The Wikipedia Public Policy Initiative: Exploring the Potential Benefits of Using Wikipedia in the University Classroom as a Tool for Innovative E-Pedagogy
8 Pages Posted: 8 Sep 2011 Last revised: 19 Aug 2014
Date Written: August 29, 2011
The Wikipedia Public Policy Initiative was a successful e-learning pilot project that promoted collaboration between policy classes at U.S. universities and the Wikipedia online social network. Incentives for participation included new media literacy development, collaborative learning and engagement in a growing wiki-culture. The expanded Global Education Program now will connect the initiative to classes in Brazil, Canada and India.
Keywords: Wikipedia, e-learning, e-pedagogy, new media literacy, new media studies
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