UCNISS/Sport Wiki Academy

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Wikimedia Australia and UCNISS plans to host a series of half day sport wiki academies in Australia in 2011. This page will contain information about these academies and all instructional materials related these courses. The academies will be free to attend.

Purpose[edit]

The purpose of the Sport Wiki Academy is to engage the Australian and New Zealand sport community in order to encourage them to use wikis to help meet institutional goals, to start thinking about Wikimedia Australia as an organization that can help them, to figure out how to use wikis to help with potential sponsors, to help improve Australian sport related content on Wikipedia, and to reach out to an underserved Australian population that may not have considered wikis as a tool that can help them.

Attendees[edit]

In each city, an attempt will be made to get sport people and organizations of all levels to attend. This includes grassroots clubs like Aussie rules, roller derby, netball and swimming clubs. It also includes leagues like WNBL, W-League, ANZ Championship, NBL, A-League, AFL and NRL clubs. It also includes organizations like State and National branch institutes of sport and universities that have programs in sport studies/management/physiology/history and culture. Beyond this, local sport fans that edit Wikipedia and Commons will be invited. In Melbourne, an attempt will be made to try to set up an academy with the people who run Demons Wiki. University and state institutes of sport may be the primary group targeted as they likely have the best facilities to host half day events.

Academy content[edit]

The focus of the academy will depend on who is involved. In general, the broad general scope will be aimed at teaching three things:

  1. How to use Wikipedia, Commons, Books and other WMF projects to help promote sport related organisations;
  2. How to set up a wiki to help an organisation with document management; and
  3. Discussion on why sport interest groups and organisations should be more engaged in wikis.

The content for these academies will be created and will be made available on either Wikimedia Australia's wiki or on Wikiversity. It will all be licensed using the Creative Commons Attribution and Share Alike license.

Sport Wiki Academy Instructional Booket[edit]

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