We help teachers and students of all ages access and use the full potential of Wikimedia projects for their learning objectives. We aim to foster learning in which students actively interact with the information they are consuming on Wikimedia projects—transitioning from passive information consumers to proactive knowledge creators.
Wikimedia Foundation (WMF)
San Francisco, United States of America
Established : 2003
Education and COVID-19 Response
The Wikimedia Foundation focuses its education sector work on empowering teachers to make use of our content, the largest repository of human knowledge in history available in more than 300 languages. Currently, two main projects support this goal: Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom, and Wikidata for Education. The first helps teachers use Wikipedia to understand and teach media and information literacy. Wikidata for Education supports enhancing curriculum digitization efforts through making curricula machine-readable and aligned with Open Educational Resources, like Wikipedia.
Countries of Interest
Around the world, our community of affiliates and volunteers engage local schools, educators, and students in using Wikimedia projects for education. In alignment with UNESCO’s Global Education Coalition mission, Wikimedia Foundation is committed to create and share learning resources related to Wikimedia in education. This year, we recognized the insufficiency of curriculum documented in digitally usable formats prevented education systems from being able to quickly and efficiently respond to the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on face-to-face learning.