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Using Wikipedia in the Classroom

Wikipedia Education Program (Wikimedia Outreach)

Wikipedia Education Program (WEP)

Education/Toolkit (Wikimedia Outreach)

  • introduces the Wikipedia Education Program (Start, Plan, Run, Evaluate, Connect)

Reasons to Use Wikipedia (Wikimedia Outreach)

  • student engagement, student learning
  • notes challenges

Case Studies (Wikimedia Outreach)


WikiEdu - Teach with Wikipedia

  • formed in 2013
  • bridges academic and Wikipedia
  • spin-off of Wikipedia Foundation
  • supports Wikipedia Education Program in U.S. and Canada
  • instructors can sign up for its Wiki Education's Classroom Program
  • supports instructors, offers online trainings, offers timelines & dashboard

WikiEdu - for Instructors

  • orientation for instructors, case studies, example grading rubric and more

WikiEdu - Training Libraries

  • excellent training materials
  • includes "How to teach with Wikipedia", will prompt you to enter through your Wikipedia account

Where to Contribute

Some lists are created which point to Wikipedia content that needs further development.


  • Assessment - Quality Grading Scheme
  • Citation Hunt - a tool which refers to information in Wikipedia that requires citation(s)

Wikipedia for Instructional Purposes

Incorporating Wikipedia

Gender Gap


Students Using Wikipedia

Science & Wikipedia

  • Sustaining science at WikiEdu, refers to Wikipedia's Year of Science initiative in 2016 (improving science coverage)

News @ WikiEdu

Wikipedia - Principles & Values

The Five Pillars or fundamental principles of Wikipedia.

5 Pillar of Wikipedia

5 Pillars of Wikipedia by Guilia Forsythe on flickr at
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