Wikipedia Education Program – Berlin Workshop

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This page gives you an overview of the Wikimedia in Education Workshop, Berlin, March 9–11.




  • 10–11
    • Introductions
    • Discussion: What do you want to get out of this workshop?
  • 11–12
    • Strategic Goals & Initiatives I: What are the strategic goals of your organization? How do your activities in the educational sector fit into your strategy?
  • 12–13
    • Lunch
  • 13–14
    • Strategic Goals & Initiatives II
  • 14–15
    • Discussion: Wikipedia in Education, a high-level view
  • 15–16
    • Presentation: The Public Policy Initiative – a 17-month pilot project to explore the use of Wikipedia in higher education: Project management & timeline; team structure; what does it solve?
  • 18-20
    • Dinner at Kuchenkaiser, Am Oranienplatz 11-13, 10999 Berlin Kreuzberg


  • 10–11
    • Discussion: Supporting new users on Wikipedia: Supporting new users is at the core of a program that encourages students and professors to contribute to Wikipedia. We will take a closer look at the existing support roles, materials and the infrastructure.
      • Recruiting for support roles: Campus & Online Ambassadors
      • Training
      • Materials and resources
      • Technical Infrastructure
      • WikiProjects
  • 11–12
    • Discussion: Working with schools and universities: What are the incentives for educators to participate in our programs? What are the best practices in recruiting schools, teachers and other staff members? How can we achieve sustainability and scalability?
      • Recruiting Schools
      • Recruiting professors, faculty, library
      • Institutionalizing the program at universities
      • Achieving sustainability and scalability
  • 12–13
    • Lunch
  • 13–15
    • Presentation & Discussion: Towards a Global Education Program for the Wikimedia Movement: Status of the current planning; goals; expected impact; possible structure
  • 15–16
    • Discussion: Wrap-up
      • Open questions
      • Next Steps



"Wikipedia in schools - Convincing people by truth"

  • 10:00 - 10:15: Introduction
  • 10:15 - 12:00: Presentations & Discussion: Evolving school-projects



Betahaus | GmbH & Co. KG
Prinzessinnenstraße 19–20
10969 Berlin

The rooms will be available from 10 am to 6 pm.


  1. Pavel Richter, Wikimedia Deutschland (Wednesday morning)
  2. Denis Barthel, Wikimedia Deutschland, Wikimedia Österreich
  3. Nicole Ebber, Wikimedia Deutschland
  4. Elly Köpf, Wikimedia Deutschland
  5. Sebastian Schnettler, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
  6. Cormac Lawler, Wikimedia UK
  7. Fiona Apps, Wikimedia UK
  8. Federico Leva, Wikimedia Italia
  9. Annie Lin, Wikimedia Foundation
  10. Rod Dunican, Wikimedia Foundation
  11. Frank Schulenburg, Wikimedia Foundation

To do list

  • Send materials (training etc) to the group
  • Missing material: "Being a Campus Ambassador – a step-by-step guide" (timeline/lifecycle description: how to apply, how the selection process works, the training, meeting with the professor before the semester starts, what to do during the semester, becoming an Ambassador Trainer)