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Friday, February 12, 2016

Wikipedia Articles Instead Of Term Papers: Students

Science Students Are Writing Wikipedia Articles Instead of Term Papers

Meghan Neal | February 11, 2016

Do scientists and educators have a public responsibility to help make Wikipedia articles accurate? It’s a fascinating question, especially when you consider the sheer power Wikipedia has over how people learn about the world: Some 8,000 people view the site every second, and it’s almost always a top link result when we Google something we want to know.
That question is at the heart of a clever program that has university students, overseen by professors, create and edit Wikipedia articles instead of writing term papers to demonstrate their comprehension of a subject.


<more at; related links: (Wikipedia Year of Science 2016) and (Why Wikipedia + Open Access = Revolution. The way scientific information diffuses through the knowledge economy is changing, and the first evidence from Wikipedia shows how. July 2, 2015)>

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