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Primary Contacts[edit]

Cristian Consonni, User:CristianCantoro, Wikimedia Italy board
Andrea Zanni, User:Aubrey, Wikimedia Italy president
User:Ilario, Wikimedia Italia member
User:Mizardellorsa, Wikimedia Italia member
User:Franciaio, Wikimedia Italia member and teacher (Università degli studi di Milano)
User:Rodidon, Wikimedia Italia member and teacher
Corrado Petrucco, Wikimedia Italia member and teacher (Department of Education - Università degli studi di Padova)
User:Laurentius, Wikimedia Italia board
User:CristianNX, Wikimedia Italia member

Project Portal[edit]

Progetto Scuole

Program Description[edit]

The different school projects implemented in Italy aimed at

  • involving teachers and students in the implementation of initiatives related to the use of Wikipedia in schools
  • involving teachers and students in the use and creation of Wikipedia content
  • establishing a connection between schools, the community of Wikipedia and Wikimedia around the world including the ability to make meetings, on-line and possibly even live, with teachers and students during which present Wikipedia exposing the objectives
  • explaining the operation, illustrating its potential and what can schools do to improve it
  • establishing a repository of references and tools to be offered to teachers by area of ​​interest (syllabus, essentials, information, hints on how students can create, improve and translate articles)
  • creating a support team that can follow, assist and coordinate teachers and students

Programs in high school (scuola secondaria di secondo grado), 14-18 years old[edit]

Adotta una parola va a scuola 2012 ("Adopt a word goes to school", contest)[edit]

Adotta una parola va a scuola is a project of the Wikimedia Italy, Emilia Romagna Tourism TER and APT Servizi Emilia Romagna in collaboration with the Regional School Office of Emilia-Romagna. Teachers and students from various schools of Emilia Romagna attended an introductory course on Wikipedia taught by members of WMI. It was the start of a project carried on with schools, managed by Emilia Romagna APTServizi (the body promoting tourism in the region), Wikimedia Italia and the Regional Office of Education.


  • guiding classes in improving a Wikipedia article through relevant research
  • teaching the kids the proper use of sources, the wiki formatting and a research method
  • promoting active citizenship online in contributing to and in understanding online content.

The classes just jumped into the project with enthusiasm, working for three months on the articles they "adopted". In 2011/2012 30 classes participated in Emilia Romagna region.

Autori in Wikipedia (Authors in Wikipedia)[edit]

Autori in Wikipedia is a competition organized by Wikimedia Italy, from 2012/2013 in collaboration with the Milan section of AICA, the Italian Association for Informatics and Automatic Calculation and network with Ellis, Network Lombard Educations, Literature and Music, Languages , History and Geography.

The competition of high school students who have been enrolled in Lombardy by a teacher of the school. To reward the best entries written by students in Wikipedia.


Veneto in Wikipedia[edit]

Students in the Educational Technology classes create and modify articles in the Italian Wikipedia about learning, training and other topics related to e-learning and Web 2.0. They learn to use Wikipedia as contributors, improving their digital competences on selecting and evaluating reliability of informations.

Promoted by Prof. Corrado Petrucco of the UNIPD Department of Education, it took place in 2013.

Crescere che avventura[edit]

Classes to students from 8 to 17 years old, about how Wikipedia / online archives / online collaboration work. About 30 classes involved, in Tuscany (mainly Florence); part of a greater (not only Wikimedian) projects, centered on making the archives of the Istituto degli innocenti in Florence more accessible.

Adotta una voce di Wikipedia al Degasperi ("Adopt an article", contest)[edit]

Adopt an article of Wikipedia at Institute Degasperi is a contest that interested a high school (Istituto d'istruzione Alcide Degapseri) in Borgo Valsugana, Autonomous Province of Trento. During 6 months, 228 students from 14 classes worked on 78 articles of Italian Wikipedia; most of them were about local arguments.

Wikipedia va a scuola[edit]

Wikipedia va a scuola @ Asti is a project promoted by User:Ste.caneva, that will be taking place in 2014-2015. Aim: high school teachers and students involved in theoretic and practical lessons about Wikipedia and Wikivoyage.

Programs in universities[edit]

University of Milan - Nursing[edit]

School publisher[edit]

EduCloud project[edit]

In 2012, WMIT started a partnership with the Italian publishing house Garamond, which specializes in scholarly publishing. This partnership consisted of a counseling service in the design and implementation of "EduCloud" software platform for the publication of educational materials by teachers and students Garamond educloud (see video in Italian) . The project has participated in several Italian schools in the context of the Ministry of Education's "Digital Publishing" project and is based on the use of free materials available on Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, Wiktionary, and Wikiquote and the production of teaching materials with a free license.