Description: January is summer season in Argentina. In this sense, the schools are closed and specifically, this year, after the national elections, the main schools leader were changed during the firsts months of the year. However, and taking these issues in mind, we tried to focus in developing a new strategy to diversify our funds. In this sense, we carried our a meeting with Carolina Caeiro, from Lacnic where we talked about Wikimedia Argentina and how to apply to an international grant.
Description: As part of our work in 2016, we tried to approach new strategic partners to get new funds or have new access to other kinds of material support. In this sense, in February, we met with Fibertel, the main Internet company in Argentina, to establish a relation to improve the working spaces we work at, with better internet when it is necessary.
Description: In Wikimedia Argentina when we talk about Wikipuentes, we mean our online course. As it was set in our Impact report, almost the 89% of the articles created by the Education Program come from our online course and the students involved. For this reason, we launched our experience in a publication that became available in English in February Wikipuentes. We hope that the rest of the Wikimedia movement can use it, learn and apply the experience within this own countries.
Description: After 6 months of work the web page Wikipedia en el aula was launched. The web page is placed in the main educational portal of Argentina and contains education resources to help teacher to use Wikipedia within the classroom.
Program: Community Support Program - GLAM - Education program
Description: During four days we met onsite in Buenos Aires with the president Iván Martínez and the secretary of Wikimedia Mexico Carme Alcazar to exchange and share our knowledge about our different programs. Wikimedia México is a great reference in GLAM projects and Gender gap initiatives, while Wikimedia Argentina has a greater expertise in Education. During 4 days we did not just share our learnings regarding our programs, but we managed to define new projects and activities together. As well, we learned from our failures and debated about the situation of our movement within the regions. Sharing knowledge with other chapters and organizations is a main goal for Wikimedia Argentina in 2016.
Description: During the fist week on March our former Education leader Melina Masnatta attended the meeting of the Education Collab group in Sweden. During two days, Wikimedia Argentina and its education projects were presented to the community and the collab group. As well, the meeting was define as new beginning for the collab group. Many new members were introduce and the strategy and goals for the following years were defined. Specifically, Wikimedia Argentina presented its experience with MOOCs proposals.
Description: Wikimedia Argentina presented along with Escolares an International grant proposal to developed a project in vulnerable context using Wikipedia as a learning tool. The call was launched by Lacnic.
Desingning the 1st edition of the online course 2016Edit
Date: 1st April 2016
Program:Participation and content
Description: The virtual course of Wikimedia Argentina is one of the main pillars of our Education Program . During 2016, we will not only be teaching again the course but we will be opening new courses in our own learning platform of e -learning. To approach this goal, we built a team of experts in distance learning courses that have been with us since 2014. Miriam Latorre, will be again part of Wikimedia Argentina in her role of education assistant along with our education manager,Luisina Ferrante, to ensure personalized accompaniment of the students involved.
Description: Another major and important partner of Wikimedia Argentina is the OEI - Ibertic . During 2014 we organize with them the pilot contest, Luz, Cámara, Clic . During 2016 we hope to organize at least 3 meetings on education, technology and appropriation of Wikipedia as a teaching tool . Raising awareness on this question, is essential as a starting point to encourage the ownership of the Education Program by teachers.
Description: During 2015 Wikimedia Argentina worked with strategic alliances. We learned that our community is very large and the country unapproachable through our human and economic resources. It is for this reason that we partner with state organizations nationwide . Our aim for 2016 is to continue working through these platforms and promoting projects like those organized in 2015, like the contest Mis Monumentos also taking into account all the learning that we acquired after this first experience.
Description: Wikimedia Argentina will participate in the MOOC organized by UTN during the last week of April 2016 and the first week of May 2016. With an expected participation of about 4,000 people during two weeks, the participants will know Wikipedia and its sisters project and will be editing for the first time using the translation tool. We are currently working in the design of the proposal on the platform.
Description: Wikimedia Argentina has signed a collaboration agreement with the UAI, to work with teachers and students enrolled in Medicine degrees. Through this agreement we hope to introduce Wikipedia as a teaching tool, improve medical articles and engage new editors regarding this issue.
Description: Wikimedia Argentina has signed a collaboration agreement with the Universidad Nacional de Río Negro, to work with teachers and students enrolled in different social science degrees. Through this agreement we hope to introduce Wikipedia as a teaching tool, improve medical articles and engage new editors regarding different subjects.
Description: The academic year in Argentina begins in late March , so most of our face to face trainings with teachers begin in late April or early May. This year also we also faced the new government that has meant a policy readjustment. Still, we have begun working with the Human Rights Chair of the UNLP. During April 14 we did a first approach on Wikipedia, along with a teacher who after a year of working with us is very familiar with the project. 32 students attended and we hope to design a concrete educational project to work with them during the academic year.
Description:Wikimedia Argentina was invited to participate in the Feria del Libro 2016. Partnership with the city government, we introduced the attendees to the WMAR's Education Program and our proposals.17 people attended, a great number taking in mind that the stand where we were participating had capacity for 22 people. Thanks to the activity, we engaged to new important contacts for the Education Program.
1st online course of the year ready to be launchedEdit
Date: From May to July
Activity: Participation and content
Description:Wikimedia Argentina has worked hard over the past two months to have ready the first online course of 2016. The course of this year has adapted its content to generate new active editors in Wikipedia as well as quality educational content. After two editions, 2014 and 2015, we have shifted part of our written content to audiovisual material, to make it more dynamic. Similarly, we will offer two ways of study to encourage participation.Each module will have two activities. If you make both of them during the 7 modules you will get a certificate with a higher score in hours, if you just perform an activity per module , you will receive a certificate of completion for half hours. This way, we hope to encourage people to stay and remain with us even if they perform at their own pace.
From 21 April to 12 May, 928 people from different countries of the region and Spain have signed up to participate. This year we will also have the same active tutors than 2015, editors who began their journey as students in the course 2014. To Include students as ambassadors is one of our main goals.
Description:Wikimedia Argentina has designed its own learning platform for its online courses. While the first course of 2016 will be a first test pilot, to have our own learning space has been essential to support the proposed activities for 2016. According to the results of 2015, 89% of the content improved in Wikipedia happens during and after the completion of the virtual course. With this context to have our platform was a need, since we rely on other institutions'agenda that severely limited us when to do the activity.
The campus is organized into three sections:
Courses: where you can find the active courses.
Community: meeting place for teachers, participants and Wikipedians. It has been designed as Facebook, a format well known by all.
Resources: space where you can find all the teaching resources that we have developed to help participants to learn how to edit, among other things.
In this sense, we have designed a learning space that it's also a meeting space where to build community, a key goal for Wikimedia Argentina
Description: 2015 assessment concluded that teachers and students still do not have enough resources to organize educational activities successfully. In this regard, we have designed two new teaching resources for teachers and their use in the classroom :
Manual to define a quality article : Through the good work done by Wikimedia Israel, Wikimedia Argentina adapted its teaching guide to edit in Wikipedia for the spanish speaking community.
Manual to organize activities in Wikipedia: Wikimedia Argentina has designed a manual to guide teachers in organizing classroom activities with Wikipedia.
All the resources are in Spanish and can be used by the community of Iberocoop and all the Spanish-speaking community .
Description: First meeting with UNICEF Argentina and Foro Digital. The main goal of this meeting was to establish a relationship between us to design an education proposal. We are working on it today, and will involved, if it is approved by all the partners, working with public secondary schools.
Description: Wikimedia Argentina has had as partner Ibertic during the last 2 years. During 2016, we planned to organize and editing contest with primary and secondary schools around Argentina. The proposal will be supported by Educ.ar, as well, a long term partner for us.
Description: We are cordinating to create workshops about Wikimedia and Wikipedia in classroom with teachers from Buenos Aires Province. We also define de support of Educ.ar in future contest related with editing Wikiviajes.
Description: Wikimedia Argentina planned to organize an intervention in the online course that UTN is doing with the online platform Miriadax. In this meeting we organize the weeks and ways to participated.
Description: In our anual grant we decided to make a videogame to help to the teachers and student to get involved with Wikipedia. For that reason we have a meeting with the CEO & Founder of Khemlabs to start to design the videogame.
Description: We are working on the designing of a "edition club" with Unicef and Faro Digital. The pedagogic proposal is to train teachers in edit Wikipedia and edit with their students about free culture and rights in internet.
Activity: Closing experience wikimisiones 2015-2016 and awards
Description: Closing experience Wikimisiones 2015-2016. Presentation of educational projects undertaken by teachers and students related to the use of Wikipedia in the classroom. During two month of working in their schools and communities, teachers and students shared their experiences with the participation of a special jury, that recognized the pedagogical projects presented.