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Submission no.
Title of the submission
Wikis by and for children: an overview

Author(s) of the submission

Ziko van Dijk

E-mail address


Country/place of origin


Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

university of Duisburg-Essen

Main theme

How we make it happen

Type of session

Teachers, OER activists

Length of session


Do you want to submit a paper for peer-reviewing?



Since 2004, a number of wikis have been created with children as the target group. Some wikis exist as learning platforms, others provide only content to children. In 2014, I have co-founded a wiki for children in German, the Klexikon. This creation has brought me in contact with activists for children's wikis and teachers alike. I would like to give an overview over the different ways of running such a wiki and discuss some related topics. Also, the presentation explains how the Klexikon was created and how to write for children.

How does your proposal add knowledge to the international community in Wikimedia and education?
  1. Wikis for children are wikis with a specific target group, which is something unusual for many wiki activistis
  2. Wikis for children can be used as a valuable knowledge resource, but also spread the idea of using wikis in general. It is useful to know how to employ them in education.
Who is the intended ideal audience for the topic?
  1. Activists for free knowledge
  2. Teachers who teach children age 6-12 years
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