We believe Wikipedia and its sister projects belong in education. When students of all ages engage with Wikimedia projects as part of their learning, they gain significant 21st century skills . By fostering a relationship between Education and the Wikimedia movement, we have the best chance to realize our goal that the sum of all knowledge will be accessible to everyone in the world for free.
Meet the team
The Education Team at the Wikimedia Foundation supports the EduWiki network to empower people with the skills and knowledge to contribute to free knowledge, engaging the global education sector in the Wikimedia Movement. The EduWiki network encompasses affiliates, volunteers, like-minded organizations, and policy makers.
Senior Manager, Education
Melissa Guadalupe Huertas
Senior Program Officer, Education
Program Officer, Education
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Since 2018, the Education Team has facilitated a Fellowship program that brings students from related fields and disciplines onto the team for a semester or a year to learn about the value of Wikimedia in Education and to contribute to the Foundation through a research project.
Sailesh Patnaik and Alen Ameni
Priyal Gala and Meng Zhou
On Wednesday Feb 12, 2020, Priyal Gala and Meng Zhou from the George Washington University International Education Program shared the amazing work they've been doing over the last 16 weeks conducting background research on the education systems of the three countries partnering with the Education Team on the Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom project: the Philippines, Morocco, and Bolivia. Their research is helping us to understand how this project can work within the existing systems, and improve outcomes for teachers, students, and the Wikimedia movement.
Originally from Taiwan, Fu Ying has worked as an educator in Taiwan, Turkey and Germany. She recently completed a Ph.D. in linguistics from Freie Universität Berlin and has a strong interest in data analytics.
In 2021–2022 Fu Ying Lin researched the challenges and opportunities for Wikimedia in Higher Education (focusing on communities outside of North America and Europe). She shared her research in a final presentation in June 2022. You can find the report slides here.