(Apologies if you already received this; I tried to send it earlier this
week but I think it didn't go through.)
Fellow education program leaders,
The Wikipedia & Education User Group has a request for you: Please share
the usernames of your participants with us!
Here’s why: We would like to quantify the impact the global education
program is having on the Wikimedia projects’ new active editor numbers. We
think the percentage of new active editors to all language Wikimedia
projects coming from all the educational efforts happening around the world
is likely impressive, but we have no way of knowing without having access
That’s where you come in. Whether your program is new with only a handful
of editors or a long-established program with hundreds of participants, we
want you to be counted. We are measuring our collective program’s impact,
and getting data from as many programs as possible, no matter their size,
Here’s what we need:
* You are best positioned to determine your own definition of which editors
come through your education program. Education programs look different
around the world; we trust if you say this person started editing through
your education program that they are part of our global education community.
* The timeframe we are looking for is January 1, 2019, through June 30,
2020 (or today, if you’re sending us names before then). Please share all
usernames of new editors who joined through your education program between
the start of 2019 through the first half of 2020.
* We only need usernames; we do not need the leading User: or which
Wikimedia project(s) they edited.
* Please send these by June 30, 2020.
To share your usernames:
* If you are using the Program & Events Dashboard (
https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/), simply send an email to
email@example.com (offlist) with a link to your campaign. If not every
program within that campaign is an education program, include in the body
of the email which program(s) should be considered part of your education
* If you do not use the Program & Events Dashboard, please collect
usernames into a spreadsheet and upload that spreadsheet here:
https://www.dropbox.com/request/PMJHRjgXuxJsM7yEmdGf (note: you do not need
to have a Dropbox account to submit a file here)
If you have any questions, please email LiAnna (firstname.lastname@example.org).
On behalf of the Wikipedia & Education User Group,