Link to these documents, for the upcoming funding period, only if you have them.
- Link to your organization's staffing plan, for the upcoming funding period. *
- Link to your annual plan, for the upcoming funding period. *
- Link to your strategic plan, which includes the upcoming funding period. *
Please describe any changes to your programs for the upcoming funding period, including the addition of new programs or any programs you are no longer doing. Include your rationale for any major changes to your programs here.
Please use the templates provided to add information about each program you are planning for the upcoming funding period.
*Wikipedia Education Program
Since cooperation with the NCCU course "World Ethnography" in 2014, WMTW and Taiwan Wikimedia communities have run education program 3 years. After the wiki club of NTU being set up last year, the number of courses in WEP is increase significantly. 7 courses in 3 school (NCCU, NTU and TCU) joined the program, brought Wikipedia more than 100 new users, and more than 90 articles had been established or improved.
By the situation, WMTW have made qualitative research reports on the cooperation of the four Taiwan university education programs in 2nd semester of 2016 academic year (February to August 2017). We hear volunteers talking about that they are over-loading and need more resources from chapter. If we can't make some specific responses to these needs this year, WEP in Taiwan may be foiled because volunteers burn out. For the reason, we will focus on education program with new staff input. We hope the base installation of WEP can be established this year, to let WEP has the capacity of sustainable development.
Otherwise, we organized Taiwan task force of WikiProject Medicine since 2014. The task has translated more than 300 articles to Chinese Wikipedia, the number is 2nd of all language versions. Most volunteers of this project are students study in College of Medicine, so we'll support them by resources of WEP. There are several active translators in the project, but only one volunteer move the translated text to Wikipedia. Beside increasing the number of translator, we need more volunteers who can help Wikify at the same time.
This program will be the top priority of WMTW in 2018. That is to say if we can get the amount we expect in the grant, we'll decrease the goals of other program, to make sure all the goals of WEP can be reached.
This year WMTW will make the Education Program with more staff input so the service can maintain consistent, there will be 3 points in development
Find more cooperative partner in schools.
Establish a model about “How to start an education program/project”
Establish quantitative or qualitative influence researches of education program.
具體目標 SMART goals
Cooperate with 10 courses, including 3 teachers that never work with before.
Help 2 student wiki clubs to be created. The 2 new clubs will hold 12 events with 60 participants in one year totally.
Publish 1 on-line education program handbook before May 31. The handbook will help school teachers or Wikimedia volunteers can get the know-how of running a project, then they can start a project without asking Chapter first.
Hold 1 volunteer training event during July to September at least. We will train 10 volunteers to use dashboard tools, design a survey, and tell the story, in order to show there outcome at the end of semester.
- 有50%以上的專案使用 Programs & Events Dashboard 進行統計。
Half projects account their output by Programs & Events Dashboard.
Publish quantitative research for 3 or more projects. (interviews with teachers, students or volunteers)
30 new translators and 5 new Wikify volunteers or more in task force of WikiProject Medicine.
*GLAM Partnership Initiative
Taiwan Wikimedia community has little contact with GLAM organize before. The only support we get from GLAM are docent reservation or book lending when need for active. However, in the late of 2017, the Li Mei-shu (a deceased known Taiwanese painter) Memorial Gallery invite us a cooperation project to donate the digital files of all collections to Wikimedia movement; and a on-line Gallery want donate about 100 photo or video files to Commons, but we haven't started to sort out and upload them on a large scale.
We hope to finished the two projects, and find some new partners by the outcome of these, to start up the GLAM program in Taiwan.
To make potential partners, since partnership in the past didn't go deep.
具體目標 SMART goals
Done 3 GLAM projects. A project will be determined “done” if any the following target is reached:
Increase more than 20 multi-media files to Wikimedia projects.
Hold a series of successful meetups (a series means at least 5 meetups) including and have 30 participants or more in all meetups totally.
Sign a cooperation agreement with any GLAM organize, and right on target at the end of year.
Make promo of GLAM:
- 印刷的傳單、酷卡或貼紙 1000 份以上。我們會在館聯活動中發放、在合作夥伴的空間展示，或者在WMTW擺放攤位的會議中發放，向一般大眾宣傳維基媒體計畫中有館聯專案。
1000 (or more) leaflets, cool cards or stickers 1000. We'll distribute it in GLAM events, GLAM partner's space, or WMTW's stand in some conferences, to introduce GLAM program to normal people.
An online promoting document, to teach organize of GLAM how to start a GLAM project with us.
*Marginal Communities Facilitation Program
WMTW re-grant 5 communities in 2017. All communities with or without re-granted by us hold more than 600 events, and improve more than 250 articles. Analyzing the outcome of last year, we find that local community can not increase its influence necessarily even we input some resource, because the limit of manpower. Student club or community with some main themes have more growing potential. The work pushing student club has been moved into Wikipedia education program, so we'll pay more attention to push marginal communities.
By the outcome in 2017, 4 themes will be the top targets we want to push. They are gender, small languages, photography, and MediaWiki programing. We choose these themes because they all had a little result before.
About gender, the women community "A Room of WikiWomen's Own" have 5 fixed members and about 8-15 participants in their monthly meetup. It's a stable community and energetic enough to hold Art and Feminism Edit-a-thon. They can hold meetup by themselves without helping from chapter in the 2nd half of 2017. We can work in coordination with theme, and focus on increase their influence. For example, in 2017, we hold a editing class with "Awaken Foundation" (a gender movement organize), and invited "The Society of Taiwan Women in Science and Technology" (TWIST) to provide some reference about biographies of Taiwan women in science and technology. We can still work with these two organizes and find some partners else.
About small language, we are running project of incubating Wikipedia in Taiwanese aborigines languages with ALCD of NCCU. The are 5 during 16 aborigines languages were maintained the most active communities by Incubator in 2017. ALCD of NCCU consider to continue the project, and wish that some aborigine people can successfully have Wikipedia in their native language version.
In 2017, we also hold photography competition WLM & WLE, and developed IDS (Ideographic Description Sequence) system for MediaWiki to show some Chinese character without Unicode which are used in Southern Min or Yue Chinese. We hope some communities of multimedia or technology will be created by contributors.
The Wikimedia communities in Taiwan have reach sufficient momentum, we will focus this year to make them more diverse. Especially the diversity of language, gender, and the way of their contribution (which means not only text content, but multimedia or technology side of contribution).
具體目標 SMART goals
Hold 1 event that not for Chinese Wikimedia project per season, with 20 participants totally. The event can be focus on these project:
Southern Min Wikipedia
Have 3 events with Taiwan NGOs that forcus on gender movement. 30 participants (10 of them are staff or long-time volunteer in NGOs) including 10 new registed user.
Start an online community for programming MediaWiki, with 20 members and 1 offline meetup.
Hold 2 international photographic competition to increase 1000 photos on Wikimedia.
Staff and contractorsEdit
Please describe any changes to your staffing plan for the upcoming funding period. These should include increases in staff or contractor hours, new staff positions, or staff positions you are removing. Include your rationale for any staffing changes here.
2018我們計畫增加1FTE的職員。其中0.5FTE是來自去年以自籌款項雇用的行政人員。這個職員已聘雇兩年，但去年因為Simple APG只給予 1 FTE，我們以自籌款項支付，今年希望改由Simple APG支應。另外0.5FTE是教育專案的經理人，他的工作在下一節敘述。
We plan to add 1 FTE staff in 2018. 0.5 FTE is from administration who hired by self-raising income last year. The staff actually is hired for two years, but cause the grant only gave us 1 FTE last year, so we raised his paid from other side. We hope that can back to simple APG this year. Another 0.5 FTE is for education program manager, his work is in the next section.
For each new staff or contractor position, please use the template provided to add information about each new staff or contractor you are planning for the upcoming funding period (or to describe significant increases in hours or changes in job descriptions for existing staff). You are not required to provide this information for existing staff where no changes are required.
- 教育專案經理人 (0.5 FTE)：負責推廣教育專案。他的工作有：
Education Program Manager
Hold events and track outcome of education program.
Find new partners.
Write research reports.
Manage education program channel on social media.
Budget and resource planEdit
Link to a detailed budget for the upcoming funding period. This budget should include all of your organizations expenses. Please specify which expenses will be covered from your APG.
This is the final report for your grant, describing your outcomes from the period .
Please add text or a link to a page with details on your program results. You should report on each of the objectives you included in your Simple APG application.
The Education Program grows rapidly in 2018. The number of our partners has increased; we know more about the students in the program; and we are more familiar with the process of executing projects.
The new partners came from Nanhua University (NHU), National Chung-cheng University (CCU) and National Chung-hsing University (NCHU), and brought us a large numbers of newly registered Wikipedians. Although the workload of staff has increased by the big amount of students, it has not hugely increased of the work hours of staffs because of our accumulated experience over the past few years. The staffs' experiences were also recorded in Chinese Wikibooks to help future education program leaders.
We have completed a research on the impact of the Education Program to participated students. By interviewing six participants in the Education Program and estabishing the models of their editing experience. We fonud that Taiwanese students have similar situations which like 11 findings in the New Editor Experience Research published by WMF, and knew more about how the teaching methods developed by staff are useful to them. That's helpful for us to plan what we need to improve in the future.
The development of medical translation projects has stagnated. One of the organizers burned out due to exhausted by a long term troll in the Chinese Wikipedia community. Although the staff have asked her to pass the problem to us, but that still reduced her enthusiasm. The incident caused some trouble for the development of the project.
- SMART Goals
- Cooperate with 10 courses, including 3 teachers that never work with before.
- 9 courese and 5 new teachers.
- Help 2 student wiki clubs to be created. The 2 new clubs will hold 12 events with 60 participants in one year totally.
- Not reached. 0 clubs was created this year.
- Publish 1 on-line education program handbook before May 31. The handbook will help school teachers or Wikimedia volunteers can get the know-how of running a project, then they can start a project without asking Chapter first.
- Hold 1 volunteer training event during July to September at least. We will train 10 volunteers to use dashboard tools, design a survey, and tell the story, in order to show there outcome at the end of semester.
- Not reached. Most partners want the Chapter's staff to do these works by because they have no manpower. Only the teaching assistant of NCCU was interested in this, so we taught him one by one.
- Half projects account their output by Programs & Events Dashboard.
- Reached, 10 of 13 projects had been accounted by P&E Dashboard.
- Publish quantitative research for 3 or more projects. (interviews with teachers, students or volunteers) .
- Reached, 6 students from 4 projects had been interviewed.
- 30 new translators and 5 new Wikify volunteers or more in task force of WikiProject Medicine.
- Lesson Learned
- Several goals have not been reached, they are all related to human resources. It's hard for us to find students who want to be a organizer as a founder of student club or an assistant of course, only if the teacher hired one. This is not only because of a more "passive" approach in Taiwan's learning culture in campus, but also one of the possible reasons is that we can not make editing Wikipedia more attractive to students. In the short term, we will reduce students' expectations when they join the Education Program, especially in clubs. In the long run, we need to have more conversations with students to find out the motivation that can make them be interested in organizing and administrative tasks such as grading and polishing the drafts. Additionally, harrasing trolls may also make the low human resource problem worse. Even if the chapter intervene in time, it is still difficult to avoid the negative emotions of the organizers. We need to train the organizers in "peacetime" so they are psychologically prepared for the possible harrasing they may encounter.
- The increase in partners may prove that the information we provide to teachers is convincing to them. They can understand how to start an education program easily, and believe the program is helpful for students.
GLAM Partnership Initiative
The result of GLAM program is significantly higher than what we expected. We didn't have much experience about GLAM before 2018, so we just wanted to find a few parters, run some pilot projects and experiment what will happen. However, in the process of working with Li Mei-shu Memorial Gallery, we have an in-depth understanding of the structure of Wikidata and its huge potential to use in GLAM.
Li Mei-shu Memorial Gallery donated over 200 pictures, including Li's oil paintings and historical documents. We held 10+ events, and more than 40 newly registers learned how to be a contributor of Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata. In addition, Wikimedia Taiwan & the gallery have a lot of conversations about how can GLAM use these data that been uploaded by us. The detailed conclusions can be found on this page.
We also reached other 5 GLAM organizations in 2018. Daxi Wood Art Ecomuseum has already decided to cooperate with us in 2019. The project will focus on support local residents to edit a textbook of local history on Wikibooks. A group of descendants of painter Lu Gi-zen tried a Wikimedia Commons workshop and plan to hire a part-time staff for the donating work on Lu's creations. The National Human Rights Museum also invited us to set up a promotional booth at the opening ceremony.
- SMART Goals
- Done 3 GLAM projects.
- Make promo of GLAM:
- 1000 (or more) leaflets, cool cards or stickers 1000. We'll distribute it in GLAM events, GLAM partner's space, or WMTW's stand in some conferences, to introduce GLAM program to normal people.
- Reached. 2000 leaflets and 1000 stickers were made. Many visitors of Li's Gallery took the leaflets, some of them are officials of the cultural department of the Taiwan government and they never heard the project before. The stickers
- An online promoting document, to teach organize of GLAM how to start a GLAM project with us.
- Almost reached. A 3 minutes promoting vedio has done, but we plan to publish it after the Lunar New Year, because that will be a better time.
- Lesson Learned
The most important thing we learned in 2018 is that GLAM project can not only ask GLAM to open their data or knowledge, but also help them to get more knowledge. This has been explained in the learning story.
Otherwise, we try to collect what are the main focus of GLAM organizations care about while collaborating with us. It seems like that they do not focus on how many people can see their collections via Wikipedia. They are more concerned about whether the informations on the Wikimedia projects can enhance their educational functions.
Marginal Communities Facilitation Program
We have kept a good track record in the development of gender-diverse community, unexpected development of programming community. The devolopment of minority languages communities and photography projects had cooled down.
The Wikiwomen Taiwan (a.k.a "A Room of WikiWomen's Own") has made many interesting projects on its own in the past year. In March, they held the Art + Feminism Editathon with a local women targeted digital media "Womany", and 4 NGOs of gender equality joined the event. Because of the success of A+F, National Alliance of Taiwan Women's Associations (NATWA), an empowerment organization for feminism group, invited us to hold 4 workshops for editing biographies of women. Asia Art Archive also contacted us to have some cooperation.
The development of programming community was not smooth in the beginning. We held an event with the Open Source Club of National Taiwan University in the first half year to train participants to learn how to set up a Wiki server. However, we didn't have any further cooperation after this event. However, a new opportunity appeared in December. We have inputted a lot of data in the GLAM project, and wanted to find new ways to use them. For that reason, we proposed a programming project at G0V hackathon, a well known hackathon for open source communities in Taiwan. The project will be continued in 2019, and could be a good entrance for programmer to begin and contribute to Wikimedia movement.
We designed some plans that may promote WLE & WLM, but those plans need work with some other groups that focus on environmental issues or historical research. The groups we tried to reach were busy or not highly interested in our proposal. We have still finished these two photo competitions, but the number of photos received was not increased then the photos received in 2017.
The project of incubating Wikipedias of Taiwanese aborigines should have continued in 2018, but our partner Aborigianl Study Center (ALCD) need funding from Ministry of Education to support the expenses of workshops and the funding was delayed. We still do something that can help maintain the momentun of the project, for example, we have connected SIL which in charge of the ISO language code to discussed the problem about the iso 639-3 code for Sakizaya language. (The language used code "ais" before, but that was for Natoran, a dialect of Amis, a different people then Sakizaya. Now, it just got its own new code "szy" on 25 Jan 2019.) However, no workshop was held in 2018, and that slowed down the growth of the articles on Wikimedia incubator.
- SMART Goals
- Hold 1 event that not for Chinese Wikimedia project per season, with 20 participants totally. The event can be focus on these project:
- Southern Min Wikipedia
- Hakka Wikipedia
- Not reached. 1 event for Southern Min language of Wikidata / WikiSource but with 12 participants only.
- Have 3 events with Taiwan NGOs that forcus on gender movement. 30 participants (10 of them are staff or long-time volunteer in NGOs) including 10 new registed user.
- Reached. 4 workshops was held and there were 62 participants (50 newly registed), over half of them are staff or long-time volunteer in NGOs.
- Start an online community for programming MediaWiki, with 20 members and 1 offline meetup.
- Not reached. We had 2 offline meetup with 15 participants, but they didn't become a community yet.
- Hold 2 international photographic competition to increase 1000 photos on Wikimedia.
- Reached. 2 competitions, 1,454 photos.
- Lesson Learned
The experences in 2018 teached us that devoloping marginal communities is very dependent on partners. The WikiWomen community attracts many partners because of past achievements, and they got abundant results. The other projects had no resource to maintain, because of the limitation or set backs of the partners' end. This does not mean that we have no responsibility on these for such development. It means that we should pay more attention to communicate with our partners, so we can find the "pain spot" they really do have, than the success rate of the projects of this program will increase naturally.
We have learned that if there are some existing tasks that can be challenged, the programmers will have a higher willingness to work with the Wiki community. The reviewer of Wiki Loves Monuments also told us some associations that interested in monumental researching, so it might be helpful for us to reach out to them next year. We have reasons to believe that we will perform these two projects better in 2019.
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