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First Monday publishes U.S. professor's paper
Piotr Konieczny, a longtime Wikipedia editor and instructor participating in the U.S.
Wikipedia Education Program at the University of Pittsburgh, authored a detailed article
arguing for Wikipedia's use as a teaching tool in the peer-reviewed web journal First
Monday. The article describes the advantages to student learning and society from such a
program, and lays out practical tips for how professors can incorporate Wikipedia into
their curriculum. Read the article.
New training module available for students on wiki
Want your students to learn the basics of English Wikipedia policies and editing tips?
Send them through a new on-wiki tutorial so they can learn how to edit. The four training
modules cover an introduction, Wikipedia's core principles, basics of editing, and
advanced editing. In total, it should take about one hour to complete. Learn more about
Courses kick off in U.S., Canada
More than 60 courses are participating in the U.S. and Canada Wikipedia Education Program
this term, and many students are starting to make their first edits now. For example, Dr.
Chad Tew's mass communications course is creating articles about journalists who have
been killed, and the students have already selected topics and are starting to do
research. See their work by checking out the course page.
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