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Submission no.
Title of the submission
How to get subject matter experts to click the edit button

Author(s) of the submission

LiAnna Davis, User:LiAnna (Wiki Ed)

E-mail address


Country/place of origin


Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

Wiki Education Foundation

Main theme
How we make it happen
Type of session
For program leaders interested in scaling their impact
Length of session
20 min presentation and 10 min Q&A
Do you want to submit a paper for peer-reviewing?


In 2018, Wiki Education Foundation piloted a new program to engage subject matter experts in contributing articles in their subject matter expertise to the English Wikipedia. Through a 3-month course, we met with professors, librarians, and other experts weekly through a videoconference and taught them how to make meaningful contributions to Wikipedia. We’ve provided continuing education certification upon completing our course, and the results so far have been outstanding both in terms of getting subject matter experts to actually click the edit button as well as in improving highly viewed but underdeveloped content.

In this session, we’ll explain what we did, how we did it, and what we learned. We’ll offer helpful hints on how other program leaders could start their own version of this program in their countries, so we can spread the impact of this idea globally!

How does your proposal add knowledge to the international community in Wikimedia and education?

Explains how to get subject matter experts to actually edit Wikipedia

Who is the intended ideal audience for the topic?

Education program leaders

Slides or further information
Special requests

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