Wikipedia: Will There be a Curve?

The Chronicle of Higher Education reported today on a professor at the University of Washington asked her class of 34 students to submit their graded, revised papers to the Wikipedia at the end of the term and was surprised to find how harshly some of those papers were received by the online community.

Prof. Martha Groom said one of the papers was removed from the encyclopedia immediately, and four others were removed a time later. Groom said that had the papers not been graded and revised, the mortality rate would have been much higher.

I wish I was still teaching. It would be great to ask the students to submit their papers to the Wikipedia, as Groom said they were some of the best papers she’d ever received.

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