Increased content on Wikipedia means increased public awareness.
Millions of Americans turn to the internet for information. That search typically includes Wikipedia. As the top online educational resource on the planet, with more links from search engines than any other site, Wikipedia is one of the most powerful platforms for the dissemination of knowledge.
That’s why Wikipedia offers a powerful opportunity for academic associations interested in sharing reliable, vetted information about their discipline with the world. It’s a chance to impact public knowledge.
In our academic association partnerships, the association formally encourages its members to participate in Wiki Education’s programs. Wiki Education staff support their instructors to create powerful, engaging assignments that target writing, research, and information literacy skills. Along the way, these students fill content gaps on Wikipedia in their field of study.
It’s an elegant solution that challenges students while bringing better information to Wikipedia. For academic associations, it’s a way to make sure that quality content about a discipline is well-represented on Wikipedia. Together, we can help academic research and knowledge reach the public sphere.
Wiki Education partners:
- American Anthropological Association
- American Chemical Society
- American Society of Plant Biologists
- American Sociological Association
- American Studies Association
- Association for Psychological Science
- Association for Women in Mathematics
- Linguistic Society of America
- Louisiana State University, Communication across the Curriculum
- Midwest Political Science Association
- National Communication Association
- National Women’s Studies Association
- Society for Marine Mammalogy
In collaboration with these partners, Wiki Education has created a series of subject-specific brochures that align with their academic focus. That includes brochures on how to edit Wikipedia articles about Chemistry, Linguistics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Species, and Women’s Studies.
Become a partner:
To find out more about academic partnerships, email Educational Partnerships Manager Jami Mathewson at firstname.lastname@example.org.