[Wiki Loves Monuments] Seniors outreach related to WLM

Estermann Beat beat.estermann at bfh.ch
Thu Jul 12 20:49:54 UTC 2012

Thanks, Lodewijk, for spreading the word.

Dear all,

Our first experiences with encouraging older people to become active contributors of Wikipedia/Wikimedia suggest that WLM provides a great opportunity to address seniors and to reach out to organizations with an older user base than Wikipedia - e.g. online communities for seniors, local historian associations, etc.

If you're interested in combining WLM with seniors outreach, please let me know. We'll be happy to learn about your approaches and to share our experiences. In some countries we might also be able to provide assistance with contacting seniors organizations.

If you're present in Washington, you're invited to attend our workshop on Saturday, 12:10-13:30, Room 309; if you can't attend, just talk to me in between the workshops or send me an e-mail.

Best regards,

Beat Estermann

Coordinator Project TAO
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From: effeietsanders at gmail.com [mailto:effeietsanders at gmail.com] On Behalf Of Lodewijk Gelauff
Sent: Donnerstag, 12. Juli 2012 04:17
To: Wiki Loves Monuments Photograph Competition
Cc: Estermann Beat
Subject: numbers on senior participation

hi all,

see below, might be interesting. Thanks Beat for sharing and processing!

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Dear Lodewijk,

I've uploaded our WLM-reports on Wikiversity / the TAO Website:

-          Overview of approaches to seniors outreach:


-          Overview of WLM-related seniors outreach in 2011: http://www.thirdageonline.eu/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Wiki-Loves-Monuments-2012-June.pdf

-          Report on WLM-related seniors outreach in 2011 in Switzerland: http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/TAO/Seniors_Outreach_in_the_context_of_Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2011_in_Switzerland

The Wikiversity page's appearance is still far from perfect. Feel free to make improvements and add things - it's a wiki.
Thanks in advance for circulating the reports among interested circles. If there is any content on the TAO-Website (www.thirdageonline.eu<http://www.thirdageonline.eu>) you would like to include in a CC-licensed wiki, please let me know; this shouldn't be a problem.

Best regards,

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