WikiLearn News – June 2024

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Welcome to the first edition of WikiLearn News! Read on to find the latest highlights of our online learning platform and how it can benefit you.

What’s WikiLearn?

WikiLearn is a learning platform that hosts self-guided and instructor-led courses created by and for the Wikimedia community. It empowers Wikimedians with continuous learning and skill development in multiple languages.

Currently managed by the Community Development team, WikiLearn offers quality courses, fosters social learning, and recognizes learners’ achievements. Explore WikiLearn today and start your journey of growth and discovery!

What’s new?

WikiLearn Catalog

In the first half of 2024, WikiLearn has hosted over 20 courses in 9 languages for more than 1000 new and experienced Wikimedians looking to level up their skills.

We’re grateful to the Wikimedia affiliates, partners, and Wikimedia Foundation teams that have launched these learning experiences on the platform and who continue to help us improve it. Among them, we found:

  • OpenRefine for Wikimedia Commons: Developed by OpenRefine with support from the Culture and Heritage team at the Wikimedia Foundation, this self-paced course takes you through the basics of uploading and editing batches of files on Wikimedia Commons using OpenRefine. Also available in Spanish, French, and Italian, with more translations in the work. Take this course if you’re interested in leveraging OpenRefine!
  • WMF Board of Trustees Candidate Pre-Onboarding: A self-paced course for members of the Wikimedia movement who are interested in becoming a Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees candidate. Take this course if you want to gain a clear understanding of the qualifications, responsibilities, and expectations of Trustees! It offers an opportunity to reflect on your own interest and readiness for the role. Developed by the Wikimedia Foundation.
  • Habilidades Digitales Verdes en Wikimedia: This training program combined live sessions and online forums supporting over 170 Wikimedians to better communicate and document the environmental, climate and pollution crisis on Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, and Wikidata. Developed by Wikimedistas de Uruguay with support from the Wikimedia Foundation and the Inter-American Development Bank.

Thanks to feedback from our partners and learners, we have also worked to improve the following WikiLearn features: 

  • Translation workflows connected to Meta-Wiki
  • Weekly digests for the Discussion forums on each course
  • An additional Arabic font style for better accessibility
  • Data reports for course instructors

How can you take advantage of WikiLearn?

  • Browse the Catalog to find open self-paced courses and join over 2000 Wikimedians mastering new skills on WikiLearn – you only need your Wikipedia account to enroll. 
  • If you’re part of a Wikimedia affiliate and would like to develop and host a course on the platform, use this short form to get in touch with our team.

If you have any feedback to share about your experience on WikiLearn, please reach out via

📣 Stay tuned for our next edition of WikiLearn News coming on September 2024!

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