Help students make a real-world impact through their work

In Wiki Education’s Wikipedia Student Program, college and 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 free tools and trainings to add the information to Wikipedia.

We’re now accepting submissions for the Fall 2022 term. To apply, click the button below.

 

With more than 10 years of experience helping instructors in the U.S. and Canada to run Wikipedia assignments, we know that students can have a powerful impact on Wikipedia and that Wikipedia can have a powerful impact on students. For more information on impact, see this post.

How the Wikipedia Student Program worksInfographic showing how Student Program works

Course instructors use their subject-matter expertise to guide and evaluate student contributions to Wikipedia.

Students research their topic, learn to write for an international audience, and gain information literacy skills.

Wiki Education provides teaching resources for faculty and trainings for students — all through our course Dashboard tool. And you’ll have a human point of contact to assist you and your students along the way.

Wikipedia’s millions of readers get access to reliable, fact-based information on previously under-developed topics on Wikipedia.

The Wikipedia Student Program is free for participants, funded by generous donations to Wiki Education.

Powerful learning for students 

As students write Wikipedia articles through our program, they learn how to collaborate with their peers, frame academic research to the public, and convey knowledge to a non-expert audience. Essentially, they do work that really matters! And faculty notice:

  • 97% of instructors agree that a Wikipedia assignment improved their students’ digital and media literacy skills.
  • 96% of instructors agree that a Wikipedia assignment helped their students develop a sense of digital citizenship (e.g., a desire to contribute to and ensure the accuracy and accessibility of information).
  • 93% of instructors agree that a Wikipedia assignment improved their students’ research skills
  • 77% of instructors agree that a Wikipedia assignment helped their students to become more socially and culturally aware (e.g., the ability to identify underrepresentation and other content gaps stemming from bias).

How instructors integrate Wikipedia into their courses

Sounds good, but wondering how it integrates into a syllabus? Browse current Wikipedia assignments (click the “timeline” tab on each course page to see a week-by-week breakdown), or read some instructors’ blog posts about their experiences.

Interested in peer reviewed literature about teaching with Wikipedia? Many instructors have published about their experiences teaching with Wikipedia.

Learn more

Interested in teaching with Wikipedia in your college or university class in the United States or Canada? The first step of the application process is an online orientation for instructors. Click the button below to start your application.

We’re now accepting submissions for the Fall 2022 term. To apply, click the button below.

 

 

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