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The Education Program Extension for MediaWiki supports Wikimedia Education Programs around the world. It was developed by the Wikimedia Foundation in 2011.[1] It was first deployed to English Wikipedia in 2012.[2]

Since then, this extension has been installed on 18 Wikimedia projects: on 5 sister projects in 16 languages. Additionally, 6 new projects in 5 new languages are planning to install it, and 2 new projects in 1 new language are considering installing it.[3]

There is increasing interest among communities to use this tool because of its many benefits.[4] The Education Program Extension has a demonstrable and measurable the impact on the Wikimedia projects and the free knowledge movement. This page documents those impacts.







Data table[edit]

Project Language Code Institutions Courses Students Instructors Coordinators Online Volunteers Campus Volunteers Administrators Citations & Notes
Wikipedia Arabic AR 34 69 791 16 8 13 22 2 [5][6][note 1]
Wikipedia Catalan CA 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 [7][8]
Wikipedia Czech CS 17 74 1240 34 9 24 29 4 [9][10][note 2]
Wikipedia Dutch NL 5 11 92 3 2 3 2 0 [11][12]
Wikipedia English EN 292 581 12259 263 24 95 151 14 [13][14]
Wikipedia Greek EL 4 8 374 0 1 0 0 5 [15][16][note 3][note 4]
Wikipedia Hebrew HE 14 29 515 7 10 8 7 3 [17][18]
Wikipedia Latvian LV 1 2 11 0 0 0 0 1 [19][20][note 5]
Wikipedia Macedonian MK 8 1 1
Wikipedia Persian FA 2 4 188 8 3 5 3 2 [21][22]
Wikipedia Portuguese PT 20 64 558 9 6 2 2 1 [23][24]
Wikipedia Russian RU 1 1 10 0 1 0 0 0 [25][26]
Wikipedia Serbian SR 14 15 369 21 3 8 8 1 [27][note 6]
Wikipedia Spanish ES 16 121 2101 16 22 4 3 0 [28][29]
Wikipedia Swedish SV 12 11 170 11 4 0 2 0 [30][31]
Wikipedia Ukrainian UK 6 7 79 8 3 7 2 1 [32][33]
Wikiversity German DE 9 8 1 5 5 4 4 2 [34][35]
Wikinews English EN 2 4 7 4 4 3 3 3 [36][37]
Wikisource French FR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 [38][39]
Wiktionary Hebrew HE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 [40][41]

Data summary[edit]

As of 15 October 2015, this extension supports nearly 20,000 students, nearly 400 educators, and more than 230 Wikimedians throughout the movement. Their work is overseen by nearly 40 project administrators. This extension supports power users and new users alike, and it has done so for almost half a decade.[1]

Installations: 20

Wikimedia projects: 5

Languages: 18

Institutions: 459

Courses: 1011

Students: 18,766

Instructors: 405

Coordinators: 105

Online volunteers: 177

Campus volunteers: 238

Administrators: 40[note 7]

Community feedback[edit]

More than a million bytes are added each year by users enrolled through this extension: students, senior citizens, and edit-a-thon participants.

Vojtěch Dostál (talk) 16:08, 3 October 2015 (UTC)

Thousands of pupils/students have worked on Wikipedia as part of their subjects/courses, in several education institutions (mostly secondary and university level), with dozens of teachers/professors/TAs involved in planning and execution. We have had troubles with measuring impact and we decided to use this extension to help us with that, but also to help us with relations with the community, since this would be easier for them as well.

Dungodung (talk) 20:59, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

Revamping/replacing the education extension needs to be a priority. We average about 5 million bytes of information per semester (3 semesters per year) added primarily to Spanish Wikipedia. However, we have done work in other language Wikipedias and add between 500 and 2000 media files to Wikimedia Commons each year. We have had 4 campuses of a 32-campus system covering most of Mexico. The growth potential for Wiki Learning is amazing. Right now, we can do the bare-minimum of documentation, but much of it is manual. We need to monitor more and better monitor, analyzing not only bytes added and edits made, but what kind of work was done, articles created, articles translated, articles expanded and articles corrected. Sorting out photos from videos from sound files would be nice too.

Thelmadatter (talk) 18:52, 23 October 2015 (UTC)

Notes[edit]

  1. 25% (2 out of 8) of education program coordinators are also administrators on Arabic Wikipedia.
  2. 44% (4 out of 9) of education program coordinators are also administrators on Czech Wikipedia.
  3. 71% (5 out of 7) of education program coordinators are also administrators on Greek Wikipedia.
  4. Greek Wikipedia does have instructors; however, they are not being given this user group right.
  5. Latvian Wikipedia does have instructors; however, they are not being given this user group right.
  6. 33% (1 out of 3) of education program coordinators are also administrators on Serbian Wikipedia.
  7. 73% (14 out of 19) projects have administrators supporting education programs on wiki; only 6 projects do not.


References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikipedia_Education_Program/design
  2. https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikipedia_Education_Program#History
  3. https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education/Extension#Current_installations
  4. https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education/Extension#Benefits
  5. Arabic Wikipedia User group rights
  6. https://quarry.wmflabs.org/query/5708
  7. Catalan Wikipedia User group rights
  8. https://quarry.wmflabs.org/query/5712
  9. Czech Wikipedia User group rights
  10. https://quarry.wmflabs.org/query/5713
  11. Dutch Wikipedia User group rights
  12. https://quarry.wmflabs.org/query/5715
  13. English Wikipedia User group rights
  14. https://quarry.wmflabs.org/query/5717
  15. Greek Wikipedia User group rights
  16. https://quarry.wmflabs.org/query/5718
  17. Hebrew Wikipedia User group rights
  18. https://quarry.wmflabs.org/query/5719
  19. LatvianWikipedia User group rights
  20. https://quarry.wmflabs.org/query/5720
  21. Persian Wikipedia User group rights
  22. https://quarry.wmflabs.org/query/5721
  23. Portuguese Wikipedia User group rights
  24. https://quarry.wmflabs.org/query/5722
  25. Russian Wikipedia User group rights
  26. https://quarry.wmflabs.org/query/5723
  27. Serbian Wikipedia User group rights
  28. Spanish Wikipedia User group rights
  29. https://quarry.wmflabs.org/query/5724
  30. Swedish Wikipedia User group rights
  31. https://quarry.wmflabs.org/query/5727
  32. Ukrainian Wikipedia User group rights
  33. https://quarry.wmflabs.org/query/5726
  34. German Wikiversity User group rights
  35. https://quarry.wmflabs.org/query/5728
  36. English Wikinews User group rights
  37. https://quarry.wmflabs.org/query/5729
  38. French Wikisource User group rights
  39. https://quarry.wmflabs.org/query/5730
  40. Hebrew Wiktionary User group rights
  41. https://quarry.wmflabs.org/query/5731

See also[edit]