Thanks very much for the information regarding these videos in Swedish,
Basque, and Spanish. I'm impressed by the quality of the recent videos in
Basque and Spanish that I watched, to the extent that I understand them. In
the past two to three years have I also learned about recently produced
instructional videos through publications such as affiliates' reports and *This
Month in Education* <https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education/News>.
To the extent that I understand the video in Spanish that Dennis linked
I think that it is very good, so I'm now thinking that I will suggest to
WMF that I not create a Spanish version of the video that I am producing,
but in the future if there is interest in having instructional videos in
Spanish regarding different subjects that are not already covered by
existing videos then I may propose creating Spanish versions of videos that
I plan for English Wikipedia, Commons, or other projects.
As far as I know, there is no easily accessible catalog of what Wikimedia
instructional videos exist. Finding some instructional videos is possible
using the Commons category tree and by searching for file names on Commons,
but not all videos are easy to find using those methods, and several
instructional videos that I found on Commons are outdated. I boldly created
a page here
for cataloging Wikimedia instructional videos, and I would like to invite
people to expand that list, especially for videos which contain current
information and have good production quality. Hopefully having a common
catalog will help those of us who produce videos to get ideas from watching
others' videos, and to consider whether to translate or reuse portions of
existing videos. If someone thinks that they have a better idea for
cataloging existing Wikimedia instructional videos, or if there is a
catalog that already exists, please reply to this thread or contact me off
Regarding documenting my process, I am placing notes
on Meta that are in addition to the grant proposal, the talk page for the
grant proposal, and the scripts.
Thanks again for sharing information.
( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine )
A video tutorial for creating references on Wikipedia with VisualEditor is
in development for English Wikipedia and possibly also for Spanish
Wikipedia. Publication is likely to happen in March 2019. If this tutorial
is well received then additional tutorials may follow.
If you would like to receive notifications regarding the availability of
draft or finished tutorial products, or to learn additional information,
then please continue reading below.
*How can I request notifications for when drafts or finished products are
ready for review?*
If you would like to receive a notice when a draft or finished product is
ready for public review then I invite you to go to the the project talk
page and follow the link to the newsletter subscription page . During
the development of this single tutorial the newsletters are likely to be
short. I am likely to send approximately 3 to 6 notifications to
subscribers between now and the end of this mini-project.
(The reason that I am not including a link to the newsletter's subscription
page directly in this email is that I may change the name of the newsletter
in the future, and I prefer to minimize any potential confusion and the
number of redirect pages, so I think that including a link from this email
to the talk page is preferable because the location of the talk page is
likely to remain stable.)
Some of you may remember the project that was originally named LearnWiki
. For various painful reasons that project was not completed within the
original schedule and budget. However, I continue to believe that video
tutorials Wikimedia projects could be very useful for new contributors, and
also for helpers who could use the videos to demonstrate concepts to new
contributors. I think of this project as being a pilot iteration for
"LearnWiki version 2.0", or maybe "LearnWiki 2.0 beta 1", with a major
change between this effort and the original LearnWiki project being how the
project is executed. The goal for this tutorial remains aligned with the
original vision for LearnWiki. I believe that I know more about project
management than I did when I attempted LearnWiki version 1.0.
WMF approved a rapid grant for me to develop a single tutorial module 
regarding creating Wikipedia references with VisualEditor. This tutorial is
in development, I and I plan to publish the finalized script and video in
March 2019. Depending on the amount of remaining funds after development of
the English version of this tutorial and on whether WMF agrees, in addition
to an English version of the tutorial I may also produce a Spanish version
within the budget of the current rapid grant. Additional translations or
derivative versions would be welcome from anyone who would like to create
If this first tutorial is well received then I may request funding for
Within the next few days I plan to publish the first complete draft of the
script for the referencing tutorial. I will place a link to that draft on
the project talk page , and I am likely to create links from the same
talk page to further drafts and additional tutorial products. If you would
like to receive project updates then please watch the talk page and/or
subscribe to the newsletter.
I welcome any comments or questions that you have, either on a mailing list
or on the project talk page .
Yours in service,
( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine )
The February edition of the Education Newsletter has been published:
In this edition you'll find the programme for the upcoming
Wikimedia+Education Conference, and many more news from our community in
Nigeria, Serbia, Germany, Uruguay, Portugal, Norway, Switzerland, Basque
Country, Macedonia, and Israel. Thank you for sharing your stories!
In case you missed the newsletter at your talk page, you can subscribe to
the Education Newsletter here:
*Melissa Guadalupe Huertas*
Wikimedia Foundation | Education Program Officer
user: MGuadalupe (WMF)
It's that time of month again (the last Monday of the month!), and the
Wikipedia & Education User Group will be hosting it's monthly Open Meeting
between *16:30 - 18:00 UTC*, *via this link
Besides updates from participants and from our Working Groups, every
meeting we will be featuring 3 EDUWiki stories from around the world, and
today we'll get to hear from *Erik Bolinder*, *Mossab Mohammed* and *Rajeeb
Looking forward to seeing everyone later today and please contact me if
you'd like to tell your story in the next meeting!
Shani, on behalf of the Wikipedia & Education User Group.
PS - This is a reminder that you can save our Monthly Open Meetings
Sessions in your calendars till July 2019 - every last Monday of each
month, between 1630-1800 UTC, using the same link:
*Shani Evenstein Sigalov*
* Lecturer, Tel Aviv University.
* EdTech Innovation Strategist, NY/American Medical Program, Sackler School
of Medicine, Tel Aviv University.
* PhD Candidate, School of Education, Tel Aviv University.
* OER & Emerging Technologies Coordinator, UNESCO Chair
<https://education.tau.ac.il/node/3495> on Technology, Internationalization
and Education, School of Education, Tel Aviv University
* Chairperson, WikiProject Medicine Foundation
* Chairperson, Wikipedia & Education User Group
* Chairperson, The Hebrew Literature Digitization Society
* Chief Editor, Project Ben-Yehuda <http://bybe.benyehuda.org>.
Summary: Please tell me how you and your groups communicate at
The Wikimedia Foundation is planning a global consultation about
communication. The goal is to improve tools for communication for all
contributors, regardless of their experience level, their computer skills,
or their devices. I want you, your teachers, and your students to be
represented in this consultation. I need you to talk to your communities
and user groups about what they do and what they need.
*You can help by hosting a discussion with your group.* Here's what to do:
- First, please sign up your group on wiki.
- Next, choose a place to collect information from other people in your
group. It could be an e-mail thread, a page on wiki, a discussion on
Facebook – whatever is natural and normal for your group. You do not need
to make people vote or have a decision-making discussion. It's just for
- Then ask people what they think about their communication. The team
particularly wants to hear stories and other information about how people
communicate with each other on and off wiki. All information is valuable.
People might not be sure what to say, so please consider asking these five
questions (it might help people get started):
1. When you want to discuss a topic with your community, what tools work
for you, and what problems block you?
2. What about talk pages works for newcomers, and what blocks them?
3. What do others struggle with in your community about talk pages?
4. What do you wish you could do on talk pages, but can't due to the
5. What are the important aspects of a "wiki discussion"?
- Finally, please go to the Talk pages consultation 2019 page on
MediaWiki.org and report what you learned from your group. Please
include links if the discussion is available to the public.
*You can also help build the list of the many different ways people talk to
each other. *Not all groups active on wikis or around wikis use the same
way to discuss things: it can happen on wiki, on social networks, through
external tools... Please tell us how your group communicates.
You can read more about the overall consultation process on
MediaWiki.org. If you have questions or ideas, you can leave feedback
about the consultation process in the language you prefer.
*Thank you!* I'm looking forward to hearing from you.
Sherry Snyder (WhatamIdoing)
Community Liaison, Wikimedia Foundation
We have education office hours today (19th February) at 12:30 PM (UTC).
Join us today by clicking on this link: https://meet.google.com/mvr-rcnk-jad
or you can still add to the Calendar and get the reminder for the call.
- Office Hours (2): February 19, 12:30 UTC (
Looking forward to seeing you all in the call.
Communications and Wikimedia Outreach Contractor