Pre-workshop tasks

Things to do before arriving in Cardiff: Core (15 minutes) Create a Wikipedia account You should ideally create a Wikipedia account at least 4 days before an editathon event as new users cannot create new pages on Wikipedia until their account has been registered for 4 days and they have accrued over 10 edits. Join […]

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Resources

Wikimedia chapters or groups near you (these are the countries of workshop participants – here is a full list of chapters) Belgium Germany Finland France Ireland – wikimedia community working on setting up a chapter Netherlands Norway Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Bay Area User Group Philadelphia meet-ups   Getting started with Wikipedia […]

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Preparing your own editathon

Wikipedia editathons in a nutshell: Choose a platform for managing the assignment you are happy with. Either a Project Page or the Programs and Events Dashboard. Identify a focus area for the assignment i.e. create a worklist as to which articles are to be created or improved during the assignment and whether there will be […]

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What is an editathon?

An editathon can be anything you want it to be! “An editathon is an organized event where people come together at a scheduled time to create or edit Wikipedia entries on a specific topic. Participants engage in all kinds of collaborative activity around the creation of wiki pages, aided by information specialists including librarians, archivists […]

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Wikipedia essentials

Before we get started creating and improving EdTech articles, there are a few need-to-know Wikipedia essentials to go over. Visual Editor makes life a lot easier. Wikipedia’s new WYSIWYG Visual Editor interface is very intuitive to use but it’s not enabled by default. You should enable it in Preferences¬†before going any further.¬† Once enabled, you […]

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Let’s get started

Trusted more than the BBC, Guardian and Telegraph (Jordan, 2014), Wikipedia receives some 17 billion pageviews from 500 million visitors each month and is estimated to be 1,500 times more cost effective than traditional ways of spreading information, such as presenting at academic conferences (Heilman, Masukume, Kipersztok, Shafee and Diptanshu, 2017). A 2016 study found […]

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