Discover the power of accurate, unbiased information by joining our upcoming courses focused on editing Wikipedia articles. We are dedicated to equipping individuals with the skills to contribute valuable content to one of the world’s most accessed knowledge platforms. Wikipedia, which receives 3 billion page views each month from the United States alone, and has a measurable effect on behavior.
Wikipedia needs subject matter experts to ensure the public has access to high-quality information. However, Wikipedia’s technical, procedural, and cultural barriers to entry keep most scholars out.
Enter Wiki Education’s virtual courses.
Participants collaborate for 6 weeks to add neutral, fact-based content to Wikipedia articles related to the following courses in Spring 2024:
- Wikidata Institute
- Climate Finance
The Wiki Scientists course
Wiki Education invites subject-matter experts to participate in a 6-week virtual course as they learn how to edit Wikipedia. We’ll take a deep dive into Wikipedia’s behind-the-scenes and add high-quality information to Wikipedia to inform the public.
Non-biased spaces, like Wikipedia, are invaluable opportunities for people to learn and participate in meaningful conversations. The public trusts Wikipedia—and for good reason. Wikipedia is free from advertising or the influence of private interests. Its community has worked for more than 20 years to manage mis- and disinformation.
What will you achieve?
- An audience of millions. Few other actions you take for the climate can have an effect like a Wikipedia page can. Even adding one sentence to an existing page with a lot of traffic can reach millions. Imagine the possibilities!
- Membership in an enriching, hopeful community of practice. Develop professional connections across fields while giving back to a resource we use often. Wikipedia editors and a close-knit group of 10-20 peers will commune with you each week to share expertise, stay accountable to our goals, and inspire hope in each other.
- Wikipedia expertise. Create your first Wikipedia article or brush up on your existing Wikipedia-editing skills. You’ll complete the course able to continue this important work both through your own editing and through organizing local projects, embedding Wikipedia know-how within your institution or job. No previous experience necessary!
- And more!
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