Submissions/Face to face editing training: is it worth the effort?

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This is an accepted submission for Wikimania 2014.

Submission no. 2012
Title of the submission
Face to face editing training: is it worth the effort?
Type of submission (discussion, hot seat, panel, presentation, tutorial, workshop)
panel & discussion
Author of the submission
Johnbod, John Byrne
E-mail address
Special:EmailUser/Johnbod
Username
Johnbod (also Wiki at Royal Society John)
Country of origin
UK
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
  • John Byrne - (by Wikimania will be former) Wikipedian in Residence at the Royal Society
  • Andrew Gray - former Wikipedian in Residence, British Library
  • ...and others?
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)
The recent WMF report with analysis of the quantified results of in person editing workshops and training sessions was discouraging, at least as far as continued editing by attendees is concerned. But these sessions are cheap to run, generally popular with attendees, organisers, and external partners, and so are likely to continue to be a common fixture of outreach programs. This gives rise to the following questions:
  • - Should we continue doing them, and under what circumstances?
  • - What target audiences give the best results?
  • - What less tangible benefits can they bring to the projects, other than recruiting new editors?
  • - What less tangible benefits can they bring for the attendees?
  • - Can these be measured? How should they be weighted?

Other presenters with experience in the area are invited - please contact John on en:wp.

Track
  • GLAM Outreach
Length of session (if other than 30 minutes, specify how long)

30 minutes, or longer maybe

Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?

YES

Slides or further information (optional)

YES, there will be some

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  1. AdamBMorgan (talk) 14:30, 10 March 2014 (UTC)
  2. Seav (talk) 00:20, 16 March 2014 (UTC)
  3. Gnom (talk) 21:06, 19 March 2014 (UTC)
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  5. Ham (talk) 14:33, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
  6. Slashme (talk) 08:58, 22 March 2014 (UTC)
  7. Giving training sessions on a regular basis myself, I am interested in how to make them more efficient, and how to approach them strategically. Daniel Mietchen (talk) 11:47, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
  8. Husky (talk) 13:12, 24 March 2014 (UTC)
  9. A topic on which I have strong opinions myself, but I'm interested in hearing John's and others' experiences and data. MartinPoulter (talk) 16:00, 29 March 2014 (UTC)
  10. Definitely. Andrew Gray (talk) 21:32, 30 March 2014 (UTC)
  11. Panyd (talk) 21:50, 31 March 2014 (UTC)
  12. Alas, I wont be able to attend as I'll be hosting Auditorium 2 at the same time Edwardx (talk) 22:54, 31 March 2014 (UTC)
  13. Sjgknight (talk) 08:51, 1 April 2014 (UTC)
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  19. the wub "?!" 23:56, 13 April 2014 (UTC)
  20. Djembayz (talk) 11:52, 18 April 2014 (UTC)
  21. By August I will have first results from an experimental intervention in Namibia, using persuasive computing... Happy to share the results. --Pgallert (talk) 20:02, 24 April 2014 (UTC)
  22. Daria Cybulska (WMUK) (talk) 12:22, 25 April 2014 (UTC)
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  29. Your name here!