Yes, brokering is a great way to do it.
On Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 1:44 PM, Kerry Raymond <kerry.raym...@gmail.com>wrote: > Thanks, Leigh, for indicating your willingness to support this.**** > > ** ** > > Previously Tony and Sam suggested that we might create a page that listed > people’s skills and availabilities:**** > > ** ** > > http://www.wikimedia.org.au/wiki/User:Tony1/Proposed_membership_table**** > > ** ** > > and we could certainly do that, but it would need some contact details > though, which people may or may not be confident about putting on a public > page.**** > > ** ** > > For that reason and, also, that people may be hesitant about approaching > people on a list or there maybe nobody in their area on list, I think there > is still merit in having a WMAU “broker” to try to match up needs with the > appropriate volunteers.**** > > ** ** > > My immediate desire is to ensure we are doing what we can for the training > needs of any members, but after that I think we certainly should move to > making this offer more widely available (and hope we aren’t over-run with > demand) by putting it somewhere highly visible on our website “Want to know > more about WP? Want to learn to edit WP? Contact us!”**** > > ** ** > > Kerry**** > > ** ** > ------------------------------ > > *From:* Leigh Blackall [mailto:leighblack...@gmail.com] > *Sent:* Thursday, 29 August 2013 1:18 PM > *To:* Kerry Raymond; Wikimedia Australia Chapter > *Cc:* members members > *Subject:* Re: [Wikimediaau-l] looking for edit training?**** > > ** ** > > Hi Kerry, this is the sort of thing I used to think would be of benefit to > organisations.. like La Trobe University. As I play the inside agent, > trying to generate interest in engaging the Wikimedia projects, to be able > to follow up with somewhat on-call one to one or one to few, semi > spontaneous help and support, would be excellent. I'm sure it would be > rarely used - xenophobia and all, but the offer itself is massive, when > compared to the costly and inflexible support people get for centrally > supported systems.**** > > ** ** > > Naturally, I'd put my name into the ring for a Melbourne/Yarra Ranges > network of support people, and I suppose nothing need to change if that > network was simply listed on say, a WMAu page, and feedback and references > were collected on their profile, so people could look through and select > who to contact for possible support... **** > > ** ** > > On Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 9:57 AM, Kerry Raymond <kerry.raym...@gmail.com> > wrote:**** > > Although I know many of our WMAU members are experienced Wikipedia > editors, I am aware that we do have some members who are not and would > welcome some opportunity to learn more about it. **** > > **** > > We aren’t in a position to run large group formal training in most cities > (for a variety of reasons) but it’s possible to do one-on-one informal > training so long as there is a volunteer available in your area.**** > > **** > > So, if you are someone who would like to get some one-on-one training, > please contact me and let me know what area you are in. I will then call > for volunteers for that area to assist and, if successful, put you in touch > to make a mutually convenient arrangement to get together.**** > > **** > > One comment. Obviously it’s up to the individuals to make whatever > arrangements they are comfortable with, but I must point out that there are > risks associated with meeting with a stranger in a private setting (this is > always a consideration when conducting interviews in research projects). It > might be preferable to meet in a library or other public place in the first > instance.**** > > **** > > Kerry**** > > **** > > **** > > **** > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaau-l mailing list > Wikimediaauemail@example.com > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaau-l**** > > > > **** > > ** ** > > -- > -- > Leigh Blackall <http://about.me/leighblackall>**** > > +61(0)404561009**** > > ** ** > -- -- Leigh Blackall <http://about.me/leighblackall> +61(0)404561009
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