Researchers from MIT found that “incorporating ideas into a Wikipedia article leads to those ideas being used more in the scientific literature.” Isn’t that fascinating? Because Wikipedia is open, any researcher can use it to easily find an overview on a scientific topic. Find a summary of the article on the always excellent Open Culture or read the original study which is a freely available preprint (a research article before it has been peer reviewed).
Today in the Chronicle, a piece on how researchers found that students still don’t understand how Wikipedia works: http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/wikipedias-editing-process-still-a-mystery-to-students/29669
Is there a place for Wikipedia in the classroom? What’s on Wikipedia, and how did it get there? The City Tech Library, in partnership with the Faculty Commons, is pleased to invite all faculty to come enjoy wine & cheese with your colleagues and discuss this popular online encyclopedia. Joining us for this panel discussion is David Goodman, Vice President, Wikimedia NYC and retired Princeton librarian.
DATE: Tuesday, March 16, 5:30-7pm
LOCATION: Faculty Lounge, A632
RSVP to Maura Smale at email@example.com or 260-5748.