World War I/Oxford editathon 2015

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On Tuesday 10th November 2015, University of Oxford IT Services hosted a Wikipedia Editathon on the theme of World War I and Oxford. Training will be led by Martin Poulter, the Bodleian Libraries' Wikimedian In Residence.

The project page on Wikipedia has relevant resources and will record changes made.


There were six trainees: five women and one man. Four of the trainees (three women,one man) created new accounts.

Three participants filled in Oxford IT Services' online evaluation form.

Except where indicated, 5 = Excellent; 1 = Poor

  • 4 4 4 Mean: 4.0
  • 3 4 Mean: 3.5

2 = Too difficult; -2 = Too easy

  • 0 0 0 Mean: 0.0
What would you have liked more of?
  • A little more guidance at times on each step of the editing process. It would also have been useful to have a list of relevant pages that needed editing so that more could have been achieved during the day.
What would you have liked less of?

No answers

Please give any other comments you have here .....
  • I found the course very interesting and am now planning to do more wikipedia editing. I particularly enjoyed Stephen Barker's intro talk. It was a bit of a shame there weren't more attendees but at the same time this allowed for more face-to-face discussion.
  • I think it would have helped me if I had prepared some content to add to Wikipedia, or selected something to edit, in advance.