“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.
What we offer
- A meaningful training experience for students
- Instructional design consultation
- Course management software
- Wikipedia expertise