“I was encouraged by more than the grade. I wanted to contribute to something long-lasting, and something bigger than myself.”
— Anna Glina, student, Northeastern University
Your tax-deductible gift helps Wiki Education teach students how to edit and write well-sourced articles on Wikipedia. These articles include all people and topics, improving the quality and representation of important information at a place where millions of people turn to every day.
Your support expands our power to:
Engage students in solving real-world problems.
Rather than writing a term paper that ends up in a drawer, students contribute to a knowledge base the world uses every day. It’s service learning with a lasting impact.
Expand access to university resources.
We believe that access to information is a human right, but large amounts of information remain locked behind paywalls. We open access to that knowledge by connecting universities, classrooms, and libraries to Wikipedia.
Diversify Wikipedia’s content.
Wikipedia should reflect the full spectrum of human knowledge. While Wikipedia is typically written by men, surveys show that 68% of our classroom participants are women. These young women are improving Wikipedia’s coverage about women’s health, lives, and political power. We’re also increasing information about women scientists, raising awareness of diverse role models in STEM fields.
Increase digital and media literacy.
Writing for Wikipedia challenges students into analyzing and interpreting information for fairness, accuracy, and reliability. Wikipedia assignments give students the skills to question unreliable information, rather than passively accept it.