Category: Student work

Category: Student work

Recent news from Wiki Education

Roundup: Black Lives and Deaths

In light of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday yesterday, we’re looking at notable contributions that students have made to Wikipedia that shed light on systemic issues that African-American communities have faced, and continue to face, in this country. Ask any educator and they’ll be sure to tell you that history – not to mention … Continued

What we’re celebrating on Wikipedia Day

January 15th of this year marks the 17th anniversary of the site’s launch and is thus named Wikipedia Day! This day is celebrated around the world as the birth of the most popular open source encyclopedic resource in the world. We often hear from students that before completing a Wikipedia assignment, they used Wikipedia almost daily and … Continued

Sustaining the impact of the Year of Science

In 2016, Wiki Education ran an initiative called the Year of Science, dedicated to improving science content on Wikipedia. We nailed our goals for the year-long campaign: nearly 5 million words of science content added to more than 5,700 science articles on Wikipedia by more than 6,300 students. In 2017, we had surpassed the impact of … Continued

Roundup: Universal Human Rights Month

December is Universal Human Rights Month, and yesterday was Human Rights Day, an internationally recognized day remembering the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. On this day, governmental and non-governmental organizations around the world raise awareness for human rights issues, meet to strategize about solving them, and host events to commemorate … Continued

Student at York University wins faculty writing prize for Wikipedia article

“Did you know… that the Canadian government invests millions of dollars in First Nations communities to close the digital divide in Canada?” On February 8, 2017, this blurb appeared on Wikipedia’s main page in the Did You Know? section, which features interesting facts from newly developed articles. In this case, the article was created and fleshed out … Continued

Five reasons to donate to Wiki Education on Giving Tuesday

Today is Giving Tuesday, a U.S. holiday to encourage donations to worthy nonprofits. If you’re planning to make financial contributions this year, we hope you’ll consider supporting Wiki Education. Here’s why: 1. We’re dramatically improving the availability and accuracy of information available on Wikipedia. Since 2010, students in our program have added more than 35 million words to Wikipedia, … Continued

Roundup: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

This past Saturday, November 25th, was the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, as designated by the United Nations General Assembly. This day serves to raise awareness for gender-based violence around the world, as well as to shed light on the scale of the problem, which is often obscured. November 25th also kicked … Continued