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ERIC Number: EJ920468
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Improving Science Education and Understanding through Editing Wikipedia
Moy, Cheryl L.; Locke, Jonas R.; Coppola, Brian P.; McNeil, Anne J.
Journal of Chemical Education, v87 n11 p1159-1162 Nov 2010
This paper describes a graduate-level class project centered on editing chemistry-related entries in Wikipedia. This project enables students to work collaboratively, explore advanced concepts in chemistry, and learn how to communicate science to a diverse audience, including the general public. The format and structure of the project is outlined and assessment metrics are discussed. A panel survey of current students provided an evaluation of the effectiveness of this project in contributing to the learning objectives of the course. Last, a discussion of the challenges involved in implementing this project is provided. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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