Please see the sample Editathon/Training application before drafting your application.
Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed.
- Recruit new editors, particularly women and LGBTQ individuals within the academic community of Indiana University of Pennsylvania
- Increase skills for existing editors
- Add or improve content on women and LGBTQ individuals, as well as issues relevant top these identities, across a diversity of academic disciplines
- Integrate the Edit-a-thon into spring courses across academic disciplines
- Hold two editorial training workshops leading into the event in order to increase the success of the event
Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:
1. Are you doing one editathon or training or a series of editathons or trainings?
- Series - Two 75-minute training workshops leading up to a 3-hour edit-a-thon event
2. How will you let your community know about the event? Please paste links below to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions.
- This event will be advertised to the University community through the following methods: (1) targeted emails to previous participants, heads of department, and previously identified individuals with specific interests in digital literacy and gender issues, (2) advertisement on the University's daily news bulletin, "IUP Daily" (3) advertisement on the website of the University's Center for Digital Humanities and Culture website, (3) advertisement on social media through Women's and Gender Studies and University Libraries, (4) word-of-mouth
3. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event?
- Yes, user:Matthewvetter is the primary experienced Wikipedia editor. I am a Wikipedia editor with approximately 1000 edits (see user contributions) and have been an active participant as an instructor in the Wiki Education Program - having taught 10 Wikipedia assignments, and led three previous Edit-a-thons (see Wiki Ed Profile). Co-facilitors also have editorial experience from our previous Edit-a-thon held in March 2017 and March 2018 at the same institution (Indiana University of Pennsylvania).
4. Do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high quality content? If not, how will you support them?
- Participants will have access to Wiki Education Program training modules and additional in-person training (as needed and requested) before the event, depending on their expressed level of interest and engagement. Instructors interested in building the event directly into their spring course curricula will also have access to in-class tutorials and trainings offered by myself. We will also provide rolling tutorials and demonstrations on-site during the actual Edit-a-thon. Equipment provided for the event will include a laptop cart provided by the Center for Digital Humanities. Curriculum materials will include a list of stub-, start-, and c-class articles on women and issues relevant to women across different subjects, as well as source material in the form of books, article, and reference works.
5. How will you engage participants after the event(s)?
- We will conduct a survey to assess participant experience after the event.
6. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?
- With this event, I am trying to do more to support participant success and engagement with the Edit-a-thon by facilitating two editorial training workshops leading up to the event. This is a new process for me and I'm looking forward to being able to better support and scaffold process related to training and editing.
How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets:
- Number of events - 3
- Number of participants - 60-70
- Number of new editors - 30-40
- Number of of articles created or improved - 50
- Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events) - 25
What resources do you have? Include information on who is organizing the project, what they will do, and if you will receive support from anywhere else (in-kind donations or additional funding).
- 4-5 facilitators, with varying levels of Wikipedia literacy, who have planned, organized, and executed the same event last year will be an important resource for this event. The grant proposer, user:Matthewvetter, has more experience editing and teaching Wikipedia writing projects. We will have a laptop cart provided by the Center for Digital Humanities and Culture. We will have a space provided by the University - either in the University library or other classroom building, wifi, and seating. Students (both previous and current, in Spring 2019) of Vetter's will be thoroughly trained through the Wiki Education Program and will help facilitate the event.
What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount.
- Wiki Education Brochure Library - $491.00
- Wikipedia Incentive Prizes/Giveaways - $451.68 (tshirts, mugs, pens, etc. From Wikipedia store)
- Food expenses across three events (two trainings and one edit-a-thon) - $1000.00
Total costs - $1942.68
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