The Community Development team at the Wikimedia Foundation has been
thinking about an online learning platform for several years now. The onset
of the COVID-19 pandemic has focused us more strongly on building such a
platform to support learning and knowledge sharing across the movement, and
in early 2021, the team piloted <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiLearn>
hosting two online courses using the Moodle platform.
We have now published a report
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiLearn/Pilot_report> about that
pilot program, with a description of the rationale, design considerations,
curriculum structure, and both learners' and our own evaluations of how it
went. The report concludes with a series of recommended next steps. The
team is actively pursuing those next steps, and they are going to be
submitted by the team in the upcoming annual plan process for the
Foundation's next fiscal year.
We invite you to read the report and ask any questions on the talk page. If
you are interested in taking part in teaching using this online learning
platform, please get in touch with the team by email to
comdevteam(a)wikimedia.org and tell us a bit about your plans, your subjects,
and your expected audience.
With best wishes for a healthy and productive 2022,
Community Development team
Asaf Bartov (he/him/his)
Senior Program Officer, Emerging Wikimedia Communities
Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the
sum of all knowledge. Help us make it a reality!