2008/11/26 Gnangarra <gnangarra(a)gmail.com>
I propose a change from WM-au to WM-brianna [?] :P
Seriously this is great work thats Brianna is doing, maybe WM-au could
develop a list of likely suspects that Brianna(anyone else) can call on
assist at/with such workshops.
Also if someone is doing a workshop with people editing Wikipedia a notice
to let those of us that maybe lurking to keep an eye out for edits. That way
the people participating dont get bitten or worse but instead recieve
welcome templates, maybe even a WP:Aust welcome template could be made for
such events with links to WMA, Wikiproject:AUST, and the notice board for
getting help to further encourage them.
Thankyou Gnangarra :)
It turns out to be ridiculously easy to score a speaking gig at an education
conf. So I do really recommend other people give it a shot.
I did mention that if teachers organise editing projects, they should post
on the talk page or the appropriate wikiproject to let Wikipedians know
what's going on -- but I more emphasise that there are lots of types of
class projects where students can interact with Wikipedia content that don't
need to be article writing projects. I think that is a very difficult task,
because you have the triple whammy of subject content, wiki software and
wiki community. So I talk about referencing and reviewing/evaluating
projects where a teacher could post a summary of the classes' findings on
the talk page at the end of the project.
I think it would be cool to develop a little case studies booklet basically
with details of <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:SUP> and some more
ideas. I think that would potentially be very helpful for teachers.
But it is a bit further down the list of things I would like to do, at the
They've just been waiting in a mountain for the right moment: