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EduWiki Conference 2014
at Edinburgh First's St Leonard Hall (University of Edinburgh)
(Coordinates: 55.94007°, -3.17118°)
Friday 31 October 2014

Registration is now closed and the event is fully booked.

Convened by Toni Sant: for WMUK
Contact:, +44 (0)7885 980 536
Hashtag: #EduWiki || Facebook event page (please share)

St Leonard's Hall, Edinburgh

EduWiki Conference 2014 was the third annual conference organised by Wikimedia UK focusing on Education projects.

This was a one-day event raising awareness of the educational possibilities of Wikipedia and sister projects, and developing Wikimedia UK's academic engagement. This year's event took the form of a symposium bringing together all those in the Education sector who have benefited directly from WMUK support over the years. Aside from presentations about case studies from across the UK, this event also offered an opportunity for others across the education sector to attend workshops for Educators and/or Campus Ambassadors, providing support for those using Wikipedia as a teaching platform.


The main theme for EduWiki 2014 is ensuring more meaningful engagement with Wikimedia in Education across the UK.

Time Details Room
8:45am Registration St Leonard's Hall
9:30am Welcome & Introduction

Toni Sant, Wikimedia UK Education Organiser

St Trinnean's
9:35am Conference Opening

Peter McColl, Rector, University of Edinburgh

St Trinnean's
9:50am Keynote presentation

Floor Koudijs, Senior Manager, Wikipedia Education Program at Wikimedia Foundation

St Trinnean's
10:20am Wikimedians in Residence across the Education sector

Marc Haynes, Wikipedian in Residence at Coleg Cymraeg, Wales

Martin Poulter, former Wikimedia Ambassador at Jisc

Respondent: Andy Mabbett, Wikipedian in Residence at ORCID & Wikimedian in Residence at the Royal Society of Chemistry, on "ORCID in education"

St Trinnean's
11:00am Tea/Coffee break St Leonard's Hall
11:20am Showcasing WMUK-supported projects

Brian Kelly, EduWiki Serbia 2014 delegate - with Filip Maljković, Wikimedia Serbia

Kate Dorney, TaPRA Research Officer and Senior Curator V&A Museum

St Trinnean's
12:00pm Engaging Wikimedia in Scotland

Greg Singh, Lecturer in Communications, Media & Culture - University of Stirling

Discussion panel: 'Education Matters in Scotland,' led by Ally Crockford, Wikimedian in Residence at the National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

St Trinnean's
1:00pm Lunch St Leonard's Hall
2:00pm Workshop A: For new Campus Ambassadors and Educators (led by Martin Poulter & Toni Sant)

Workshop B: Intermediate session for Campus Ambassadors and Educators (led by Tighe Flanagan & Darren Stephens)
Workshop C: Wiki*edia Projects in Schools (for students under 18) (led by Daria Cybulska, WMUK Programme Manager)

Nelson Room

Bonnar Room
St Trinnean's

3:30pm Tea/Coffee break St Leonard's Hall
4:00pm Workshops continue as above
5:00pm Closing plenary including lightning talks by members of the Wikipedia Education Collaborative (chaired by Anna Koval) Nelson Room

Satellite events

EduWiki Pre-conference Meetup

From 19:00 on the evening of 30th October, participants and interested Wikimedians/educators alike are encouraged to join us for a relaxed gathering prior to the conference itself. An opportunity to meet Wikimedians and educators from around the UK and the world over drinks, and to break the ice before discussions the next morning. WiFi will be available. This event will be held at the City Cafe's City 2 function room, located at 19 Blair St, Edinburgh EH1 1QR

EduWiki Hallowe'en TeachMeet Social

The conference will be followed by a special EduWiki TeachMeet Hallowe'en edition, where participants will be able to mingle over drinks and nibbles from 19:00 onwards, while teachers and Wikimedians alike are encouraged to give a casual 7 minute or 2 minute micropresentation about Wikipedia/Wikimedia in the classroom. Sponsored by the National Library of Scotland and Radio EDUTalk, the TeachMeet will be the perfect chance to socialise with delegates, speakers, and local educators! The event will be held at Codebase, located at Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson St, Edinburgh EH3 9DR.

Wikipedia Education Collaborative

EduWiki will also provide an opportunity for Wikipedia Education Collaborative members to follow-up on previous discussions, mainly through a full-day meeting on the day after EduWiki. However, Wikipedia Education Collaborative members will be present during EduWiki and will engage with delegates in a number of ways, which will be announced during the event.

Speaker images


Here are some facts and (loose) statistics about the EduWiki 2014 delegates:

  • 80 people registered for this one-day event.
  • 61 registered delegates attended (51 male / 17 female)
  • 23 delegates work in educational institutions in the UK (have email addresses ending in
  • 15 students from the University of Stirling registered to attend; 10 showed up.
  • 15 members of the Wikipedia Education Collaborative were present for at least part of the event
  • 12 delegates declared their Wiki*edia username at registration.
  • Non-UK delegates traveled from 9 countries: Armenia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Israel, Serbia, Mexico, Spain, Uruguay, USA.

Conference delegates came from the following institutions:

  • Ain Shams University
  • Cetis
  • Charles University
  • Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol
  • Glasgow School of Art
  • Islay High School
  • Jisc RSC Scotland
  • National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Scottish Government
  • Tec de Monterrey (Mexico)
  • The Open University
  • Universidad de la República (Uruguay)
  • University College London
  • University of Bolton
  • University of Bristol
  • University of East London
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Hull
  • University of Portsmouth
  • University of Stirling
  • V&A Museum
  • Wiki Education Foundation
  • Wikimedia Foundation
  • Wikimedia Serbia
  • Wikinews
  • Tel-Aviv University (Israel)
  • York St John University

See also

Feedback from the last event

See what attendees thought of last year's EduWiki Conference.

Feedback from this year's event

See what attendees thought of this year's EduWiki Conference.

Sharon Flynn (Assistant Director, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at the National University of Ireland, Galway) gave a presentation at the EdTech conference 2015, Limerick on "Academic Writing and Wikipedia", drawing on ideas presented by Toni and Martin at the conference. Slides are available on SlideShare.

Event planning