UWE Wikipedia event

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On 14 June 2016, the University of the West of England, Bristol is hosting a day event around Wikipedia and Wikimedia. It will include hands-on training with Wikipedia-editing and an overview of how Wikipedia and its sister projects are making knowledge and culture freely and openly available. No prior knowledge of wikis or Wikipedia is assumed.

In a nutshell

  • When: 10am to 3pm, Tuesday 14 June. Lunch is not provided but there is a café in the building.
  • Where: Room 3S705, S Block (on the left of this map), UWE Bristol Frenchay Campus, Bristol. Nearest train station: Bristol Parkway
  • What: A free interactive workshop

Contacts

Programme

  • Wikimedia overview: how we're making digital media, text, data and educational materials free and open for the world
  • Under the bonnet of Wikipedia: the quality scale and other tools to explore how Wikipedia articles evolve
  • Wikipedia as a peer community (including how to make sure your changes to Wikipedia are accepted, plus advice for expert contributors)
  • Hands-on editing using the new, simpler interface (There's a guide to the new visual editor in Wikipedia's help pages)
In addition to Wikipedia editing using the Visual Editor, we looked at
Also mentioned but we didn't get around to

Accounts

New accounts
Other accounts
  • w:User:John bristol had been inactive for seven years; just five edits prior to that
  • w:User:Vivrolfe
  • One other trainee had to leave early and her computer was very slow so I think she only just created her account before leaving

Evaluation

Six trainees in total; three women, three men. All attendees filled in evaluation forms.

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

The workshop in general

5 5 5 5 5 5 Mean: 5.0

Content

5 5 5 5 5 5 Mean: 5.0

Trainers

5 5 5 5 5 5 Mean: 5.0

Materials available

5 4 5 5 5 4 Mean: 4.7

Your confidence to edit Wikipedia

5 4 5 5 5 4 Mean: 4.7

Your understanding of Wikipedia

5 4 5 5 5 5 Mean: 4.8

Comments
  • I personally needed this 5 hours - I've left several shorter workshops confused. This has been superb.

How likely are you to continue editing?

5 5 5 5 4 [one blank] Mean: 4.8

Comments
  • Yes- much more confident now. I needed to see a demonstration.

Please write three words/expressions which describe this workshop for you

  • Useful, inspiring, rewarding
  • Inspirational, friendly, clear
  • Confidence-building, full of possibilities, supportive
  • Empowering, illuminating, inspirational
  • Informative, interactive, useful
  • Useful/ relevant, interesting, pedagogically inspiring

Tell us at least one thing that would have improved this workshop for you

  • I can't think how!
  • [rest blank]

Further comments - anything positive or negative that you would like to share!

  • Very enlightening. Great, thank you!
  • Thanks
  • This was excellent. Very informative + engaging.
  • Martin was fabulous and most generous in coming to help us.
  • [rest blank]