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Teach with Wikipedia

Teach with Wikipedia

“Assigning students to write for Wikipedia achieves the highest outcome of higher education by teaching your students the full process of discovery.”

— Dr. Joel Parker, Associate Professor, SUNY Plattsburgh

 

Help students make a real-world impact

In Wiki Ed’s Classroom Program, university instructors assign students to write Wikipedia articles, empowering them to share knowledge with the world. Students research course-related topics that are missing or underrepresented, synthesize the available literature, and use our tools and trainings to add the information to Wikipedia. While contributing cited, well-founded information, they help combat fake news on the internet. After supporting tens of thousands of students, we’ve proven this model brings high-quality academic information to wide audiences.

Powerful learning for students

In the process of researching a topic, students in our program must follow Wikipedia’s extensive sourcing requirements. As they navigate an increasingly complex and contentious media landscape, they learn how to critique a source and discern its reliability. They learn how to collaborate with their peers, frame academic research to the public, and convey facts to a non-expert audience. Wikipedia assignments transform classrooms because as students master the course content, they build skills for their academic and professional lives.


Critical thinking

Critical thinking


Communication

Communication


Media literacy

Media literacy

 

What we offer

  • A meaningful training experience for students
  • Instructional design consultation
  • Course management software
  • Wikipedia expertise

Join for free!