For a Growing Number of College Students, Wikipedia Is Homework

According to the Wikimedia Foundation blog, professors from nine nations are participating in the two-year-old  Wikipedia Education Program, which allows them to assign articles to  their students. In the United States, about 50 classes are participating  in the editing effort. Student contributors “are expected to put in as  much work into the Wikipedia assignments as they would put into a term  paper or other large assignment,” the program’s founders say.

For a Growing Number of College Students, Wikipedia Is Homework

According to the Wikimedia Foundation blog, professors from nine nations are participating in the two-year-old Wikipedia Education Program, which allows them to assign articles to their students. In the United States, about 50 classes are participating in the editing effort. Student contributors “are expected to put in as much work into the Wikipedia assignments as they would put into a term paper or other large assignment,” the program’s founders say.