University students from different disciplines and backgrounds can help close the knowledge and representation gap by contributing their scholarship to Wikipedia. This limitless potential is enticing for educators with diverse student populations across the world  and many educators incorporate Wikipedia into their classrooms in meaningful ways to meet their students’ specific interests. For so long, many educators have wondered how extensive the link between Wikipedia and the University should be. Wikipedia has widely been used in education to warn students of open-access information systems where knowledge can be right, wrong, or even missing. Instead of teaching students to be weary of the platform for strict knowledge consumption, educators should teach their students how to contribute their own knowledge to Wikipedia. This scholarship will encourage other students and academics to view Wikipedia as an effective learning technology that fosters a kinder, better web and world.

See the full article here: https://blog.wikimedia.org.uk/2020/02/knowledge-activism-vs-passive-consumption-rethinking-wikipedia-in-education/

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