Talk:University of Hertfordshire Wikipedia workshop
Attendees are asked to bring their own laptops and to register a user account on Wikipedia in advance. This is a quick procedure that does not need any detailed personal information; although it is advisable to give an email address, to enable the retrieval of forgotten passwords!
- Which is precisely why we ask them to register accounts in advance. But you only need an admin on-hand (I might be available, in which case I'll go down in case I need to override it), or if you know the IP address in advance, you can ask the devs to lift the limit for the day—see m:Mass_account_creation#Requesting_temporary_lift_of_IP_cap. Harry Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 16:49, 29 June 2012 (UTC)
Report from Doug
There were 14 attendees (see below - about 50% women, all newcomers apart from 1 person) and two trainers. Attendees included one post-doc student interested in robotics, half-a-dozen from the digital division (maintainers of their intraweb), two from the PR department, plus a couple of lecturers from Education and one from Midwifery. The room layout was U-shape, facing twin projector screens at the open end - less than ideal, but manageable.
Areas covered included all of the topics in listed plus several topics like using a Wikipedia article as a teaching resource as part of the 1-to-1 sessions.
The sessions would have benefited from an extra trainer, and more for the 1-to-1 sessions.
My general impression was that the attendees all were able to take something from the day, with those who already had web skills benefiting the most. I've asked for feedback from the managers who released the staff, as I felt it would be valuable to see if they found value in the day. I've promised to keep in touch and to offer further workshops on request. --RexxS (talk) 20:08, 22 August 2012 (UTC)
Feedback from the University
I think you picked up the feedback was split: Technical and Web staff - were very happy with the training – content, structure etc. PR staff – not happy as the training did not focus on their needs – they expected to lean how to use Wikipedia to drive stories
These two groups may be approached again to build on their different needs in the training.