Wikipedia for Education

Presented by: Eugene Eichelberger & An Lucht Vicí

Story – Educators around the world have integrated the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit into their curriculum. In 2010, the Wikimedia Foundation started the Wikipedia Education Program to provide more support for educators who are interested in using Wikipedia as a teaching tool.

Presenter Biography:

Eugene is a senior technologist and technical information manager. With expertise in enterprise information systems, e-commerce, and Internet services, he contributes his expertise to a variety of causes including public education, open data, and policy reform, is an active member of the Open Data Ireland Community, and a founder of the civic volunteer group Code for Dublin. Eugene offers a wealth of technical, community, and business expertise to influence and create opportunities using advanced technological solutions.