15 and 17 December 2020. The Dynamic Maturational Model of Attachment and Adaptation now has it’s own Wikipedia article (page). It needs some more work, and other DMM-related Wikipedia articles also need work, including Patricia McKinsey Crittenden, Attachment Measures, and Information Processing Theory. Your help is needed for a variety of tasks. This session, Part I in our Wikipedia training series, will orient you to the Wikimedia universe and help the DMM needs on Wikipedia.
Understanding how to work with Wikipedia requires understanding the complex world of Wiki writing style and the interactions of the internet properties in the Wikimedia universe. This session will be an introduction to what Wikipedia is, how to use Wikipedia, understanding it’s strengths and weaknesses, writing in Wikipedia’s encyclopedic style, other related topics We will take a look under the hood to see how edits are recorded, preserved and managed, and how to find and understand page statistics.
DMM Coffee House #37 will be an advanced training in Wikipedia with Rebecca O’Neill the project coordinator for Wikimedian Community Ireland. Attending session #36 will helpful for understanding the advanced topics in session #37. Also, Rebecca has a fantastic series of Wikipedia writing tutorials on the WCI YouTube Channel.
Wikipedia is not just popular, it is massively popular. Wikipedia is one of the most access sites on the internet. Depending on the measurement metrics, it is somewhere in the top 5 sites, and may be third behind Google and YouTube. There are 300 individual Wikipedia encyclopedias. The English encyclopedia has over 6 million articles, and all together, there are over 55 million articles on Wikipedia.
To help navigate the encyclopedia, Wikipedia offers several tools. Template boxes (seen in the graphic below) can be added to the bottom of any page, and when they are updated the template is automatically updated for all pages which have the template box. Categories and internal linking are two other navigation tools. Wikipedia also has a content assessment (quality ranking) system. We will look at these elements of the Wikimedia universe.
Wikipedia is owned by the Wikimedia Foundation corporation, a 300-employee non-profit corporation. WF relies on financial donations to pay all their costs, and of course the work of countless volunteers to create new articles, edit articles, and manage the correct format of existing articles.
Date: Tuesday, December 15 (live) & Thursday, December 17 (live), 2020 (Friday, December 18 in Australia/Asia)
Length: 1-2 hours (as needed)
Host/Facilitator: Mark Baumann
Platform: Zoom meeting
Sponsor: Conflict Science Institute
Multiple sessions: Each session will be unique, please join both!
Session times: Times listed below, PLEASE NOTE, some computer calendars do not automatically handle the time zone conversion correctly.
Session A (live) (EU/US/India): Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 9:00 a.m. Seattle (UTC -7) (noon in Miami, 5:00 p.m. London, 9:00 p.m. New Delhi, midnight in Bangkok.)
Session B (live) (US/EU/AUS/Asia): Thursday December 17, at 1:00 p.m. Seattle time, 4:00 p.m. in Miami, 9:00 p.m. in London, and (in Australia/Thailand/China on Friday) at 8:00 a.m. in Sydney, and 4:00 a.m. in Bangkok. (AUS/ASIA participants should confirm the start time.)