EduWiki Conference 2013/Proposals

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Wikimedia UK is organising EduWiki Conference 2013 as the second annual Education conference from WMUK on Friday 1-2 November 2013.

Suggestion for sessions, were open through the template below specifying the title of talk/workshop or session, proposer's name, how long it will be and a short blurb as to what it is about.

As we also aim to attract academics and other education professionals to this conference, there's also a formal call for proposals. This is open until Friday 30 August 2013.

Proposal Template[edit | edit source]

Please use the template code below (and don't forget to remove the <pre> </pre> tag if you copy the template from the wikitext source page)

| Talk title  = 
| Username    = 
| Length      = 
| Description = 

If you have any questions, please post them on the talk page, and/or contact the Education Committee,

Proposals[edit | edit source]

Wikimania London 2014 as a platform for educational initiatives[edit | edit source]

Comments[edit | edit source]

Will this be in addition to a brief "invitation" session just before the closing plenary? --Toni Sant (WMUK) (talk) 11:44, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

Example[edit | edit source]

  • Presenter Name: Education Committee
  • Session Length: 15 - 20 minutes
  • Description: This is an example description, but you should also include your preferred/suggested date between Friday and Saturday, if you have a preference - especially if you or the proposed speaker can only be attend on one of the two days.

Comments[edit | edit source]


Initial ideas and proposals for EduWiki 2013[edit | edit source]

Keynote speakers[edit | edit source]


Ideas for possible activities (still to be proposed as sessions)[edit | edit source]

In no particular order:

Must-have activities[edit | edit source]

  • An introductory overview for newcomers (coordinator: Martin Poulter)
  • "Addressing the Wikipedia Problem in H.E." (with Universities UK + TurnItIn - coordinators: Martin Poulter/Toni Sant)
  • Individual presentations from UK people using WM projects in their classrooms (coordinator: Toni Sant)
  • Workshop/roundtable on/for Student societies (coordinator: Katie Chan?)
  • VLE demonstration (with Charles Matthews?)
  • Education Committee - open meeting (coordinator: tbc)
  • Wikimedia Education Programme globally - key lessons (WMF speaker?)

Other ideas for activities[edit | edit source]

  • Train the trainer session, especially for teachers; bilingual (coordinators: Doug Taylor and Robin Owain?) Maybe develop as a CPD resource long term?
  • A secondary/high school event building up towards Wikimania 2014 (coordinator: Ed Saperia?)
  • Open Education panel (with JISC?)
  • Demonstration of Courses plugin (confirm with Sage Ross?)
  • Tie-in with Academic Dress editathon (coordinator: Harry Mitchell?)
  • Editathon/Unconference (Saturday afternoon? -- possibly at the Dr Who Museum and/or other local GLAM - careful not to make it too commercial - i.e. to draw in GLAM community - coordinator: Johnbod/Fae?)
  • Offer a free USB flash drive containing Wikipedia for Schools 2013 to all attendees (recommended by Jon Davis)