Movement Strategy/Initiatives/Skill Development Infrastructure

Skill Development Infrastructure

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In order to Invest in Skills and Leadership Development, we need to invest more in technological infrastructure for skill development. This may be through improving existing skill development platforms, or by building a completely new one. This skill development platform would allow users to collaboratively build learning resources in multiple languages, to easily search through and use them, and to access diverse formats of materials (like text, video, and more). The platform would also include learning materials for outside organizations or new members in the movement, thus saving the time and resources to onboard them. The platform and its materials should be scalable and sustainable in line with the Movement Strategy principles.

There is currently an experimental platform called WikiLearn, which is closely related to this initiative.

Invest in new or existing technological infrastructure which facilitates learning of skills through functional, collaborative, real-time tools and quality content. This requires:

  • A user-friendly, searchable, multilingual, multi-format, curated platform to host learning resources (e.g. tutorials, videos, online training, etc.).
  • Learning resources (e.g. “learning packs”) directed to individuals and organizations joining the Movement to encourage self-directed knowledge acquisition and development of skills within our practices and roles.
  • Learning packs required to understand issues that relate to scalability, sustainability and other areas considered in the Wikimedia Movement Strategy recommendations.

Participate

Discuss

Join or start a discussion on Meta or the "Invest in Skills and Leadership Development" space of the Movement Strategy Forum.

Create

Apply for a Movement Strategy implementation grant to create a project that advances this initiative.

Get help

If you need help in getting involved, please don't hesitate to get in touch directly with members of the Movement Strategy and Governance Team. They are here to help!

You can write to the team in any of 19 languages (listed on the team's page), by writing an email to: strategy2030@wikimedia.org

Initiative Project Stakeholder type Project lead Geography of the project Implementation Phase
32. Global approach for local skill development - gathering data, matching peers, mentorship, recognition Overall Initiative Coordination
32. Global approach for local skill development - gathering data, matching peers, mentorship, recognition Learning Match / Peer-to-Peer Proposal WMF Community Resources Project Planning
32. Global approach for local skill development - gathering data, matching peers, mentorship, recognition Skill Development Needs Assessment For Arabic Wikipedia and Arabic Wikisource User Group Arabic community
32. Global approach for local skill development - gathering data, matching peers, mentorship, recognition Free Knowledge Africa Movement Strategy Sub-Saharan African Communities
32. Global approach for local skill development - gathering data, matching peers, mentorship, recognition MSIG in Africa great lakes region East African Communities
32. Global approach for local skill development - gathering data, matching peers, mentorship, recognition Volunteer Supporter's Network
32. Global approach for local skill development - gathering data, matching peers, mentorship, recognition Harmful Content Portfolio WMF Content Compliance Global Execution & Implementation
32. Global approach for local skill development - gathering data, matching peers, mentorship, recognition Peer Support Networks within the Wikimedia Movement WMF Trust & Safety Global Pilot
32. Global approach for local skill development - gathering data, matching peers, mentorship, recognition Chapter Capacity Building for Advocacy Program WMF Global Advocacy (Public Policy) Global Pilot
32. Global approach for local skill development - gathering data, matching peers, mentorship, recognition Human Rights Policy Community Engagement Plan WMF Global Advocacy (Public Policy) Global Execution & Implementation

Related documents and discussions

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Some of the past discussions, texts and old versions of Movement Strategy recommendations that can provide further context to this initiative: