Our partners recognize the value of giving experts the dedicated time and support to do public engagement work, which is why they sponsor Wikipedia or Wikidata training courses for their members or staff.

Whether you’re looking to support and train researchers in your field, increase collaboration within your organization, or give back to the world’s most widely read knowledge resource, Wiki Education can customize our curriculum to meet your needs.

For people looking to get involved in Wikipedia-editing, our courses are a great place to start. Our open and upcoming courses are listed below, and you can click through to learn more and apply to participate and become a part of our great community!

Open Courses

February 28 – April 17, 2024

Elections and Voting Behavior

In this 8-week course, political scientists and other experts will improve Wikipedia's content related to topics like: electoral systems, voting and counting systems, polling types, voter registration, voter suppression, voting information in different states, voter turnout, and political participation.
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March 4-April 12, 2024

Medical Wiki Scientists

Wiki Education is seeking scientists, medical professionals, faculty, and students to participate in a free 6-week virtual course as they learn how to edit Wikipedia. Join us as we take a deep dive into Wikipedia’s medical content, guiding you and other medical scholars in adding high-quality information to Wikipedia to inform the public with potentially life-changing knowledge.
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March 6–April 10, 2024

WITH Wiki Scientists: Improving healthcare for adults with disabilities

Wiki Education is seeking scholars, scientists, and medical practitioners to participate in an 6-week virtual course as they learn how to edit Wikipedia. We'll take a deep dive into Wikipedia's coverage of healthcare for adults with developmental disabilities and add high-quality information to Wikipedia to inform the public with potentially life-changing knowledge.
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March 11-April 15, 2024

Reproductive & Women’s Health Wiki Scientists

Wiki Education is seeking scientists, medical professionals, faculty, and students to participate in a free 6-week virtual course as they learn how to edit Wikipedia. Join us as we take a deep dive into Wikipedia’s medical content, guiding you and other medical scholars in adding high-quality information to Wikipedia to inform the public with potentially life-changing knowledge.
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March 18 - May 6, 2024

Legal Wiki Scholars

In this 8-week course, political scientists and other experts will improve Wikipedia's content related to topics like: public policy, labor laws, climate policy, public administration, enacted or proposed laws, and amendments to the US Constitution, covering branches of Executive, Legislative, and Judicial law.
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April 2 – May 21, 2024

Climate Finance Biographies

In this 8-week course, climate action enthusiasts, finance experts, and other scholars will work to add at least one biography of a woman leader in climate finance to Wikipedia. Wiki Education's team of Wikipedia experts will guide participants through the process of adding notable biographies to Wikipedia, and participants will emerge having told the story of a woman's contributions toward global sustainability.
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April 4 – May 23, 2024

Global Approaches to Climate Finance

In this 8-week course, climate action enthusiasts, finance experts, and other scholars will work to add an article to Wikipedia about a specific country's current climate finance landscape. Wiki Education's team of Wikipedia experts will guide participants through this process, and participants will emerge with the skills add high-quality academic knowledge to Wikipedia.
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April 16—June 4, 2024

Women and Politics in the US

Wiki Education is seeking subject-matter experts to participate in a 8-week virtual course as they learn how to edit Wikipedia. We'll take a deep dive into Wikipedia's coverage of women and politics in the US. The types of topics you may choose to work on include: women's voting participation, women political candidates and leaders, candidates for the 2024 election, and the history of women in politics in the United States.
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May 7—July 2, 2024

The 2024 Election

In this 8-week course, political scientists and other experts will improve Wikipedia's content related to topics like: electoral processes, proposed local laws, US political parties, candidates for office, issues relevant to voters in local or federal elections, voting behavior and participation, or any other topic related to the 2024 election.
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May 20 – July 15, 2024

Climate Change and Human Rights

In this 8-week course, climate change experts, scientists, and scholars will work to improve a article to Wikipedia about climate change as it relates to human rights and vulnerable communities. Wiki Education's team of Wikipedia experts will guide participants through this process, and participants will emerge with the skills add high-quality academic knowledge to Wikipedia.
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Course Offerings

Amplify research to the general public

Millions of people read Wikipedia every day, and while the available content can be high quality, so much is still missing. If your institution houses academic knowledge and expertise within your publications, members, or staff, you can be an active part of making more reliable.

In a customized 6-week Wikipedia training course, Wiki Education trains up to 20 of your stakeholders to find missing, underdeveloped, or inaccurate information on Wikipedia, and we guide them through the intricate process of improving those pages.

Increase Wikipedia’s diversity, equity, and inclusion

So many Wikipedia biographies of notable women don’t exist yet – simply because no one has taken the time to write them. Institutions can empower their members to add women and other historically excluded people to Wikipedia, helping the world celebrate their accomplishments.

In a 6-week virtual course, Wiki Education’s team of Wikipedia experts meets with up to 20 people to guide them as they add a biography to Wikipedia. They develop Wikipedia know-how as they bring more diverse voices and stories to the public.

Bring your team into the Open Data Movement

A common challenge facing librarians, archivists, and museum professionals is the accuracy and accessibility of information related to their collections and archives. How can they get good, reliable information to the public? For many, the answer is Wikidata.

In our 3-week Wikidata Institute, we meet virtually twice a week to facilitate hands-on work for up to 20 participants, providing guidance as they edit Wikidata and bring your collections data to the public.

Engage members with a virtual Wikidata workshop

If you’re interested in giving your employees, members, or other stakeholders a taste of Wikidata and how powerful it can be, we offer a 2-session virtual workshop (and will return to in-person experiences when safe).

We’ll work with you to schedule two 1-hour sessions with up to 30 attendees, and our Wikidata experts will share an overview of why Wikidata is important, how it works, and how eager participants can learn more about engaging with the open data repository that gets high quality knowledge out to the public.

Build a training course

Wiki Education works closely with organizations to set up Wikipedia and Wikidata training courses that align with their mission and serve their institutional goals. We have facilitated courses and workshops for faculty, staff, members, and other affiliated stakeholders across academic disciplines. These custom trainings begin with a conversation. Please contact us so we can learn more about your needs, resources, and scope, and we’ll begin a partnership to bring your institution’s knowledge to the world.
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