Frank Schulenburg is a longtime Wikipedian who currently serves as the Wiki Education Foundation’s Executive Director.

Since the very beginning of my involvement with Wikimedia, I’ve been passionate about programmatic work. I truly believe that programs play a key role in improving Wikipedia’s quality, getting more people to edit Wikipedia and in providing access to Wikipedia’s content to people around the globe.

I am the Wiki Education Foundation’s Executive Director, but this is my personal account. Edits, statements, or other contributions made from this account are my own, and may not reflect the views of the Wiki Education Foundation. In my professional capacity I use the account Frank Schulenburg (Wiki Education).

Presentations and media coverage

TV interview on German television (October 2006)
Presentation at Wikimania 2009, Buenos Aires
  • mediaconomy – Forschungsverbund Internetökonomie Göttingen: Die freie Internet-Enzyklopädie Wikipedia: Konzept, bisherige Entwicklung und Methoden des Qualitätsmanagements (Göttingen, February 2006)
  • Keynote at the first Wikipedia Academy (Göttingen, June 2006), video on
  • TV interview 3sat Neues (Göttingen, June 2006), videostream
  • Otto-Beisheim-School of Management: IdeaLab!: “Web 2.0” (Vallendar, October 2006)
  • TV interview ZDF sonntags − tv fürs Leben (Mainz, October 2006), info and link to videostream
  • Panel discussion at the Fachverlagskonferenz 2006 der Akademie des Deutschen Buchhandels (Munich, November 2006)
Presenting at Wikimania 2011, Haifa
Presenting at the Wiki Conference USA 2014 (May 2014)
Guest speaker at the Wikimedia Foundation’s January Metrics and Activities Meeting (January 2015)
  • Using Wikipedia as a Teaching Tool, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, University of Mississippi (with Jami Mathewson, September 26, 2016)
  • I'm a Wikipedian, ask me anything, Library of the University of Mississippi (September 27, 2016)
As speaker at the Global HR Forum, Seoul, 2018
“Excellence in Eduation Award” at the Global Forum of Education and Learning (GFEL) in Las Vegas, June 2021
  • How Wikipedia fosters information literacy in the higher education classroom, Keynote at the World Literacy Summit in Oxford, UK (April 3, 2023)
  • The future of Wikimedia & Education, panel discussion at the EduWiki Conference 2023 in Belgrade, Serbia, with Brahim Faraji, Bukola James, Rahmi, João Alexandre Peschanski, and Yop Rwang Pam (moderator) (May 27, 2023)
  • The Future of Wiki in Education. What we’ve learned from the Research and the EduWiki Conference 2023, session at Wikimania 2023 in Singapore with Filip Maljković and Susanna Mkrtchyan (August 19, 2023)


  • Expert hearing of the German Rectors’ Conference (Hochschulrektorenkonferenz): expert statement on Web 2.0 – Challenges and opportunities for the universities (July 2009)
  • Frank Schulenburg, Achim Raschka, Michail Jungierek: Der „McDonald’s der Informationen“? Ein Blick hinter die Kulissen des kollaborativen Wissensmanagements in der deutschsprachigen Wikipedia, in: Bibliothek, Forschung und Praxis 31,2 (2007), ISSN 0341-4183, p. 225–230 (engl. The “McDonald’s of information”? A view behind the scenery of the collaborative knowledge management of the German language Wikipedia) — Published under CC-by-SA, Download (PDF, 562 KB) via Wikimedia Commons.
  • Frank Schulenburg: Zu den Zielen und grundlegenden Funktionsweisen der freien Internetenzyklopädie Wikipedia und den Besonderheiten der deutschsprachigen Ausgabe, in: Gerhard Fuchs, Christian Müller, Harald Ritz und Uwe Saint-Mont (Hrsg.), Herausforderungen an die Wirtschaftsinformatik: Wissensmanagement, E-Business und ereignisgesteuerte Geschäftsprozesse in Echtzeit, Tagungsband zur AKWI-Fachtagung am 14.09.2007 an der Hochschule Fulda, Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-936527-10-0, p. 25–36.
  • Frank Schulenburg, Klaus Wannemacher: Wikipedia in University Teaching – Objectives and Results of Collaborative Text Editing Assignments, in: Alan Tait, András Szücs (eds.), EDEN 2009 Annual Conference. Innovation in Learning Communities. What did you invent for tomorrow?, 10–13 June 2009, Gdańsk [Conference Proceedings, CD-ROM].
  • Frank Schulenburg, Klaus Wannemacher: Wikipedia in Academic Studies – Corrupting or "Dramatically Improving" the Quality of Teaching and Learning?, in: Peter Ebner / Mandy Schiefner (eds.), Looking Toward the Future of Technology Enhanced Education: Ubiquitous Learning and the Digital Native, Hershey, PA, 2009, ISBN 978-1-61520-678-0, p. 295–310.
  • Frank Schulenburg: Gezieltes Verbessern von Themenbereichen in der Wikipedia. Fünf Jahre Wikipedia Education Program – eine Bestandsaufnahme, in: Thomas Wozniak, Jürgen Nemitz und Uwe Rohwedder (Hrsg.), Wikipedia und Geschichtswissenschaft, Berlin 2015, ISBN 978-3-11-037634-0, S. 93–102.