The EduWiki conferences are annual gatherings of Wikimedians, program leaders, educators, staff, and students to discuss Wikipedia in education and the Wikimedia movement's engagement in academia. Since 2012, there have been 4 EduWiki conferences: 3 in the UK and 1 in Serbia. This page covers the history of these conferences.
EduWiki conferences focus on efforts to integrate Wikipedia into education at all levels. Presenters include veteran practitioners and program representatives. Participants share innovative work in their classrooms, their institutions, or online communities. This conference is useful for educators, scholarly societies, contributors to Wikimedia and other open education projects, and students! There is additional information about past conferences in the Media Coverage section below.
EduWiki conferences examine the growing trend of using this open resource as a tool to engage learners more closely in the pedagogic process.
The aims are:
- to raise awareness about the use of Wikipedia and its sister projects in education,
- to increase cooperation between Wikimedia and academic institutions,
- to promote cooperation between regional Wikimedia affiliate groups on educational projects,
- to connect local education leaders with Wikipedia editors, and
- to grow Wikipedia's use in education.
- The Times Higher Education "Delete the Wiki Worries and get Close to the Edit"
- Education/Newsletter/December 2014/Wikimedia UK processing EduWiki 2014
- Education/Newsletter/June 2014/Busy 2014 for Education at Wikimedia UK, so far#EduWiki
- Education/Newsletter/May 2014/EduWiki Conference in Belgrade 2014
- Education/Newsletter/January 2014/Next EduWiki conference slated for Serbia
- Education/Newsletter/November 2013/EduWiki Conference 2013 convenes in Cardiff
- Wikipedia Education Program/News/19 November 2013#EduWiki Conference discusses Wikipedia in education
- Education/Newsletter/October 2013/Connect with others using Wikipedia in education – invitation to EduWiki Conference 2013
- Education/Newsletter/August 2013/EduWiki Conference 2013 - Call for Proposals
- Education/Newsletter/January 2013/United Kingdom sums up its year in Education Outreach#EduWiki
- Education/Newsletter/September 2012/EduWiki Conference 5-6 September 2012 Leicester, UK
- Education/Newsletter/August 2012/EduWiki Conference, UK
- Wikipedia Education Program/News/7 August 2012#Wikimedia UK hosts upcoming Edu Wiki Conference