[Duraspace] Academics Continue Flirting With a Former Foe: Wikipedia – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Tue Jun 17 08:30:39 SAST 2014

Scholars in medicine, sociology, and psychology have all begun organized
efforts to increase and refine Wikipedia entries about their respective
fields. Other professors have assigned students to create articles for
class credit. One ambitious dean even paid a public-relations firm to
devise a Wikipedia page about him.

“Ten years ago we would warn students, as a matter of course, not to use
Wikipedia—that it was partial, incomplete, open to misrepresentation,” says
Tom Lawson, dean of the School of Arts at CalArts. “But over time it’s
become much more reliable and much more ubiquitous.”

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