The recording of the final webinar of the “Wikipedia as Outreach and Activism for Canadian History” series I hosted with Jessica Knapp from Canada’s History Societyis now available. I was the main presenter in this webinar which focused on “Diving Into Wikipedia Editing Basics” and included an introduction and technical walk through of basic editing skills. It included how to make basic edits to fix content, how to add citations and references, and how to use the article wizard to create your first article.
It was wonderful to work with Jessica on this webinar series and I love that it gave me an excuse to work on some of the Wikipedia projects that have been languishing on my to-do list.
The recording of the third Wikpedia focused webinar in the series I’m hosting with Jessica Knapp from Canada’s History Societyis 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..