2021:Submissions/Supporting a gentle discussion - Can we raise awareness through research results to bring about change?
Speakers[edit | edit source]
Lea Volz (WMDE)
Abstract[edit | edit source]
At Wikimedia Germany we have collected a series of key findings (conflict analysis, interviews with people most affected by destructive communication) regarding the problems and challenges for the communication culture in German Wikipedia. Through various community events and scientific research in the German Wikipedia we were able to obtain an overall picture of the main challenges for the online communitcation culture. How can we use these findings to now activate the different community groups and functionaries and raise awareness for kinder and more considerate communication? The main focus of this session will be: Is research a tool to raise awareness for a certain topic? If not, what helps to raise awareness in the communities?