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.

Open Courses

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October 3–November 7, 2023

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.
July 18–August 3, 2023

Wikidata Institute – July 2023

The instant availability of knowledge on your desktop, laptop, tablet, phone, or personal digital assistant has revolutionized how humans learn about the world around them. When you Google a topic or ask Alexa a question, the answer you get often comes from Wikidata, the structured open data repository that lives alongside Wikipedia. In this virtual course, learn the basics of Wikidata so you can make meaningful contributions and help bring your institution's data to the world.

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.