Research:Wikipedia Primary School SSAJRP programme/Timeline

Wikipedia Primary School SSAJRP programme Timelines & progress

Timeline for Wikipedia Primary School SSAJRP programmeEdit

Timeline Date
Starting date February 2014
Involvement and support of a Scientific Committee (expected 20 members)   Done
Definition of topics and articles related to primary education and reviewed by the Scientific Committee   Done
Design of the Wikipedia Scientific Journal   Done
Partnerships with 5 Scientific and Academic Journals
Review and publication of 100 articles related to primary education   Doing...
Publication of three thematic issue of the Wikipedia Scientific Journal (zero, 1, 2, 3)
Project ends January 2017


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Monthly updatesEdit

  •   Done Meeting in Lugano (Luca, Giovanni, Davide, Iolanda, Jean-Pierre) - 6 November.
  •   Done Meeting online (Luca, Iolanda, Davide, Giovanni, Tobias) - 22 November.
  •   Done Documentation of the project on meta

February 2014Edit

Checklist
  •   Done Meeting online Wikipedia Primary School (Tobias, Iolanda, Kelsey, Isla) - 18 February.
  •   Done List of potential members of the scientific committee, scientific and academic journals and partners (document open to the research team)
  •   Done Detailed project calendar with the role of each team member and partner involved (shared among the working team)
  •   Done Role of the Scientific Committee.
  •   Done Presentation of the project on SUPSI website in Italian.
  •   Done Administrative start-up of the project.
  •   Done Update of the abstract and shot description of the project for the FNS database.
  •   Done Updating the documentation online.
Challenges

March 2014Edit

Checklist
  •   Done Meeting in Lugano (Erica, Iolanda, Giancarlo, Giovanni). Contribution of ideas also from Vanessa.
  •   Done Discussion about the concept of the Wikipedia Scientific Journal (meaning, structure, target).
  •   Done Research on relevant scientific journals (on the topic of the articles we need, open access, DOAJ).
  •   Done List of potential members of the scientific committee, scientific and academic journals and partners (document open to the research team)
  •   Done First contacts with the potential members of the scientific committee, first reactions and support.
  •   Done First contacts with scientific and academic journals, first reactions and support.
  •   Done Administrative start-up of the project. Erica Litrenta and Giancarlo Gianocca start working on the project.
  •   Done Updating the documentation online.
Challenges
  • Luca would like to implement a pilot in South Africa to test the use of Wikipedia in primary school.

April 2014Edit

Checklist
  •   Done Meeting online Wikipedia Primary School (Iolanda, Erica, Kelsey, Isla, Luca) - 15 April
  •   Done Concept of the Wikipedia Scientific Journal to define the graphic design (target, format, meaning, use, structure, sessions). Graphic ideas and tone.
  •   Done The project Wikipedia Primary School is proposed for the contest of Fondazione Dalle Molle. Not selected (update September 2014).
  •   Done Organization of the meeting in South Africa (Kelsey, Tobias, Iolanda, Luca).
  •   Done List of potential members of the scientific committee, scientific and academic journals and partners (document open to the research team)
  •   Done Contacts with the potential members of the scientific committee, first reactions and support. Collecting the confirmations of the members of the scientific committee.
  •   Done Updating the documentation online.
Challenges

May 2014Edit

Checklist
  •   Done First draft of the Wikipedia Scientific Journal (Giancarlo). Review of Iolanda and Erica.
  •   Done Meeting online on the Wikipedia Scientific Journal. Giancarlo and Iolanda (20 May).
  •   Done Organization of the meeting in South Africa (Kelsey, Tobias, Iolanda, Luca).
  •   Done Contacts with the potential members of the scientific committee, first reactions and support. Collecting the confirmations of the members of the scientific committee.
  •   Done Wikipedia Scientific Journal - Issue 0.
  •   Done Research (review) on the WikiAfrica feasibility study and on the possible articles for the curricula. Further literature review of curricula and relevant content for the primary school system (in Switzerland and other countries).
  •   Done Updating the documentation online.
Challenges
  • List of elements to be included in the structure of the journal (important also citation and copyright as first elements like here).

June 2014Edit

Checklist
  •   Done Updating the documentation online.
Challenges

July 2014Edit

Checklist
Challenges

August 2014Edit

Checklist
  •   Done Review of the list of relevant topics and articles (Erica Litrenta).
  •   Done Review of the survey about the project and the selected topics on South African schools (Luca Botturi).
Challenges
  • Not all topics selected appear related to Wikipedia articles. Further discussion is needed to understand the actual content primary school are looking for. For example it emerges for general topics like Cooking that the article do not clearly explain why cooking food is important (which is the information specifically relevant for the general reader); in particular it appears that the summery of general articles is the right space to provide the general and essential information, but at the moment many summaries appear to need further editing: examples highlight peculiarities but not the "normality" (i.e. in cooking Ceviche and sushi are mentioned but not the common habit to cook food to make it safer or eatable.

September 2014Edit

Checklist
  •   Done Meeting in Lugano. Erica Litrenta, Luca Botturi, Giovanni Profeta, Iolanda Pensa, 5 September 2014.
  •   Done Editing on the survey about the project and the selected topics on South African schools (Luca Botturi).
  •   Done Review of the list of relevant topics and articles. Changes, definition of larger topics. Discussion about the different approaches to be implemented.
  •   Done Preparation of the meeting with the scientific committee (email exchange and online meeting) (Erica Litrenta).
  •   Done Plan for the project evaluation (Giovanni Profeta). Research:Wikipedia Primary School SSAJRP programme/Evaluation
Challenges

October 2014Edit

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Challenges

November 2014Edit

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December 2014Edit

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January 2015Edit

Checklist
  • Updating the documentation online.
Challenges

February 2015Edit

Checklist
  • Communicating that the project has started on Wikimedia mailing list research.
  • Description page of the scientific and academic journals (role, timeline).
  • Evaluation of the Wikipedia Scientific Journal - Issue 0. Feedback, remarks, suggestions.
  • Checking if it is possible to structure a Wikipedia article in a SMS friendly.
  • Possibility of using the editorial of the Wikipedia Scientific Journal thematic issues as a review on the use and impact of the articles themselves (with infographics and information design).
  • Call for contributors for the pilot issue of the Wikipedia Scientific Journal (to communicate the project to wikipedians, researchers and to publish already peer-reviewed Wikipedia articles)
  • Dissemination of the call, invitation to contribute to the Wikipedia community and through academic networks. Invitation to specific scholars.
  • Text for the call for contributors.
  • Draft list of possible relevant articles, draft of thematic issues. Updates of them
  • Research on relevant scientific journals (on the topic of the articles we need, open access, DOAJ)
  • Networking with scientific journals.
  • Communication of the journal aims, structure and context, using the Wikipedia Scientific Journal - Issue 0.
  • Submission for review of current Wikipedia articles.
  • Scientific Committee: Review of the list of articles to focus on. Proposals for thematic call for papers for the “Wikipedia Scientific Journal”. Suggestion of possible journals to be involved. Feedback on the structure of the journal and the guidelines.
  • Call for contributors (first call)
  • Dissemination of the call, invitation to contribute to the Wikipedia community and through academic networks. Invitation to specific scholars.
  • Publishing online the list of the journals involved and their peer-reviewers (>5 members).
  • Networking with scientific journals (list of interested 2).
  • Collecting the confirmation of the journals involved.
  • Scientific and academic journals involved: Confirmation of the scientific journals involved. Preparing the call for contributors. Dissemination of the call, invitation to contribute to the Wikipedia community and through academic networks. Invitation to specific scholars.
  • Checking the articles arrived.
  • Triggering articles.
  • Checking the articles arrived.
  • Triggering articles.
  • Deadline for the authors. The submission is always open; the deadline are used to communicate more efficiently the thematic issues. Milestone >100 articles selected, 200 articles submitted
  • Checking the possibility to involve the students at SUPSI of Luca and Giancarlo (statistics and info graphics).
  • Meeting to review how the project is going.
  • Research on the status of current articles on Wikipedia related to primary educaiton; relevant articles in a good status will be submitted for review.
  • Report for the South African side. List of established partnerships institutions working in education (10, included in the ZA report)
  • Collecting the South African report.
  • Collecting the research results.
  • Collecting the feedback from the reviewers.
  • Deadline peer-review of the articles, feedback on the articles to facilitate improvement.
  • Meeting Scientific Committee and partners.
  • Meeting in Switzerland (February-March).
  • Update of the list of possible relevant articles and thematic issue.
  • Preparation of the meeting and meeting in Switzerland (February-March)
  • Collecting the feedback from the Scientific commitee and/or organizing a meeting.
  • Collecting the research results.
  • Call for contributors (eventual modification of the call)
  • Dissemination of the call, invitation to contribute to the Wikipedia community and through academic networks. Invitation to specific scholars.
  • Submission for review of current Wikipedia articles
  • Research on the status of current articles on Wikipedia related to primary educaiton; relevant articles in a good status will be submitted for review.
  • Scientific Committee: Review of the list of articles to focus on. Feedback on the structure of the journal and the guidelines. Dissemination of the call, invitation to contribute to the Wikipedia community and through academic networks. Invitation to specific scholars.
  • Scientific and academic journals involved: Eventually editing to the call for contributors. Dissemination of the call, invitation to contribute to the Wikipedia community and through academic networks. Invitation to specific scholars.
  • Publication of the partnerships with institutions working in education online, list of the members of the scientific committee and their bio.
  • Deciding the date for the meeting in Switzerland (February-March).
  • First issue of the Wikipedia Scientific Journal
  • Report for the Swiss side.
  • Publication of the partnerships with institutions working in education online, publication of the report.
  • Collecting the research results on sources and experts.
  • Communication of the journal.
  • Research on sources (OER and the partnerships with institutions working in education) and potential editors (scholars, experts, schools) for the articles we are focusing on.
Challenges

March 2015Edit

Checklist
  • Checking the articles arrived.
  • Updating the documentation online.
Challenges

April 2015Edit

Checklist
  • Checking the articles arrived.
  • Deadline for the authors. The submission is always open; the deadline are used to communicate more efficiently the thematic issues. Milestone >100 articles selected, 200 articles submitted
  • Updating the documentation online.
Challenges

May 2015Edit

Checklist
  • Meeting - checking problems, draft of the issue.
  • Updating the documentation online.
Challenges


June 2015Edit

Checklist
  • Second issue of the Wikipedia Scientific Journal.
  • Communication of the journal.
  • Collecting the feedback from the reviewers.
  • Updating the documentation online.
  • Deadline peer-review of the articles, feedback on the articles to facilitate improvement.
Challenges

July 2015Edit

Checklist
  • Meeting Scientific Committee and partners.
  • Update of the list of possible relevant articles and thematic issue.
  • Collecting the feedback from the Scientific commitee and/or organizing a meeting.
  • Submission for review of current Wikipedia articles.
  • Scientific Committee: Review of the list of articles to focus on. Feedback on the structure of the journal and the guidelines
  • Updating the documentation online.
Challenges

August 2015Edit

Checklist
  • Updating the documentation online.
Challenges

September 2015Edit

Checklist
  •   Done Meeting Wikipedia Primary School in Lugano (Iolanda, Florence, Martha, Luca)
  •   Done Meeting (Tobias, Isla, Douglas, Teresa. Decision to hold a series of 3 edit-a-thons in Oct/Nov.
  •   Done Skype meeting 18/09/2015 with Iolanda, Tobias, Eritrea, Luca, Giovani.
  •   Done Giovani shares his point 0 in terms of visualisations, based on Wikipedia API 13th of August [1], [2], [3].
  •   Done Announcing the collaboration with Florence Devouard. Thanking Erica.
  •   Done On going expert review on articles, with prior calls for community reviews
  • Updating the documentation online.
Challenges
  • Organisation of the 3 edit-a-thons in South Africa announced by Tobias, to be held before the end of the year
  • Publishing some information on the research mailing list (early 2016 ?)

October 2015Edit

Original Checklist
  • Meeting to review how the project is going
  • Report for the South African side. List of established partnerships institutions working in education (5 included in the ZA report)
  • Collecting the South African report.
  • Updating the documentation online.
Actual checklist
  •   Done Marta makes a shared calendar of the meetings and the action items
  •   Done Skype meeting (Iolanda, Marta and Florence) 30 10 2015.
  •   Done Organisation of the 3 edit-a-thon : logistics, content to be worked on, list of invitees, announcement leaflet.
  •   Done On going expert review on articles, with prior calls for community reviews
Challenges

November 2015Edit

Original Checklist
  • Report for the Swiss side.
  • Updating the documentation online. Publication of the partnerships with institutions working in education online, publication of the report.
  • Collecting the research results on sources and experts.
  • Research on sources (OER and the partnerships with institutions working in education) and potential editors (scholars, experts, schools) for the articles we are focusing on.
Actual Checklist
  •   Done Skype meeting 27th of Nov (Martha, Florence). Notes.
  • Marta to structure an academic paper about testing methodology and successful / no successful results
  •   Done Organisation of the 3 edit-a-thon : logistics, list of invitees, announcement leaflet.
  •   Done Create a feedback form template for edit-a-thons organised in South Africa
  •   Done Creation of a draft template for the "ask a journal or ask an expert to write an article"
  •   Done On going expert review on articles, with prior calls for community reviews
  •   Done Addition of new articles to the current list of articles to work on.
  •   Done Launch test of articles improvement by "featured in portal page"
Challenges
  • Political unrest in South Africa

December 2015Edit

Checklist
  •   Done Organisation of the first edit-a-thon : logistics, social media communication
  •   Done One edit-a-thon organised in South Africa by Wikimedia SA.
  •   Done On going expert review on articles, with prior calls for community reviews
  • Updating the documentation online.
  •   Done Launch test of article improvement by request for assessment or reassessment
Challenges
  • Low participation at edit-a-thons. How to drive interest ?

January 2016Edit

Checklist
  • Updating the documentation online.
  •   Done WikiPrimary Skype meeting - postmortem December edit-a-thon in SA.
  • Getting in touch with Poulter about possible edit-a-thons
  • Getting in touch with Jake Orlowitz about [GLAM] New Wikipedia Library Access to involve journals in contributing to WPS
  •   Done invitation to participate to the m:Wiki Loves Women Writing Contest to improve content related to South Africa women.
  • Getting in touch with First Journal of Science.
  •   Done On going expert review on articles, with prior calls for community reviews
  •   Done Skype meeting (Iolanda, Florence, Marta). notes
Challenges
  • getting a visual identity for the Primary School Project
  • WPS report due 1st March

February 2016Edit

Original Checklist
  • Meeting (plan, papers and possible follow up).
  • Checking the articles arrived.
  • Deadline for the authors. The submission is always open; the deadline are used to communicate more efficiently the thematic issues. Milestone >100 articles selected, 200 articles submitted
  • Updating the documentation online.
Actual Checklist
Challenges

March 2016Edit

Checklist
  • Updating the documentation online.
Challenges

April 2016Edit

Checklist
  • Updating the documentation online.
Challenges

May 2016Edit

Checklist
  • Collecting the feedback from the Scientific Committee.
  • Scientific Committee: Review of the list of articles to focus on. Feedback on the structure of the journal and the guidelines. Report.
  • Updating the documentation online.
Challenges

June 2016Edit

Checklist
  • Third issue of the Wikipedia Scientific Journal.
  • Communication of the journal
  • Collecting the research results.
  • Updating the documentation online.
  • Research on the status of current articles on Wikipedia related to primary educaiton; relevant articles in a good status will be submitted for review
  • Updating the documentation online.
Challenges

July 2016Edit

Checklist
  • Meeting Scientific Committee and partners.
  • Preparation of the meeting/symposia in South Africa; during the meeting discussion about the project results and papers.
  • Scientific Committee: Feedback on the structure of the journal and the guidelines.
  • Meeting in South Africa (betwee June and August); discussion about the project results and papers. Discussion about the follow up.
  • Collecting the feedback from the Scientific commitee and/or organizing a meeting.
Challenges

August 2016Edit

Checklist
  • Updating the documentation online.
Challenges

September 2016Edit

Checklist
  • Possible publication for papers. Abstract and proposal of papers.
  • Updating the documentation online.
Challenges

October 2016Edit

Checklist
  • Meeting to review the project and follow up.
  • Paper draft.
  • Collecting the South African report.
  • Report for the South African side. List of established partnerships institutions working in education (eventually other institutions, included in the ZA report)
  • Updating the documentation online.
Challenges

November 2016Edit

Checklist
  • Final review of the paper.
  • Report for the Swiss side.
  • Collecting the research results on sources and experts.
  • Updating the documentation online. Eventually publication of the partnerships with institutions working in education online. Publication of the report.
  • Research on sources (OER and the partnerships with institutions working in education) and potential editors (scholars, experts, schools) for the articles we are focusing on.
  • Updating the documentation online.
Challenges

December 2016Edit

Checklist
  • Updating the documentation online.
Challenges

January 2017Edit

  • Project end postponed to June 2017

February 2017Edit

June 2017Edit

  • Project ends.