Training

Women’s History Month retrospective – Rosalind Franklin’s birthday

This month we are taking a look back at some of the Wikipedia gender gap projects we have worked on over the past couple of years. Today, we go back to July 2013… Back in July 2013 Wikimedia UK partnered with the Royal Society and the Medical Research Council’s National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) to celebrate the… read more »

Women and Wikipedia Editathon, Swansea

This post was written by Prof. Deborah Youngs and Dr Sparky Booker of Swansea University On Wednesday 28th January, 2015, Prof. Deborah Youngs and Dr Sparky Booker of Swansea University ran the first editathon in Wales organised to improve articles on women on Wikipedia. This day was focussed on reducing the gender gap on Wikipedia… read more »

Edit-on dudes: #ClassicsWomen are into Wikipedia

This post was written by Claire Millington, a Classics PhD student at Kings College London. It was first published on her blog here This week, after a lot of planning and persuading people to get involved, I ran a Wikipedia editathon to create and improve the pages of women who have been important to classics… read more »

Upcoming Training for Trainers session in Edinburgh

Wikimedia UK is committed to supporting our volunteers. To encourage them to teach others how to edit Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects, we are running a weekend training workshop. This will take place on the weekend of 1-2 November in Edinburgh, and we would particularly encourage anyone from Scotland and the north of England to attend. The… read more »

Invitation to tender – Train the Trainers 2014

Wikimedia UK is the Wikimedia chapter covering the United Kingdom. We exist to help collect, develop and distribute freely licensed knowledge and other educational, cultural and historic material. We do this by bringing together the Wikimedia community in the UK, and by building links with UK-based cultural institutions, universities, charities and other bodies. We also represent… read more »

Revitalising Wikipedia coverage of women scientists

This post was written by Edward Hands, Wikimedia UK volunteer Wikipedia trainer. Could “Reanimating Ice-cold Rats” and “Resuscitating Hamsters” inspire Wikipedia editors to revitalise our coverage of pioneering women scientists? This was one of many questions asked at a recent editathon and Wikipedia training session that I attended. Organised jointly with the Medical Research Council… read more »

Sphingonet and Wikipedia

This post was written by Richard Nevell. On 10 July, four trainers from Wikimedia UK travelled to Oxford to meet a group of doctoral and post-doctoral researchers. The idea of helping the group learn to edit was first floated in February this year by Luc Henry. As with many of the charity’s events, a lot… read more »

Oldham and new trainers

This post was written by User:WormThatTurned Oldham, April 2013. I had been given my first mission – a mission to train a group of brand new editors in the ways of the Wikipedia. A crack team had been assembled, lead by me – User:Worm That Turned, we also had User:Deskana ready to control the keyboard,… read more »

Training for Trainers session confirmed for Newcastle

This post was written by Daria Cybulska, our Events Organiser Wikimedia UK is committed to supporting our volunteers. To encourage them to teach others how to edit Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects, we are running a weekend training workshop. This will take place on the weekend of 23-24 February in Newcastle, and we would particularly… read more »

Virtual Learning Environment making good progress

We’re in the process of developing a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to support teaching new editors how to edit Wikipedia. This will be a particularly useful resource for those training new editors, such as those people who have progressed through our Training the Trainers programme  Work is progressing well, so now seems like a useful… read more »

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