Looking at the next five years/Education workshop summary

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This discussion page relates to work done in 2013

People we are or could be working with (and recent examples)[edit | edit source]

Higher education[edit | edit source]

Lecturers
  • Reached through institutions and learned societies, e.g. Geological Society workshop
Support staff (including librarians, learning support staff, staff developers)
  • A residential course for learning and teaching staff, as part of JISC/ Learning Foundation for HE’s “Changing the Learning Landscape” programme, included a workshop given by Wikimedia UK
Learner groups
  • Student Wikipedia societies at Imperial College and Cambridge
Education researchers
Management
  • Presentation to PVCs & other senior management at University of Hertfordshire, April 2012
Sector bodies
Scholarly societies & GLAMs
  • Wellcome Library expressed an interest in supporting educational projects (Martin P's meeting with psychology-related partners in Manchester)
Education journalists

Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Policymakers, “Anyone with prestige and money”
  • Online communities, e.g. P2PU, WikiEducator, MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) providers

Schools[edit | edit source]

  • Add more here!

Adult education / Lifelong learning[edit | edit source]

  • Presence at NIACE /BBC Innovating Learning conference, December 2012
  • Suggestion: U3A (University of the Third Age)
  • We can work with this sector in a networked way: does not have to be top-down.

Professional education[edit | edit source]

  • Worked with University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust to deliver a workshop for staff in both Wikipedia editing and critical evaluation, September 2012

Questions for the next five years[edit | edit source]

What will the Education headlines be in the Wikimedia UK annual report for 2018?[edit | edit source]

  • Free, learner-created textbooks now available through Wikimedia project for a wide variety of subjects, thanks in large part to work done in UK education institutions.
  • We're still here! (The education programme)

Who in the Education sector should we be working with over the next 5 years?[edit | edit source]

  • Lecturers and their sector bodies
  • FE as a step towards Adult and Community Learning
  • International collaborations with a UK partner: work within the UK to advance Wikimedia’s global mission.
  • High-impact institutions
  • HEIs who offer Work/Industry Experience on degree programmes or module/s.

Who should we be training and what sort of support should we provide for trainers in the Education sector?[edit | edit source]

  • Teaching Assistants in universities
  • Cascade approach: document our practices in a way that allows them to be transferred
  • Use existing professional networks, e.g. HE Academy
  • Create a social enterprise for education
  • Provide external accreditation through a Framework for Learning Resources

Which activities should we focus on (and expand) as a priority list? Are there other activities we should consider introducing?[edit | edit source]

  • Incentives for academics, prestige
  • Target existing supporters; publicise their successes
  • Student-led events
  • Encourage appropriate tools
    • Use Wikidata to educate people about linked data
  • Courses to address the digital divide: give people access to basic technology who would not normally have access
Wikimedia UK education projects
Annual ConferenceCampus AmbassadorsStudent SocietiesSchoolsCommitteeVLE