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Wikimedia & Education Greenhouse - Team Application FormEdit

Before starting your application, make sure all members of your team have read and understood the team application guidelines.

Project ideaEdit

We wish to present GOI Foundation OER Network (GOIFON), a project inspired by the Global Open Initiative (GOI Foundation). The GOI Foundation operates an existing social stream and shared platform started in March 2019 for open educational resources that incorporates blogging and analytic tools, enabling users to create and track knowledge growth across a community. GOIFON (goifnetwork.org) allows anyone (including educators and students) to request a customised free subdomain (such as sadik.goifnetwork.org) that they use to share their own Open Educational Resources and other free content, and gather a social following in the process.

Through the Wikimedia & Education Greenhouse, the underlisted team members wish to leverage their experience of OER outreach (not as an initiative of the GOI Foundation, but as an independent project) to expand the use of Wikimedia in the Ghanaian educational system though the following separate initiatives:


  1. Training educators in Ghana to use Wikipedia in the classroom to teach digital literacy
  2. Improve both English and Local Languages Wikipedias. Improving local Languages Wikipedias is particularly vital, as it has recently become a scientifically proven agency to increasing literacy among the population in the developing world. (See [1. case study from Australia], [2. case study from Kenya] and [3]) We intend to improve local Ghanaian languages on Wikipedia through recruiting expert local languages Wikipedia contributors from formal educational language institutions such as the Ghanaian Languages Department of University of Education and Tamale College of Education.
  3. Training of students to contribute free content to Wikimedia projects
  4. Setting up associations with universities and educational institutions to facilitate long-term support to ensure the success of (1) and (2) above, i.e. train teachers and students to:
    1. incorporate teaching Wikipedia as an integral part of the curriculum; and
    2. to ensure long term commitment on the part of students to continue to contribute to Wikipedia past the initial engagement period with GOI Foundation.


These 4 goals are elaborated at the end of this section. The duration of our experiment; intended for 10 months, is also elaborated below in a separate section. If accepted,

  • This project is scalable to accommodate the addition of dozens of educational institutions with minimal additional costs. This is so because, after successful implementation, staff will be able to continue to provide long-term support to the institutions we engage from remote; as a result, more than half of this project's proposed total budget directed towards Logistics and Transportation will no longer be required. To bring on board new institutions, a manual of our experience from the initial on-site outreach may help eliminate and/or cut-back on traveling all together.
  • This project will provide rich documentation about the Wikipedia Education Program (WEP) in West Africa, and serve as a blueprint for adoption by other communities or countries.
  • "By 2030, Wikimedia will become the essential infrastructure of the ecosystem of free knowledge, and anyone who shares our vision will be able to join us." This project will direct Wikimedia Foundation, the Wikipedia in Education Community, and the Wikimedia community at large to understand how WEP might fit into our vision 2030 movement strategy, and answer questions such as
  • This project will attempt to approach Wikipedia outreach from the classroom perspective; a 180° turnaround from how Wikimedia outreach has mostly been conducted in much the Global South, possibly influencing the current narrative and averse attitudes of tutors and the general public towards the use of Wikipedia for learning.

What idea do you want to bring to the W&E Greenhouse?Edit

Describe the context, theme, goals, strategies, duration of your proposed initiative. Be as detailed as possible.

Training educators in GhanaEdit

Like is the situation in many parts of the Global South, many internet users actively consume online information without contributing to help expand the scope of the knowledge they read. Likewise, few people do make an attempt to create new knowledge. While the factors that influence the lack of initiative to contribute to free knowledge is complex and far more nuanced(see User:Masssly's presentation related to knowledge equity - Why do internet users from different social groups contribute differently to Wikipedia? at wm2018:Program/State of Wikimedia Research 2017-2018), and may include challenges such as hardware and lack of references to start with; many educators and students are simply not aware that they are allowed to participate in writing Wikipedia. From the point of view that Wikipedia is written by "educated white men from the West", this contributes to the staunch opposition to Wikipedia in Education faced in the educational system in Ghana. We believe that if educators understand the working mechanism of Wikipedia, it'd be easier to pass that awareness to students, and so on. As the data confirms: When awareness is increased, acceptance is high.

We will visit 8 higher educational institutions to

  • Introduce them to Wikipedia
  • Introduce them to WEP
  • Train them to implement WEP in the courses that they teach.
  • Provide them support as they are implementing the WEP, or contemplating implementing the WEP, for the duration that this project is being run. As we'll describe in subsequent sections below, the project will develop among its deliverables, a means where educators can find all the help they'll need to continue to run a successful WEP with little assistance from the team post the project, by way of creating
    • A manual, and
    • An information portal on meta

We will visit the University of Education, Winneba twice to meet with faculty from different languages departments. First with the Dagbani language department (which we have already initiated, and currently are in contact with, since 2017), and the Twi Language department (of which we have already organised a series of translatathon for. See [1] and [2]). All of these visits shall happen in 3 months, or 4 months from the start of the project.


Improving WikipediaEdit

Improve English WikipediaEdit

English is the medium of instruction in Ghana. We're likely going to engage more educators who teach in English than they do in local dialects. The WEP will be available for educators who will try it in the courses that they teach.

Improve Local Language WikipediasEdit
 
User:Masssly and User:Shahadusadik engaging faculty at Dagbani Language department of the School of Local languages of University of Education, Winneba, in 2017

One of the key objectives of this projects is to stimulate interest among Ghanaians to build digital content in their local languages. We will achieve this by collaborating with institutions that teaches indigenous languages as courses, vis-a-vis the Languages department of the University of Education, and Tamale College of Education. We simply have to pick up on the initiative of User:Masssly and User:Shahadusadik when they embarked on a visit to the University of Education to speak with the faculty of the Dagbani Language department in May 2017. We are hoping to leverage that previously established relationship with the University of Education to

  • Start a WEP in an indigenous language (not in English)
  • Build enough content to promote the Dagbani language test Wikipedia to a full Wikipedia
  • Incubate new languages that currently are not on Wikimedia, and
  • Expand the Twi Wikipedia, which is already a live Wikipedia.

When there is enough indigenous language content available, many more people will easily access and benefit from it. People are able to grasp concepts when they hear them in their mother tongue, and so School For Life, operating in the Northern part of Ghana, adopted a model where they use the Dagbani local languages to teach out-of-school children and rural folks who never had the opportunity to attend regular English school, the basics of mathematics and grammar, after which they are jumped several steps and transitioned into regular English schools. We believe that this project will create more indigenous content that initiatives such as what School for life is running, will have access to more content to present their students. We will also attempt to connect with the school for life to explore possible collaborations we can have with them in the future.

Recruiting permanent contributors to Wikimedia projectsEdit

At each of the visits we take to the locations we have drawn out, we shall take advantage of our presence there to also organise general editathon sessions (aside from the WEP workshop we're holding for faculty) open to both faculty and students.

  • These editathon sessions shall serve as recruiting grounds.
  • Furthermore, the goal of the project is to set up a WEP for as many faculty members as possible in any of the schools that we will visit. If a WEP is adopted and an MOU signed, the WEP course by itself will serve as grounds to recruit students to become Wikipedia contributors.

The editathons in the first bullet will take place on the same date as the training session we're holding for the faculty.

Wikipedia activities in Ghana have mostly focused on Accra. We will hold a general non-WEP related Wikipedia editathon at Tamnorth Hub in Tamale to create awareness about Wikimedia projects among the general public.

Setting up Wikipedia Education Programs (WEP) hubsEdit

Following successful outreach to

  • Train tutors at the educational institutions,
  • Whose WEP's shall lead to improving both the English language and Local Languages Wikipedia's,
  • Which will in turn lead to both faculty and mostly students getting introduced to Wikipedia and becoming permanent contributors hopefully,

our next goal will be that we are able to sustain out efforts, at least in those institutions we have engaged. We do not expect all tutors to accept or introduce a WEP immediately, and so, one of the ways we intent to ensure sustainability is to set up informal Wikipedia Education Program (WEP) hubs by appointing a liaison from each institution to:

  • Keep nudging and lobbying faculty to introduce a WEP, and
  • To help us maintain correspondence with the said institution.

The duration for setting up the Wikipedia Education Program (WEP) hubs shall last throughout the project's implementation period.

Who would you engage in your initiative?Edit

 
Locations team will visit to organise WEP workshops

Describe the kind of relationships you have or plan to establish with potential partners in your community, both in your local Wikimedia community and education community.

We are in partnerships with the following:

  1. Elementary Education Faculty, Southern Connecticut State University. - The Southern Connecticut State University is funding the development of http://goifnetwork.org/Main_Page; a known platform that allows students who are interested in building their own OER networks to create their very own customised free website.
  2. Wiki Project Med Foundation - We are in partnership with Wiki Project Med Foundation and donors to support us to assemble and freely distribute Internet-In-A-Box (IIAB) devices that enables offline access to Wikimedia projects and other educational resources. The schools we visit may benefit from receiving these devices.
  3. Africa Feeds Media - Media partner
  4. Entamoty Media Ltd - Media partner
  5. Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT
  6. Accra Linux Usergroup
  7. IndieWeb Camp
  8. African Centre for Development Informatics


We will organise WEP workshops, or hold editathons at the following:

  1. Madina Institute of Science and Technology User:Masssly is a faculty member at this institute, and is advanced in talks with the institution to begin a WEP for at least one course. This university has been the host to at least 2 Wikipedia workshop events.
  2. Languages department of University of Education, Winneba We will work on at least 2 indigenous languages, and so 2 trips will be made to this university, each specific to one language.
  3. Ghana Telecom University College
  4. Tamale College of Education
  5. Tamnorth Hub
  6. Bawku Senior High School
  7. Navrongo Campus, University for Development Studies
  8. Galaxy International School
  9. Koforidua Technical University

In terms of financial resources, how much money would you need to achieve your goals?Edit

Indicate your local currency and describe how you would divide your budget for this project.


We are adopting transparent formal administrative procedures to document our financials. For billing and non-logistics related expenses, team members have to

  1. Submit an invoice of estimated time spent on various tasks to the team member in charge of Monitoring and Evaluation.
  2. Tasks are evaluated for appraisal and may be authorized or not by the team member in charge of Monitoring and Evaluation.
  3. If authorized, the invoice is forwarded for approval by at least one of our 2 advisers; both of whom are reputable community members in good standing.
  4. If approved, the bookkeeper will make payment before the last working day of the month, and file receipts (and/or invoices).

Logistics - Table AEdit

Item Details Unit Ghc Quantity Total Ghc Comment
Venue space We expect to rent a venue for the 10 locations we will visit, with the expectation that some schools might offer this for free 500 10 5000 Cost of venue typically ranges ranges between Ghc300 and Ghc700
Projector Two teams will be working simultaneously from different parts of the country. This cost includes shipping from Amazon. 3742.54 2 7485.08 We are proposing to buy a projector with an internal battery for use in cases of Dumsor. https://www.amazon.com/P3B-800-Lumens-Ultra-Short-Throw-Portable-Projector/dp/B01707HTGI/ref=sr_1_5?qid=1557617619&refinements=p_n_feature_two_browse-bin%3A3232652011&s=electronics&sr=1-5
Internet routers 1 surfline router, one Vodafone Router and 2 generic routers 500 4 2000 We propose to purchase 2 routers from telecom providers which usually has a linnitation of 32 clients; many people usually connect more than 1 device. We are buying 2 other generic routers to enable us extend the connections from 32 user to more.
Internet Data 30GB data expected to be used for each event 300 10 3000
Power extension socket This will allow many people to connect to electric power source 100 6 600
Laptops Chromebooks 1700 5 8500 From experience, one of the challenges we encounter during outreach is people not having laptops to use. We propose to purchase a few lighweight computers for this purpose.
Refreshment (Light Breakfast / Lunch + Water) For 30 total participants including maximum of 5 team members at each of the visits we pay to the educational institutions; we'll be making 10 total rounds 1800 10 18000 A workshop lasting more than 4 hours would require us to serve lunch for participants and team members
Podcasts + Weekly Team meetings Internet data to support
  • Team's bi-weekly remote (video conference call) meetings
  • Podcast recording
350 20 7000 Team will hold 20 total remote meetings. These meeting may include some educators and student's we'll invite on a regular basis.
As well, we're creating a ten-part podcast series as part of our documentation; where we'll talk to educators and students to learn their challenges and experiences on the WEP program. To ensure reliable connection, we may have to take care of the cost of internet (or telephone) for the person we have to interview
Quarterly in-person meeting of team. Aside from weekly remote team meeting, Team will meet in person once every three months; i.e.a total of 3 times throught out the project. Purpose of the meetings will be to regroup, restructure and learn from each other. Venue space 500 3 1500 The first meeting, to begin at the start of the project is to train team members on the use of collaborative tools including Google Drive; Slack, and on-wiki navigation, etc. Meeting will include all 10 team members, and may include our two advisers and two visint WMF staff, totalling 14 people
Internet data 300 3 900
Refreshment (Light Breakfast / Lunch + Water) 840 3 2520
T-Shirts 22 total customized lacoste printed T-Shirts for team members, and campus coordinators 50 22 1100 T shirts for all team members, and 1 each for a coordinator we will pick to liaise with, from all 10 events we're hosting
Stickers 60 stickers per event 1 600 600
Printing Event posters, program outline, tutorial, etc 1 300 300
Flex Banner (Large Pasters) Fro use on event grounds 100 2 200
Roll up banner 400 2 800
Social Media boost Each event will be boosted on Facebook at 1 USD per day 37 10 370 Each event will be boosted for 7 days
Ghc 59875.08 1 USD = 5.1627 Ghc
USD 11597.63 Based on Oanda Exchange (May 11, 2019)

Staff Billing - Table BEdit

Phase Date Range Description Team Estimated Hours
A : Connect Within 1 month
  • Engage local partners and institutions
  • Setting up meetings
  • Develop and facilitate signing of MOU agreements
  • Research
  • Communications
  • Partnerships
30
B: Organise Within 1 month
  • Arrange workshop swag; T-shirts, banners, stickers, posters
  • Prepare workshop evaluation material, tutorial, program detail, WEP learning material
  • Arrange Logistics
  • Graphics Design of posters, banners, social media advertisements
  • M&E
  • Project management
  • Trainers
  • Events & Logistics
50
C: Implement Within 3 months
  • Organise workshops at partner locations
  • Training and editathons for students at partner locations
  • Write 10 total blog posts
  • Project management
  • Trainers
  • Events & Logistics
  • Photography
  • Content (blogging)
40
D: Community Within 3 months after start of Phase B
  • Portal development
  • Reporting of outcomes
  • Survey Research
  • M&E
  • Project management
120
E: Further Community Within 9 months after start of Phase B
  • Conduct a 10-part podcast series (include recording and audio editing)
  • Develop a manual for running a successful WEP in the African context
  • Survey analysis
  • M&E
  • Advisers
  • All team members with research bacground
120
Total Hours 360
Rate 1 Hour = Ghc150
Total Hours * Rate (Ghc) 54000
Based on Oanda Exchange (May 11, 2019) | 1 USD = 5.1627 Ghc | Total Hours * Rate (USD) 10459.64321

PS. Billing pertains to staff time spent outside of actual on-the-ground organisation of workshops. Staff time spent during outreach is volunteer.

Transportation - Table CEdit

Item Details Unit Ghc Quantity Total Ghc Comment
Transportation (North of Ghana) Transportation for 4 team members traveling from Accra to the North of Ghana. Team will spend 4 days; a day each to visit each site 1500 4 6000 Locations are
  • Tamale College of Education
  • Tamnorth Hub
  • Bawku Senior High School
  • Navrongo Campus, University for Development Studies
Lodging (North of Ghana) Lodging for 4 team members. Two days to be spent in Tamale, 1 day in Bawku and 1 day in Navorongo 800 4 3200
Transportation (University of Education, Winneba ) Transportation for 6 team members traveling from Accra 100 6 600
Transportation (Koforidua Technical University) Transportation for 6 team members traveling from Accra 100 6 600
Other transportation allowance For travel within Accra to 3 locations:
  • Galaxy International School
  • Madina Institute of Science and Technology
  • Ghana Telecom University College
180 10 1800 All 10 team members may be able to participate at once at the events in Accra
Ghc 12200 1 USD = 5.1627 Ghc
USD 2363.10 Based on Oanda Exchange (May 11, 2019)

Table A + Table B + Table CEdit

Tables GHC
A: Logistics 59875.08
B: Staff 54000
C: Transport 12200
Total 126075.08

Budget in spreadsheet can be access here.

How will you know your project has succeeded?Edit

Describe potential evaluation plans, indicators, tools, etc. that will help you identify if you have achieved your goals

  1. Training educators in Ghana
    • Organise Wikipedia in education workshops for faculty at 5 educational institutions
  2. Improving English Language Wikipedia
    • By establishing a WEP for at least 1 course taught in English
  3. Improving Local Language Wikipedias
    • Expand 1 incubating Ghanaian local language to full Wikipedia status
    • Incubate 1 Ghanaian language that didn't exist on Wikimedia already (or considerably improve a full Ghanaian local language Wikipedia)
  4. Recruiting permanent contributors to Wikimedia projects
    • Organise 5 Wikipedia editathons at 3 educational institutions
    • Organise Wikipedia editathons at Tamnorth Hub
    • Improve or create 100 Wikipedia articles from editathons
    • Upload 500 images of interesting attractions around the sites we visit to Wikimedia Commons
  5. Setting up Wikipedia Education Programs (WEP) hubs
    • Set up of a WEP hub to facilitate the adoption of Wikipedia into the curriculum at at least 1 educational institution
  6. GOIFON Portal - Creation of a GOIFON portal on meta to:
    • Provide information about the WEP, given the context of the environment we're working in, including Q&A and cheat sheets
    • As an incubation ground to recruit new educators and students, and editors in general
    • An information space where existing participants of our project can interact and ask further questions
    • Organising and documenting the project
    • As landing page to strengthen relationships with partners, fostering collaboration and innovation,
    • As a platform to basically share information and provide metrics intelligence to showcase the projects evolution to users
  7. Develop a manual for running a successful WEP in the African context
  8. Write at least 5 blog posts
  9. Conduct and analyse a survey report

What are the biggest challenges you foresee in the implementation of your idea and how would you address them?Edit

Be as detailed as possible.

  • Availability of Laptops for participants - In almost all our events, we have come across some participants who are interested in editing Wikipedia but do not have or cannot afford laptops or tablets. In situations like this, we try to work with or partner with institutions that have computer labs. However, some of these labs turn out to be filled with computers which do not function well or are very slow and hence we end up not being able to accomplish much at the end of an event. We are hoping to get funding to be able to provide at least five laptops for this project to help solve this issue.
  • Internet Connectivity - We currently have one router which can accommodate 10 people, so when 10 people are connected, the others are unable to connect. Internet connectivity in Ghana is a huge problem. During edit-a-thons, we get participants complaining about how the internet is so slow or how they are unable to connect to the router. This frustrates some participants to the point that they are not motivated to contribute to Wikimedia Foundation projects. We want to eliminate the issue of internet connectivity as much as we can by providing enough routers as much as we can so that every participants present will be able to connect to the internet. We also want to purchase routers from Vodafone and MTN so when one network is down, we can benefit from the other.
  • The bureaucratic system of getting letters approved - If we are to go directly to the schools seeking for approval to initiate such a project, it will take a long time before we get an approval. So in order to avoid this long delay, we are working directly with key persons in the institutions, mostly lecturers. We are also in partnership with the CEO for Ghana Code Club, Tina Appiah, who has permit from the Director of Secondary Education in Ghana, to establish code clubs in almost every region of Ghana.

MotivationEdit

 
Change is difficult!

Why do Wikimedia projects belong in education?Edit

Share your team’s perspectives on the value of Wikimedia projects in education.

  • Students gain key 21st century skills in ICT, media literacy, global collaboration, writing and research development, and critical thinking skills.
  • Through contributing to Wikimedia projects, education can be improved with contemporary approach of teaching.
  • Educators and students alike, thorugh engagement with Wikipedia, are able improve their academic writing skills by
    • Learning to write from a neutral point of view
    • Using information that are reliable
  • Wikimedia provides the opportunity to create knowledge in indigenous languages. This means that, while the use of indigenous languages is on the decline due to globalisation; which isn't necessarily a bad thing, Wikimedia can still be used as a means to preserve and record the written form and audio-visual structures of these languages; essentially serving as a language preservation platform.
  • Finally, we believe that, ease of access to information is the key to solving many of the problems we know of today such as poverty, illiteracy and poor healthcare. Since Wikipedia serves as a gateway or first point of contact for many people who cannot afford otherwise expensive paywalled research, there is a need to strengthen the quality of Wikipedia's article entries so many more people in schools, or the regular internet surfer can access free information that can be beneficial to them. No group of people are best suited for this task than educators and students. In parts of West Africa for instance, access to information is still privileged, and data and academic work that can address social problems and diseases are rare. It was discovered after the 2014 Ebola outbreak that a 32 year old Elsevier paper could have averted much of the Ebola crisis if only it was not locked behind an expensive paywall out of the budget of health professional in the area. We believe that Wikimedia in Education has a role to play in creating a world in which everyone can freely access and benefit from essential knowledge.

Why do you want to join the W&E Greenhouse?Edit

Share your main reasons for applying, motivation, expectations, and what you would like to achieve by the end of this experience.

In Ghana, many researchers and students have been made to believe that Wikipedia is not a credible source to reference in their work. It is our goal to clear this doubt and misconception. During some of our Wikipedia training sections, we have had students of Ghana Institute of Journalism tell us how attending our training sections have cleared the doubts they had about Wikipedia. They mentioned that having such training sessions for students will help clear the doubts of other students and lecturers. We have had students from Ghana Institute of Journalism, University Development studies Navrongo campus and others express interest in having a Wiki hubs established on their campus. We believe getting students and lecturers to use Wikipedia will help them understand Wikipedia more and that will convince them on its usefulness and credibility. We also believe that this project will serve as an opportunity for us to learn a different set of skills such as project management and how we incorporate Wikipedia in our educational curricula. At the end of this project, we expect to see the aforementioned schools having active Wikipedia hubs on their campuses. We also hope to see these schools using Wikipedia as part of their curricular.

As part of our collaborative effort to make knowledge accessible to everyone regardless of the limitation of internet connectivity, We intend to use this project to build a partnership with the Ghana education services and private universities across the country.

TeamEdit

 
Team members + some students of Madina Institute of Science and Technology, taken at Parliament of Ghana Wikipedia and Wikidata Editathon organised by Global Open Initiative in Ghana on February 23, 2019

Who are the members of your team?Edit

Indicate who will be the main focal point and the roles/responsibilities each member would have during the development of your project. Make sure your Wikimedia usernames are properly linked.

Our diverse team of young professionals is led by longtime Wikimedia community members

  • With vast experience and deep understanding of Wikimedia-movement-wide processes and activities
  • Who have strong passion and genuine interest in increasing access to open knowledge and educational resources
  • Have demonstrated high energy and commitment towards increasing access to free information at the community and global level
  • Have community engagement experience and connections to mission allied institutions
  • Capable of providing capacity development and transfer of skills to local community partners


  1. Mohammed Sadat Abdulai - Main focal point, Research, Monitoring and Evaluation
  2. Zita Ursula Zage - Technology, Projects manager
  3. Sadik Shahadu - Communications, Social Media and Partnerships coordinator
  4. Harriet Henry Bayel - Logistics, Events
  5. Franklin Oduro - Trainer, Local partnerships
  6. Terese Baidoo - Trainer
  7. Mustapha Olasunkanmi - Graphics Designer
  8. Esmeralda Arvo-Quardo - Content Editor
  9. Gabriel Amuzu - Photographer
  10. George Henry Smart-Abbey - Bookkeeping
  11. Gereon Kalkuhl - Community Strategy advisor
  12. Greg McVerry - Open Educational Resources, Technology and Literacy advisor

Where is your team located?Edit

Keep in mind that all team members should be in the same location for the on-site visits from the WMF Education team. These visits will be scheduled in advance in consultation with the selected team.


All the members of the team are located in Accra, in Ghana. Our advisors are based in Germany and United States respectively.

What languages does your team speak?Edit

Please, keep in mind that for this first edition of the Greenhouse the main language of communication will be English.


All team members have (or are currently pursuing) formal university education in English. Collectively, the team has people who speak other languages besides English; including French, Spanish, German, Hausa, Dagbani, and 10+ Ghanaian and Nigerian indigenous languages.

Have any members of your team been involved in organizing other Wikimedia outreach initiatives?Edit

Please, provide links to newsletters/photos/documentation if available.


All team members are actively involved in Wikimedia community activities in their own capacities. All members are also team members of the GOI Foundation, collectively involved with the activities of the foundation; both in Wikimedia offline skills capacity development workshops and online on-wiki editing. Below is a snapshot of activities that some individual members of the team have undertaken:

  1. Mohammed Sadat Abdulai
  2. Zita Ursula Zage
  3. Sadik Shahadu - 2019 Art and Feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thon

Which members of your team will join the “Wikimedia & Education Project Management” online course?Edit

Remember at least one member of your team needs to join and fully complete the online course.


All the team is committing to completing the online course. The following however, are mandated to complete the online course:

  1. Mohammed Sadat Abdulai
  2. Zita Ursula Zage
  3. Sadik Shahadu

How did you learn about this opportunity?Edit

  • Wikimedia in Education mailing list: education@lists.wikimedia.org

Get involvedEdit

Community notificationEdit

You are responsible for notifying relevant communities of your proposal, so that they can help you! Depending on your project, notification may be most appropriate on a Village Pump, talk page, mailing list, etc.--> Please paste links below to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions.

EndorsementsEdit

Do you think this project should be selected to participate in the W&E Greenhouse? Please add your name and rationale for endorsing this project below! (Other constructive feedback is welcome on the discussion page).

  • I fully endorse this project as we try to increase web literacy and access to education across Ghana. By supporting local networks that contribute OER material to their local wikis that draws on content on Wikipedia we strengthen the community. jgmac1106 2019-05-14
  • I fully support this program. This project will help improve Ghanaian languages Wikipedias. It is also a great step towards embedding Wikipedia in the Ghanaian educational system. Shahadusadik (talk) 13:02, 14 May 2019 (UTC)
  • I enthusiastically endorse this project! It is precisely such projects we need to further diversify the content of Wikipedia and further spread its use in teaching and learning. Nateangell (talk) 17:30, 14 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Getting lecturers to use Wikipedia in teaching their students will help equip students with computer and research skills.This project will help clear the misconceptions lecturers and students have about Wikipedia and hence I fully endorse this project.Celestinesucess (talk) 05:58, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Great project, I endorse. TereseB (talk) 08:38, 16 May 2019 (UTC)


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