This orientation for students editing Wikipedia as a class assignment consists of four main modules:
Welcome, a short introduction;
The Core, an overview of Wikipedia's core principles;
Editing, a tutorial on the basic mechanics of editing pages and communicating with others; and
Advanced, some selected advanced topics to help you get off to a good start with your first article.
In total, the four modules should take about one hour to complete.
Search and find your project or school and set programs for their articles. Main mission is to help improving the following articles and creating good quality article from the red links that may appears on any article you might be chosen to work on.
This training contains four modules filled with the best practices, learning, and knowledge amassed from four years of Wikipedia Education Program history and discussions with people running programs in countries on nearly every continent.
In modules one and two, we will walk you through the actual creation of a program plan for your pilot. Before you begin this training, please add your country name to the box below and click "Create program plan" to start your page. Throughout the first two modules, we'll have you explicitly fill in a section of your plan anywhere you see the orange pencil icon. While you're going through this training, you should have two tabs open: the training content and your program plan.
The final two modules will walk you through what you can expect as you enact the plan you created in the first two modules, and how you can think about expanding your program once your pilot has been completed. When you finish the training — or even if you just get partway through and decide it doesn't meet your needs — please leave feedback. We want to know how the training can be improved. (And of course, feel free to make edits yourself if you wish.)
Have you created your program plan template? Open it up in another tab, and let's get started.
Training for newcomers: a short, general training on the basics of Wikipedia's rules and how to edit
Training for students : a four-part training intended for students doing assignments on Wikipedia, with more detailed introductions to core Wikipedia policies, editing basics, and more specific editing advice for students. Welcome (4 pages). The core (14 pages). Editing (24 pages). Advanced (13 pages). Background (2 pages).
Training for educators: a four-part training for professors and other educators who want to run Wikipedia assignments for class, with introductions to core Wikipedia policies, editing basics, and an overview of best practices for designing and implementing Wikipedia assignments. Welcome (5 pages). The core (15 pages). Editing (24 pages). Medical topics (4 pages). General topic advice (3 pages). Classroom (42 pages). Course pages (4 pages).
Training for Wikipedia Ambassadors: a four-part training for Wikipedia Campus and Online Ambassadors, with introductions to core policies and editing basics for those new to editing and an overview of best practices for Wikipedia assignments. Welcome (5 pages). The core (15 pages). Editing (22 pages). Classroom (39 pages). Course pages (5 pages).