Improving Wikipedia in your subject area

On Friday 3rd March you have the opportunity to learn how to edit Wikipedia and link to your own research. Join the University’s Wikimedian In Residence at this Engage hands-on workshop.   book now.

Wikipedia has become the most-consulted informational web site, and is the top web hit for a vast number of academic topics. This session will include an introduction to Wikipedia editing, including how to add citations and links from Wikipedia to your own research outputs. In particular we will look at how to make changes that are kept and built upon by Wikipedians, and how to interact constructively with other users. We will also look at shortcuts to improving Wikipedia, including by repurposing existing text and images. This is a hands-on workshop in which you will actually get to improve Wikipedia. No prior knowledge is necessary.

Intended audience
Researchers, educators, related staff and students in any subject. This workshop assumes no prior knowledge about wikis or any experience editing Wikipedia.

Discussion and hands-on workshop, 2.5 hours

What you will need
No special software is needed. The workshop will take place in a computer room, but you are welcome to bring your own laptop. Tablet devices are not recommended.
Before attending please create an account on Wikipedia

7th Week

Friday 3rd March

Improving Wikipedia in your subject area
14.00-17.00 | Workshop: Martin Poulter (Wikimedian In Residence)
Objectives: Understand the basics of Wikipedia editing; Make changes in Wikipedia that will be kept; Repurpose research outputs and other existing materials for use in Wikipedia; Interact with other Wikipedia user and ask for help
Pre-requisites: Before attending please create an account on Wikipedia
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