Education/Archive/Historic data/Germany — wiki:team

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History & Geography
  • Start year: 2010/2013. The wiki:team network of public speakers was founded by most of the Wikipedians that formerly took part in Wikimedia Deutschland's education programmes since 2010. After WMDE cancelled its activities in education in 2013, focusing on serving the OER community, we continued to pursue our mission on our own, providing speakers for training teachers, students at schools and universities, librarians and library users, the elderly, and the general public. Ever since, we co-operate with the volunteer-supporting department of WMDE. We focus on providing a critical point of view. We put an emphasis on media literacy and copyright law for (re-)using free content in education.
  • Countries (list all): Germany.
  • Cities (list all. and please link to local WP articles.): We cover all German regions.
  • Wikimedia projects (list all): Wikipedia. Wikimedia Commons.
  • Languages (list all): German.
  • Funding (yes/no? please explain): Wikimedia Deutschland supported two meetups we held in 2013 at Limburg and in 2014 at Cologne. WMDE also provides brochures etc. for workshops.
  • Outreach events (workshops, conferences, etc.) (yes/no? and total #): We hold workshops at schools and a miscellany of public events at schools, libraries, universities, etc.
  • Courses (yes/no? and total #): No.
  • WikiCamps (yes/no? and total #): No.
  • WikiClubs (yes/no? and total #): No.
  • WikiExpeditions (yes/no? and total #): No.
  • Teacher training (yes/no? and approximate # of teachers trained): Wiki:team will not count the total number of participants in the workshops we hold.
  • Government partnerships (yes/no?): No.
  • OER (yes/no?): No.
  • MOOCs (yes/no?): No.
  • Universities (list all. list associated faculties/departments. and please link to local WP articles.): Our speakers took part in WMDE's education programme for universities in 2011/2012.
  • Secondary schools (list all): Too many to mention here.
  • Primary schools (list all): None.
  • Adult schools (list all): Adult education was included in most Silberwissen workshops, see next.
  • Senior programs (list all): Our speakers took part in the Silberwissen programme which was a part of Third Age Online, or TAO, organised by the European Union.

Wiki:team will not count the total number of participants in the workshops we held.

  • Students (total #): —
  • Educators (total #): —
  • Education program volunteers (total #): 15.
  • Education program volunteers who are Admins/Sysops/Stewards (total #): 3.
  • Local education program manager (total #): There is no paid staff; wiki:team manages itself by consensus.

Wiki:team will not count bytes etc. to measure success.

  • Articles created (yes/no? and total #): —
  • Articles improved (yes/no? and total #): —
  • Articles translated (yes/no? and total #): —
  • Files uploaded (yes/no? and total #): —
  • Bytes added (total #): —
  • Bytes deleted (total #): —
  • Featured articles (total #): —
  • Good articles (total #): —

We keep our own records and report on a yearly basis to the volunteer-supporting department at WMDE.


Please tell us something special about your education program that the data may not reveal. For example:

  • You could highlight an achievement you are particularly proud of: Wiki:team is proud of the fact that we did not succumb to Wikimedia Deutschland's decision to end explaining Wikipedia to educators altogether in 2013. If someone out there is interested in learning about Wikipedia – the processes, the people and the organisations behind it, how to write a Wikipedia article, and how to become a Wikipedian – we are still there and you can contact us easily. Lately, two members of the wiki:team took part in a meetup at Frankfurt Book Fair 2015 together with other Wikipedians interested in creating a portal for collecting material and best practices for Wikipedia events.
  • You could acknowledge a special student, educator, or volunteer. —
  • You could tell us what you enjoy most about the Wikipedia Education Program. —