Talk:EduWiki Conference 2012

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I am Adethya Sudarsanan from India. I am a computer software engineer specializing in testing. I have made a few proposals to be presented at EduWiki Conference at UK. I want to know about the schlorship opportunities which cover airfare basically.

I have also contacted Martin with a proposal on 6th May, 2012, which is still under consideration by him.

Reply awaited.

Thanks in advance,



Hi, Along with a few others I am involved in starting a Wikiversity learning project relating to the science behind Parkinson's disease. I, and possibly a colleague, am planning to attend the EduWiki Conference 2012 and we hope that the conference will be worthwhile for us. We wish to pick up information, advice and tips for making our project a success. We also wonder whether there would be the opportunity to look at our prototype with others and gain helpful feedback and advice. Can one the organisers respond to this and advise us on what we can expect? The entry page of the project is at

Droflet (talk) 13:06, 3 August 2012 (UTC)

Hi Droflet and welcome. Yes, the conference is about the intersection of Wikimedia and education, including Wikiversity, which will have its own session. There will be speakers from formal education but also from online communities or projects like yours aimed at the public. I hope the conference will help these different sectors to collaborate more productively. See the guidance I've written for speakers. We'll be discussing the practicalities of running different kinds of educational project as well as some big-picture stuff about open education. Looking forward to meeting you in September, MartinPoulter (talk) 15:45, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

conference report[edit source]

A brilliant idea but with work committments I will not be able to attend. The subject is dear to my heart as a full time employed museum educator who's job it is to enable people to learn through the collections and to gain another understanding of those same collections by how new users interpret them. Will there be some form of feedback to others like myself? I wish you an interesting, informative and fun learning time. Opps forgot I was not logged into this wiki! Edmund Patrick (talk) 06:35, 4 August 2012 (UTC) or me on wiki [[1]]

We will try to capture as much as possible in terms of video, social media commentary and presentation materials, and keep as much as possible under open licences. I'm sure there will be blog posts by Wikimedians and by educators. There's no substitute for taking part in person, I'm afraid, but I do hope we'll see you at a future event: sounds like your work overlaps both the education projects and cultural partnerships aspects of Wikimedia UK activity. Your good wishes are welcome! Cheers, MartinPoulter (talk) 15:33, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

Great idea, but seriously...[edit source]

As an educator and Wikipedian I would have definitely attended this - I have a lot of Wiki-related learning material that I've created and use with my students and would've been happy to share ... except that the date, for 90% of the UK, is the first two working days of the new school year!! At pretty much any other time of year, I could've (given the benefits for my college) have attended, but the chances of getting time allowed in the first week are zero, and I'm pretty sure they are for most primary, secondary, and many tertiary staff. Did no-one seriously consider this? Black Kite (talk) 14:13, 8 August 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the comment and I hope we'll see you at an event in future. As you can see from the programme, we're focused primarily on university level: this meant choosing the "sweet spot" in the calendar for the university sector, but I've purposively not tried to exclude attendees from the secondary sector. We intend to run a separate day workshop just for educators at the school level. Some rough ideas have been written up at Schools/OutreachWriteup and Wikimedia for schools workshop, but there is more to come. Feel free to weigh in with suggestions about content, and if you want to help run such a session, in this or any other professional forum, then that would be great and we will see what we can do to support you. Please do keep involved, MartinPoulter (talk) 18:30, 8 August 2012 (UTC)

Slides?[edit source]

Would you please ask the presenters to share their slides and link them from the talk descriptions? 07:30, 6 September 2012 (UTC)

Yes we are working on this. Daria Cybulska (WMUK) (talk) 14:11, 7 September 2012 (UTC)

Apologies[edit source]

I sent Martin an email earlier this week; but messages today suggest that this didn't get through :S So; my apologies for not attending EduWiki, I had to cancel my attendance due to a sudden health issue. Unfortunately the news (from this morning) is not great, so I am glad I didn't defer the appointment. So, yeh, sorry for the no show :) I was disappointed not to make it. --ErrantX (talk) 16:05, 6 September 2012 (UTC)

Get well soon! KTC (talk) 19:09, 6 September 2012 (UTC)
Fortunately we were able to work round the agenda on the day. It is probably a good idea to let me know too (in case of future events). Daria Cybulska (WMUK) (talk) 13:26, 7 September 2012 (UTC)