GLAMcamp London/September 2012/Volunteers and Education
A general problem for all chapters is: how to find active volunteers for GLAM projects? This question
- editors for GLAM activities
Types of volunteers
Students as 'forced' volunteers / involving educational institutions
Relate Wikipedia edits to assignments/assessments
- Matchmaking; connecting GLAM projects and educational programs
- Serbian project 'Wikipedia in schools'
Tips / lessons learned:
- Instead of working with final year students, start earlier so that the students can 'grow' into their editorship
Engaging editors from Wikimedia projects
- How to get actual Wikipedia editors out of their homes, and involved into 'real life' projects?
Engaging a 'new' target audience
- Finding new target audiences.
General problem for all chapters: how to find active volunteers? Students as forced volunteers - connection with GLAM projects is obvious
Students are also editors, but in many cases not treated as such
Project Wikipedia in schools - Serbia
Matchmaking between GLAM projects and educational programs.
Related to assessments, assignments. Reach out to educational institutions.
Outside of schools
How to get actual Wikipedia editors interested in real life events?
How to convert people from casual to regular editors? Best practices? It is about quality. What percentage do you consider a success? Example of successful format: writing contest
Follow-up in education: start with second-year students
Experience of working with students in GLAM projects.
What motivates people?
Problem of friendliness Mentorship program / ambassadors