Patterns related to encouraging contribution by under-represented demographics in Wikimedia projects. Examples include gender gap outreach, global south contribution drives, and education programs.
WWC arrow up.png Teamwork patterns
Patterns related to working collaboratively in teams.
WWC arrow up.png Evaluation patterns
Patterns related to evaluating the impact of a project, program, initiative, or event using data (edit counts, interviews, surveys, etc.).
WWC arrow up.png Reporting patterns
Patterns related to communicating the outcomes and impact of a project--what was done, how it was done, what happened as a result, and why it matters.
WWC arrow up.png Organizational design patterns
Patterns related to the structuring formal organizations (such as Wikimedia Chapters and User Groups) in an effective way.
WWC arrow up.png Gender gap patterns
Patterns related to the Wikipedia gender gap — including outreach campaigns, publicity and advocacy, and research studies.
WWC arrow up.png Wiki design patterns
Patterns related to the design of Wiki pages, portals, and sites--including visual design, page content, information architecture, bots, templates, gadgets and extensions.
WWC arrow up.png WMF grantmaking patterns
Patterns related to proposing and submitting WMF grants.