OER Service Digital Skills Events

The OER Service runs a wide range of workshops and events as part of the University's Digital Skills programme. Our up and coming events are listed below, and you can find a full list of workshops we offer here:  OER Service Digital Skills. If you would like us to come to your school or college to run a session tailored to your requirements, please contact us at open.ed@ed.ac.uk.

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Train the Trainer event – Learn how to run Wikipedia training for inside/outside the curriculum

12th July 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Hands are cupping a mini wikipedia globe made from wet sand

The University’s Information Services team will run a training session for anyone who wants to learn how to run Wikipedia editing sessions for use inside or outside the curriculum.

This role will mean being able to train others how to navigate & edit Wikipedia, how to run an ‘edit-a-thon’, giving advice to colleagues where possible and being a point of reference to & from Wikimedia UK as appropriate.

The training consists of 2 sections.

  • Wikipedia editing training – (from a trainer’s perspective).
  • How to prepare & run an editathon.

Come along to learn about how Wikipedia works.


  • Housekeeping and Welcome
  • Introduction to Wikipedia and editing training
  • Break
  • How to prepare and run an edit-a-thon (a Wikipedia editing event).
  • Close.

NB: The room in Argyle House has desktop computers but you are welcome to bring a laptop if you prefer. For training sessions you will need to bring your own laptop with you. If you need to borrow then please email ewan.mcandrew@ed.ac.uk at least 24 hours in advance.

Important! Please also create a Wikipedia account ahead of time if you do not have one. Ideally 4 days or more ahead of time. See the Wiki Basics guide  for how to get setup:


There is also the fun Wikipedia Adventure you can complete ahead of time:



Bookings via MyEd: https://edin.ac/2JBKC8M


12th July 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Ewan McAndrew


Room 1.07, 1st Floor, Main Library (Central Area)
George Square
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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