Wikipedia:WikiProject Classroom coordination

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Welcome to WikiProject Classroom coordination!

  • Provide guidance to educators who incorporate Wikipedia writing assignments into their classrooms.
  • Encourage useful improvements to Wikipedia articles.
  • Foster positive educational experiences.
  • Familiarize instructors and students with site policies, guidelines, and customary standards.
  • Avoid negative experiences through proactive involvement.
  • The project covers all formal educational assignments to edit Wikipedia articles including primary, secondary, and university level classes.


  1. Durova (talk · contribs) Can help with history and writing. DurovaCharge! 18:37, 12 April 2007 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Sanchom (talk · contribs) Sancho 19:57, 12 April 2007 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Piotrus (talk · contribs)  Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk  19:58, 12 April 2007 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Nmajdan (talk · contribs) ↔NMajdantalk 20:04, 12 April 2007 (UTC)[reply]
  5. JoeSmack (talk · contribs) - love to help!
  6. dave souza, talk 20:38, 12 April 2007 (UTC) dips toe in the water cautiously..[reply]
  7. Ragesoss (talk · contribs) - see User:Ragesoss/Assignments and User:Ragesoss/HIST_236; I'm willing to help coordinate assignments or help find good potential projects within the humanities for individual students
  8. Theo (Talk)
  9. Mr.Z-man (talk · contribs) 04:22, 13 April 2007 (UTC)[reply]
  10. Alex Bakharev (talk · contribs) lets see if I could be useable Alex Bakharev 05:02, 13 April 2007 (UTC)[reply]
  11. Carom (talk · contribs) - I can assist with topics in history (especially modern history), gender and philosophy.
  12. yandman (talk · contribs) - 08:17, 13 April 2007 (UTC)[reply]
  13. 1013-josh (talk · contribs) - I'm leading students in a research project in a freshman comp course. See my talk page to follow along & offer suggestions. 20:42, 13 April 2007 (UTC)[reply]
  14. Pharos (talk · contribs)
  15. Sabine's Sunbird (talk · contribs) I notice that an upcoming project involves bird conservation, a field I also work in and can help with.
  16. Titoxd (talk · contribs) - Interesting, from a student's perspective :)
  17. Fbv65edel (talk · contribs) – Happy to help, especially as a student.
  18. A.Ou (talk · contribs) - As a student happy to help, this idea is very interesting. Sometimes, Wikipedia is much more than an encyclopedia in the traditional sense.
  19. WAvegetarian (talk · contribs) - As a student in a course utilizing Wikipedia and proponent of Wikipedia's use in the educational setting I would love to help out.
  20. Geniac (talk · contribs) - I enjoy giving students guidance
  21. Redlock (talk · contribs) - I'll help with pretty much anything, but I prefer to give students guidance.
  22. Zesty Prospect 15:42, 24 April 2007 (UTC) - This will be a fun thing to do! Can't wait.[reply]
  23. Freechild 18:49, 26 April 2007 (UTC) - Great move, and I look forward to actively participating.[reply]
  24. Aude (talk · contribs) - I have numerous schools on my watchlist, from around my local area. School IPs often vandalize their own school articles, so that's how I often find them. I'm willing to try to work with specific schools and try different approaches than the usual 6-month block that gets issued. See User:Aude/schools for information and block history for these schools.
  25. General Eisenhower (talk · contribs) 19:20, 27 July 2007 (UTC) sure.... why not?[reply]
  26. Cbrown1023 talk
  27. Thelmadatter Working with Wikipedia this semester (Fall 2007) with college-level advanced English as a foreign language students in Mexico. Also interested in Wikipedia clubs and academies... esp if this semester goes as well as I hope! Interested in contacting other teachers who have used Wikipedia and see how thier experiences were.
  28. The Great Pumpkin King of Halloween: Planning on possibly organizing a project for my students this Fall 2007 quarter.
  29. DGG (talk) 00:27, 12 September 2007 (UTC) I can help with coordination and advice on almost any topic, but especially on ones where I can use my background as a research librarian. DGG ( talk ) 01:48, 6 October 2010 (UTC) �[reply]
  30. GumbyProf: "I'm about ideas, but I'm not always about good ideas." 00:35, 24 October 2007 (UTC) Can help with most anything, but I'm particularly interested in how to use Wikipedia to teach thinking.[reply]
  31. Newyorkcityjay (talk · contribs) - aka TeacherJay
  32. RedJ_17 (talk · contribs) Four instructors in my department are developing wiki classroom projects.
  33. Mu301 (talk · contribs) Can help with astronomy and history of science. Also, coordination with Wikiversity --mikeu (talk) 15:28, 19 December 2007 (UTC)[reply]
  34. Dr. Tom Mueller teaches a course entitled Soil Use and Management. This semester, the students are working on a Project where they are required to make submissions to Wikipedia.
  35. --Michael WhiteT·C 04:12, 24 February 2008 (UTC) As a student interested in bringing web technologies into education, I'd love to help out.[reply]
  36. phoebe (talk · contribs) is an academic librarian (specializing in science and engineering) with experience teaching Wikipedia at the college level. -- phoebe / (talk) 00:30, 12 April 2008 (UTC)[reply]
  37. WTGDMan1986 (talk · contribs) is a college kid at heart and found this group easily after hearing game show contestants talking about attending college (mostly their senior year). Willing to help out as well. --DFW 20:58, 25 April 2008 (UTC)[reply]
  38. IGuNny (talk · contribs) is a high school stundent interested in brining Wikipedia into the classroom and dispelling the rumor that Wikipedia has false information. Interested in history as well.
  39. Ned Scott (talk · contribs) Not sure how much help I might be, but I'd be glad to do anything I can. -- Ned Scott 07:52, 26 May 2008 (UTC)[reply]
  40. Jan eissfeldt (talk · contribs) - Availability: Asia, Europe and Americas for akademic and scientific projects in English, German and Spainish
  41. Bejinhan (talk · contribs) I'm a student willing to help in any way possible. :) --BejinhanTalk 06:53, 5 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  42. ScienceMsG (talk · contribs) I am a MS Science Teacher. I would like to work with other teaching to improve the use on technology and wikis in the classroom --ScienceMsG (talk) 06:22, 20 June 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  43. Smuconlaw (talk · contribs) – I teach constitutional and administrative law in Singapore. — SMUconlaw (talk) 17:20, 21 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  44. Support.and.Defend (talk · contribs) I teach Math and Physics. My students have already improved a number of articles related to these subects and fisheries science, as well. I should be a member of the organized project and help out more intentionally.Support.and.Defend (talk) 17:52, 15 October 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  45. AshLin (talk · contribs) - Willing to support to classroom projects in Pune, Maharashtra, India. Also to nature clubsand other biodiversity or heritage organisations looking to improve articles of their interest. AshLin (talk) 07:31, 24 December 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  46. Cliotropic (talk · contribs) - Doctoral student in American history; organizer of WikiProject Women's History and its new subproject for educators. Interested in hearing from faculty in history and women's/gender studies who are giving Wikipedia assignments.
  47. Bobherry talk -- Hi!! - I own a project very similar. But I'm in Middle School.Bobherry talk -- Hi!! 19:19, 10 September 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  48. Ebe123 (talk · contribs) ~~Ebe123~~ (+) talk
     • 18:43, 16 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  49. Mootros (talk · contribs) — Social sciences focus. 03:06, 18 April 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  50. RAT -.- Poke it 09:05, 8 December 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  51. DrJennyCee (talk · contribs) Currently teaching a research methods module for second year Film Studies undergraduates, which includes a 6-week assignment adopting, evaluating and editing a wikipedia page. Would be very grateful for support from an online facilitator! DrJennyCee (talk) 13:46, 14 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  52. John Carter (talk · contribs) - Probably not one of the better people for this sort of thing, but would be more than willing to offer what assistance I can. John Carter (talk) 15:51, 2 September 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Contact people[edit]

A list of people, by university and town, who are willing to serve as contact people, and can meet others in person to help them set up a course teaching with Wikipedia.

Username Real name University Languages (intermediate+) City/Region Email
User:Jan eissfeldt Jan Eissfeldt University of Leipzig de, en, es Europe, Germany, Leipzig via Wikipedia
User:Guenter_w Günter W. University of Salzburg de, en, (it) Europe, Austria, Salzburg via Wikipedia
User:Piotrus Piotr Konieczny University of Pittsburgh en, pl USA, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh via Wikipedia
User:Spiritia Vassia Atanassova Institute of Information Technologies,
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
bg, en Europe, Bulgaria, Sofia via Wikipedia
User:Pgallert Peter Gallert Polytechnic of Namibia de, en, (af) Africa, Namibia, Windhoek via Wikipedia

Open tasks[edit]

  1. Update Wikipedia:School and university projects.
  2. Welcome professional academics and teachers. A list of planned assignments is available at Wikipedia:School_and_university_projects#Planned_projects.
    1. Develop a welcome template for teachers and students.
  3. Develop relevant templates and awards.
  4. Those of us who thought or took part in wiki assignments can write about their experiences. This could be at some point a guide in wikipedia name space, or an article for a signpost (or even a wikibook...). See draft.
  5. The introductory sections to SUP need a cleanup. Give them a shake
  6. Suggested exercises. Are they feasible? Can we think of any others?
  7. We should look at instruction pages of past projects and create a category for them as well. In case they are on user page we may want to create a page in project space where they'd be copied. This would allow easy browsing of exercises, and a read through them should be interesting in terms of compiling 'what is really being done' section or addition to suggested excercises.
  8. Think about how to cooperate with Wikiversity.
  9. There are quite a few educational projects that we don't list, because their creators didn't know about WP:SUP. They are possibly mentioned on user pages, talk pages or article pages. We should search for them and categorize appropriately.
  10. Consider syntax for User:AlexNewArtBot that would detect new user pages and user talk pages with words like student, instructor, university, assignment...
  11. Clean up current projects. University of Leiden, The Netherlands has no date. And what is 'Commonwealth of Learning's Wikieducator' doing there?
  12. Clean up planned projects. What is their status?
  13. Contact all identified instructors, ask them about their experiences, whether they will do it again, what help would they like. Make sure to ask them if we can quote them on site if using email.


  • {{Shared IP edu}} → for talk pages of IP editors likely editing from schools
  • {{subst:Welcome student|article}} ~~~~ → for talk pages of editors who seem to be students editing Wikipedia as part of their assignment (see message above for course instructor welcome template)
  • {{subst:Welcome teacher|article}} ~~~~ → for talk pages of editors who seem to be course instructors having their students edit Wikipedia as part of some assignment (see message above for student welcome template)

Recognition and awards[edit]

Image Description
The WikiPen The WikiPen

This award thanks instructors, students and Wikipedia volunteers for outstanding classroom assignment contributions to Wikipedia.

Inactive or Former Members[edit]

  1. 1234r00t (talk · contribs) Willing to help keep vandals/ trolls at bay while acting as a guide to students in their editing. Mr. R00t Talk 18:21, 2 September 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Related projects[edit]

See also[edit]