Video tutorials

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See also outreach:Instructional videos

Guided tour #1: Editing Wikipedia is easy (May 2009)
Guided tour #2: Why does Wikipedia work even though anyone can edit it? (May 2009)
"¿Qué es Wikipedia?" ("What is Wikipedia?", Wikimedia Argentina, May 2012)

Video tutorials make learning much easier than printed material or online help pages. We will use this effect by producing a number of videos demonstrating the basics of Wikipedia editing and increasing the public understanding of Wikipedia and Wikimedia.

We distinguish between two sorts of video tutorials:

  • Guided tours, designed to raise the public understanding of Wikipedia and Wikimedia as well as to encourage people to view Wikipedia as friendly. All guided tours will be presented by moderators in order to appear more trustworthy, friendly and encouraging.
  • How-to videos, aimed at explaining basic features of the Wikipedia interface. How-to videos will be produced as screencasts with a speaker explaining every single step.

Guided tours[edit]

  • Guided tour #1: Editing Wikipedia is easy (working title)
  • Status: production underway (shooting on November 19, 2008 in Hamburg)
  • Production: Living Color, Hamburg
  • Release: January 2009
  • Script: Video tutorials/Guided tour script 1 (old version)
  • Guided tour #2: Why does Wikipedia work even though anyone can edit it? (working title)
  • Status: production underway (shooting on November 19, 2008 in Hamburg)
  • Production: Living Color, Hamburg
  • Release: January 2009
  • Script: Video tutorials/Guided tour script 2 (old version)
  • Guided tour #3: What you should know about Wikimedia – the organization behind Wikipedia (working title)
  • Guided tour #4: What motivates Wikipedians to edit / the volunteers behind Wikipedia (working title)

How-to videos[edit]

Wikipedia video tutorial, in Italian (see description for more languages)
  • How-to #1: How to create a user account (working title)
  • How-to #2: The basics of Wiki markup (working title)
  • How-to #3: How to upload images (working title)
  • How-to #4: How to find information about a certain topic on Wikipedia (working title)
  • How-to #5: Where do I find help? Where may I ask questions about Wikipedia? What means …? (working title)
  • Please add more

List of video tutorials by others[edit]

Wikis in plain English
Moderated / Guided Tours
Screencasts / How-to's
Satire

Weblinks[edit]