A recent blog written by Ewan McAndrew, a Wikimedian in Residence at the University of Edinburgh, declares that students from different disciplines and backgrounds can help close the knowledge and representation gap by contributing their scholarship to Wikipedia. McAndrew claims that this limitless potential is enticing for educators with diverse student populations across the world and many incorporate it into their classrooms to meet their students’ specific interests. He claims that 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. McAndrew argues that educators should instead teach their students how to contribute their own knowledge to Wikipedia, stating that this scholarship will encourage other students and academics to view Wikipedia as an effective learning technology that fosters a 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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