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Friday, January 20 • 10:45am - 11:45am
Scientists and Wikipedia

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This session will discuss ideas and projects to bridge the gap between Wikipedia and higher education/research. The APS Wikipedia Initiative (APSWI) wants to ensure that the psychological science presented in Wikipedia is accurate and up to date. Instead of writing a literature review, students (undergraduates) in a 200-level lecture course paired up to improve Wikipedia articles on various topics in cognitive psychology. Discussion topics could include: creating and managing the assignment; pros and cons of Wikipedia editing compared to traditional college paper writing; the value of engaging undergraduates in public scholarship as a form of civic engagement. The second part of this session will discuss opportunities and incentives for expert participation in Wikipedia. How to get researchers to curate and review Wikipedia articles on scientific topics, contribute references or semantic metadata? How can Wikipedia better support higher education and scholarly communication?

Friday January 20, 2012 10:45am - 11:45am EST
Room 6

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