Wiki Education Foundation

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The Wiki Education Foundation supports innovative uses of Wikipedia and related projects in communities of teaching, learning, and inquiry in the United States and Canada. The Foundation aims to improve the breadth, scope, and quality of Wikimedia content; enhance student information fluency; and increase the number and diversity of contributors to the free knowledge movement by engaging educators, researchers, and students.

A spin-off of the Wikimedia Foundation, the Wiki Education Foundation is an independent nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California, USA.

Current programs[edit]

Wikipedia Education Program in the United States and Canada[edit]

The Wiki Education Foundation provides support for university instructors in the United States and Canada who are interested in assigning students to contribute content to Wikipedia or other Wikimedia projects as part of their coursework. See w:Wikipedia:Education_program on the English Wikipedia for more information.

People involved[edit]




See the on-wiki list of Course Pages for information on instructors, or browse these lists of our Wikipedia Ambassadors who help students on campus and online.

More information[edit]

Follow the Wiki Education Foundation on Twitter and Facebook. You can reach us by email at contact at

Monthly reports[edit]



Press releases[edit]


The bylaws agreed by the interim board of the Wiki Education Foundation (WEF) in consultation with its pro bono legal counsel are available on Wikimedia Commons (PDF).

Historical information[edit]

Many details about the structure and proposed working of the Wiki Education Foundation can be found on the Background page. That page has not been regularly maintained, though; information there may be out of date or incomplete.