Wikipedia & Wikidata training courses

Wikipedia & Wikidata training courses

By providing the world unfettered access to knowledge, Wikipedia & Wikidata present an opportunity to put power into everyone’s hands. In Wiki Education’s courses, we train scholars, scientists, and other professionals in the technical, procedural, and cultural practices of Wikipedia and Wikidata. Upon course completion, participants are able to channel their unique voices to make the sites more reliable, factual, and equitable for the benefit of all.

Upcoming course offerings

Registration is open for the following virtual courses.

Want to join the open data movement? Join our Wikidata Institute.

As powerful tools for open linked data, Wikidata and Wikibase are already strategically important to researchers, instructors, and other professionals across industries. Seize new opportunities for your institution by joining our virtual Wikidata training course, meeting twice a week for three weeks. There are several upcoming opportunities:

  • June 7–24, 2021
  • July 6–23. 2021

Learn more and enroll here.

Interested in future courses?

Please fill out the form below if you would like to receive updates on future opportunities. Or, if you’re interested in buying out a customized professional development course for staff or members of your institution, contact Director of Partnerships Jami Mathewson at


Past & in-progress courses

The following courses are closed or in-progress

Write Black biographies with Black History Wiki Scholars

In celebration of Black History Month, Wiki Education is seeking participants for a Wiki Scholars course focused on expanding Wikipedia’s coverage of notable Black people. Through this project, Wiki Education aims to train a diverse group of academics, scholars, and university students how to contribute content to Wikipedia while better representing historical figures to the public. Read more…





Improve information on Wikipedia about the Covid-19 pandemic.

Wikipedia’s community of volunteer editors are busy updating the main article on the Covid-19 pandemic, but related articles — such as those related to state and regional responses to the pandemic — vary widely in quality, despite thousands of people using them daily. Join our free online Wikipedia training course to share this crucial information with the public. Read more…





Training early career scientists in the National Science Policy Network

The National Science Policy Network is sponsoring another customized Wiki Scientists course for their members to bolster the availability and accuracy of science policy information on Wikipedia. Read more…

Informing citizens

This virtual Wikipedia training course engages subject-matter experts in improving Wikipedia pages on local ballot initiatives, issues, and races related to the November election in the United States. Voters often consult Wikipedia seeking neutral, fact-based information as they go to the polls, and this course seeks to bolster the availability and accuracy of that information. Will you add your subject matter expertise to make it better ahead of the November election? Read more…

Improve information about disability healthcare on Wikipedia

When individuals use Wikipedia as a first stop in learning about developmental disability-related healthcare, isn’t it important that the information they find there be complete and accurate? The WITH Foundation sponsored all seats in this online synchronous course to improve high-value Wikipedia pages about disability healthcare. Course started in June. Read more…




Add women and underrepresented physicists to Wikipedia with APS

The American Physical Society (APS) is committed to closing Wikipedia’s gender gap, which means creating new biographies for women, non-binary people, scientists of color, and other underrepresented identities. In this Wiki Scientists course, 15 selected APS members can have the dedicated time and support they need to join the open knowledge movement. Read more…




Leveraging the National Archives on Wikipedia

“I’ve had many advantages in my life, but not even all of that education and privilege has always let me see myself as having authority; I owe a part of my new feeling of authority to this course.”

Participants use National Archives records to improve Wikipedia’s coverage of topics related to women’s suffrage. Pulling together Wikipedia experts, tips to navigate NARA’s extensive digital collections, access to an extensive archive, and detailed Wikipedia training, this is the only skills-development course of its kind worldwide.Read more…



Wiki Education partners with a diverse range of organizations — including institutions and academic associations — to bring this unique professional development experience to their members and faculty. To explore partnering opportunities with us, reach out to