Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Canada's gettin' ahead of us guys. Wikipedia what?

Wikipedia being used in place of essays in Canada.

A small excerpt:
As an experiment, last January Beasley-Murray promised his students a rare A+ grade if they got their projects for his literature course, called "Murder, Madness and Mayhem," accepted as a Wikipedia Featured Article."

In May, three entries created by nine students in the course became the first student works to reach Wikipedia's top rank.

I think we need to see more of this of schools today. Integrating public technology and notification with school work is a great incentive for students to write well and make sure what they're doing is true. If the public will read your article, then you're not going to plagiarize, Are you?

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