This semester I have begun to discover to what degree I have underestimated the value of Wikipedia and the degree to which it has matured since it first was created. I now better understand why it ranks so highly among learning tools on Jane Hart’s list of top tools for learning. Belatedly I am beginning to respond to Mahzarin Banaji’s 2011 call for action to harness the power of Wikipedia.
Wikipedia provides excellent resources (and online support) for incorporating Wikipedia assignments into courses.
- Discussions of plagiarism and how to avoid it
- Instructor resources
- Guides for Editing
- Suggestions for Creating Realistic Student Expectations
Maybe next semester I’ll turn my attention to Wikipedia’s history of Carroll. It needs some updating and i have 40 years of documented facts:)