Wikipedia is more than a reference work. All over the world people and institutions are exploring the ways that Wikipedia can be used as a formal education tool.
It belongs in education.
The days of lecturers routinely saying “don't use Wikipedia!” are long gone. All over the world universities are making Wikipedia a part of their curricula, including editing for course credit.
Student Wikipedia societies are becoming increasingly popular. We already support societies at Imperial College and Cambridge University and we can help your university join that list.
Editing Wikipedia helps people develop key skills such as digital literacy, research skills and writing objective copy – all important for lifelong learning.
Our annual conference brings together lecturers, teachers, education specialists and those interested in Wikimedia and Open knowledge projects to explore their role in education.