Wiki Trainer

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#Part of an organization that has adopted pages in the Wiki, or<br>  
 
#Part of an organization that has adopted pages in the Wiki, or<br>  
 
#A volunteer with a Family History Center, or  
 
#A volunteer with a Family History Center, or  
#One who would like to help others learn how to use the wiki to enhance their research
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#One who would like to help others learn how to use the wiki to enhance their research  
 
#One who would like to help others learn how to&nbsp;contribute to the wiki.<br>
 
#One who would like to help others learn how to&nbsp;contribute to the wiki.<br>
  
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:'''Connect with other Wiki Trainers'''
 
:'''Connect with other Wiki Trainers'''
  
::To connect with other Wiki Trainers - to ask questions or just to discuss what you are doing and how you should do it - there is a Wiki Trainer group on the Forums:<br>  
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::There is a Wiki Trainer group on the Forums where you can&nbsp;connect with other Wiki Trainers to ask questions or discuss what you are doing and how you should do it.<br>  
 
::#'''Go '''to the FamilySearch [http://forums.familysearch.org/en/group.php?groupid=191 Wiki Trainer] forum.  
 
::#'''Go '''to the FamilySearch [http://forums.familysearch.org/en/group.php?groupid=191 Wiki Trainer] forum.  
 
::#'''Sign In '''in the upper right-hand corner.  
 
::#'''Sign In '''in the upper right-hand corner.  
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:::Your responsibility will be to work with individuals to help them get started.
 
:::Your responsibility will be to work with individuals to help them get started.
  
:::*Work one-on-one with individual members to help them know how to contribute. The best ways to do this is to:  
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:::*Work one-on-one with individual members to help them know how to use and contribute. The best ways to do this is to:  
 
::::#Ensure they know what their specific assignment and responsibility is<br>  
 
::::#Ensure they know what their specific assignment and responsibility is<br>  
 
::::#Teach them about the getting started links above  
 
::::#Teach them about the getting started links above  
 
::::#Review the pages they are working on and offer assistance as necessary<br>  
 
::::#Review the pages they are working on and offer assistance as necessary<br>  
 
:::*Make sure they know where to go for help<br>  
 
:::*Make sure they know where to go for help<br>  
::::*Invite them to attend the [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Genealogists_Helping_Genealogists Thursday 12pm Community meetings] to learn more about how to contribute to the Wiki<br>  
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::::*Invite them to attend the [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Genealogists_Helping_Genealogists Thursday 12pm Community meetings] to learn more about how to use and contribute to the Wiki<br>  
 
::::*Invite them to ask questions in the [http://forums.familysearch.org/en/forumdisplay.php?f=81 Contributor's Corner]
 
::::*Invite them to ask questions in the [http://forums.familysearch.org/en/forumdisplay.php?f=81 Contributor's Corner]
  
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:::Your responsibilities will be to:<br>
 
:::Your responsibilities will be to:<br>
  
:::#Help create your center's Wiki page
 
:::#*Search the Wiki for your Family History Center's name to see if a page has already been created. If it has been, work with your family history center director to enter the information you would both like to see there.
 
:::#*[[Template:FHC page outline/doc|Review the instructions and guidelines for setting up your FHC Wiki page]].
 
:::#*Ask questions you may have about contributing to the Wiki in the [http://forums.familysearch.org/en/forumdisplay.php?f=81 Contributors Corner forum].<br>
 
 
:::#Teach the family history consultants, volunteers, and interested patrons:  
 
:::#Teach the family history consultants, volunteers, and interested patrons:  
 
::::*About the Research Wiki and what it is  
 
::::*About the Research Wiki and what it is  
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:::::*See the [[Help:Tour|Wiki Tour]] for research helps  
 
:::::*See the [[Help:Tour|Wiki Tour]] for research helps  
 
::::*How to contribute and add knowledge to the Wiki  
 
::::*How to contribute and add knowledge to the Wiki  
:::::*See the [[Help:Contributor Help|Contributor Help]] page for links and getting started information, and the '''Community drop down menu''' in the right margin for ongoing help information<br>
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:::::*See the [[Help:Contributor Help|Contributor Help]] page for links and getting started information, and the '''Community drop down menu''' in the right margin for ongoing help information<br>  
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:::#Help create your center's Wiki page&nbsp;
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:::#*Search the Wiki for your Family History Center's name to see if a page has already been created. If it has been, work with your family history center director to enter the information you would both like to see there.&nbsp;
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:::#*[[Template:FHC page outline/doc|Review the instructions and guidelines for setting up your FHC Wiki page]].&nbsp;
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:::#*Ask questions you may have about contributing to the Wiki in the [http://forums.familysearch.org/en/forumdisplay.php?f=81 Contributors Corner forum].<br>&nbsp;
  
 
<br>{{Contributor Help badge}}  
 
<br>{{Contributor Help badge}}  

Revision as of 17:09, 31 March 2012

Thank you for being willing to take on the responsibilities of a Research Wiki Trainer! As a Wiki Trainer, you'll teach others about contributing to the Wiki. You may be:

  1. Part of an organization that has adopted pages in the Wiki, or
  2. A volunteer with a Family History Center, or
  3. One who would like to help others learn how to use the wiki to enhance their research
  4. One who would like to help others learn how to contribute to the wiki.

In any case, we appreciate your service!

Contents

Getting Started as a Wiki Trainer

Learn about the Wiki
If you are new to the Wiki, you'll want to be aware of important links that will teach you what you need to know about the Wiki:
  1. Wiki Tour
    What the Wiki is for and how to use it
  2. Contributor Helps
    Get started contributing to the Wiki
  3. Community (Links found in the Community drop down menu in the right margin)
    Community Meetings
    Wiki Forums
    Guiding Principles


Connect with other Wiki Trainers
There is a Wiki Trainer group on the Forums where you can connect with other Wiki Trainers to ask questions or discuss what you are doing and how you should do it.
  1. Go to the FamilySearch Wiki Trainer forum.
  2. Sign In in the upper right-hand corner.
  3. Subscribe to the forum by clicking under Group Tools dropdown list to be notified when there are posts to this form.
  4. Read the posts of others and take the opportunity to post comments and questions you may have. (You can read posts without signing in, but you can not post questions or comments.)


Responsibilities of the Wiki Trainer

Training Within an Organization

As a Wiki Trainer affiliated with an organization, your goal will be to help other members of that organization be successful in using and perhaps contributing to the Wiki.
Adopting Organizations
Your responsibility will be to work with individuals to help them get started.
  • Work one-on-one with individual members to help them know how to use and contribute. The best ways to do this is to:
  1. Ensure they know what their specific assignment and responsibility is
  2. Teach them about the getting started links above
  3. Review the pages they are working on and offer assistance as necessary
  • Make sure they know where to go for help
Family History Centers
Your responsibilities will be to:
  1. Teach the family history consultants, volunteers, and interested patrons:
  • About the Research Wiki and what it is
  • How to use the Wiki to help others research
  • How to contribute and add knowledge to the Wiki
  • See the Contributor Help page for links and getting started information, and the Community drop down menu in the right margin for ongoing help information
  1. Help create your center's Wiki page 

Help-content.png Questions?
Visit the Wiki Contributor Help Forum to receive help with contributing to the Wiki.


Training Individuals

If you have found satisfaction in contributing your knowledge to the Wiki and would like to share that joy with others, we welcome you to reach out to others and help them be successful as well.
(More information coming in the near future...)

 

 

Where can you go for help?

For questions about editing and contributing to the Wiki, visit the Contributor Help forum to discuss issues and changes to the Wiki with other contributors.



 

For Organizations - Selecting a Wiki Trainer

As the leader of an organization interested in partnering with FamilySearch to add research guidance to the Wiki, you may be looking for someone who can help train others within your organization about how to use the Wiki.
There are many qualities that could make a good Wiki Trainer. It would help for a Wiki Trainer to be:
  • Comfortable with computers and technology (a background in building websites or involvement with Wikis in the past is a plus, but not necessary, since this can be learned)
  • Willing to train others - either individually or in a group setting
It would also be helpful if the Wiki Trainer were also comfortable with sharing their opinion on how they feel things should be, as it can sometimes be hard to make changes to the Wiki and make decisions if you're not used to sharing your opinion. Your Wiki Trainer could even be someone who is young, or even new to genealogy, and would be a good way for someone new to the work to get involved and learn more about family history.