Editing Wikipedia as a learning tool.

A really nice post from one of my old undergraduate lecturers, about using incorrect Wikipedia entries as a teaching tool!

David's adventures in the classroom.

The situation!
I often set problem solving course work as part of my teaching. It puts the learning of the lectures into context and allows the students to apply the knowledge gained. It also has the benefit of demonstrating how they might use the core knowledge in the future.

First point of call. Very often the first step in these problem exercises is defining the key terms. Questions will be set as define X what is meant by Y. Like everyone else the first point if call is to “Google” the question and click the first link.

Enter Wikipedia!

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