Summary and FAQs

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A WikiEducator user from Swaziland developing free content
Congratulations with your new account and welcome to the WikiEducator community! You are now part of a growing circle of educators from around the world, dedicated to the development of high quality learning resources that we can share, adapt and distribute. Your contributions will help us in turning the digital divide into digital dividends.

Anyone can create an account on WikiEducator. All you need to do is click on the "Create account" link that you find on the homepage of WikiEducator.

Encourage your friends to join us in this important adventure. Our community is unique because we focus on learning for development recognising that all citizens have the right to be equal participants in our knowledge society.

The remaining tutorials will assist you in acquiring the basic skills you need to start publishing pages on WikiEducator. Your new account is the starting point to a new world where we are working together to make a difference in the lives of millions of learners all over the World, and we thank you for taking the time to join in our mission to develop a free version of the entire education curriculum.

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Self Assessment

  • You must register an account to read and use content from WikiEducator
    • True
    • False
  • You must be a teacher or educator to create an account on WikiEducator
    • True
    • False
  • You can log onto WikiEducator with your Username and Password from other international sites, for example or Wikipedia
    • True
    • False
  • The requirement to create an account on WikiEducator is a restriction of your freedom
    • True
    • False


  1. Users do not need an account to read and use content, therefore the correct answer is false. However, if you want to edit material or make a new contribution to WikiEducator you will need to register an account.
  2. False. While the WikiEducator is an educational resource, anyone is free to participate in the project. Hopefully learners and professionals working outside the educational sector will join in the development of free content for education.
  3. WikiEducator does not support single sign on with other major sites, so the correct answer is false. You cannot, for example, use your existing Wikipedia account for WikiEducator. It is possible however, to create your account on WikiEducator using the same Username and password you use for other related sites.
  4. Regrettably, the requirement to register an account on WikiEducator is a restriction of freedom, so the correct answer is true. In the case of Wikipedia, it is possible to edit pages without an account. Unfortunately, due to spam problems WikiEducator now requires users to register an account.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

WikiEducator is currently a free service - will it become a commercial site in the future?

There are numerous sites on the Internet that start off as a free service. When they become popular, sometimes they are commercialised thus restricting access.

WikiEducator will not become a commercial closed service. The website is supported by the Open Education Resource (OER) Foundation, an independant not-for profit organisation. We believe that education is a common good and raise funding to support our work through general public donations, grant funding and voluntary membership contributions. Content provided on WikiEducator and access to the Website will always be free. We encourage you to share this resource with your friends.

I can't remember my password - can you help?

Click on the e-mail password button
If you forget your password the Mediawiki software has a feature that will automatically send you an email with your password to the e-mail account you used when registering your Username on WikiEducator. Go to the Userlogin page:
  • enter your Username
  • click on the e-mail password button.

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Tip: This feature will not work if you didn't register an e-mail address with your new account. Remember that registering an e-mail account was optional. Also if your e-mail address has changed since registering, your password will be sent to your old e-mail account.

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