Wikipedia Education Program
The idea behind the Wikipedia Education Program is simple: Professors around the world assign their students to contribute to Wikipedia for class assignments.
Wikipedia is being used as a teaching tool in education around the world (see a list of programs). The Wikimedia Foundation currently runs one program in the Arab World. Many more programs are run by Wikimedia chapters and dedicated volunteers worldwide.
In each country, professors assign their students to contribute to Wikipedia on course-related topics. More than 6,500 students have participated in the Wikipedia Education Program around the world, adding the equivalent of 45,000 printed pages of quality content to more than 10,000 Wikipedia articles in multiple languages.
See this page if you're interested in participating as a professor, Ambassador, or volunteer.