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Wikipedia at the University of Michigan

Resources about editing and using Wikipedia

Selected Articles

Editing Wikipedia Pages for Med School Credit, by Noam Cohen, The New York Times, Sept, 29, 2013
Wikipedia Classroom Experiment: bidirectional benefits of students’ engagement in online production communities, by Rosta Farzan and Robert E. Kraut, Proceedings of CHI’13, April 27–May 2, 2013, Paris, France
Wikis and Wikipedia as a Teaching Tool: Five years later, by Piotr Konieczny, First Monday, Vol. 17, No. 9, 3 September 2012
Enliven Students’ Assignments With Wikipedia, by Lori Hoetger and Brian H. Bornstein, Association for Psychological Science Observer, Vol. 25, No.4 April, 2012

The 'Undue Weight' of Truth on Wikipedia, by Timothy Messer-Kruse, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Feburary 12, 2012

Academics, in New Move, Begin to Work With Wikipedia by Josh Fischman, The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 28, 2011

Wikipedia Aims Higher by Steve Kolowich, Inside Higher Ed, July 11, 2011

Improving Science Education and Understanding through Editing Wikipedia. by C. L. Moy, J. R. Locke, B. P. Coppola and A. J. McNeil, J. Chem. Educ. 2010, 87 (11), 1159-1162.

Ten Simple Rules for Editing Wikipedia. by Logan DW, Sandal M, Gardner PP, Manske M, Bateman A (2010)  PLoS Comput Biol 6(9): e1000941. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000941

Wiki-hacking: Opening up the academy with Wikipedia by Adrianne Wadewitz, Anne Ellen Geller, and Jon Beasley-Murray, in Hacking the Academy (2010)

How today’s college students use Wikipedia for course–related research by Alison J. Head and Michael B. Eisenberg, First Monday 15.3, March 1, 2010

Are We Ready to Use Wikipedia to Teach Writing? by Robert E. Cummings, Inside Higher Ed, March 12, 2009

Using Wikipedia to Extend Digital Collections, by Ann Lally and Carolyn Dunford, D-Lib Magazine, May/June 2007, Volume 13 Number 5/6

Debating the pros and cons of Wikipedia by Robert Talbert, The Chronicle of Higher Education, December 7, 2005

New Articles on Wikipedia and Education