User talk:Eryk (Wiki Ed)

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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Eryk (Wiki Ed)!

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Please use SVG
Thank you for uploading some images! Did you know that the SVG format is often the best alternative for this type of image? Scalable Vector Graphics have a lot of advantages: They scale better, the file size is usually smaller then raster graphics, and they are easier to modify and translate, helping Wikimedia to distribute knowledge to all of the world. A lot of modern programs support SVG export, though the result is not always what you may expect. If you have questions, don't hesitate to ask me, a member of the Graphic Lab, or the Graphics village pump. Uploading images in SVG format isn't mandatory, but it would help. (Just to avoid any misunderstandings, please don't just put the raster image into a svg container as embedded raster.)[1] Thanks, and happy editing!

EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:35, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

Editing Wikipedia Articles on Medicine[edit]

Hi Eryk, I was looking at File:Editing_Wikipedia_articles_on_medicine.pdf and was quite impressed. It didn't, however, seem to give students much that would guide them to the applicable guidelines w:en:WP:MEDRS, w:en:WP:MOSMED, and particularly w:en:WP:CITEMED, except by way of a link to w:en:WP:MEDHOW. The impact is that many of the articles they draft are in forms which are difficult to assess and need substantial further revision to survive in mainspace.

For instance, this one is well written, but not in a style common to the project. The sources cited are not linked, making it more difficult to check that they are suitable under MEDRS. They each need a PMID or DOI or URL. Omitting these links raises the barrier to entry, making it harder on existing editors to review the student work in the limited time they have available. Please consider tweaking your PDF to add the above, and making the shortcuts shown in the PDF live links to those pages. Cheers LeadSongDog (talk) 18:51, 12 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi LeadSongDog, thanks for the comments! We also have an online training of our own that focuses entirely on understanding MEDRS, written for novice Wikipedians, which is required of any student in a course editing those topics that would be reading this handout. The pdf you're looking at is intended to be printed, which is why the links aren't active. We mail hard copies to classrooms enrolled with Wiki Ed. In any case, I've flagged that article for our science content expert working with that course. You can always post concerns on student articles to WP:ENB or ping me directly and we'll make sure to get to it. Thanks! --Eryk (Wiki Ed) (talk) 19:02, 12 April 2016 (UTC)
Thank you. There have also (as a trivial example) been bemused comments at w:en:WT:WikiProject Medicine about the general propensity of students to overuse capitalization. This may just reflect style guides they are used to working with in their off-wiki studies, but it is rather inconvenient on-wiki. LeadSongDog (talk) 17:58, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

Subject-specific brochures[edit]

Hi Eryk! Are the subject-specific brochures/handouts (like the one for [[:File:Editing Wikipedia articles on Chemistry (Wiki Ed).pdf|chemistry students) available as source files for easier translation? Also, if not, is the layout itself available somewhere? One of the reasons I'm asking is that we have a fairly successful program at Warsaw University's Faculty of Biology and I would like to present them with something similar (in Polish, obviously). Also pinging @LiAnna (Wiki Ed):. Halibutt (talk) 18:20, 9 June 2016 (UTC)

Hello Halibutt, thanks for asking! The source files are in Adobe InDesign format. If you send me an e-mail (eryk@wikiedu.org) I'd be happy to send them! --Eryk (Wiki Ed) (talk) 21:04, 9 June 2016 (UTC)

Split of File:Editing Wikipedia brochure (Wiki Education Foundation) (2016).pdf[edit]

Hello,

For information, I splitted the history of File:Editing Wikipedia brochure (Wiki Education Foundation).pdf so that the old version was available on en:Adrianne Wadewitz.

Cheers, Jean-Fred (talk) 17:27, 10 August 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know, Jean-Fred. --Eryk (Wiki Ed) (talk) 14:38, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

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