Wikipedia Education Program

  1. Wikimedia Serbia completes a first round of professional development seminars for teachers

    Photo by Dungodung, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

    Тhis September and October, the Academic Board and the Education Program Manager of Wikimedia Serbia have been extraordinarily busy. In addition to regular Education Program activities — which include supporting student editors at 11 secondary schools and 5 universities in 14 faculties on 2 Wikimedia projects — they have organized and facilitated 4 trainings for over 100 teachers in 3... Read more

  2. Editing Wikipedia as community service in Mexico

    A Mexican student shares her experience editing Wikipedia as part of her community service, working with other students and the Wiki Learning team at Tec de Monterrey university (Maria is standing fourth from the left). Photo by Thelmadatter, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

    A Mexican student shares her experience editing Wikipedia for her “servicio social” requirement, working with the Wiki Learning team at Tec de Monterrey University. It was more than just an assignment for her: it was an opportunity for personal and professional growth, as well as a way to positively impact her community. ... Read more

  3. Raspberry Pi in Masekelo: Bringing Wikipedia to a school without electricity

    Students in a Tanzanian high school without electricity can now access Wikipedia via Wi-Fi, using a donated Raspberry Pi computer. Photo by Janet Chapman, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Students in a Tanzanian high school without electricity can now access Wikipedia via Wi-Fi, using a donated Raspberry Pi computer. (…)... Read more

  4. WikiCamps introduce young Armenians to Wikipedia

    Armenian students participating in WikiCamps divide their time between editing Wikipedia and physical activities. Here they use their bodies to spell out "Wiki Camp". Photo by Beko, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

    Last summer, 135 young adults ages 14-20 learned to edit Wikipedia while attending WikiCamps, a promising new program from Wikimedia Armenia. (…)... Read more

  5. New Education Toolkit helps program leaders develop more effective Wikimedia programs

    The new Education Toolkit provides a blueprint for implementing successful Wikimedia programs. Photo by María Cruz, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

    This first toolkit provides a blueprint for implementing successful Wikimedia programs. It includes best practices, tips and ideas for planning, teaching and evaluating educational programs. (…)... Read more

  6. New badges recognize Swedish students and teachers who contribute to Wikipedia

    This open badge acknowledges the skills of students and teachers using Wikipedia. Pilot badge by Sara Mörtsell, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Open badges acknowledge the skills and contributions of students and teachers using Wikipedia, in a new education program led by Wikimedia Sverige. Editing Wikipedia counts as learning! (…)... Read more

  7. Remembering Adrianne Wadewitz

    Portrait of Adrianne Wadewitz at Wikimania 2012 in Washington, DC. Each of us on the Wikipedia Education Program team is saddened today by the news of Adrianne Wadewitz’s passing. We know we share this sadness with everyone at the Wikimedia Foundation and so many in the Wikimedia and education communities. Our hearts go out to all of you, her family and friends. Today is a time for mourning and ... Read more

  8. Introducing Dr. Paola Ricaurte Quijano of Tec de Monterrey, Mexico City Campus

    "Paola Ricaurte 2" by AyLiiz, under CC-BY-SA-3.0

    Paola Ricaurte Quijano Paola Ricaurte Quijano is a full time professor at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Mexico City Campus and an expert on cyberculture, e-politics, digital activism and digital literacies. Her pedagogical philosophy includes having students create academic content that is free and open to the public. Despite her short experience with Wikipedia, she h... Read more

  9. Editing about Mexican laws in Greater Mexico City

    Teacher Jorge Luis Esquivel Zubiri at their classroom in Universidad de Ecatepec. Ecatepec de Morelos is a city and municipality of Greater Mexico City, about one hour from downtown Mexico City. It is the most populated municipality in the State of Mexico and ranks second in most population in the country. Instructor Jorge Luis Esquivel Zubiri from the Universidad de Ecatepec invited his law stude... Read more

  10. Wiki-Med: The Story of the First Full Wikipedia Course in Israel

    On January 14 we celebrated the last week of the semester at the Tel-Aviv University, and specifically the end of the “Wiki-Med” course — the first academic course in Israel dedicated wholly to editing Wikipedia to offer full academic credit to students. The 14-week course, which began on October 15 at the Sackler School of Medicine at TAU, was named “Wiki-Med: The Wondrous World of Wiki a... Read more