Tumakur University Wikipedia workshopEdit
CIS-A2K conducted a workshop for Tumakur University physics department students on 25 July 2018 in Tumakur, Karnataka. The workshop was conducted for under graduation science students of the university and 12 participants participated in this event. Among these participants 10 were female and 2 were male. CIS-A2K also involved Kannada community member User:Lokesha kunchadka, who participated as a trainer in the workshop.
An important discussion topic during the workshop was Kannada science related articles project. The project page contains a long list of science related articles to be created and improved on Kannada Wikipedia. Following the workshop the students started working on the articles.A challenge in this workshop was internet connection was not stable. The students faced difficulties to browse and work from the computers and a few students edited from their mobile phones.
- Involving students to work on the topics which match with their study curriculum may interest the students to work more actively.
Baduku Community College workshopEdit
Baduku Community College workshop was conducted on November 28 2018. The students are from journalism background. So we asked them to add content about history and notable people. Also, it was very important them to know about copyright. So we explained copyright in details and how to use photos and why specially journalists should upload media files to commons. Total 25 participants were participated in the workshop. Out of twenty five 11 are female and 14 are male participants.
ಒಂದು ದಿನ ಸಂಪೂರ್ಣವಾಗಿ ನಡೆದ ವಿಕಿಪೀಡಿಯ ಕಾರ್ಯಗಾರದಲ್ಲಿ, ಪ್ರಾಕ್ಟಿಕಲ್ ಮತ್ಯು ಥಿಯರಿ ಜೊತೆಯಾಗಿ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದರಿಂದ ಆಸಕ್ತಿದಾಯಕವಾಗಿತ್ತು. ಇದರ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಇನ್ನಷ್ಟು ತಿಳಿಯಲು ಮತ್ತೊಂದು ಕಾರ್ಯಗಾರದ ನಿರೀಕ್ಷೆಯಲ್ಲಿದ್ದೇನೆ. (English - Since the workshop was perfect blend of theory and practical session it was very interesting. I would like to learn more about this. So I want to attend one more workshop) - Yogini suki
Follow - upEdit
Social Media CampaignEdit
A social media campaign was started around September 2017 with an aim to encourage the students by highlighting their works, some of the best articles created or edited by the students. In the last six months we have regularly posted articles on Twitter and Facebook. STAT NEEDED AND SAMPLE LINKS.
This not only encourages the students but also gives an insight about the work done by the students as a part of the Education Programs activities. We found, sometimes, the students failed to understand the importance of WEP editing as contribution towards Open knowledge.
Odisha Sports department collaborationEdit
2018 Men's Hockey World Cup was the 14th edition of the Hockey World Cup that took place in November-December 2018, at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, India. Earlier we had a collaboration with the Sports department of Odisha in 2017 for Asian Athletics Championships- Edit-a-thon and GLAM. As a part of which, we organized an edit-a-thon in Bhubaneswar and relicensed the website of Asian Athletics Championship under a free license, which helped us to add near about 300 images of Asian athletes on Wikimedia Commons.
As a measure to continue this collaboration, A2K team along with the Odia Wikimedia User group approached the Sports department to organise multi-lingual edit-a-thons in different cities of India for 2018 Men's Hockey World Cup, and proposal was accepted by the department. Sports department of helped in sponsoring the onsite edit-a-thons.
CIS-A2K worked with the Malayalam Wikimedians UG, Punjabi Wikimedians UG, Hindi Wikimedians UG and VVIT WikiConnect, and organized 5 onsite edit-a-thons in different Indian cities with the theme of Hockey. Almost 200 articles were created and improved as a part of the edit-a-thons.
|Place||Languages||Participants||Articles created||Media links/Mentions|
|Guntur||8||102 Wikidata items created|
|Modi College workshop, Patiala||Punjabi||‘ਵਿਕੀਪੀਡੀਆ’ ਨਾਲ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਭਾਸ਼ਾ ਨੂੰ ਅੰਤਰਰਾਸ਼ਟਰੀ ਪੱੱਧਰ ’ਤੇ ਪਛਾਣ ਮਿਲੀ: ਚਰਨ ਗਿੱਲ|
|Delhi||Odia, Hindi, English, Malayalam|
CIS-A2K is also focusing to show the impact of the work to the department and request them to donate a few images of Hockey World Cup as per the previous Asian Athletics Championship donation.
- This edit-a-thon was a part of the long-term collaboration with Government of Odisha. In the future, we will collaborate with them in similar activities or re-licensing educational content.
WikiTungi is a city-based meetup for Wikimedians in Odisha to discuss ideas, activities, collaborations and future plans. CIS-A2K is supporting WikiTungi both financially and in idea-level.
In the last 6 months N numbers of WikiYTungi meetups were conducted. The details of these meetups are:
|Date||Number of participants||Important discussion topic|
|12 November||8||Discussion on expanding Wiktionary project.|
We are highlighting one discussion during WikiTungi. On DD Month Year, during the WikiTungi meetup, the participants discussed the follow up after the Odia Wikipedia's 16th anniversary. As Odia Wikipedia was turning 16, community members organised the conference, bringing at least 20 Odia Wikimedians for the conference to discuss and strategize on the growth of the movement. During the Tungi meetup, we did a sprint and brainstorming to write the report of rapid grant. In the previous meetups also, we used the WikiTungi to distribute works among the various members for the Wikipedia conference.
The WikiTungi members also took part in discussing and meetings with the Sports department and the State Crafts museum where CIS-A2K is planning to collaborate in future.
One interesting development we saw in this period was the expansion of WikiTungi outside Odisha. On DAY MONTH YEAR an Odia meetup was conducted in Bangalore, Karnataka. In this meetup, four Odia Wikimedians participated. Some of the topics discussed during the meetup were:
- How to involve more people with Odia Wikipedia.
- Make Bangalore Tungi meetings more structured.
- Discussion on basic challenges.
- We'll do at least one more WikiTungi meetup in Bangalore in the next 6 months
- We'll try to further expand WikiTungi and expect to conduct 1 WikiTungi meetup in Delhi.
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Initiating Good article process in Telugu WikipediaEdit
As part of the Telugu Wikipedia quality imporvement of the article, CIS-A2K worked with Telugu Wikimedians to start a good article process [PAVAN PLEASE CHECK] On Wikipedia, Good article is a satisfactory article that receives good article standards . [QUALITY WORKSHOP IMAGE NEEDED] A2K started working with User:Chaduvari to frame and start Good article process on Telugu Wikipedia[MENTION THE DATE AND PERIOD OF THE WORK}. As a part of this process, A2K also conducted a workshop for Telugu Wikipedia quality improvement. In that analyzed quality gaps of articles featured on Telugu Wikipedia Main page and conducted personalized trainings on Good article process. Later in this process new Wikimedians like User:Yasshu28 joined along with others who are interested on contributing to quality. In this initial stage, 9 articles were improved and proposed for GA process. According Telugu Wikipedian User:Chaduvari who is working on this project suggested that "It requires push" in the form of popularizing the process among Wikipedians, encouraging them to evaluate and improve the articles based on GA guidelines, and creating system to reward wikipedians based on GA review. A2K will conduct online sessions on weekends to Telugu Wikimedians who are interested on Quality improvement of the project initially to increase participation in GA process.
- Analysing the quality of the articles once in three months.
- ???? FOLLOW UP WORKSHOP
- Co-working with the Wikipedians helped them or encouraged them to be a part of this process [PAVAN WILL EXPLAIN (T)]
Wiki Women for Women Wellbeing 2018Edit
What? CIS-A2K conducted and supported a month-long edit-a-thon for women by women where different Indian Communities and Maithili Communities of Nepal are coming together for a joint cause of creating content related to women health issues and also to explore women leadership. As a part of the edit-a-thon, there are also several offline events being organised.
Why? To create content related to serious women health issues. Along with this, the event is an attempt to give hands-on training to interested women Wikimedians to explore their leadership potential. We will use the lessons learned to continue with more initiatives in future! Help us make this a success!
When?The writing challenge will run from 00:01 1 October to 23:59 24 November 2018 (UTC+05:30).
Where? The main edit-a-thon was conducted online. We conducted and supported a few offline edit-a-thons as well. The following table shows the offline edit-a-thons as part of this Wiki Women for Women Wellbeing 2018.
How? The discussion with the community members of social media platform and creating an event page on Meta-Wiki and shared it with the communities requesting to participate. An extensive list of articles was prepared and the task was to create the articles into Indian languages.
Women community actively took part and asked us to have such events every year.
- Content generation and improvement on Women Health Concerns
- Training the Women Wikimedians for leadership roles