What problem does this solve?
In working within an instructional design department during my WiR grant period, I learned many new ways to approach training events around Wikipedia. I suggest that Wikimedians consult instructional designers or adopt instructional design practices to increase the efficacy of events. Especially in GLAM or academic settings, having polished and succinct training materials or lesson plans seems to increase student / novice output and return engagement with Wikipedia and academics seem more interested in learning more about, exploring, or instituting Wikipedia / Wikimedia programing or projects in their classes or in their own work
What is the solution?
Things to consider
- This works best in the library or academic space - where instructional designers are largely employed and there is some Wikimedia knowledge.
When to use
- When hosting an information session
- When hosting an edit-a-thon or other event