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The Wikipedia & Education User Group is a global group that facilitates, supports, and advocates for educational work in the Wikimedia community.

Mission[edit]

Throughout the world, educators are using Wikipedia and its sister projects as a teaching and learning tool. We are an international group that facilitates the work and supports the needs of the global Wikimedia education community. Our aim is to enhance and scale local and global educational efforts, advocate for education within the Wikimedia movement, and elevate the narrative of education outside our movement. Through engaging formal and informal education we believe every member of society will be able to know how to contribute to and learn from open knowledge through Wikimedia projects.

As a global group we support the following to enhance our work within and outside of the movement:

Advocacy[edit]

  • Communicate the value of Wikipedia in education.
  • Advocate for needs across communities.
  • Increase the visibility of education on Wikimedia projects, both externally and within our movement.

Securing and distributing resources[edit]

  • Identify technological and infrastructure needs across the community and provide access as possible.
  • Develop technical tools that benefit efforts across the movement and across projects.
  • Create and share practical instructional resources.
  • Offer support to emerging communities and individuals who want to initiate education programs.
  • Facilitate partnerships within and outside the movement.

The exchange of ideas[edit]

  • Provide a platform where education stakeholders communicate, share learning experiences, and collaborate on projects.
  • Facilitate curation of what is happening worldwide.
  • Contribute to research on Wikipedia in education.

Activities[edit]

  • Prioritize technological infrastructure to expand educational initiatives, both locally and globally (e.g., build the Dashboard, secure technology for online meetings, etc.): The User Group has prioritized technological tools for scaling educational initiatives. We plan to secure funding and tech resources to help local education leaders.
  • Monthly thematic meeting: We will host monthly meetups among education program leaders across the Wikimedia movement. These meetings will offer an opportunity to collaborate on international educational initiatives and share learning experiences.
  • Curate materials / educational resources: The User Group would like to improve the portal with global educational resources. This will help new interested parties find support and/or resources for their own initiatives on Wikipedia.
  • Mentoring / support to Affiliates and Education focused initiatives: The User Group intends to form a mentorship network for any interested Wikimedia groups (e.g., affiliates, chapters, user groups, independent programs) to share learning experiences about successes and challenges around connecting Wikipedia with education. We’ve found value in helping each other improve and scale our programs, and we want new groups to have the support they need.
  • Help define needed Tools + Manage tool development: The members of this proposed User Group are uniquely qualified to identify gaps in tools that will help us run educational programs. We will work together to identify needs, prioritize tool development, and manage that process.
  • Promote Wikipedia Education Program at international events: Several educational leaders in the Wikimedia community promote their own programmatic activities at events with international attendees. We’d like the User Group to help facilitate a process where those leaders can promote other programs, as well.
  • Scaling up education initiatives worldwide: By providing support resources and efficient tools, we will work together to increase the number of educators using Wikipedia as a tool.
  • Partner with global education organizations: Some organizations, like UNESCO, provide global education opportunities. The User Group can provide a far reach for these global organizations and their initiatives on Wikipedia.
  • Participation in OER/Open Education/Open Knowledge ecosystem/ movement: The User Group would like to expand the current efforts and work beyond Wikimedia but with open knowledge at large.
  • Facilitating and coordinating Research on Wikipedia and education (including publication): Research about Wikipedia and Wikipedia’s function as an educational tool can help education programs worldwide, as it provides legitimacy to our efforts. The User Group would like to help facilitate more publications from a diverse group of educators.
  • Developing a strategic plan about global education activities: The User Group will set the direction of its own efforts, with input from the local education leaders who are members of the group.

Open tasks[edit]

If you would like to be part of any of those tasks, please open a thread about it in the Discussion page

  • Logo design
  • Determine communication channels
  • Design membership plan
  • Determine governance

Organizers[edit]

The Wikipedia Education Collaborative met at the Ayb School in Yerevan, Armenia, from June 2-4, 2017.

The initiative to form this User Group stemmed from a group of Education Leaders around the world formerly known as the "Wikipedia Education Collaborative". These members are:


In advancing this initiative, we have been working closely in collaboration with members of the WMF Education Team:


Who's invited[edit]

We see this group as a platform for sharing the experiences and voicing the needs of the global Wikimedia education community. You are invited to participate regardless of language and whether you are an individual or an organisation. You can participate by becoming a member of the user group first by supporting the initiative while we are in the stages of getting formally recognized. Then, it would also be possible to endorse the work of the user group without being a member. Support we provide does not require membership.

Affiliates and individual program leaders across the Wikipedia & Education spectrum are specifically encouraged to become members.

All of your voices matter and we want to be as inclusive as possible!

Where to find us![edit]

Support Us[edit]

Add your name with at the end using ~~~~ and share your background or interests. Then invite other people to join too!

  1. Shani Evenstein 12:10, 4 June 2017 (UTC)
  2. FiliP User talk:Dungodung 12:11, 4 June 2017 (UTC)
  3. Spiritia 12:11, 4 June 2017 (UTC) (Coordinator of the wiki education in Bulgaria since 2008/9, a signee of the Wikimedians of Bulgaria UG)
  4. لا روسا (talk) 12:11, 4 June 2017 (UTC)
  5. Jami Mathewson (talk) 12:11, 4 June 2017 (UTC)
  6. Reem Al-Kashif (talk) 12:16, 4 June 2017 (UTC)
  7. --David Saroyan (talk) 12:13, 4 June 2017 (UTC)
  8. Liang(WMTW) (talk) 12:14, 4 June 2017 (UTC)
  9. --Lilit Tarkhanyan (talk) 12:15, 4 June 2017 (UTC)
  10. --Sara Mörtsell (WMSE) (talk) 12:16, 4 June 2017 (UTC)
  11. --Gabriela Boková (WMCZ) (talk) 12:18, 4 June 2017 (UTC)
  12. --Vodnokon4e (talk) 21:20, 5 June 2017 (UTC)
  13. VladislavNedelev (talk) 21:24, 5 June 2017 (UTC)
  14. Spasimir (talk) 21:26, 5 June 2017 (UTC)
  15. ArmAg 21:44, 5 June 2017 (UTC)
  16. --Kiril Simeonovski (talk) 22:08, 5 June 2017 (UTC)
  17. - Виолетова (talk) 23:31, 5 June 2017 (UTC)
  18. - Beko (talk) 04:52, 6 June 2017 (UTC)
  19. --Kritzolina (talk) 05:39, 6 June 2017 (UTC)
  20. Jane023 (talk) 06:03, 6 June 2017 (UTC)
  21. --Armenmir (talk) 06:43, 6 June 2017 (UTC)
  22. Ziko (talk) 09:50, 6 June 2017 (UTC)
  23. --Millars (talk) 11:25, 6 June 2017 (UTC)
  24. Justine.tomsJustine.toms (talk) 12:47, 6 June 2017 (UTC)
  25. VMasrour (WMF) (talk) 17:58, 6 June 2017 (UTC)
  26. Tighe Flanagan (WMF) (talk) 18:25, 6 June 2017 (UTC)
  27. --Liridon (talk) 19:14, 6 June 2017 (UTC)
  28. NSaad (WMF) (talk) 21:46, 6 June 2017 (UTC)
  29. --LiAnna (Wiki Ed) (talk) 17:36, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
  30. --@ջեօ 19:37, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
  31. --Thelmadatter (talk) 19:39, 7 June 2017 (UTC) Coordinator Wiki Learning Tec de Monterrey
  32. ___ Olaniyan Olushola (talk) 19:40, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
  33. Netha Hussain (talk) 19:41, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
  34. Mardetanha talk 19:42, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
  35. --Ilario (talk) 19:45, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
  36. --Sami Mlouhi (talk) 20:10, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
  37. GastelEtzwane (talk) 20:23, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
  38. --Theklan (talk) 20:34, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
  39. -- Redwidgeon (talk) 20:34, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
  40. --Mikheil Talk 20:38, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
  41. --ManosHacker (talk) 20:46, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
  42. --Flixtey (talk) 20:48, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
  43. --Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 20:50, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
  44. --Saintfevrier (talk) 20:51, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
  45. Miljan Simonović (talk) 20:57, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
  46. -- Theaphorist Theaphorist (talk) 21:42, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
  47. -Another Believer (talk) 22:23, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
  48. Jackiekoerner (talk) 22:42, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
  49. --Laertis333 (talk) 22:54, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
  50. --Alaa :)..! 23:01, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
  51. --Joalpe (talk) 23:14, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
  52. Sjgknight (talk) 23:58, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
  53. --HotaniKG (talk) 02:22, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
  54. Zeetendra ») 03:46, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
  55. Atudu (talk) 03:50, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
  56. AbhiSuryawanshi (talk) 04:41, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
  57. Wassan.anmol (talk) 04:48, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
  58. --Paola Liliana Buttiglione (talk) 06:42, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
  59. Litlok (talk) 07:19, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
  60. Plyd (talk) 07:27, 8 June 2017 (UTC) (also contributor of Vikidia children's wiki)
  61. Subhashish Panigrahi (talk) 07:31, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
  62. Carlojoseph14 (talk) 08:06, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
  63. --Gereon K. (talk) 08:09, 8 June 2017 (UTC) (Teaching Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects, facilitating contributions of new edtiors.)
  64. Grijz (talk) 08:20, 8 June 2017 (UTC) WMNL
  65. Geraki TL 08:28, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
  66. -Hasivetalk • 08:39, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
  67. Tiputini (talk) 08:50, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
  68. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 08:50, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
  69. Salvor (talk) 09:09, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
  70. --Vojtěch Dostál (talk) 10:03, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
  71. Opsylac (talk) 09:19, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
  72. -Janak Bhatta (talk) 10:32, 8 June 2017 (UTC) (Teaching Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects, encouraging new editors to contribute on Wikipedia.)
  73. Richard Nevell (WMUK) (talk) 12:09, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
  74. Smirkybec (talk) 12:14, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
  75. Zeromonk (talk) 12:22, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
  76. Michael Graaf Michaelgraaf (talk) 12:25, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
  77. --Mohammed Bachounda (talk) 12:55, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
  78. --MenelaosGkikas 16:31 8 June 2017 (UTC)
  79. --Paolaricaurte (talk) 14:01, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
  80. --Nutriesilla (talk) 15:15, 8 June 2017 (UTC)--Nutriesilla (talk) 15:15, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
  81. Chico Venancio (talk) 15:21, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
  82. --Ата (talk) 15:32, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
  83. Koala0090 (talk) 15:56, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
  84. --Hadi (talk) 16:46, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
  85. --Jetam2 (talk) 18:13, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
  86. HenriqueCrang (talk) 18:56, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
  87. Rodrigo Padula (talk) 19:01, 8 June 2017 (UTC) ( I'm projects coordinator for the Wiki Education Brazil and creator of the I Brazilian Wikipedia Scientific Conference(2016) and I International Wikipedia Scientific Conference(2017), looking forward too cooperate with this new UG! Regards from Brazil!
  88. This is Taiwania Justo speaking (Reception Room) 22:06, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
  89. --Teromakotero (talk) 22:30, 8 June 2017 (UTC) Perusopetuksen osasto is a project, where we are making a library of textbooks and learning materials for schools inside Finnish Wikibooks for grades 1-9
  90. S8321414 (talk) 01:28, 9 June 2017 (UTC)
  91. --流星依旧 (talk) 01:56, 9 June 2017 (UTC)
  92. Snowolf How can I help? 04:38, 9 June 2017 (UTC)
  93. Jason.nlw (talk) 07:45, 9 June 2017 (UTC)
  94. Stinglehammer (talk) 08:01, 9 June 2017 (UTC)
  95. Wikicology (talk) 08:28, 9 June 2017 (UTC)
  96. Anthere (talk) 09:20, 9 June 2017 (UTC)
  97. --アンタナナ 10:23, 9 June 2017 (UTC)
  98. --Luigi Catalani (talk) 12:27, 9 June 2017 (UTC)
  99. Geert Van Pamel (WMBE) (talk) 14:11, 9 June 2017 (UTC)
  100. -Nabin K. Sapkota (talk) 03:17, 10 June 2017 (UTC)
  101. OhanaUnitedTalk page 03:40, 10 June 2017 (UTC) (coordinator for Canada)
  102. --Ανώνυμος Βικιπαιδιστής (talk) 08:35, 10 June 2017 (UTC)
  103. --Jamie Tubers (talk) 08:56, 10 June 2017 (UTC)
  104. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 11:21, 10 June 2017 (UTC)
  105. --Mohamed Ouda (talk) 11:55, 10 June 2017 (UTC)
  106. --Sami Mlouhi (talk) 12:37, 10 June 2017 (UTC)
  107. --Afek Ben Chahed (talk) 18:51, 10 June 2017 (UTC)
  108. --Rahma Sharawy Shehata (talk) 4:30, 10 June 2017 (UTC)
  109. ADMIRAL12 (talk) 21:42, 10 June 2017 (UTC) (Wikipedia Education Program in Yemen)
  110. Dafniotis (talk) 20:59, 11 June 2017 (UTC)
  111. --Xabier Cañas (talk) 23:45, 11 June 2017 (UTC)
  112. --Dominik Scholl (WMDE) (talk) 07:44, 12 June 2017 (UTC)
  113. -- Mohammed Galib Hasan (talk) 14:08, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
  114. -- Josie Fraser
  115. Msannakoval (talk) 05:22, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
  116. MartinPoulter (talk) 13:39, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
  117. Ixocactus (talk) 03:41, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
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  119. Reke (talk) 05:52, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
  120. Erik Bolinder (talk) 16:52, 18 June 2017 (CET)
  121. --►Cekli829 06:01, 16 June 2017 (UTC)
  122. --Jwslubbock (talk) 17:07, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
  123. Azymut (talk) 22:06, 21 June 2017 (UTC) (Wikipedia Education Program in Poland)
  124. My best wishes. Samir Elsharbaty. --New Zeus (talk) 15:37, 27 June 2017 (UTC)
  125. Hugo (talk) 14:22, 28 June 2017 (UTC)
  126. Carwil (talk) 07:16, 29 June 2017 (UTC)
  127. Sidheeq (talk) 16:01, 1 July 2017 (UTC)
  128. Basak --Basak (talk) 16:23, 2 July 2017 (UTC)
  129. --Alexandre Hocquet (talk) 17:27, 2 July 2017 (UTC) (Member of the WikiMOOC project + teaching Wikipedia in Academia)
  130. --Djordjes (talk) 09:43, 6 July 2017 (UTC)
  131. JMagalhães (talk) 22:13, 8 July 2017 (UTC)
  132. Pru.mitchell (talk) 10:57, 15 July 2017 (UTC)
  133. Samantha (Wiki Ed) (talk) 20:59, 20 July 2017 (UTC) (Wiki Education Outreach Manager)
  134. --Nickispeaki (talk) 22:31, 4 August 2017 (UTC) (Chernihiv Wikistudia)
  135. Darafsh Kaviyani (Talk) 12:24, 12 August 2017 (UTC) (Member of Wikipedia Education Program in Iran)
  136. Jorid Martinsen (WMNO) (talk) 15:57, 14 August 2017 (UTC)
  137. Astrid Carlsen (WMNO) (talk) 07:46, 15 August 2017 (UTC)
  138. Frhdkazan (talk) 05:27, 19 August 2017 (UTC) (Sälät Wikischool & Wikipedias in the languages of Russia)
  139. I am a teacher in Petrozavodsk State University, Russia. My students write articles in the Wikiversity project v:Research in programming Wikidata. Andrew Krizhanovsky (talk) 13:58, 19 August 2017 (UTC)
  140. ElWaliElAlaoui (talk) 23:40, 27 August 2017 (UTC)
  141. --Tim Moritz 15:39, 28 August 2017 (UTC)
  142. FULBERT (talk) 18:24, 29 August 2017 (UTC)
  143. Tjbliss (talk) 22:39, 30 August 2017 (UTC) I led the worldwide Open Educational Resources movement from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and believe engaging students in editing Wikipedia is critical for both effective education and for the long-term vitality of Wikipedia itself.
  144. African Hope (talk) 16:02, 2 September 2017 (UTC)
  145. --Carlojoseph14 (talk) 16:48, 2 September 2017 (UTC)
  146. --Owula kpakpo (talk) 18:49, 1 November 2017 (UTC) As a program leader for an education program in the Wikimedia Ghana User Group I believe this group might be of help to us when we need people with experience to help us draft programs.

Supporting organizations[edit]

Supporting organizations are organizations and chapters who believe their work can improve from collaboration among global education leaders.

  1. Wikimedia Serbia --FiliP ██ 20:51, 5 July 2017 (UTC)
  2. Egypt Wikimedians User Group --Mohamed Ouda (talk) 09:46, 21 July 2017 (UTC)
  3. Maithili Wikimedians User Group -- Bijay Chaurasia (Talk) 02:57, 13 August 2017 (UTC)
  4. Wikimedia Norge --Astrid Carlsen (WMNO) (talk) 15:11, 23 August 2017 (UTC)
  5. Wikimedia UK -- Daria Cybulska (WMUK) (talk) 16:32, 25 August 2017 (UTC)
  6. Wikimedia Algeria UG --Mohammed Bachounda (talk) 19:49, 25 August 2017 (UTC)
  7. Wikimedia Czech Republic --Vojtěch Dostál (talk) 16:02, 27 August 2017 (UTC)
  8. Wikimedia Côte d'Ivoire UG -- African Hope (talk) 16:02, 2 September 2017 (UTC)
  9. Wikimedia Bangladesh - -Hasivetalk • 10:02, 6 September 2017 (UTC)
  10. Wikimedia Taiwan --Liang(WMTW) (talk) 14:23, 6 September 2017 (UTC)
  11. Wiki Education --Frank Schulenburg (Wiki Education) (talk) 20:09, 7 September 2017 (UTC)