The idea behind the Wikipedia Education Program is simple: educators and students share free knowledge by contributing to Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects in an academic setting. Wikipedia is being used as a teaching tool in education around the world (see list of countries). In some parts of the world, the academic setting is a traditional classroom and the editing is for a course assignment. In some parts of the world, students contribute to Wikimedia projects for community service, or as part of a club or a camp, or at campus edit-a-thons, hackathons and workshops. And in some parts of the world, teachers learn Wikipedia editing as part of their teacher training.
- Success factors:
→ Start small, grow smart.
→ Work with the community.
→ Teach to student ability.
→ Focus on motivation.
→ Use tech tools to make work easier.
→ Set goals and track progress.
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