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On 7 July 2017, a Wikipedia training event took place at St. Catherine's College, Oxford, as part of the Symposium on Food and Cookery. The trainers were User:MartinPoulter and w:User:MassiveEartha.

During the session a new stub article was created on w:Charcoal in food.

Photo taken by Andrew Davidson

Evaluation[edit | edit source]

There were 15 attendees, 3 of whom were not being trained. 8 evaluation forms were collected.

Please rate the quality of the following.[edit | edit source]

1= Not satisfying/ useful. 5= Very satisfying/useful.

The workshop in general

4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 Mean: 4.9

Content

4 5 4 4 5 5 5 5 Mean: 4.6

Trainers

4 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 Mean: 4.8

Materials available

4 5 3 4 5 4 4 4 Mean: 4.1

Your confidence to edit Wikipedia

4 5 4 3 5 4 3 5 Mean: 4.1

Your understanding of Wikipedia

4 5 4 3 5 5 5 5 Mean: 4.5

How likely are you to continue editing?[edit | edit source]

5 3 4 4 4 5 4 5 Mean: 4.3

Comments
  • Excellent workshop
  • I wanted to publish my article + still need to do this?
  • Complex!
  • a simple handout to remember all the info is very valuable

Please write three words/expressions which describe this workshop for you[edit | edit source]

Comments by people who "would prefer their comments not be used in future Wikimedia UK publicity" are marked with a +

  • informative; fun; useful+
  • informative; interesting; friendly
  • informative; fun; friendly
  • detailed; interesting; stimulating +
  • useful experience; good contacts; nice people
  • exciting; informative; [blank]
  • eye-opening; engaging; inspiring
  • informative; new; challenging

Tell us at least one thing that would have improved this workshop for you[edit | edit source]

  • A half an hour more to exchange a few messages+
  • more time
  • leaving the coffee and biscuits for the afternoon session
  • sample edit to carry out
  • A handout to start with
  • more time +
  • more preparatory work
  • more assistants to help participants

Further comments - anything positive or negative that you would like to share![edit | edit source]

  • Instructor made a would be boring/dense topic informative and enjoyable+
  • Clear instructions and well-managed with people attending at different levels
  • need more links to learn
  • [5 blank]