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This page documents available resources for participants in the Wikipedia Education Program worldwide. Program organizers are encouraged to add materials developed in any language for instructors or students. If you've translated an existing brochure from one language into another, please add the link to the translated version as well. We have also included information about the native file type and how you can have access to the files to encourage more translation and localization of handouts for different regions.
You are welcome and encouraged to add handouts from your own language to this page! Please keep in mind, however, that this is a collection of the best handouts, rather than a comprehensive list of all handouts available about your language Wikipedia. Often times, there are multiple handouts that cover the same or similar topics. The more handouts we provide to students or other new editors, the more likely they are to get overwhelmed. Try to keep handouts to one page, covering the major topic areas, and only produce one handout per topic, with links to relevant wiki pages if students want to learn more.
Please share your most effective handouts with other program leaders around the world, so that everyone may learn from each others' experiences!
The brochures listed in this table supplement the information available in the online training for educators, which all participants in the Wikipedia Education Program in the United States and Canada are required to take prior to participating in the program. Efforts to translate and localize the online training are underway for other language Wikipedias. A French online course for teachers, with many exercises, is available here. A Swedish online course for teachers is available here.
Instructor Basics: How to Use Wikipedia as a Teaching Tool
This brochure covers key Wikipedia policies and structures that are important for educators wanting to incorporate a Wikipedia assignment to understand. The brochure also shows best practices on article selection and working with the community, and sample grading rubrics.
Case Studies: How professors are teaching with Wikipedia
Fifteen professors from six countries are featured in this brochure, as each explains how he or she used Wikipedia in the classroom or how he or she graded the assignment. The web version of the brochure includes links to syllabi and assignment handouts.
The Syllabus: A 12-week assignment to write a Wikipedia article
A week-by-week guide incorporating a "write a Wikipedia article" assignment into your classes. It includes some key milestones that have proven to be effective at ensuring that students derive the greatest educational benefits from editing Wikipedia.
InDesign and Scribus. Email ldaviswikimedia.org for access.
Students Write Wikipedia, Czech university program
This small 3-page leaflet explains briefly how Wikipedia works, invites to take part in the program, add examples of preexisting projects, gives summary of recent advances and includes contact information
The resources listed in these tables supplement the information available in the online training for students, which all students in the Wikipedia Education Program in the United States and Canada are encouraged to take as part of their coursework. Efforts to translate and localize the online training are underway for other language Wikipedias.
A basic introduction to contributing to Wikipedia: how to create a Wikipedia user account, how to start editing, and how to communicate with other contributors. You will also learn how articles evolve on Wikipedia and how to rate the quality of an existing article.