- Contract out some UI improvement work to professional programmers and web designers to improve Wikibooks
- Buy a handful of our best books from PediaPress, and donate them to schools and libraries.
- Buy commodity laptops, and use them to host workshops for interested groups.
- Buy pro-Wikibooks advertisements in magazines for professional educators
- Offer prizes to students who donate their appropriate and well-written school papers to Wikibooks after school is over. These papers could make excellent starting points for new books.
- Try to convince more teachers to assign writing and editing tasks on Wikibooks
- Buy one give one: An event where for every PediaPress-printed book we sell, we donate one to a group in need
- Offer bounties to authors to write specific pages or to edit pages in specific ways
- Contact publishers and authors to purchase the rights to out-of-print books and have them uploaded to WB for improvement
- Purchase rights to use standardized educational curricula (which are often, unfortunately, copyrighted)
- Pay to have some of our best books reviewed, edited, and revised by professional editors
- Professionally publish some of our better books
Saturday, December 13, 2008
What if we...
Mike.lifeguard posed an interesting question today in #wikibooks: What ideas for outreach do you have for a group of Wikibookians who have some money available? Quite a loaded question, and we've done (and are still doing) a lot of brainstorming. It's basically a moot question because we don't have any money for anything, but still an interesting mental exercise. Here are some ideas we threw out about what we could do for outreach with a little bit of money: