FLOSS4Edu Pacific Workshop/WikiAmbassadors Group2
- help build and promote the community;
- you are part of a community of Ambassadors;
- personal development;
- looks good on your CV;
- networking with other groups, countries, projects;
- sets a standard of 'quality' as part of wider community and contributors;
- time consuming for Ambassador;
- conflicts of interest;
- if community dies ... then you've wasted your time;
- pressure to contribute;
- requires a commitment from Ambassador (sustainability);
- open to criticism, personal attacks;
- have to have a computer/internet to be able to contribute;
- may require 'support' from admininstrators, etc.
How should we recruit and support WikiAmbassadors?
- from regional workshops;
- from within WikiEducator itself, significant contributors;
- promotional materials; (see: WikiEducator Brochure)
- network the Ambassadors;
- mentoring program; (like Wikiversity)
- recognition for contributions; (possibly as part of performance indicators)
Ideas for things WikiAmbassadors can do in your country
- reporting on local or regional network/internet infrastructure(s);
- reviewing quality of materials on WikiEducator;
- ensuring that resources are appropriate, usable for countries;
- develop action plans for acquiring local support;
- hold workshops in the various countries to support the participants of this workshop.
- keep everything as simple as possible to make it user friendly.
See also: Group 1