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
  • Democracy
  • Climate Finance
  • Medicine

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.


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Meet twice a week: 6 live sessions with our Wikipedia experts and a focused group of 10-20 other subject matter experts


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3 hours per week of light reading, researching your chosen topic, and writing directly on Wikipedia


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Access a collaborative community of Wikipedia experts and professional peers


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Amplify important topics from your laptop, reaching an audience of millions

Week 1: Introductions

Get to know each other and begin to see Wikipedia as a powerful tool for communicating information to our audiences

Weeks 2–4: Joining the community

Discover more about the people who make up Wikipedia’s community and pick a topic you’d like to take your deep dive into. We’ll show you how to identify what information is missing from Wikipedia and how to add it according to Wikipedia’s standards. You’ll begin drafting content for pages that get as many as thousands of readers every day!

Weeks 5–6: Educating the public

You’ll take what you’ve learned and make your work “live” on Wikipedia. Your peers and Wiki Education’s experts will help you polish your work to make sure you meet readers with the best information out there. And you’ll get to commune with your fellow peers about any challenges and successes you’ve experienced so far.

You’ll meet weekly to commune with Wikipedia editors and a close-knit group of 10-20 peers.

Why Wikipedia?

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!

Contact us

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