Getting started with Wikipedia University of Edinburgh Tutorial: Editing Wikipedia (pdf booklet) What’s where on Wiki (pdf) Building a brilliant page (pdf) Video tutorial on Media Hopper: Wikipedia editing in under 25 mins. (playlist of 18 videos) Video tutorial on Media Hopper: How easy is Wikipedia’s new Visual Editor interface – 5 min walkthrough […]

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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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