Frequently asked questions

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What is a wiki?

See this useful YouTube video or Wikipedia's article on wikis

Who is Wikireadia for?

Librarians, teachers, teaching assistants, trade unions, charity workers, employers. In fact, anyone who is involved in teaching, encouraging or improving literacy skills including reading, writing, speaking and listening.

This is a place for you to share the projects you are running in your workplace, the process, outcomes and value of those projects. It is also a place to find inspiration from others who have existing projects you might like to join or similar projects which you might like to set up in your area.

Wikireadia is created and used by you, and you should feel proud you’ve been a part of sharing your good practice and passing on your valuable experiences.

What makes a good article?

In short: facts and figures. The whos, the whats, the wheres and the whens.

The more precise you can make your article the better.

Readers will want to know:

Keep it as short as you can without losing detail. If you make your article long and wordy you’ll lose your readers and the potential of spreading the word about the fantastic project you were part of.

Keep it clear. Be clear about the aims and outcomes of the project. What was it about your project that worked? What made it successful? What was the impact on the people you were trying to reach?

For more on this, read a good example of a case study for more tips on how to make yours successful.

Why do I have to log in?

Wikireadia is a site for professionals, and by having a log in system we are improving the accuracy and relevance of the case studies included.

How do I create an article?

Who owns Wikireadia?

Wikireadia is a product of the 2008 National Year of Reading. All content on the site is covered by a Creative Commons license, which states the information on the site may be shared and used by others. However, no work on the site can be used for commercial purposes.

All content on this site, including anything you submit, is licensed under the following terms:

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales License

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Why have I been blocked?

There may be several reasons for this. It may be due to automatic block by the software or because you have breached the terms of use of this site. If you feel you have been blocked wrongly, leave a message on the talk page expressing your thoughts and an administrator will take a look and take appropriate action. Please be sure to include your IP address which you can find in the block message.

How do I change the name of an article?

You can rename an article by clicking on the 'move' button(to the right of the "delete" button). You must have an account, and it must be at least four days old to move pages. If the move is controversial or fails with an error message, visit Requested moves.

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