This is a Closed submission for Wikimania 2019. It has been reviewed and was not accepted.
Description[edit | edit source]
There are many issues with instructions on many Wikimedia projects which is leading to bad outcomes for new contributors, the wider community, unhelpful actions, lost contributors, poor community health and other issues.
A workshop will look at what could be done to encourage and build better instructions on Wikimedia projects.
I plan to run this is part of my work as part of the strategy process partnerships working group.
Relationship to the theme[edit | edit source]
This session will address the conference theme — Wikimedia, Free Knowledge and the Sustainable Development Goals — in the following manner:
4. Quality Education: Quality instructions may allow more contributors to build more and better content on Wikimedia projects.
17. Partnerships for the Goals: Better instructions may allow partnerships to have better outcomes.
Session outcomes[edit | edit source]
At the end of the session , the following will have been achieved:
An understanding of many of the issues related to quality instructions and some plans of what can be done to improve the situation. The outcomes will also be used as research for the strategy process partnerships working group.
Session leader(s)[edit | edit source]
Session type[edit | edit source]
Each Space at Wikimania 2019 will have specific format requests. The program design prioritises submissions which are future-oriented and directly engage the audience. The format of this submission is a:
- Workshop to identify and try to solve a problem
Requirements[edit | edit source]
The session will work best with these conditions: