Hey, why can’t we have our students contribute what they learn/know to Wikipedia and put it up for scrutiny?
Wikipedia has also served a valuable teaching tool at the University of Hong Kong’s Journalism and Media Studies Centre. We have used it in undergraduate and graduate journalism classes to teach the skill of writing dispassionately for an international audience. By collaborating online with others, students not only interact with each other when writing, but get advice and corrections from complete strangers around the world within minutes of making contributions to the Wikipedia.
This is a great primer for the wiki uninitiated and one that I’m going to think about sharing with my faculty.