GLAM-WIKI 2015/Proposals/Presenting and teaching Wikipedia and open content

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This is an accepted submission for GLAM-WIKI 2015.

Submission no. GW15.1021
Title of the submission

Presenting and teaching Wikipedia and open content

Type of submission

Workshop / structured discussion

Author of the submission

Ziko van Dijk

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If you are in contact with people who would like to learn more about the Wikimedia world and related issues, such as open content, you may have sometimes to give a lecture, Wikipedia lessons or a training about more specific issues.

In this session, we want to have a closer look at the challenge, select important topics and talk about some best practices. At the end of the session, we want to be able to make our performances more complete, better thought through and better suitable for our target groups such as GLAMs.

Detailed proposal

Many of us are in contact with people who would like to learn more about the Wikimedia world and related issues, such as open content. The contact can result in a lecture or in Wikipedia lessons, or in a more specific training. The target groups are galleries, libraries, archives and museums, but also universities, clubs of hobbyists, photographers and (other) special interest groups.

In such a situation, it is important for the presenter or teacher to know about the target group, and to see things not only from one's own perspective. Possibly, most of us make their teaching aids themselves. There is a large pool of materials and techniques that could help others, if we had more exchange and collaboration. In this session, we want to make a new start. We are going to have a closer look at the different challenges, the different goals we want to achieve. This will help us to understand better what are the specific goals of GLAMs, or maybe different groups of GLAMs. Then we have a basis to look for the items we need in a presentation etc.

A very difficult task is to select the issues and topics necessary for our target group, to separate important items of presentations and trainings from less important ones. We also want to collect and discuss some best practices that can be used elsewhere, too.

I have prepared a structure for this session, and will bring with me some ideas. But actually this is a session where you are welcome with the problem you are confronted with at the moment, with your solutions, with your plans, with your worries.

At the end of the session, we want to have a better overview and understanding of good presentations and trainings or lessons. We want to raise awareness and make our performances more complete and better thought through.

  • Collaboration


  • Exposure
Length of presentation/talk
60 Minutes
Target audience

Wikimedia activists at an at least intermediate level, GLAM activistis or collaborators who want to cooperate

Expected outcomes

improved cooperation with GLAMs, selfassuredness

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