Learning and Evaluation/News/Round II Announcement

Announcement 9/16/2014

SUBJECT:

Launch of Data Collection (Round II) - Voluntary Program Reporting!Edit

Today, we launch our second round of voluntary reporting. We invite all program leaders and evaluators to participate in, the most epic data collection and analysis of Wikimedia programs we've done so far as a movement.


As we did in the Fall of 2013, once again we cordially request for you to share the data you have been collecting to evaluate your programs (i.e., Edit-a-thons, Editing Workshops, On-wiki Writing Contests, Photo Events, etc.). To best prepare, preview the reporting items and start gathering that data you have filed away about your programs since September 1, 2013! You can ask questions directly on the reporting form preview or on our portal talk page.


When you are ready to begin, you will find the reporting collector HERE


Last year, we were honored to have so many program leaders willing to report whatever data they could. Many have benefitted from those first reports. We know everyone has been tracking and collecting more than ever before and we are excited for this second round. We will be looking for your reports and reaching out to offer support in reporting; if you are planning to report, let us know so that we can help best. Have you been tracking these data in a different way that you would like to share with us, or have you already reported these data elsewhere? No problem, we are happy to have you share in another format. Message eval@wikimedia.org and we can work out the easiest way to include your data!


We are expanding the number of programs covered in the reporting this year, and extend the reporting window longer for some new programs, GLAM, and Wiki Loves Monuments. See the schedule below for timelines for reporting for each program type.


UPDATED: Data submission deadlines by program:

Due by February 1st

Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 and 2014
GLAM Content Donation
On-wiki Writing Contests
Photo Events (Wiki Loves Earth, WikiExpeditions, WikiTakes, et.)

Due by March 1st

Wikipedia Education Program
Conferences
Hackathons
Wikimedian in Residence


Remember, reporting is voluntary but the more people do it, the better representation of programs we can make. This voluntary reporting allows us to come together and generate a bird’s eye view of programs. We want to understand the impact of programs across different contexts, to examine both more broadly, and more deeply, what works best to meet our shared goals for Wikimedia and to, together, grow the awesome in Wikimedia programs!

On behalf of the Program Evaluation and Design team, thank you for your time and support in this initiative.


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