Wikipedia Education Program
Welcome to the hub for the Wikimedia Foundation's Wikipedia Education Program.
The Wikipedia Education Program's vision is to mobilize and empower the next generation of human-knowledge generators to contribute to Wikimedia projects. Based on the learnings from the Public Policy Initiative, a pilot program to use Wikipedia in university classrooms in the 2010–11 academic year, the Wikipedia Education Program strives to expand Wikipedia's use as a teaching tool worldwide.
Professors who participate in our program assign their students to edit Wikipedia articles as part of their coursework. Students are assisted by trained Wikipedia Ambassadors, who help both in the class and on wiki. You can get a quick introduction to how the program is structured at Wikipedia Education Program/A-Z. Additional resources are available at the Education portal.
The Canada Education Program has been running for several semesters in multiple provinces.
A small pilot in Brazil has kicked off. Five professors have joined the program and there are five courses in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro universities participating of this pilot.
A pilot at two universities in Cairo will introduce students to Wikipedia editing.
The Pune Pilot wrapped up in late 2011, and program leaders are evaluating program changes to make before launching a new pilot.