Wikipedia Is “Making the Grade” With More & More Academics
June 15, 2011 § Leave a comment
Over 800 students participated in editing Wikipedia over the course of the school year. In the fall term, this was one of the requirements for 14 college classes, and in the spring term, 33 courses were part of the initiative. If you’ve ever worked your way through grading stacks of college assignments, you can imagine the size of this contribution: the equivalent of 5800 pages – 11 reams of paper – full of new content added to Wikipedia. he chart at right shows the number of bytes our students added to articles. Over the course of the academic year, students have added 8.8 million bytes to the English version of Wikipedia.
It’s amazing what we can do when we embrace a technology instead of spurning it.