Thursday, March 8

Wikipedia and universities

Another academic persuading their students to use Wikipedia the right way - write it, don't reference it.

It's actually a reasonably good idea - a lot of students are actually rather lacking in confidence (although there are some who have far too much of it), so persuading them to write something that, to be honest, doesn't really matter that much, but equally could give them feedback quite quickly is a good thing*. Plus it'll mean Wikipedia has a few more in depth articles about things that are actually of some importance, along with the long discussions about the fifth episode in the third season of Pokemon.

*Well, as long as they don't come up against one of the editors who believes a page they've written is theirs alone, and keeps reverting any changes.

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