The recording of the third Wikpedia focused webinar in the series I’m hosting with Jessica Knapp from Canada’s History Society is now available. I was the main presenter in this webinar and my presentation focused on the basics of editing Wikipedia. During my talk I tried to answer some of the following questions: Why should we contribute to Canadian History on Wikipedia? What are the basic principals of editing Wikipeda? How can I contribute to Wikipedia? And how do I get started? I also talked about Wikipedia as a form of outreach and about the community building that can occur through editing Wikipedia.
Next week’s webinar will build upon the basics discussed in this webinar and include a step-by-step walk through of some of the editing basics. So if you’re interested in learning how to edit an existing article, add a citation to an article, or how to use the new article wizard this is the webinar for you. Join us at 2:00 pm ET on Wednesday August 3rd..