Talk:Training modules

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But… what are the training modules? A wizard? A wiki simulation? A "classroom module"? Platonides (talk) 22:14, 15 August 2016 (UTC)

Everything is still on the table at this point, Platonides - we are building these modules from the ground up, starting with foundational questions like "what's most likely to work, a wizard? A video tutorial? In-person workshops at events?" Part of what we are asking people to give us input on during this "preparatory consultation period" is what kind of format seems most usable and most likely to succeed. Kbrown (WMF) (talk) 22:35, 15 August 2016 (UTC)
Where do you want us to provide this input? I have a lot of input to share on this matter. - Thekohser (talk) 13:14, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

Reach of this communication[edit]

Judging by the dearth of comments here, and by the fact that only 2 non-WMF volunteers have offered to help (in nearly 60 days' time), does the Wikimedia Foundation feel comfortable in the fact that it has "checked the box" on the matter of "Preparatory consultation period begins: solicit feedback from community members, academic experts, and industry professionals (collectively our "consultants") about potential module content and delivery mechanisms". I didn't become aware of this page (published since late July 2016) until today's Wikimedia blog post was published, Interaction principles for online collaboration. I wouldn't want to accuse the Wikimedia Foundation of deliberately "hiding" this sensitive issue from the Wikimedia community, but I'm afraid that is how it is beginning to appear. - Thekohser (talk) 13:05, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

Hello — the first phase of consultation was targeted; we prepared four emailed questionnaires to four primary groups. These were our functionaries (including stewards, local checkusers and oversighters, and Arbcom members, who are included in the intended audience for the modules); academics working in the harassment topic area; community members who have organized and run in-person events; and other website professionals who work in related areas. Our plan is to workshop the proposed content and potential delivery mechanisms on Meta over the next few months, but this initial consultation is intended to identify areas needing support and the most effective format for the training itself. We will be releasing a summary and longer-form report on the questionnaires at the end of this week (September 23rd), and begin the content/design workshops in mid-October. Patrick Earley (WMF) (talk) 16:12, 20 September 2016 (UTC)
So, it has been "by invitation only" thus far, essentially? - Thekohser (talk) 03:51, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

Stated goals[edit]

The two goals seem to have little to do with each other. The first goal is extremely generic and fits for instance in what is normally done on Meta-Wiki. The second goal is ultra-specific and chosen somewhat arbitrarily. Nemo 06:52, 17 November 2016 (UTC)

Handling private information[edit]

I notice the module on "Handling private information" seems to have been abandoned. Has anyone tried asking the oversighters why they will not follow the policy? Some of the WP criticism sites are saying the functionaries believe they have the right to post personally identifying information. —Neotarf (talk) 18:10, 4 April 2017 (UTC)

Difficult translation[edit]

This sentence «One of the Wikimedia Foundation's Support and Safety team's annual plan goals is to introduce new, translatable, online training modules to help functionaries and affiliates better manage issues. This page serves as a hub for these modules.» it's pretty difficult to translate, because there are three different translation group:

  1. One of the Wikimedia Foundation's
  2. Support and Safety
  3. team's annual plan goals is to introduce new, translatable, online training modules to help functionaries and affiliates better manage issues. This page serves as a hub for these modules.

For most languages the syntax isn't the same as english, so this translation is pretty tricky.--ƒringio · 15:25, 26 June 2017 (UTC)

Either name or page contents need to change[edit]

If this is to be a page dedicated to training modules created by the Support and Safety team, it should be named accordingly. If, on the other hand, it is envisioned as a clearinghouse for all sorts of training modules, extant and future, across the movement, the name can remain the generic "Training modules", but the page should be structured differently, and the abstract should be updated to clarify other training modules should and would also be linked from here. Ijon (talk) 10:41, 27 July 2017 (UTC)