Wikipedia as a platform for impactful learning: A new course model in higher education

@article{Sigalov2016WikipediaAA,
  title={Wikipedia as a platform for impactful learning: A new course model in higher education},
  author={Shani Evenstein Sigalov and Rafi Nachmias},
  journal={Education and Information Technologies},
  year={2016},
  volume={22},
  pages={2959-2979}
}
In January 2014, 62 students graduated from the first for-credit course dedicated to Wikipedia. Learning focused on improved consumption of information, and collaborative construction of knowledge using the Wikipedia platform. This paper investigates the design and implementation of this course model, while highlighting the benefits and challenges to students & faculty. In addition to 128 medical articles in Hebrew Wikipedia, already viewed over 1.4 million times, students reported a unique… CONTINUE READING
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