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Submissions/Wikipedia in Education: by the numbers

From Wikimania 2014 • London, United Kingdom

This is an accepted submission for Wikimania 2014.

Submission no. 3044
Title of the submission
Wikipedia in Education: by the numbers
Type of submission (discussion, hot seat, panel, presentation, tutorial, workshop)
Author of the submission
Prakash Neupane, Shani Evenstein, Toni Sant, Jami Mathewson, Tighe Flanagan
E-mail address
nprkshn@gmail.com, shani@wikimedia.org.il, toni.sant@wikimedia.org.uk, jami@wikiedfoundation.org, tflanagan@wikimedia.org
Prakash Neupane, Esh77, Toni Sant (WMUK), Jami (Wiki Ed), Tflanagan (WMF)
Country of origin
Nepal, Israel, UK, USA, Canada, Egypt, Jordan
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Wikipedians of Nepal, Wikimedia Israel, Wikimedia UK, Wiki Education Foundation, Wikimedia Foundation, Wikipedia Education Program
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)
What is the impact of Wikipedia Education Programs around the world? To begin to answer this massive question, program leaders have started to collect numbers which can start to tell the story of Wikipedia in Education. Using tools like WikiMetrics and engaging with Wikipedia Education Program leaders and champions around the world, this group hopes to start telling the story with numbers. How many students? How much content on different Wikipedias and on Commons? How active are students during the term -- and do any of them stick around?
Data we’ll be looking at:
  • Number of students; teachers; classes; schools/universities
  • amount of content; number of new articles
  • editor activity (compared to that language editor community); retention?
  • content quality numbers?
  • topics students are writing about
Basic data like this is becoming more and more available for the US and Canada and the Arab world programs. As the Education Cooperative works with other program leaders over the coming months, we will compile and visualize these numbers on a larger scale that includes Nepal, Israel, the UK and others as they become available. This presentation will showcase the importance of collecting and evaluating these numbers. It will also share our methods and rationale. Additionally, it will open up a conversation about evaluation and metrics as we work on ways to do it consistently and better in the future.
This presentation will solicit input from the Program Design and Evaluation and Analytics teams (WMF) as it is developed.
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Length of session (if other than 30 minutes, specify how long)
30 minutes
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