Wikipedia Authoring Basics

Below are notes for a visit to a classroom, they are considering authoring in Wikipedia as one of their assignments.

Wikipedia - T-shirt

Murder, Madness, and Mayhem

The Wikipedia Education Program

North American Environmental History – UBC’s participation in the WEP

Wikipedia - Musician

The structure of the WEP is fairly tightly defined. A more ad hoc participation is possible, but do keep in mind:

The five pillars of Wikipedia

Getting started

An online community is a bit like traveling to a foreign country.

  • Look around first.
  • Be humble, be prepared to make mistakes.
  • Use the “discussion” tab to float changes to significant articles.


The helpful hints on the WEP page is worth a look, especially…