Course Details and Schedule

Wikipedia is probably the largest collection of knowledge ever assembled, and is certainly the most widely accessible, thus providing excellent opportunities for the academic community to share its expertise. In this practical workshop participants will develop Wikipedia editorial skills, from setting up a user account to editing and formatting content. There will also be opportunities for discussion on the merits of academic review for Wikipedia.

See below for course schedule

Key topics
  • How to share your expertise in Wikipedia
  • How to edit Wikipedia articles
  • How to create new articles in Wikipedia
  • How to add references and footnotes
  • How to engage with the Wikipedia community
  • Discussion about the value of Wikipedia to academia and academia to Wikipedia
Course information
Intended audience This workshop is for researchers who would like to share their expertise with the wider public.
Prior knowledge No previous experience in editing Wikipedia is needed.
Software http://www.wikipedia.org/
Format Presentation, practical exercises and some group work
Further information This course is taught by the British Library Wikipedian in residence, Andrew Gray.
Where next? See the engage webpage.
Taught using:
Windows 7

Course provider: IT Learning Programme

Schedule

Frequency: This course runs subject to demand. Express an interest in future dates for this course.