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Wikimania Education Pre-conference

Wikimedia UK and the Wiki Education Foundation are running training sessions for campus ambassadors and educators on 6 and 7 August


‚ÄčAmbassador training

Calling volunteers from around the world who are interested in providing face-to-face support to university students on how to edit Wikipedia, work with academics to incorporate Wikipedia assignments into classrooms, help recruit new Wikipedia contributors on campus, and participate in real life activities in support of free knowledge: You're invited to attend an ambassador training session on Wednesday, 6 August from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. as part of the Education Pre-Conference at Wikimania 2014.

Wikipedia Campus Ambassadors can be undergraduate students, graduate students, university staff members, faculty members, or anyone geographically close to a university -- the main qualification is that you must enjoy teaching people and spreading your passion for free knowledge. Campus Ambassadors not attached to Wikipedia teaching assignments can expect to coordinate or participate in recruiting events and outreach.

More information can be found here.


  • Who: Educators, students and others interested in Education from around the world
  • What: Training on how to introduce the use of Wikipedia in class and other education settings
  • When: Wednesday, 6 August, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Where: Barbican Centre, London (room tba)

Educator training

Calling educators from around the world who are interested in using Wikipedia as a teaching tool in your classroom: You're invited to attend an educator training on Thursday, 7 August from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. as part of the Education Pre-Conference at Wikimania 2014. Bring your laptop and an assignment you want to integrate Wikipedia editing into, and we'll help you get there.

The educator training is designed to be flexible to meet the needs of instructors of all levels: primary, secondary, and higher education. You're invited to attend whether you're a Wikipedia newbie or if you've been editing for several years; the only requirement is that you're interested in incorporating Wikipedia or another Wikimedia project into your students' curriculum.

More information can be found here.


  • Who: Educators from around the world
  • What: Training on how to use Wikipedia in your class
  • When: Thursday, 7 August, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: Barbican Centre, London (room tba)


Wikimedia UK is the Wikimedia chapter covering the United Kingdom. We exist to help collect, develop and distribute freely licensed knowledge (and other educational, cultural and historic material). We do this by bringing the Wikimedia community in the UK together, and by building links with UK-based cultural institutions, universities, charities and other bodies. We also represent UK-based Wikimedians to the Wikimedia Foundation and the global Wikimedia movement.

Wikimedia UK is a registered charity. We are supported entirely by voluntary donations (principally through the annual Wikimedia fundraiser). Please note that we are a separate organization from the Wikimedia Foundation, and have no control over Wikipedia.  

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August 6th, 2014 12:00 PM   through   August 7th, 2014 5:00 PM
The Barbican Centre
Room TBC
London, LON
United Kingdom

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