Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Wikipedia training 2012

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Basics[edit | edit source]

  • Date: Thursday 6 December, 2pm-5:30pm
  • Venue: Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Old Road Campus Research Building, Oxford OX3 7DQ
  • Cost: Free
  • Twitter: @wikimediauk
  • Participants: Wikipedia newcomers from the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research wanting to improve cancer related articles. Max number - 15
  • Any questions: Daria Cybulska on daria.cybulskaatwikimedia.org.uk, 0207 065 0994, Evelyn Harvey <evelyn.harvey@ludwig.ox.ac.uk>

About the event[edit | edit source]

After Doug Taylor's presentation during AMRC workshop on 30 October 2012, one of the participants (from Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research) approached us with an interest in Wikipedia training. The staff most interested in participating in this training were the research scientists from the organisation.

Topics for the workshop[edit | edit source]

  • Trainees were encouraged to think about what cancer-related articles they would want to look at.
  • From the pre-event feedback, most registered participants were interested in learning about Wikipedia in general, and also in how it's collaborative in character.

Venue[edit | edit source]

  • Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Old Road Campus Research Building, Oxford OX3 7DQ
  • A computer training room with a capacity of 30. Because of the layout of the room it works best with 15 participants.
  • Internet provided via wired connection on the desktop computers.
  • Projector provided by the host
  • Refreshments provided throughout
  • Possibility of meeting for lunch at campus with Evelyn Harvey before the training
  • Travel expenses covered by Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
  • Parking permit possible but needed to be requested

Programme[edit | edit source]

The expectation was to provide an introduction to editing (most people would not know how to edit) and have a chance to do as much editing as can be fitted in. Some resources were created to support this event, and you can see them on the talk page.

2pm-5:30pm

Suggested topics and scheme:

  • 2pm start and set up; Introduction of participants
  • What Wikipedia is and is not - Commons
  • Basics of Editing
  • User space: user page; talk page; sandbox
  • Practical work - 1-on-1 and small group work
  • Plenary discussion - making and editing articles
  • around 3:45pm coffee break
  • Sources, referencing, WP:V
  • Images
  • Practical work - 1-on-1 and small group work
  • Plenary discussion - What's next; Help!
  • 5:30pm finish

Participants[edit | edit source]

Attendees[edit | edit source]

Trainers[edit | edit source]