Education/Trainings

The Wikipedia Education Program has developed a series of on-wiki training modules for participants in education programs. The contents and scope of each training are explained here. The trainings can be translated, localized, and customized to suit other contexts. See the instructions for porting the trainings to another wiki below.







The Wikipedia AdventureEdit

The Wikipedia Adventure is an interactive guided tour / tutorial / learning game. It teaches new Wikipedia contributors basic editing, cooperation and collaboration skills. It introduces project mechanics, philosophy and policy. The setting is an interstellar mission to outer space. The focus is a hypothetical article about Earth. Participants receive rewards (in the form of badges on their user pages) automatically after completing each of the 7 missions. Learn more about The Wikipedia Adventure here.

Begin the adventure


Contributing to WikipediaEdit

Contributing to Wikipedia is a comprehensive introduction to Wikipedia that provides information, links, videos and other resources on the basics needed to comprehend, comment on, and edit.

Begin the introduction

Introduction to WikipediaEdit

A set of short introductory tutorials that focus on the user-friendly "VisualEditor" editing interface. It consists of short training sets that cover core principles, editing basics, citing sources, using talk pages, inserting images and tables, and more.

Start the tutorial set

Training for studentsEdit


This student training, which takes about an hour, covers the basic rules and community norms of Wikipedia, the mechanics of basic editing with wikitext, and advice for choosing good articles and working effectively with other editors. The version on English Wikipedia also includes some interactive editing tutorials to give newcomers a chance to practice.

Start the training


Training for educatorsEdit

The training for educators covers the editing basics and community norms just like the student training, but also includes information on designing effective Wikipedia assignments, how to avoid common problems, and how to use the Education Program Extension's course page system.

Start the training


Training for ambassadorsEdit

This training is intended for volunteers who are supporting courses with Wikipedia editing assignments (often designated as "Wikipedia Ambassadors"). It covers largely the same material as the training for educators, with a slight difference tailored to people helping with courses rather than leading (and grading) them.

Start the training


Training for program leadersEdit

This is a step-by-step guide for planning out a new pilot education program. Over the course of four modules, you can build an on-wiki strategic plan for a new Wikimedia education initiative that is feasible with the time and resources you have available, and has measurable criteria for success, and figure out what you'll need to do to carry it out. If you are interested in starting an education project from scratch, try this out! You can also browse other program plans.

Start the training


Trainings in other languagesEdit

The Wikipedia Education Program's on-wiki training modules cover the basics of contributing to Wikipedia for students, educators, and ambassadors. These trainings, which are located on Meta, are designed to be relatively easy to transfer, or port, to other wikis (such as a specific language version of Wikipedia or another Wikimedia project). There, they can be translated and localized, or customized to meet the needs of that particular wiki. The instructions page on Meta has detailed instructions for setting up the "for students", "for educators", and "for ambassadors" trainings on a new wiki. The trainings have been translated on several other wikis already.

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Instructions for porting the trainings to another wikiEdit

The Wikipedia Education Program's on-wiki training modules cover the basics of contributing to Wikipedia for students, educators, and ambassadors. These trainings, which are located on Meta, are designed to be relatively easy to transfer, or port, to other wikis (such as a specific language version of Wikipedia or another Wikimedia project). There, they can be translated and localized, or customized to meet the needs of that particular wiki. The instructions page on Meta has detailed instructions for setting up the "for students", "for educators", and "for ambassadors" trainings on a new wiki.

Port the trainings